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Twin brothers charged with killing Good Samaritan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:07
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two brothers are set to be arraigned in a Central California courtroom on murder charges in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman who was being assaulted.

Crews hoist second fuselage from derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:03

Work crews remove one of the Boeing 737 fuselages that plunged into the Clark Fork River east of Superior, Mont., on Monday, July 7, 2014. Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) SEATTLE ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed the second of three commercial airplane bodies from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.


Obama asks for border crisis cash

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:02
President Barack Obama is expected to ask for $3.7bn (£2.2bn) in extra funding to tackle an immigration crisis at the southern border, where thousands of children have arrived alone.
Categories: BBC World News

2 dead in medical complex shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:00
Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center.

Bits Blog: Amazon Tries to Woo Authors in Hachette Dispute

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:00
The retailer extends a proposal it made earlier in the dispute.

Penns Grove apartment bldg. evacuated for gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:57

Penns Grove apartment bldg. evacuated for gas leakPolice in Penn's Grove, New Jersey are evacuating an apartment building because of a gas leak.


Obama to meet Texas governor, a critic in U.S. border crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:56
By Mark Felsenthal and Jon Herskovitz WASHINGTON/AUSTIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday to discuss a surge of Latin American young people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that has put the two leaders at odds with each other. Perry's office welcomed the meeting, to take place in Dallas on the governor's turf, in a Tuesday statement that said they would discuss the humanitarian and national security crises along the southern border. On Sunday the governor sharply criticized the Obama administration for not moving more quickly to address the problem. On Monday, White House aide Valerie Jarrett wrote to invite Perry to take part in a session to discuss the border situation with local faith leaders and elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Clean-up after Guatemala quake

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:50
Work has begun to clean up after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday.
Categories: BBC World News

Thousands flee north Yemen fighting

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:49
Ten thousand families have fled the north Yemeni city of Amran to escape a battle between Zaidi Shia rebels and the military, the Red Crescent says.
Categories: BBC World News

Nude man breaks into Seattle home, recites Scripture to family

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:46
Seattle police said a nude man, apparently high on LSD, led officers on a chase along Lake Washington this morning after mashing into a home and sermonizing to the family inside.

Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:46
Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world.

Israel Warns Gaza Targets by Phone and Leaflet

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:45
The policy, Israel says, is aimed at minimizing civilian casualties in airstrikes. Rights groups say it does not absolve Israel from responsibility.






President Xi Jinping’s Solo Decision-Making Presents Challenges

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:42
American officials head to China for talks, but President Xi Jinping’s decision-making style and vision of Chinese regional supremacy has changed the dynamic.

Police: gunman fatally shot wife, himself at medical center in downtown Spokane, Washington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:37
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police: gunman fatally shot wife, himself at medical center in downtown Spokane, Washington.

Boeing to recover remaining fuselage from derailed train -railway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:35
By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The last of six Boeing Co fuselages damaged in a train derailment were expected to be recovered on Tuesday, the railway said, clearing the way for full train service to resume. Nineteen cars in a 90-car BNSF Railway Co [BNISF.UL] train derailed on July 3 near Rivulet, Montana. The train carried six 737 narrow-body fuselages and assemblies for Boeing's 777 and 747 wide-body jets. The third of those fuselages was due to be recovered on Tuesday, after the other two were recovered on Sunday and Monday, said Lynda Frost, a spokeswoman for Montana Rail Link, a private company that operates on the track where the accident occurred.

Ukraine leaders: No more ceasefires

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:30
Ukraine's Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey issues a statement saying Kiev will not negotiate with rebels in the east until they lay down their arms.
Categories: BBC World News

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:29

This photo taken June 24, 2014 shows an ICBM launch site located among fields in the countryside outside Minot, N.D. on the Minot Air Force Base. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The “Big Stick,” as some call the 60-foot-tall Minuteman 3 missile, is just plain old. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The Air Force asserts with pride that the nation's nuclear missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the Cold War to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union, is safe and secure. None has ever been used in combat or launched accidentally.


Police: 1 person dead in shooting at downtown medical complex in Spokane, Washington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:26
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police: 1 person dead in shooting at downtown medical complex in Spokane, Washington.

A look at legal pot as Washington sales begin

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:24
Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers ...

A look at legal pot as Washington sales begin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:23

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales. At left is Tom Beckley, the owner of the store. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: