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Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:40

Lulu, a goldendoodle who works as a therapy dog, lolls on the lawn outside the Ballard-Durand funeral home in White Plains, N.Y., on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Funeral homes are increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners. Funeral directors say the dogs, usually trained therapy animals, can lighten the often awkward, tense atmosphere at a wake or funeral service. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Sandy Del Duca was mourning the death of her father when Lulu, a curly haired goldendoodle, came bounding down the stairs at the Ballard-Durand funeral home.


U.S., Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti, continue quiet diplomacy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:24

Shannon attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonA U.S. envoy has met Venezuela's second most powerful official in Haiti in a further sign of rapprochement between the ideological foes, according to Venezuelan state media. Thomas Shannon, counselor to Secretary of State John Kerry, has emerged in recent months as a go-between for Caracas and Washington, visiting Venezuela a couple of times for low-profile meetings with President Nicolas Maduro. In the worst flare-up since Maduro came to power, Venezuela earlier this year accused Washington of plotting a coup, ordered it to reduce its embassy staff and imposed a visa requirement on U.S. visitors.


Parents located after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:21

No charges filed after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement parkAuthorities say they've located the parents of a young girl, the morning after she was found wandering by herself at Clementon Park in New Jersey.


‘Jurassic World’ Tromps All Over the Box Office Competition

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:21
“Jurassic World” powered through squishy reviews to post $204.6 million in estimated weekend sales at the domestic box office, and about $512 million worldwide.







Swarming mayflies prompt bridge closure, motorcycle crashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:06

A swarm of mayflies hovers over the Route 462 bridge over the Susquehanna River late Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pa. Authorities say the swarm was so dense that it caused a series of motorcycle crashes and prompted them to close the bridge. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a swarm of mayflies was so dense it caused motorcycle crashes and prompted the closing of a Pennsylvania bridge.


Kansas tax cutting model tarnished by sales tax increase

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:06

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback addresses a joint caucus of the Kansas Senate and House republicans, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Topeka, Kan. Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's signature personal income tax cuts emerged mostly intact from a grueling legislative fight to close a budget deficit that arose after revenue failed to match the conservative governor's predictions of an economic boom.


Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

BBC World News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:57
A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.
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New Washington agriculture director begins job Monday

NBA - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:57
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The new director of the Washington Department of Agriculture begins his job Monday leading a staff of 750 with a budget of about $158 million. The Yakima Herald-Republic says Derek Sandison is a 62-year-old Port Angeles native who has a reputation for building consensus and the backing of agricultural interests. Unlike […]
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New Washington agriculture director begins job Monday

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:57
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The new director of the Washington Department of Agriculture begins his job Monday leading a staff of 750 with a budget of about $158 million. The Yakima Herald-Republic says Derek Sandison is a 62-year-old Port Angeles native who has a reputation for building consensus and the backing of agricultural interests. Unlike […]
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New Washington agriculture director begins job Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:57
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The new director of the Washington Department of Agriculture begins his job Monday leading a staff of 750 with a budget of about $158 million. The Yakima Herald-Republic says Derek Sandison is a 62-year-old Port Angeles native who has a reputation for building consensus and the backing of agricultural interests. Unlike […]

England will still attack - Morgan

BBC World News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:51
Captain Eoin Morgan says England will continue with their positive approach despite a three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
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Alert as zoo animals escape in flood

BBC World News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:48
Residents of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, are told to stay indoors after heavy flooding kills at least 12 people and causes zoo animals to escape.
Categories: BBC World News

With Little Fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:41
The Supreme Court of Mexico has said laws on the books in most of the country’s states are discriminatory, but gay couples still need costly injunctions from lower courts in order to wed.







Tsarnaev friend to be sentenced for misleading investigators

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:27
BOSTON (AP) — A friend who had dinner with the Boston Marathon bombers hours after the attack is to be sentenced this week for misleading investigators.

Slovenia 2-3 England

BBC World News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:23
Captain Wayne Rooney's late goal helps England beat Slovenia and maintain their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying.
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Israel report backs Gaza war actions

BBC World News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:22
The Israeli government issues a report into the 2014 war in Gaza, saying that its military actions were "lawful" and "legitimate".
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Spray paint cans burn, explode in Cinnaminson truck fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:21

Spray paint cans burn, explode in Cinnaminson truck fireFire and a series of small explosions ripped through a parked tractor-trailer in Cinnaminson.


A Shifting Middle: America’s Seniors Find Middle-Class ‘Sweet Spot’

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:00
Those between 65 and 74, supported by Social Security, pensions and investments, have fared better than most other groups outside the superrich.







Trial set for man accused of killing and dismembering dancer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:55
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Trial is set to open Monday for a man accused of killing a New Orleans' French Quarter stripper, dismembering her and dumping body parts of the woman into the Gulf of Mexico.

School district’s diploma cover features wrong state seal

NBA - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:53
KELSO, Wash. (AP) — High school graduates in Kelso, Washington, discovered an error when they received their diplomas during Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The covers protecting the diplomas carried the state seal of Oregon. Kelso High School is in southwest Washington. KPTV-TV in Portland, Oregon, reports that the diplomas did list the correct high school. Kelso […]
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