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Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:44
For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:42

FILE - food trucksPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.


UN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:41
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as U.N. staff.

Arrest made in fatal Camden hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:36

Arrest made in fatal Camden hit-and-runA man has been charged in a hit-and-run over the weekend in Camden that left a pedestrian dead.


Matter: Study Gives Hope of Adaptation to Climate Change

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:35
Research on flies in drier conditions indicates that some have the genes to survive longer over generations.

Criticising Israel, avoiding anti-Semitism

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:34
Can you criticise Israel without being anti-Semitic?
Categories: BBC World News

CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:31
A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:29
The crash site is still littered with clues to the tragedy
Categories: BBC World News

Gov: Senator in plagiarism row deserves respect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:28

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn't know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master's thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year.


Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:27

Joseph Rudolph WoodFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.


The Public Editor's Journal: Why Weren’t Two Stories in The Times? An Odyssey

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:26
A reader suggests a dark reason for not publishing the results of two reports, but the answer is mundane.

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:24

 Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."


NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:23
The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:22

FILE - In this Feb. 14 2014 file photo, a girl holds a doughnut and a beverage at a Dunkin' Donuts in New York. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday, July 24, 2014, that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers. It’s part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.


State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:15
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.

BNSF train carrying North Dakota oil derails in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:10
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it left a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday, but there were no reports of a spill or injuries, BNSF said in a statement. Four railcars came off the tracks at around 2 a.m. PDT (0900 GMT), three of which were carrying crude oil, said BNSF, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles (129 km) north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

ABC News: Fidel Castro's niece aboard plane missing in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:10

 Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'Mariela Castro visited Philadelphia last year after an appearance at the U.N. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said "no trace" of the missing plane has been found.


Storm kills three, injures 20 at Virginia campground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:09
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said. The storm swept across the Chesapeake Bay and slammed into the seaside Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia, in the midst of the busy summer season, bringing hail, high winds and heavy rain. "So far the count is three," Brittney Eder, a spokeswoman for the Eastville Volunteer Fire Co, said of the death toll. State emergency officials said about 1,300 people were staying at the campground, which is about 100 miles south of Washington at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.

UN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.

NY woman accused of murder after neighbor's dismembered body found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:06
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn woman faces murder charges in the killing of her neighbor whose dismembered body was discovered in New York near sites where other severed human limbs were found this month, police said on Thursday. Leah Cuevas, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the murder of 27-year-old Chinelle Browne, Suffolk County police said in a statement. She pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County District Court on Thursday and was being held without bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.