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In Eastern Europe, Ukraine Crisis Focuses Minds on NATO and Military Spending

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:02
Eastern European nations have called for an assertive response from NATO in the face of an aggressive Russia, but many of those countries have not met the military spending commitments that come with NATO membership.

Glazer loss 'worst nightmare' for Rochester

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:56

Developer Larry Glazer has been at the forefront of downtown Rochester's resurgence.

       

Justice Department Promotes Lawyer Who Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:55
A senior Justice Department lawyer who defended same-sex marriage in a crucial appeals court case has been promoted to the department’s No. 3 position.

UK pledges 3,500 troops to Nato

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:51
The UK is ready to contribute 3,500 personnel to a new multi-national rapid reaction force, David Cameron has told the Nato summit in Newport.
Categories: BBC World News

What we learned from the Seahawks tonight

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:46
Well, could you have really asked for a lot more out of that one? Seattle dominated this one in just about every fashion against a team some have been touting as the Seahawks' toughest competition to get out of the NFC.
Categories: Sports Center

Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:46
Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.

Quadruple murder suspect arrested at Tampa hotel, autistic 4-year-old son found safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:43
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quadruple murder suspect arrested at Tampa hotel, autistic 4-year-old son found safe.

Falling gargoyle kills bride-to-be in Chicago

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:40

Sarah Bean was en route to lunch with her fiance in Chicago.

       

Ryan to Obama: Prepare to veto

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:38

Paul Ryan says a Republican Senate will forward GOP legislation to the president.

       

Man hospitalized after being shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:37

Man hospitalized after being shot in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital in North Philadelphia Thursday night.


Lufthansa nixes over 200 flights as pilots strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:34

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file picture Lufthansa aircrafts are parked as Lufthansa pilots went on a three-days-strike in Frankfurt, Germany. A union representing pilots at Lufthansa says they will stage a six-hour strike Friday targeting short- and medium-haul flights from Frankfurt.The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 the strike will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (1500 to 2100 GMT; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT). (AP Photo/Michael Probst,File)BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa has canceled more than 200 short-haul flights as a result of a planned six-hour strike by pilots at Frankfurt airport, its main hub.


ECB action alone can't lift gloom over Europe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:31

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi is on his way to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. The European Central Bank has cut its interest rates and announced a new stimulus program that involves buying financial assets, a bid to salvage a weak economic recovery. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)LONDON (AP) — Europe has gotten another dose of stimulus. But the latest medicine by itself will not bring life to an economy that over the past six years has slid from crisis to crisis.


Afghan election audit completed

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:30
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential poll has been completed, officials say, but results will not be made public for days.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan election audit completed

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:30
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential poll has been completed, officials say, but results will not be made public for days.
Categories: BBC World News

Fiona Woolf to lead abuse inquiry

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:29
Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf replaces Lady Butler-Sloss as head of a government inquiry into historical child abuse.
Categories: BBC World News

City Room: New York Today: Movies That Really Move

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:25
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: a thrill ride in a box in Coney Island, many kinds of weather, and an inquiry after the death of Joan Rivers.






Yes, six people born in 19th century are still with us

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:24

Witnesses to three centuries are all women.

       

82nd Airborne soldier killed in Afghanistan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:16

Spc. Brian Arsenault of Northborough, Mass., died after a firefight, the Pentagon says.

       

Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:16
As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors.

Starbucks plans new store designs - upscale in Seattle, speedy in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:14

The logo of a Starbucks Coffee store is pictured in Boca Raton, FloridaStarbucks Corp on Friday announced two new types of stores aimed at capturing the growing demand for upscale reserve coffee and a separate test of an "express" store in Manhattan offering speedy service in a city where a "New York minute" is more like a nanosecond. The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers such as Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Blue Bottle Coffee and Intelligentsia, as well as from fast-food chains ranging from McDonald's to Dunkin Donuts to newcomer Chick-fil-A. Starbucks said it plans to open a "first of its kind" 15,000-square-foot small-batch reserve roastery in the hipster Capitol Hill neighborhood of its Seattle home market in December. The new roastery is expected to give Starbucks the potential to expand its reserve lineup from 15 to 30 offerings. Some recent Starbucks reserve coffees sell for $15 to $50 for an 8-ounce package.