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Police confirm body is missing Nida

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:31
The body of a woman found on marshes near Newport is that of Nida Naseer who went missing from her home three months ago, say police.
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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:29
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology.

Navy gunman originally faced murder charge in NC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:29
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Court records show the civilian the Navy says killed a sailor aboard a ship in Virginia once faced a murder charge in North Carolina but ended up pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was out of prison less than two years later.

VIDEO: Saudi's 'first kiss'

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:28
The story behind the parody video
Categories: BBC World News

Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Obama may allow air defense help for Syria rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:27
The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday.

No update yet on the number killed in the mudslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:24
At a news briefing this morning, Fire Chief Travis Hots, Snohomish County Fire District 21/22,  said the death toll remains at 17 people but is still expected to climb.

Officials give all-clear after reported powder at Washington train station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suspicious white powder that sparked an emergency response at Washington's Union Station on Friday was found to be harmless, city officials said. DC fire department spokesman Tim Wilson said investigators determined "that the substance was non hazardous." Emergency responders investigated the scene after the powder was reported at the rail and bus station, which is just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Amtrak rail spokesman Steve Kulm said that there was no impact on train service. (Reporting by Susan Heavey, Lisa Lambert and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)

India reach World T20 semi-finals

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:19
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli score half-centuries as India beat Bangladesh and qualify for the World T20 semi-finals.
Categories: BBC World News

Search for mudslide missing comes down to digging

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:18

Four search and rescue workers wade through water covering Washington Highway 530 Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. as heavy equipment moves trees and other debris in the background. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — There is only one way searchers are narrowing the list of 90 people still missing seven days after a landslide obliterated the mountain community of Oso: by digging.


Collapse hits LA construction site; no one hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A section of a parking structure under construction in downtown Los Angeles has collapsed, but authorities say it appears no one was hurt.

VIDEO: Baa-rnstorming sheep enter Louvre

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:13
A dozen sheep - herded by a sheepdog - surprised tourists and passers-by by pounding their way into the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Categories: BBC World News

California Senate will vote to suspend 3 Democrats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:12

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Yee, on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution." (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democratically controlled California Senate will vote on whether to suspend three Democrats who face criminal charges, after the latest lawmaker to be hauled into court refused to step down, its leader said Friday.


VIDEO: Executive cars to be sold on eBay

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:10
Italy's government is selling off hundreds of executive cars used by government officials, in an online auction on eBay.
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Video: Times Minute | Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Uncoupling’

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:09
A hot phrase emerged this week — “uncoupling” — after Gwyneth Paltrow used the term to describe her breakup with Chris Martin. Also on the Minute, backyard rodeos and the history of the chef’s hat.
    





Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:04

File-This Nov. 27, 2012 file photo shows the Sunland Inc. peanut butter and nut processing plant in eastern New Mexico, near Portales. Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc. the bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.


NATO Picks Former Norwegian Premier as Its Next Leader

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:00
The appointment of Jens Stoltenberg comes as the United States reaffirms its commitment to the Western military alliance as a way of containing an increasingly assertive Russia
    





Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:57
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

Grenade attack kills 11 in Bangui

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:51
A grenade attack on a funeral in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, has killed 11 people, the Red Cross says.
Categories: BBC World News

White House releases plan to cut methane emissions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced a wide-ranging plan aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources. The plan announced Friday is part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.