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Suit challenges Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:20
The plaintiffs include four same-sex couples, two of whom are already raising children, as well as the Campaign for Southern Equality and the Family Equality Council. The Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples is the only one of its kind in the United States. The suit filed against the Mississippi Department of Human Services comes just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans as unconstitutional across the country.

3 charged with stealing Philadelphia councilwoman's car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:12

3 charged with stealing Philadelphia councilwoman's carThree people have been jailed on charges they stole a Philadelphia councilwoman's city-issued car, and possessed the drugs found in it by suburban police.


Mother of man killed by Madison, Wisconsin, police files federal suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:08
(Reuters) - The mother of an unarmed biracial man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Madison, Wisconsin this spring on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit accusing the officer of using unjustified deadly force against her son.

Pennsylvania top prosecutor says charges tied to porn emails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:08

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Portraying herself as a victim, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were part of a "grand plan" to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails circulated among judges and state prosecutors.


Pennsylvania beauty queen accused of faking cancer for donations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:07

Brandi Weaver-Gate, 23, is pictured in this handout photoA Pennsylvania beauty queen accused of collecting charity funds by pretending to have cancer was in custody on Wednesday after being stripped of her sash and crown, court records show. Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International 2015, Brandi Weaver-Gates, 23, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one felony count of theft by deception and another of receiving stolen property. An anonymous letter tipped off police to the actions by Weaver-Gates, the complaint said.


Sandra Lee to Be Released From Hospital After Surgery for Infection

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:07
Ms. Lee, a television host and longtime companion of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, underwent an operation several months after she had a double mastectomy for breast cancer.









Florida governor urged to pay costs of public records lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:06

Florida Gov. Scott addresses an economic summit in OrlandoThe head of Florida's main open-government organization said Wednesday Governor Rick Scott should personally pay the $700,000 settlement costs of a public records lawsuit, rather than letting taxpayers pick up the tab. Scott agreed to a state-paid settlement after Internet giant Google was ordered to turn over relevant documents in a dispute with a Tallahassee attorney who accused the governor's office of secretly using private emails for state business."He’s playing fast and loose with our Constitution and we’re paying the cost, both literally and figuratively," Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, said of Scott. Attorney Steven Andrews sued Scott and the state Cabinet after the state decided in 2012 to buy a stately old house where his office is located near the governor’s mansion.


VIDEO: 'I woke in a panic and the sky was red'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:06
An eyewitness has described the moment a huge explosion hit a major port and industrial area in China's northern city of Tianjin.
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Video: Seattle midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz speaks to local media for the first time

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:05
Overshadowed by all the hubbub surrounding Seattle’s signing of defender Román Torres was another new arrival at Starfire Sports Complex on Wednesday. Attacking midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz also met with local media for the first time following the team’s practice session.  
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Video: Seattle midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz speaks to local media for the first time

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:05
Overshadowed by all the hubbub surrounding Seattle’s signing of defender Román Torres was another new arrival at Starfire Sports Complex on Wednesday. Attacking midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz also met with local media for the first time following the team’s practice session.  
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Video: Seattle midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz speaks to local media for the first time

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:05
Overshadowed by all the hubbub surrounding Seattle’s signing of defender Román Torres was another new arrival at Starfire Sports Complex on Wednesday. Attacking midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz also met with local media for the first time following the team’s practice session.  

About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:05
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data released Wednesday, which otherwise showed a slight uptick in overall student achievement.

Oregon man linked to Silk Road meth scheme is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:02
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland, Oregon, man who supplied methamphetamine that was sold on a now-shuttered black market website was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison.

NFL gives $2.5M to launch UW center to study concussions

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:01
The new University of Washington center will focus on youth sports concussions and a range of research, education and advocacy into issues surrounding athletics.
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NFL gives $2.5M to launch UW center to study concussions

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:01
The new University of Washington center will focus on youth sports concussions and a range of research, education and advocacy into issues surrounding athletics.
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NFL gives $2.5M to launch UW center to study concussions

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:01
The new University of Washington center will focus on youth sports concussions and a range of research, education and advocacy into issues surrounding athletics.
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NFL gives $2.5M to launch UW center to study concussions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:01
The new University of Washington center will focus on youth sports concussions and a range of research, education and advocacy into issues surrounding athletics.

Harper wants to track foreign buyers

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:00
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced plans to track foreign homeownership and raised the possibility of eventually enacting limits on buying.
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Tianjin explosion: In pictures

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:59
Extraordinary images captured and uploaded to social media show massive explosion in Tianjin, China
Categories: BBC World News

Video: Recapping Day 11 of Seahawks’ training camp

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:52
Wednesday marked one of the more unique Seahawks' training camp practices as the team had to move it inside at about 11:30 a.m. after a lightning storm ripped through the area.
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