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Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government. “I don’t want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement,” Bush told an audience of Iowa Republicans, when asked whether he would keep in place or repeal […]
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Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government. “I don’t want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement,” Bush told an audience of Iowa Republicans, when asked whether he would keep in place or repeal […]
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Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government. “I don’t want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement,” Bush told an audience of Iowa Republicans, when asked whether he would keep in place or repeal […]

Air pollution killing 4,000 in China a day, US study finds

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems […]
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Air pollution killing 4,000 in China a day, US study finds

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems […]
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Air pollution killing 4,000 in China a day, US study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems […]

Leno: Accusers of Bill Cosby face unfair double standard

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno says an unfair double standard is being applied to the dozens of women accusing Bill Cosby of decades-old sexual assaults. “I keep reading the comments, ‘liars,’ and ‘why didn’t they come forward before?'” the former “Tonight Show” host said Thursday. But men who delay sharing stories of abuse […]
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Leno: Accusers of Bill Cosby face unfair double standard

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno says an unfair double standard is being applied to the dozens of women accusing Bill Cosby of decades-old sexual assaults. “I keep reading the comments, ‘liars,’ and ‘why didn’t they come forward before?'” the former “Tonight Show” host said Thursday. But men who delay sharing stories of abuse […]
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Leno: Accusers of Bill Cosby face unfair double standard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno says an unfair double standard is being applied to the dozens of women accusing Bill Cosby of decades-old sexual assaults. “I keep reading the comments, ‘liars,’ and ‘why didn’t they come forward before?'” the former “Tonight Show” host said Thursday. But men who delay sharing stories of abuse […]

Mexico finds subterranean river under Chichen Itza pyramid

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts have discovered that the main pyramid at Mexico’s Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza was at least partially built atop a subterranean river. Experts from Mexico’s National Autonomous University say they found a subterranean cavity about 20 meters (yards) deep below the pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo. […]
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Mexico finds subterranean river under Chichen Itza pyramid

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts have discovered that the main pyramid at Mexico’s Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza was at least partially built atop a subterranean river. Experts from Mexico’s National Autonomous University say they found a subterranean cavity about 20 meters (yards) deep below the pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo. […]
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Mexico finds subterranean river under Chichen Itza pyramid

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:39
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts have discovered that the main pyramid at Mexico’s Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza was at least partially built atop a subterranean river. Experts from Mexico’s National Autonomous University say they found a subterranean cavity about 20 meters (yards) deep below the pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo. […]

US investigating whether Islamic State used chemical weapons

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:36
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said the U.S. is taking the allegations “very seriously” […]
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US investigating whether Islamic State used chemical weapons

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:36
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said the U.S. is taking the allegations “very seriously” […]
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US investigating whether Islamic State used chemical weapons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:36
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said the U.S. is taking the allegations “very seriously” […]

Suspected IS chemical attack in Iraq

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:35
Militants from Islamic State are suspected of using chemical weapons in an attack against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Connecticut’s highest court abolishes state’s death row

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:33
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that a 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses committed before it took effect. In a sharply divided 4-3 ruling, the court declared the death […]
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Connecticut’s highest court abolishes state’s death row

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:33
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that a 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses committed before it took effect. In a sharply divided 4-3 ruling, the court declared the death […]
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Connecticut’s highest court abolishes state’s death row

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:33
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that a 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses committed before it took effect. In a sharply divided 4-3 ruling, the court declared the death […]

The Latest: Mine leak water has likely reached Lake Powell

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:33

Water flows down Cement Creek just below the site of the blowout at the Gold King mine which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up and manage the toxic wastewater from a this Colorado mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals, affecting the livelihoods of residents in three states, according to some experts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):