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Extra Bases: A Minor League Home Run King Without Major Fanfare

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:22
Mike Hessman, 37, who now sits alone atop the career home run list for the affiliated minor leagues, is thankful to have had brief chances in the major leagues.









NYC sought to fire man for missing work _ but he'd died

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:21
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City tried to fire an employee for missing about 18 months of work — though he was dead during some of that time.

Texas officer shoots dead unarmed, black college student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:17
Police in Arlington, a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, said the officer, who was still in training, responded early on Friday to a call about a burglary in progress. Officer Brad Miller, 49, confronted a man who was suspected of driving a vehicle through the front of a car dealership, police said in a statement. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the deceased suspect as Christian Taylor.

Game thread: Mariners take on the Rangers

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:16
This is the live thread for Saturday's game between the Mariners and Rangers, and for Jamie Moyer's induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners take on the Rangers

Seattle Mariners - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:16
This is the live thread for Saturday's game between the Mariners and Rangers, and for Jamie Moyer's induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners take on the Rangers

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:16
This is the live thread for Saturday's game between the Mariners and Rangers, and for Jamie Moyer's induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners take on the Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:16
This is the live thread for Saturday's game between the Mariners and Rangers, and for Jamie Moyer's induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor arraigned, no plea entered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:13

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane congratulates Governor Wolf following his inauguration ceremony in HarrisburgPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane appeared before a magisterial district judge on Saturday via video conference to face charges including criminal obstruction relating to a leak about a rival. Kane, 49, who in 2012 became the first woman and first Democrat elected as the state's top prosecutor, has vowed to fight the charges, though she would have to step down if convicted. Kane did not enter a plea in the proceedings, which lasted about five minutes, and was released on an unsecured $10,000 bail by Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar.


Mother Is Charged With Murder After Infant’s Fall From a Window in Queens

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:12
Rashida Chowdhury, 21, is accused of throwing the 3-week-old baby out of a fourth-floor apartment, the police said.









Trump Pushes Back After Being Disinvited From Event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:08
He was disinvited over comments about Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor arraigned on charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:07

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives to be processed and arraigned on charges she leaked secret grand jury material and then lied about it under oath, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Montgomery County detective bureau in Norristown, Pa. Kane, the state’s first elected female attorney general, vows to fight the charges, which include perjury, obstruction and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The latest in the arraignment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):


Hillary Clinton Emails Take Long Path to Controversy

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:55
The former secretary of state’s email account has become a significant early chapter in her run for the presidency and a new element of her evolving portrait.









FAA: American Airlines plane reports emergency, lands safely

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:54

 American Airlines plane reports emergency, lands safelyOfficials say an American Airlines flight has landed safely at Philadelphia International Airport after crews declared an emergency.


Another incident of K-2 overdoses at East Falls rehab center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:51

Another incident of K-2 overdoses at East Falls rehab centerSeveral patients of an East Falls rehabilitation center had to be hospitalized after overdosing on a synthetic drug called K-2.


Rio Olympic water pollution protest

BBC World News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:42
A flotilla of more than 30 vessels cruises across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay to protest against water pollution a year before the 2016 Olympics.
Categories: BBC World News

Fear, mistrust linger in Ferguson despite reform efforts by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:36

A protester holds upside down American flags on top of a car outside the police department in FergusonThe scene outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Friday night was familiar: A crowd of 300 protesters, angry over last year's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen, went toe-to-toe with a line of officers, screaming profanities. "They were in our face, but we didn't react," said Ferguson police Sergeant Dominica Fuller, clad for Friday night's police work in a polo shirt bearing the phrase "community engagement team" rather than the body armor and riot helmets common in the unrest following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. "Our job now is to listen," said Fuller, one of five black officers on the 50-member police force who in May became the city's first black female police sergeant.


New commander takes over at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:34
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A new commander has taken over the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. The Kitsap Sun reports Capt. Howard Markle became the shipyard’s 49th commander on Friday. The shipyard renovates aircraft carriers in Bremerton and one in Japan, maintains or recycles submarines in the Pacific and sends employees to San Diego, […]
Categories: Sports Center

New commander takes over at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:34
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A new commander has taken over the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. The Kitsap Sun reports Capt. Howard Markle became the shipyard’s 49th commander on Friday. The shipyard renovates aircraft carriers in Bremerton and one in Japan, maintains or recycles submarines in the Pacific and sends employees to San Diego, […]
Categories: Sports Center

New commander takes over at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:34
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A new commander has taken over the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. The Kitsap Sun reports Capt. Howard Markle became the shipyard’s 49th commander on Friday. The shipyard renovates aircraft carriers in Bremerton and one in Japan, maintains or recycles submarines in the Pacific and sends employees to San Diego, […]
Categories: Sports Center

New commander takes over at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:34
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A new commander has taken over the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. The Kitsap Sun reports Capt. Howard Markle became the shipyard’s 49th commander on Friday. The shipyard renovates aircraft carriers in Bremerton and one in Japan, maintains or recycles submarines in the Pacific and sends employees to San Diego, […]
Categories: Sports Center