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Chicago activist sentenced for immigration crime appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:11

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Rasmieh Odeh speaks to the media outside federal court in Detroit. The Chicago activist is appealing the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago activist is appealing the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship.


China assembles 60 investigators to probe deadly ship sinking

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:09
BEIJING — China has assembled a team of 60 investigators to look into last week’s river cruise ship sinking following orders from President Xi Jinping to find the cause of the country’s worst maritime disaster in nearly seven decades. Just 14 people survived the capsizing of the Eastern Star on the evening of June 1 […]
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China assembles 60 investigators to probe deadly ship sinking

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:09
BEIJING — China has assembled a team of 60 investigators to look into last week’s river cruise ship sinking following orders from President Xi Jinping to find the cause of the country’s worst maritime disaster in nearly seven decades. Just 14 people survived the capsizing of the Eastern Star on the evening of June 1 […]
Categories: Sports Center

China assembles 60 investigators to probe deadly ship sinking

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:09
BEIJING — China has assembled a team of 60 investigators to look into last week’s river cruise ship sinking following orders from President Xi Jinping to find the cause of the country’s worst maritime disaster in nearly seven decades. Just 14 people survived the capsizing of the Eastern Star on the evening of June 1 […]

Mumbai court bans joyriding in iconic horse-drawn carriages

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:08
Tourists in India hoping to roll down Mumbai's cacophonous streets in one of its famed, horse-drawn carriages will have to do so before June 2016, when a court has ordered the carriages be banned.
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Mumbai court bans joyriding in iconic horse-drawn carriages

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:08
Tourists in India hoping to roll down Mumbai's cacophonous streets in one of its famed, horse-drawn carriages will have to do so before June 2016, when a court has ordered the carriages be banned.
Categories: Sports Center

Mumbai court bans joyriding in iconic horse-drawn carriages

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:08
Tourists in India hoping to roll down Mumbai's cacophonous streets in one of its famed, horse-drawn carriages will have to do so before June 2016, when a court has ordered the carriages be banned.

Jérôme Valcke, a Top FIFA Official, Says He Authorized $10 Million Transfer

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:08
Mr. Valcke denied wrongdoing over the payment, which has widely been seen as a bribe to gain support for South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup.







Amtrak to test rail safety system in U.S. Northeast but problems persist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:05

File photo of emergency workers inspecting engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak said on Wednesday that it has won government approval to test a new rail safety system between New York and Washington that federal inspectors say would have prevented the deadly May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The statements were contained in separate pieces of written testimony submitted by Amtrak and the FCC to the Senate Commerce Committee ahead of a hearing on positive train control, or PTC, a new safety system that railroads are required to implement before Dec. 31.


Nearly a month later, 4 Amtrak crash victims still hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:03

Nearly a month later, 4 Amtrak crash victims still hospitalizedNo patients in critical condition, but long recoveries ahead


One month later, 4 still hospitalized from Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:00

Nearly a month later, 4 Amtrak crash victims still hospitalizedNo patients in critical condition, but long recoveries ahead


Congo major 'paid by oil firm'

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:58
The BBC sees evidence that a UK firm made payments to a Congolese army major accused of using violence to intimidate oil exploration opponents.
Categories: BBC World News

Beau Biden campaign funds to help fund children's charity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:58

Beau Biden campaign funds to help fund children's charityMoney remaining in Beau Biden's political accounts will help fund the new Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.


State of the Art: What Apple’s Tim Cook Overlooked in His Defense of Privacy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:57
When Apple’s chief executive gave a speech on the tech industry’s privacy practices, he failed to fairly explore the benefits of free, ad-supported services.







Police Shift Focus to Dannemora, N.Y., in Search for Escaped Killers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:42
The New York State Police said law enforcement officers will be searching homes in Dannemora, home to Clinton Correctional Facility, as they retrace steps taken earlier in the manhunt.







Amtrak engineer was not using phone before crash, NTSB report says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:35

Amtrak engineer was not using phone before crash, NTSB report saysThe engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last month was not using his cellphone prior to the crash, according to a new NTSB report.


MEPs in bitter split on EU-US trade

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:31
The European Parliament's last-minute cancellation of a debate exposes deep divisions over trade talks with the US.
Categories: BBC World News

Amtrak engineer didn’t use cellphone before crash, NTSB says

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:30
WASHINGTON — Accident investigators said Wednesday that the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn’t using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident. Eight people were killed and about 200 more injured in the May 12 derailment. In an updated report, the […]
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Amtrak engineer didn’t use cellphone before crash, NTSB says

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:30
WASHINGTON — Accident investigators said Wednesday that the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn’t using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident. Eight people were killed and about 200 more injured in the May 12 derailment. In an updated report, the […]
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Amtrak engineer didn’t use cellphone before crash, NTSB says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:30
WASHINGTON — Accident investigators said Wednesday that the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn’t using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident. Eight people were killed and about 200 more injured in the May 12 derailment. In an updated report, the […]