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Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:32

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die.


KSU president cuts his salary to boost school workers' pay

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:32

Interim president's will contribute to a wage increase for over 24 employees at KSU.

       

Sprint 'drops bid for T-Mobile US'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:31
Shares in US telecoms firms Sprint drop sharply in after-hours trade following reports it has abandoned a bid for T-Mobile US.
Categories: BBC World News

Jones’ triple keys Rainiers’ win

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:31
Center fielder’s second three-bagger of the night snaps 5-5 tie in top of ninth inning.
Categories: Sports Center

Family prayed in vain for home to withstand storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:29

A man looks at a home destroyed by a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. One home was destroyed and 27 others were evacuated after a landslide early Tuesday struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community, where officials had worried for nearly a year about cracked soil on the hillside above the houses. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A family in this mountainside Salt Lake City suburb huddled late at night with neighbors and a local Mormon leader, praying in vain that a fractured ridge above their home would hold steady during a storm and prevent boulders and gravel from crashing through the back door.


Cameron faces fresh Gaza pressure

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:22
The Lib Dems call for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel, adding to pressure on David Cameron following Baroness Warsi's resignation over policy on Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Beaten Detroit driver returns to work, thanks supporters

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:15

Four months after brutal attack, Steve Utash eager to return to normalcy.

       

Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:14
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.
Categories: BBC World News

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:14
Manchester United fear Juan Cuadrado price rise, Southampton want Fraser Forster, Arsenal after Liverpool defender, plus more.
Categories: BBC World News

12 things you have to do before going off to college

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:07

Sometimes you can forget something because you're so excited, nervous, scared or in shock.

       

Forty Illinois State Police troopers to help Chicago

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:06

The trooper move is latest signal of growing angst in Chicago about gun violence.

       

Murray to face Kyrgios in Toronto

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:01
Andy Murray plays Australian Nick Kyrgios in his first match of the hard-court season in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks camp at a glance

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:01
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Court weighs 4 states' gay marriage cases

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:59

Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio all have cases that were heard by appeals court.

       

Voters in 4th Congressional District to decide between 2 Republicans in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:50
For the first time in state history, voters in a Washington congressional contest will choose from two Republicans on the November ballot — leaving Democrats on the sidelines.

Missouri inmate executed for killing neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:50

Carol Angelbeck and her daughter, Mindy Griffin, who was raped and strangled by Michael WorthingtonBONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.


12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:47

In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo, Kentwood police investigate a stabbing that occurred in a playground in Pinebrook Village, in Kentwood, Mich. Police said a 12-year-old boy has stabbed a 9-year-old boy at the playground in western Michigan, sending the child to a hospital. Police also didn't immediately release detail on the condition of the wounded child. The older boy was taken into custody for questioning by police. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Joel Bissell) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTKENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.


2 boats collide on Lake Washington; woman injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:46
A 50-year-old woman was injured in a two-boat collision on Lake Washington today, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.

Pam Roach in tight race to retain her Senate seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
In Tuesday night’s vote count, Sen. Pam Roach was barely ahead of Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, 40 to 39 percent.

Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.