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Australia's home-grown terror threat

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:37
Do Australia's homegrown jihadists pose a domestic threat?
Categories: BBC World News

Massachusetts governor signs measure expanding drug treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:32
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law on Wednesday requiring health insurers to cover up to two weeks of inpatient treatment for people battling drug addiction, the state's latest move to take on soaring rates of opioid drug abuse. The measure is intended to make accessing treatment for drug addiction on par with other medical treatments, which experts see as a key step to reduce the rising rate of deaths by drug overdose. More than 16,000 people die in the United States each year from overdoses of prescription painkillers alone, with more succumbing to heroin and other illegal narcotics. "This law puts Massachusetts on the leading edge of access to addiction treatment and recovery services," Patrick, a Democrat, said at a statehouse ceremony to sign the bill.

Murdoch 'resolute' over Time Warner

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:28
Rupert Murdoch says he is 'resolute' in his decision to drop a bid for Time Warner, as 21st Century Fox reports better than expected results.
Categories: BBC World News

Mosul air strike 'kills dozens'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:25
At least 60 people have been killed in an Iraqi air strike on premises controlled by rebels in the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

AIDS patients fear discrimination in ACA exchange

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:22
MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.

Putin Bans Some Imports as Payback for Sanctions

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:21
President Vladimir V. Putin blocked the import of some food and agricultural products for a year, an attempt to hit back at Western sanctions without punishing Russian consumers.

Vet uses overdose reversal drug to revive kitten

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:20
A Pennsylvania veterinarian has used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin.

Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:19

This image provided by Andres Carrasco shows him in his office in Los Angeles, July 31, 2014 with buckets of change he won as a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adriana’s Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based company. The insurance company settled with Carrasco, by dropping off buckets full of thousands dollars in quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. (AP PhotoLOS ANGELES (AP) — An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.

Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:18
Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin's army, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

ArtsBeat: Jewish Film Festival Is Withdrawn From London Theater

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:18
The UK Jewish Film Festival withdrew after the Tricycle Theater in London objected to the festival’s partial financing by the Israeli government.

Approaching hurricanes hit Hawaii tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:17

Shoppers lift cases of bottled water in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific. Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Washington state couple Tracy Black and Chris Kreifels are used to rainy weather, but they weren't expecting hurricane conditions for their destination wedding in Hawaii.

Comic Character Creators Fight for Cash and Credit

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
The men who created the character Rocket Raccoon are profiting from the film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but that did not happen automatically.

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
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Florida man charged with animal torture in slaughterhouse sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
(Reuters) - A Florida man was arrested and charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty at a Miami-area slaughterhouse where pigs were shot, stabbed and boiled alive, officials said on Wednesday. His arrest followed an undercover investigation late last year by Animal Recovery Mission, an animal welfare group, at the illegal slaughterhouse on a rural farm near the Florida Everglades. Videotapes by the group allegedly showed Yurianne Hervis-Gonzalez, 33, bashing the pigs with a mallet to prepare them for slaughter and thrusting live animals into boiling water, according to an arrest report from the Miami-Dade Police Department. "He was the main killer," said Richard Couto, Animal Recovery Mission's founder, calling Hervis-Gonzalez the most violent animal killer in the United States.

Wednesday practice notes --- Norwood has bone spur surgery, could be back soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
The Seahawks are off the field following their last practice before their preseason opener with Denver.  The Seahawks are now loading the buses and will soon be off to Denver.

Wednesday's pregame notes and lineups: Braves at Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
Categories: Sports Center

Wednesday's pregame notes and lineups: Braves at Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16

Detroit-area porch shooting case goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:15

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed woman on his porch should have called 911 instead of becoming "judge, jury and executioner," a prosecutor said Wednesday in urging jurors to convict him of second-degree murder.

Maine mom sentenced to six months for driving 123 mph with kids in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:14
By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Maine mother has been sentenced to six months in prison for driving 123 miles per hour (198 kph) with her two children in the car, weeks after being arrested a second time and charged with drunken driving with a child in the backseat. In April, Cheryl Gilson, of Cornish, Maine, was headed north on the Interstate 95 near Portland with her two children, ages 3 and 5, state police said, when they clocked her traveling at about twice the posted speed limit.