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2 dead, 2 hurt in Vegas carjacking, home invasions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:47

Las Vegas police Sgt. John Sheahan speaks to the media at the scene of a home invasion and shooting in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Police say a suspect is dead and multiple people were wounded in a Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking and two home invasions. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Erik Verduzco)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men were killed and two women were seriously injured Tuesday in a wild Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking, two home invasions, a stabbing, a fake hostage situation and a deadly police shooting.


Officials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:46
A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.

President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Step Down

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:45
Emily K. Rafferty, the first woman to serve as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that she would step down in the spring of 2015.

Bits Blog: Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:44
Oracle is kicking off a 100-person engineering facility in the city, which is continuing its rise as the world’s center of cloud computing, moving from infrastructure to applications.

Impeachment, on G.O.P. Lips, Animates Democrats’ Base

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:38
The Democratic Party has used Republican discussion of impeaching President Obama to raise money from concerned Democrats for the midterm elections.

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:38

FILE - This April 14, 2014 file photo shows a section of the I-75 Phase II modernization project under way in Dayton, Ohio. The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels. Under a schedule outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the Senate would take up that bill Tuesday. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.


Ruling Says McDonald’s Is Liable for Workers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:37
If upheld, the decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel could upend employment practices in the fast-food industry and invite unionization.






Tree-trimming helicopter crashes in Ohio; man hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:35
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A tree-trimming helicopter carrying an aerial saw has crashed in western Ohio, injuring the pilot.

Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:32
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Colorado Clerk Told to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:25
The Colorado Supreme Court halted the practice a month after a handful of county clerks had defied a ban in the state Constitution.

VIDEO: A hip-hop history tour of Compton

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:25
Hop-hop history tour of LA county's infamous city
Categories: BBC World News

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:23

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.


Water main floods UCLA campus, strands motorists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:23

Broken water main floods UCLA; drivers rescuedA water main break has caused major flooding on the UCLA campus Tuesday afternoon, causing street closures, KABC reports.


University of Texas picks admiral over Dallas Fed president for chancellor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:22

U.S. Navy Admiral McRaven testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington(Reuters) - The University of Texas said Tuesday its Board of Regents picked U.S. Admiral William McRaven as sole finalist for the position of chancellor, passing up Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher who was also reported to have been a candidate. The university made the announcement on its official Twitter feed after its Board of Regents met in Austin. He is retiring from his military post this summer and would succeed current UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa who announced his retirement earlier this year. He has made no public comment on his plans after the Fed. Fisher's predecessor at the Dallas Fed, Robert McTeer, left the bank in 2004 to be chancellor of the Texas A&M University system.


Water main break floods parts of UCLA campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:18

Broken water main floods UCLA; drivers rescuedA water main break has caused major flooding on the UCLA campus Tuesday afternoon, causing street closures, KABC reports.


Arraignment delayed for teens in USC student death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

Motion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:15
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

Theodore Van Kirk, 93, Enola Gay Navigator, Dies

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:14
Mr. Van Kirk, a navigator, guided a flight that, six-and-a-half hours after takeoff, reached Hiroshima with its atomic bomb just seconds behind schedule.

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:11
The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.
Categories: BBC World News

Bumps, buzzards and critical species

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:10
Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation
Categories: BBC World News