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Oklahoma sets execution dates for inmates who lost Supreme Court case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:57
An Oklahoma court on Wednesday set execution dates for three inmates who lost a battle to have the U.S. Supreme Court put their capital punishment on hold because of problems they claimed with the state's lethal injection mix. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set Sept. 16 for the execution of Richard Glossip, Oct. 7 for Benjamin Cole and Oct. 28 for John Grant, a court clerk said.

Greece to submit 'credible reforms'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:50
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promises "credible reform" proposals as his country faces bankruptcy and possibly crashing out of the euro currency.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI probing Florida police shooting of man with air rifle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:49
MIAMI (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal 2013 shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a man carrying an air rifle who may not have heard commands to drop it because he was listening to music through earbuds.

Salmon catch gaining speed off the coast, and early albacore tuna arriving in fairly good numbers

NBA - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:48
The ocean summer salmon fishery keeps on rolling, and the only issue holding it back is bad weather which hasn’t been an issue for more than a week now. “At Ilwaco the chinook fishing slowed down and the coho bite picked up,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “We saw a 0.14 […]
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Salmon catch gaining speed off the coast, and early albacore tuna arriving in fairly good numbers

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:48
The ocean summer salmon fishery keeps on rolling, and the only issue holding it back is bad weather which hasn’t been an issue for more than a week now. “At Ilwaco the chinook fishing slowed down and the coho bite picked up,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “We saw a 0.14 […]
Categories: Sports Center

Salmon catch gaining speed off the coast, and early albacore tuna arriving in fairly good numbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:48
The ocean summer salmon fishery keeps on rolling, and the only issue holding it back is bad weather which hasn’t been an issue for more than a week now. “At Ilwaco the chinook fishing slowed down and the coho bite picked up,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “We saw a 0.14 […]

Last 2 victims of capsized pontoon boat identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:45
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two bodies found in the Ohio River have been identified as the last two victims of a boat that capsized in Louisville three days earlier.

Osborne unveils National Living Wage

BBC World News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:40
George Osborne unveils billions in welfare cuts but springs a Budget surprise with a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020.
Categories: BBC World News

Computer glitch halts United Airlines flights for two hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:30

United Airlines computer problem grounds U.S. flights"We are restoring regular flight operations, but some customers may experience residual delays (Wednesday)," United said in an afternoon statement. The Federal Aviation Administration said all flights operated by United, the fourth largest U.S. passenger carrier, were grounded starting at about 8 a.m. EDT after the airline experienced a systemwide computer problem. "An issue with a (computer) router degraded network connectivity for various applications, causing this morning's operational disruption," United said in a statement.


Major League Soccer announces additional Allocation Money as transfer window reopens

NBA - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:25
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday morning that each team will receive an additional $100,000 in Allocation Money per year for the next five seasons to invest in their roster outside of their player salary budget — a rule that goes into effect immediately with the opening of the summer transfer window. Labelled “Targeted Allocation […]
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Major League Soccer announces additional Allocation Money as transfer window reopens

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:25
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday morning that each team will receive an additional $100,000 in Allocation Money per year for the next five seasons to invest in their roster outside of their player salary budget — a rule that goes into effect immediately with the opening of the summer transfer window. Labelled “Targeted Allocation […]
Categories: Sports Center

Major League Soccer announces additional Allocation Money as transfer window reopens

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:25
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday morning that each team will receive an additional $100,000 in Allocation Money per year for the next five seasons to invest in their roster outside of their player salary budget — a rule that goes into effect immediately with the opening of the summer transfer window. Labelled “Targeted Allocation […]

3 teens rescued after their canoe was swept into waterfall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three teenagers from a church group were rescued from rushing water after they lost control of their canoe in rapids at the top of a waterfall on the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota, with one of them becoming trapped by the damaged boat for several hours, authorities said Wednesday.

More than 20 die in Algeria clashes

BBC World News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:20
At least 22 people have died in clashes between Arabs and Berbers around the Algerian oasis city of Ghardaia, the state news agency says.
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VIDEO: The artist helping migrants on Lesbos

BBC World News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:13
The BBC's Anna Holligan speaks to a sculptor who lives on the Greek island of Lesbos and meets and helps migrants coming ashore.
Categories: BBC World News

Prosecutor grills Colorado movie massacre trial defense expert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:13

Century Aurora 16 movie theater is pictured in ColoradoThe lead prosecutor in Colorado's movie massacre trial attacked the testimony of the defense's star witness on Wednesday, challenging her diagnosis that the gunman, James Holmes, suffers schizophrenia and could not tell right from wrong. Holmes, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing a dozen people and wounding 70 when he opened fire inside a packed midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" at a Denver-area multiplex in July 2012. The California native, who dropped out of a neuroscience graduate program at the University of Colorado after failing exams just weeks before the rampage, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.


Lawsuit: New York foster care officials didn't protect kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:08

City Public Advocate Letitia James, center, and child advocates hold a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit against the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for causing irreparable harm to children, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in New York. The suit claims the system is failing to protect the 11,000 children in foster care and allow them to languish for years without finding them homes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for foster children in New York City sued the system Wednesday, accusing state and city agencies of putting children at risk by letting them languish for years without being placed in permanent homes.


New York Stock Exchange to resume trading at 3:10pm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:04

New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outageThe New York Stock Exchange will resume trading at 3:10 p.m. Eastern after an outage of over three hours.


Police: Plane diverted to Boston because of unruly passenger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:04
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a flight from London was diverted to Boston after an English passenger allegedly assaulted a traveling companion.

Report: Millions leave poverty, but not for the middle class

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:02

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2014, file photo, shoppers pose for selfies near Christmas-themed decorations at a shopping mall in Beijing, China. In a report released Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the Pew Research Center says China's rise in living conditions, with 203 million people there moving into a middle-income life over the decade starting in 2001, has resulted in what the report calls a "pivot to the east." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic lurch of hundreds of millions of people from poverty since the millennium began has not resulted in a truly global middle class, a new report says.