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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'took pills' over split

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:32
Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of French President Francois Hollande, says Mr Hollande 'dislikes the poor'.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit Plan for Its Debt Is Debated in Court

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:29
The trial that will decide the fate of Detroit, the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, began as a lawyer for the city on Wednesday urged a judge to approve the city’s blueprint for shedding $7 billion of its debts.






Shooting victim found dead in burning car in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:29

Man found dead in burning car in OlneyAuthorities say a shooting investigation ended with police finding the victim dead inside a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls in South Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:28
Update 1:12 p.m.: Stephen Pellegrini knew he had to do something when he saw two pit bulls attacking a young woman in South Seattle.

Thirteen people hurt in chemical explosion at Nevada museum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:25
(Reuters) - Thirteen people were hurt, including several children, in a chemical explosion on Wednesday at a museum in Reno, Nevada, where presenters demonstrating a so-called smoke tornado caused the blast with a faulty mixture, officials said. Seven children and two adults with non-life threatening injuries were transported to a local hospital, and another four people were treated and released at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno where the explosion occurred, said Reno police spokesman Tim Broadway. The people who were hospitalized had suffered burn injuries, said Matthew Brown, a spokesman for the city of Reno. The museum is aimed mainly at children and offers interactive exhibits in geology, astronomy, history and other subjects.

Bus gets stuck in suburban Phoenix sinkhole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:25

A valley metro bus sits mired in a collapsed, muddy street after a water main break flooded the area, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Tempe, Ariz. Police say police officers and firefighters helped passengers get off the bus and that nobody was injured during the Wednesday morning incident though some businesses were flooded. (AP Photo/Matt York)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A city bus got stuck in a sinkhole after a water main broke in suburban Phoenix, forcing the passengers and driver to evacuate through the windows.


Shooting victim found in burning car in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:22

Man found dead in burning car in OlneyAuthorities say a shooting investigation ended with police finding the victim dead inside a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Bone-dry California unlikely to get relief this winter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:19

Federal forecasters now predicting a weak El Nino, which means little precipitation.

       

Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:19

Booking photo of Honathan KoppenhaverMixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32 criminal charges, including attempted murder. The Ultimate Fighting Championship contender, who was born Jonathan Koppenhaver but claims to have legally changed his name to War Machine, was ordered to remain held without bond until his next court date, which was set for Oct. 17. He did not enter a plea during the brief proceeding in Clark County Justice Court, according to Tess Driver, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.


SPD officers hire attorney in their suit over use of force

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:18
The move signals the 113 officers are determined to actively pursue their allegations that new use-of-force policies required under a federal consent decree put them and the public at risk.

Seahawks re-sign WR Phil Bates to active roster and place OL Lemuel Jeanpierre on Injured Reserve

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:16
The Seahawks made one change to the active roster today, re-signing receiver Phil Bates while placing backup guard/center Lemuel Jeanpierre on Injured Reserve with a neck injury.

Ride a scenic slice of rural Oregon, with good eats at trail’s end

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:16
Banks-Vernonia State Trail, west of Portland, is popular with dawdling cyclists

Dragonfly in the spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:16
Seattle Times reader Shun Takano’s dramatically lit photo of a dragonfly on a chain-link fence.

Seahawks re-sign WR Phil Bates to active roster and place OL Lemuel Jeanpierre on Injured Reserve

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:16
The Seahawks made one change to the active roster today, re-signing receiver Phil Bates while placing backup guard/center Lemuel Jeanpierre on Injured Reserve with a neck injury.
Categories: Sports Center

Fact check: Another Arkansas whopper

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:16

Ad claims that Dem governor candidate got a "sweetheart deal" on the sale of his pharmacy.

       

Guest: Mayor Ed Murray, City Council should protect Woodland Park Zoo elephants

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:15
How much longer will the Seattle City Council and mayor allow Woodland Park Zoo to operate from its 19th-century playbook? guest columnist Judy Nicastro asks.

Editorial: Mayor Ed Murray turns focus to education

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:15
Mayor Ed Murray’s pivot toward education is welcomed, but his power is constrained by state law and dysfunction on the Seattle school board.

Steven Sotloff, U.S. Hostage Slain by ISIS, Was Also a Citizen of Israel

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:14
The Jewish roots and Israeli past of Steven J. Sotloff, a journalist from Miami, were kept hidden until hope for his survival was no longer possible.

Steven Sotloff, U.S. Hostage Slain by ISIS, Was Also a Citizen of Israel

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:14
The Jewish roots and Israeli past of Steven J. Sotloff, a journalist from Miami, were kept hidden until hope for his survival was no longer possible.