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Gunmen sought for double shooting in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:45

Gunmen sought for double shooting in Bear, Del.Police are searching for the gunmen who shot two men in Newark, Delaware late Tuesday night.


Berkeley residents to vote on soda tax in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:40

A 64-ounce drink is displayed alongside other soft drink cup sizes at a news conference at City Hall in New YorkBy Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - A California college town known for its liberal activism will vote in November on whether to place a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, touching off the latest obesity-fighting campaign in the United States. Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to add the measure in the form of a referendum on the city's ballot, drawing cheers of support from residents and health advocates, and vows to fight from the U.S. food and beverage industry. "When we pass this measure in November, Berkeley will be the first in the country where such a measure has been passed," said Vicki Alexander, a co-chairwoman of a local campaign to put the measure on the ballot. "We are very excited to see that day happen." Public health advocates across the country have clamored for ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks and junk food, but lawmakers and voters have generally opposed enacting taxes or other regulations.


No protests this time as migrant buses arrive in Calif.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:39

There were no protesters to meet the buses at the Border Patrol station in El Centro.

       

Graceland may remove Presley's old airplanes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:39

This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that is used as a tourist exhibit at the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family.


Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:37

Fans watch as Belgium scores against the U.S. during the Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Solider Field on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Chicago. Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting "I Believe!" in city parks, stadiums and sports bars from coast to coast on Tuesday to watch the U.S. national soccer team play Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup.


Chinese leader snubs North Korea with Seoul visit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:35

North Korea made its anger clear by a slate of rocket and missile tests.

       

FedEx plane makes emergency landing in Nashville

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:34
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A FedEx plane made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, after a report of smoke in the cockpit.

Cops: Truckers duped by woman impersonating doctor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:31

This undated booking photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police on July 1, 2014 shows Joann Wingate. Pennsylvania state police are charging Wingate who allegedly gave illegal physical exams to commercial truck drivers. Police said she advertised her services to truckers, who require regular medical exams to maintain their commercial driver's licenses. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)A California truck driver pulled into the Blue Beacon Truck Wash in central Pennsylvania and spotted an advertisement for low-cost health exams for truckers. Needing one for his commercial driver's license, he called the number on the sign and was picked up by a woman in an old Ford Tempo.


A return to (old) 'Breaking Bad' for AMC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:31
No new episodes of "Breaking Bad"? No problem for the AMC network.

Why some storm names are retired

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:27

USA TODAY Network explains how storms get their names and why some are never used again.

        

Navy names first female four-star admiral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:21

Michelle Howard will assume duties as the vice chief of naval operations.

        

Seeking abductees, Japan eases N. Korea sanctions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:19

In exchange Pyongyang will help uncover the fate of abducted Japanese citizens.

       

Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:16
For a full 90 minutes, Belgium's almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.

Argentina sticks to script with late winner

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:16
Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.

South Africa's Impey fails drugs test

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:11
Daryl Impey, who briefly led the Tour de France last year, is suspended by his team after failing a drugs test.
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Uphill Fight Ahead for Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:10
Hong Kong’s huge pro-democracy march Tuesday underscored the determination of many of its residents to preserve their freedoms but also brought some challenges to light.






Mistrial threat looms over case of friend of accused Boston bomber

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:07
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Four days after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, dozens of heavily armed federal agents surrounded the home of two friends of the suspected bomber, ordered them out and took the men in handcuffs to a police station for hours of interrogation. Whether what the suspects said is admissible in court is a question that will loom large next week at the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, charged with obstructing the probe into the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264. The judge hearing the case has warned that if he finds Tazhayakov's comments, made before he was advised of his right to legal representation, were not voluntary, he will declare a mistrial, forcing prosecutors to build a case without a key piece of evidence. Defense attorneys had asked U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock to suppress the statements, but refused to have Tazhayakov, one of three men who prosecutors say removed a laptop computer and backpack from the accused bomber's dorm room, take the stand before trial.

Preteens charged in stabbing plot to be in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:03
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional online character are due back in court.

Civilian group: 56 dead in Nigeria market blast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:01
A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said.

You’re the Boss Blog: How I Learned to Build and Appreciate a Good Board

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:00
Many entrepreneurs are reluctant to create a board because the board does have ultimate control over the company and who runs it.