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US general: Afghan casualties increase

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:16
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan says there has been a big spike recently in the number of Afghan forces, particularly police, who are being killed and wounded in battle due to increased Taliban attacks in the south and east.

U.S. heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:14

Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The over-prescribing of painkillers is fuelling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The CDC reviewed 2010-2012 mortality data from 28 states to measure rising fatal heroin overdose rates and determine how the increases were tied to prescription painkillers. The study found that the death rate from heroin overdoses doubled during that two-year span to from 1 to 2. ...


Philadelphia firefighter, girlfriend charged with assaulting pregnant ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:13

Philadelphia firefighter, girlfriend charged with assaulting pregnant ex-wifeA Philadelphia firefighter and his girlfriend have been charged with assaulting his pregnant ex-wife, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced Thursday.


California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:11
Deputies have arrested four young men -- one adult and three juveniles -- suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:08
Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba scores a late penalty as Besiktas hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in the Europa League.
Categories: BBC World News

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:06
If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked -- but at least you can get your money back.

Groundbreaking on East Market Redevelopment Project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:05

Groundbreaking on East Market Redevelopment ProjectA renaissance of sorts is planned for a well-known area of Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Ebola spreading fast in Sierra Leone

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:05
Ebola is spreading fast, the charity Save the Children has warned. It says five people are being infected every hour with the virus in Sierra Leone.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. commission approves Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:04
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal planning commission in Washington on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial by famed architect Frank Gehry, a project long criticized for its unconventional style and cost overruns. The design endorsed by the National Capital Planning Commission includes a pair of 80-foot columns and a 447-foot steel tapestry that depicts the Kansas plains where Eisenhower spent his boyhood. Eisenhower was elected as the 34th U.S. president after becoming a five-star U.S. ...

Under Bill, New York City Would Stop Honoring Many Immigrant Detention Requests

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:00
A proposal announced by the City Council would prohibit the police from enforcing federal authorities’ requests to hold immigrants unless a federal judge issued a warrant.






Police look at cold cases after arrest in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:00

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew didn't appear in in Albemarle County General District Court as expected Thursday, Oct, 2, 2014, for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges, in Charlottsville, Va. Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File) (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are taking a fresh look at unsolved rape, murder and missing persons cases after a man was charged in the abduction of a University of Virginia student who vanished about three weeks ago.


Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:58

Candis Holt, a mother of a kindergarten student at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary school, shows a piece of paper handed to her by the school with frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus after she dropped her child off, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. Hotchkiss has been identified by the Dallas Independent School District as one of the schools where one or more of the students attend that came in contact with the man diagnosed with having the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.


Well: Enterovirus 68: What Experts Are Learning

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:55
The rapid, nationwide spread of the enterovirus 68 respiratory infection is unlike any previous outbreak of the disease public health officials have seen.

Argentine stocks plunge after central banker quits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:45

People work at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Juan Carlos Fabrega resigned Wednesday after President Cristina Fernandez publicly criticized the monetary institution for allegedly leaking inside information that led to a steep drop in the peso. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Merval stock index plunged just over 7 percent Thursday in a sell-off sparked by the naming of a new central bank chief who many believe will favor interventionist policies.


CDC: Heroin deaths doubled in much of the country

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:44

Graphic shows coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with latest commitments.; 4c x 4 inches; 195.7 mm x 101 mm;The Associated Press-GfK poll on terrorism was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 25-29. It is based on online interviews of 1,845 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.


White Pass - 10/2/2014 2:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:42
White Pass US12
10/2/2014 2:03:13 PM

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Satus Pass - 10/2/2014 2:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:42
Satus Pass US97
10/2/2014 2:05:23 PM

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Stevens Pass - 10/2/2014 2:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:42
Stevens Pass US2
10/2/2014 2:14:47 PM

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