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Senate passes bill allowing growing industrial hemp

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:16
Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate.

Son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy gets prison for probation violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:15

Handout showing Cliven Lance Bundy in Las Vegas(Reuters) - An adult son of the Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents last year in a dispute over cattle grazing rights has been sentenced to two to eight years in prison for probation violations, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, son of rancher Cliven Bundy, appeared in Clark County District Court to face sentencing for missing a required drug treatment program and parole violations stemming from two 2013 felony convictions for burglary and theft of a weapon, the official said. Judge Carolyn Ellsworth sentenced Bundy on Wednesday to two to eight years in prison for missing required court dates and other conditions of his parole, and returned him to state custody, the court spokeswoman said. The Bundy family ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, some 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Las Vegas, was the site of an armed protest against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management last April.


Trenton police detective struck, injured; suspect arrested after chase identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:15

Trenton police detective struck, injured; suspect arrested after chase identifiedA Trenton police detective is recovering from minor injuries after being struck by a motorist who led officers on a chase before crashing in Hamilton Township.


New Ebola cases in first 2015 rise

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:14
New cases of Ebola have gone up for first time this year in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the WHO says, as it releases its latest weekly figures.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola Drug Trial Has Encouraging Early Results, and Questions Follow

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:13
Favipiravir has shown preliminary signs of effectiveness in a study, raising questions about its wider use and the testing of another therapy.

'Suge' Knight still in hospital after murder case hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:12

Marion "Suge" Knight joined by his attorney David Kenner, left, during his arraignment, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Compton, Calif. Knight, 49, pleaded not guilty on to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week. (AP Photo/Paul Buck, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight on Wednesday remained in a hospital where he was taken a day earlier for chest pains after pleading not guilty to a murder charge.


Pentagon 'boss' keen to arm Ukraine

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:10
The White House's pick for defence secretary says he is "inclined" to send weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian-backed rebels.
Categories: BBC World News

GM 2014 profit falls 26 percent to $2.8B on recall costs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:07
If it weren't for the recalls, 2014 would have been a stellar year for General Motors.

Three children rescued from padlocked, filthy Washington state home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:07
Three children, including an infant, have been rescued from a crumbling home north of Seattle where they were left without food and surrounded by animal feces, with their parents arrested on suspicion of mistreating them, authorities said on Wednesday. The children, an 11-month-old infant, a 3-year-old and a 7-year-old, were found on Saturday by police investigating a report of possible child neglect at a home in Lake Stevens, a small city near Everett. "It is unknown how long the children were left unattended, but the parents did not show up at the residence and had to be tracked down by investigators," the police statement said. The children were taken to an area hospital where one was treated for hypothermia and dehydration with a core body temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit, police said.

Girl says she agreed to sex with 1 teen, then group attacked

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:03
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A sixth teen has been arrested in a sexual assault at a suburban Denver party, where a girl said she agreed to have sex with one of the boys before he and five others attacked her.

Greece wants 'viable' EU debt deal

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:03
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says he wants a "viable" deal on repaying the country's debt, after meetings with creditors in the EU.
Categories: BBC World News

Gulf crisis 'could last 10-15 years'

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:01
The crisis in the Gulf provoked by Islamic State is probably the worst since WWII and could endure for another 10 to 15 years, says Sir John Jenkins, who has just stood down as Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Categories: BBC World News

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:00
Scientists are arguing about the extent to which it is ethical to pay participants, and whether results of trials that do so can be trusted.






Prospective jurors cite conflicts in marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:58

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Tsarnaev, who is charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — In a quest to find impartial jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the middle school language arts teacher seemed to fit the bill.


US stocks end mixed on Greek news

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:55
US markets end Wednesday mixed, as investors fret over news that the European Central Bank withdrew a waiver allowing banks to use Greek debt as collateral.
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Police officers say race not a factor in fatal Utah shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:50

Attorney Heather White, representing Saratoga Springs and two of its police officers, speaks at a news conference held in response to a civil rights lawsuit against the officers, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City. White said 22-year-old Darrien Hunt, who was killed by police while wielding a samurai sword, was not shot because of his skin color, but because of his reckless actions. To her left is a photo of the sword Hunt was carrying when he was shot. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword was not shot because of his skin color, but because of his reckless actions, said an attorney Wednesday representing a Utah city and two of its officers.


Second defeat for GOP on Homeland, immigration bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:50

President Barack Obama meets with a group of "Dreamers" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The president is accusing opponents of his immigration action of failing to think about the "human consequences." The president spoke during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday with six of young immigrants who would be subject to eventual deportation under a bill passed by the House. The legislation would overturn Obama's executive actions limiting deportations for millions here illegally and giving them the ability to work. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans put Democrats on record for a second time Wednesday against legislation combining Homeland Security funding with rollbacks of President Barack Obama's immigration policies. But there was little evidence Congress was any closer to a solution to fund the department past Feb. 27 as that deadline approaches.


Runaway mom's daughter can be questioned, judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:49

FILE - In this Thursday Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Kelley, charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter during a custody dispute in 2004, is scheduled back in court for hearings Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015, before her trial. (AP Photo/Jim Cole/FILE)NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — An 18-year-old girl who fled with her mother a decade ago in a custody case can be questioned by prosecutors, a judge ruled Wednesday, but the teen is in hiding and it's not clear how or when she would come forward.


No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:47

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during new conference in Washington. Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a top U.S. regulator that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation. In an op-ed to Wired magazine posted online, Wheeler said his plan would regulate Internet service much like phone service or any other public utility by applying Title II of the 1934 Communications Act. Wheeler said he would not use the new regulations to tell broadband providers how much to charge customers or to impose tariffs. Industry has fought against this approach, contending that it would only be a matter of time before the rules grow more stringent and discourage investment. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.