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Location, extent of Carter's cancer will govern his options

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:53

FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter is seen in Philadelphia. Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it.


Your Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:53
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.









Kentucky man indicted on murder charge in infant's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:48
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who police say was seen driving down a highway beating an infant in a car seat has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his 4-month-old son.

Kentucky county clerk defies judge over gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:48

A young boy waves rainbow flag while watching the San Francisco gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaA Kentucky county clerk’s office on Thursday defied a federal judge’s order by continuing to block marriage licenses for same-sex couples, saying the legal case was still pending. The Rowan County clerk's office turned away at least three same-sex couples who tried to get marriage licenses, according to local media and court documents. Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, who stopped issuing all marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling legalizing gay marriage, is on vacation.


Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:48

David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused the order and has filed an appeal. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't deny them a marriage license based on her deeply held Christian beliefs.


Chemical team probes China blast site

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:45
The Chinese army sends more than 200 specialists in handling chemicals to Tianjin, where two explosions have left 50 dead and 700 injured, state media report.
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Your Thursday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:43
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.









New wildfires near Methow close popular trail, force miners out

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:40
Two fires touched off by lightning in the North Cascades are causing the closure of the Pacific Crest Trail from Cutthroat Pass to Harts Pass. Miners also have to leave as fire threatens their only road access.
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New wildfires near Methow close popular trail, force miners out

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:40
Two fires touched off by lightning in the North Cascades are causing the closure of the Pacific Crest Trail from Cutthroat Pass to Harts Pass. Miners also have to leave as fire threatens their only road access.
Categories: Sports Center

New wildfires near Methow close popular trail, force miners out

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:40
Two fires touched off by lightning in the North Cascades are causing the closure of the Pacific Crest Trail from Cutthroat Pass to Harts Pass. Miners also have to leave as fire threatens their only road access.

Postcards from the Past: Camping, 1983

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:39
Photographer Alan Berner recalls photographing campers on South Whidbey Island State Park.
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Postcards from the Past: Camping, 1983

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:39
Photographer Alan Berner recalls photographing campers on South Whidbey Island State Park.
Categories: Sports Center

Postcards from the Past: Camping, 1983

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:39
Photographer Alan Berner recalls photographing campers on South Whidbey Island State Park.

Manning 'faces solitary confinement'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:37
US army whistleblower Pte Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year jail sentence for leaking classified US files, may face solitary confinement, her lawyer says.
Categories: BBC World News

NJ Transit announces plans for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:37

NJ Transit announces plans for Pope Francis' visit to PhiladelphiaNew Jersey Transit officials announced plans for the pope's visit to Philadelphia and New York next month and how it would affect their service.


Coach convicted under Pennsylvania law against sex with students of any age

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:35
A high school rowing coach was found guilty on Thursday of sexual assault for her consensual relationship with an 18-year-old pupil under a Pennsylvania law prohibiting sex between teachers and students of any age. Megan Batykefer, 31, who coached at North Allegheny Senior High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, could face up to seven years behind bars at her sentencing on Nov. 10 at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, according to court documents. The age of consent for sex is 16 in Pennsylvania, but a 2012 law allows felony charges of institutional sexual assault to be filed against teachers who have sex with students of any age.

$10,000 in rewards offered as California police hunt fugitive murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:33
Authorities have been searching for 34-year-old Benjamin Peter Ashley for about two weeks in a rural area around the town of Weldon, 55 miles northeast of Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Pruitt said a judge issued a no bail warrant on Thursday for Ashley's arrest on charges of kidnapping, murder and attempted murder of a police officer. Up to 150 people, including Kern County deputies, support personnel and authorities from other jurisdictions, are searching for Ashley by foot and off-road vehicles, and from the air.

VIDEO: Devastation inside China blast zone

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:31
Massive explosions have hit China's northern city of Tianjin, leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured.
Categories: BBC World News

Man Utd's De Gea 'not eager to play'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:30
Manchester United's David De Gea told staff he was "not eager to play" before being left out of the opening game of the season.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Paris protests over Tel Aviv festival

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:25
There have been protests in Paris over a decision to hold a day-long festival dedicated to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Categories: BBC World News