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DealBook: Argentina Proposes End Run Around U.S. Court in Bond Dispute

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:45
A draft bill would allow foreign investors holding Argentine debt to swap their defaulted bonds for new ones subject to local law, a move intended to bypass a U.S. court.






UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:44
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

Ex-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxious

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:43

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his attorney, Henry Asbill, left, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Richmond, Va. The defense continues to present its case in McDonnell's corruption case. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the governor's mansion and seeking counseling.


Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:42
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
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Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:42
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
Categories: BBC World News

Oklahoma Catholic bishop sues over planned black mass

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:41
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma’s Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers destined for a satanic black mass ceremony to be held next month in Oklahoma City. The lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court claims the black mass is a deliberate attack on the Catholic Mass as well as the foundational beliefs of all Christians. "I have taken a legal step to combat this blasphemous and obscene inversion of the Catholic Mass,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said in the lawsuit.

CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:37

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. Pinnock, 51, was recorded on video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway on July 1. The CHP announced Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, that it has forwarded its investigation into the beating of Pinnock to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, and the probe outlines "potentially serious charges'' against the officer. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.


Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of Georgia judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:33
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries service in September for the right to acquire the whales, which were captured off the coast of northern Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk and are currently in the care of Russian scientists. The government contends that bringing the whales to the United States would contribute to the depletion of the known wild beluga whale population and violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The aquarium disputes that and wants NOAA Fisheries to hand over more internal documents to show how the government made its decision.

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:32

 US won't stop confronting Islamic StatePresident Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq.


Louisiana grocery workers plead guilty in $7 million food aid fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:31
Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The fraud scheme, which involved both Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women Infant and Children (WIC) benefits, was run out of Dee's, a small neighborhood grocery store in the northern Louisiana city of Monroe, prosecutors said.

Man dies in construction accident at Swedish Edmonds hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:30
A man died after he was electrocuted while working on a construction project at Swedish Hospital’s Edmonds campus Wednesday afternoon.

Temple introduces initiative to help students graduate on time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:27

Temple introduces initiative to help students graduate on timeIncoming freshman moved into Temple University on Wednesday as the school introduces an initiative to help student finish on time and graduate in four years.


Woman with no fingerprints faces theft, forgery charges in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:27

Ann Marie Miller is seen in an undated picture released by the Allen County Sheriff's Office in Lima, OhioBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A disbarred lawyer who removed her fingerprints to hide her identity will be extradited to Colorado to faces charges that she swindled at least two people out of their homes, authorities said on Wednesday. Ann Marie Miller, 40, made national headlines this month after Ohio authorities went public seeking to identify a woman they arrested in July who had used chemicals to obscure her fingerprints. She is set to go on trial next month in Allen County, Ohio, on a felony tampering charge. Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors have a detainer hold on Miller, and that they will file extradition papers to move her to Colorado after she is tried in Ohio.


Del. restaurateur dies after motorcycle accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:20

Del. restaurateur dies after motorcycle accidentAward-winning Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley has died following a motorcycle accident in India. He was 53.


Is anti-Semitism rising?

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:18
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
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Is anti-Semitism rising?

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:18
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
Categories: BBC World News

Pass protection a priority for Huskies' veteran offensive line

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:16
For all the holes the Huskies’ offensive line created for All-American running back Bishop Sankey last season — there were many, and they were big — there was still one big hole in the line’s development: pass protection.
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Steve Ballmer wins golf shootout with Fred Couples, Seahawks players

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:16
There was a fun exercise after Seahawks practice today as Steve Ballmer, Fred Couples and a few Seahawks players participated in a golf challenge to promote the Boeing Classic. Each got three shots to hit a floating green in Lake Washington maybe 90 yards off the shore of the practice facility.
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Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:15
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.

Phoenix police chief orders probe of fatal shooting by sergeant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:14
The department is also conducting an administrative investigation stemming from the incident.    The investigation comes amid protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the Aug. 9 killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. She then raised the hammer and went at the officers, police said.     She was shot by a veteran police sergeant at close range and died later at a local hospital, a police spokesman said.     Police identified the sergeant this week as Percy Dupra, 48, who has been with the department for 19 years.     The fatal police shooting prompted a protest outside of Phoenix City Hall by community activists and the woman’s mother, calling for an independent review into the incident and questioning if race may have played a factor.      Garcia said other steps that have already been implemented include assigning a police commander to train officers to better deal with community member with mental health issues.     In addition, Garcia ordered a complete review of the department’s mental health pick-up procedures and training related requirements, and said that plans are underway to purchase additional on-officer cameras.