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DA: Norristown resident justified in killing home invader

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:11

 Norristown resident justified in killing home invaderThe Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has ruled a Norristown resident was justified in killing a home invader last Monday.


The New Health Care: Dealing With Opioid Abuse Would Pay for Itself

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:00
The cost of helping people addicted to painkillers would be less than the costs that untreated addicts impose on society.

DA: Norristown resident shoots, kills home invader

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:00

 Norristown resident justified in killing home invaderThe DA's office said a resident shot and killed a home invader in Norristown early Monday morning.


Lens Blog: Still Life With Soldier and Bullets

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:58
Hector Rene Membreno-Canales makes photographs that combine elements of classical art with military iconography.






The Media Equation: Inside Glenn Greenwald’s Mountaintop Home Office

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:58
Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Edward Snowden story, is one of the world’s most wired reporters, but he operates from a redoubt in Rio with shaky web access.






100 Passengers Feared Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Bangladesh

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:56
The ferry, carrying about 200 passengers, was caught in bad weather when it sank while crossing a river.

Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:56
Rescue workers urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people in eastern India on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages.

Man City to pay all of Lampard's wages

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:53
Manchester City will pay Frank Lampard's wages during his loan spell, amid claims the deal bypasses fair play rules.
Categories: BBC World News

Liberia orders Ebola cremations

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:51
Liberia's government orders that all bodies of people killed by Ebola must be cremated as Nigeria records its second case of the virus.
Categories: BBC World News

City Room: New York Today: Early Birds

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:50
What you need to know for Monday: The morning habits of city birds, muggy weather, and the rise of personal drones.






Monday Memo: 'Happy' Hawks ... Another ferry down ... Graffiti love

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:46
C'mon get "Happy": Pharrell and Soundgarden will perform as part of the pre-game show before the Seahawks' regular season opener on Sept. 4, the NFL announced  Sunday. Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem.

As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:45
In Washington State, where scientists say a rise in carbon levels is killing shellfish, Gov. Jay Inslee is working to pass climate change policies, aided by a billionaire friend.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban in Northwest Ohio

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:42
A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday.

Crews clearing debris following California storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:40

damage on the property following thunderstorms on SundayMOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say it could be several hours before roads are cleared and crews are able to reach about 2,500 people stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California.


Russians stranded as tour firm fails

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:40
As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.
Categories: BBC World News

Cyclist Pantani's death case reopened

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:37
Prosecutors in Italy reopen an inquiry into Marco Pantani's death after the cyclist's family presents what it says is evidence he was murdered.
Categories: BBC World News

Assessing the Damage and Destruction in Gaza

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:33
The damage to Gaza’s infrastructure from the current conflict is already more severe than it was in either of the last two Gaza wars.






Toledo mayor: Water ban lifted in northwest Ohio; drinking water for 400K residents is safe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:31
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo mayor: Water ban lifted in northwest Ohio; drinking water for 400K residents is safe.

Destructive wildfires blacken parts of California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:24

the French Fire, Sunday Aug. 3, 2014 in Madera, Calif.BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.