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Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:18
Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

Delaware County doctor, receptionist accused of writing illegal prescriptions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:18

Delaware County doctor, receptionist accused of writing illegal prescriptionsA doctor and a receptionist from Delaware County are accused of writing illegal prescriptions for painkillers.


Tennessee man charged in failed Gambia coup attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:18
Prosecutors have charged a third U.S. citizen in connection with a deadly attempt to overthrow the government of the tiny African nation of Gambia in late December, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said on Friday. The charges against Alagie Barrow, 41, from Tennessee, are the latest stemming from the Dec. 30 attempt to overthrow Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, the impoverished nation's longtime president. Barrow was charged in U.S. District Court in Minnesota with conspiring to invade a friendly country from the United States and a weapons violation, the Justice Department said in a statement. The coup attempt fell apart when state house guards opened fire on attacking plotters who had hoped to install Texas businessman Cherno Njie as interim leader.

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:16

Jeff Flug, President of Union Square Hospitality Group; Danny Meyer, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; and Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, fourth left to right, celebrate as they ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. have more than doubled minutes after they debuted on the stock market Friday.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday.


Man accused of setting wife on fire in Snohomish

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:16
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Cost pressure intensifies for Southern Co. nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:15

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, a new cooling tower for a nuclear power plant reactor that's under construction stands near the two operating reactors at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant in Georgia that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.


VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:11
Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
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VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:11
Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
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Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:10
Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
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Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:09
Islamic State forges links with militants across Muslim world
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Bats cause mayhem, send people screaming from Arkansas court

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:08
There was disorder in the court when 30 bats flew inside an Arkansas courtroom during a trial.

Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:07
Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.
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VIDEO: US record producer hands himself in

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 06:02
Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
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Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:59

Laura Hernandez talks with reporters in her Thornton, Colo., home on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, about the death of her 17-year-old daughter Jessica, who was killed after she allegedly hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle early Monday in northeast Denver alleyway. Photographs of Jessica Hernandez stand on a table covered with bouquets of flowers and a display of candles at back in the family's home. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three weeks before her death, court records obtained Friday show.


Bournemouth 2-0 Watford

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:57
Championship leaders Bournemouth beat Watford 2-0 with the visitors playing all but the first 28 seconds with 10 men.
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Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:52
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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U.S. plan would keep highways, federal buildings away from flood areas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:52
Government buildings and federal highways planned in the future will be constructed safe distances away from flood areas that are expected to worsen due to climate change, the White House announced on Friday. More than $1 trillion of property and structures are at risk of inundation from sea level rise of two feet above current sea level, the White House said in a statement, and that level could be reached as early as 2050. The policy outlined on Friday is open to public comment and agencies would have wide latitude in determining how high is high enough to avoid flood damage.

Cardinal George: Doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:51
CHICAGO (AP) — Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather than a cure.

Stocking up and gearing up for weekend snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:51

Stocking up and gearing up for weekend snowWhenever snow is on the way, you can count on long lines at the grocery store. But that's especially true this weekend, when people are already stocking up for Super Bowl Sunday.