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Warplanes Blast Militants’ Refineries in Syria, Targeting a Source of Cash

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02
Warplanes attacked 12 small refineries controlled by the Islamic State as part of an effort to target sources of the terrorist group’s financing.

A Call to Action Against a Predator Fish With an Import Ban, App and Even Rodeos

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00
With gluttonous lionfish wreaking havoc on delicate reefs and fish stocks, Florida officials have banned imports of the fish and are encouraging spearfishing “rodeos” in vulnerable areas.

Upgrades start this week for PUD ramp and dock in downtown Chelan

Chelan County PUD - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00
Work will close access to ramp and dock through October
Categories: Chelan County

Forest Service says media doesn't need permit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:58

In this 2013 photo provided by Oregon Field Guide, photographer Andy Maser, right, photographs caver Eddy Cartaya, center, near a glacier cave in the Mount Hood Wilderness area in Oregon for an episode of "Oregon Field Guide" for Oregon Public Broadcasting. The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules and permit fees for commercial video and still photography in federally designated wilderness areas. (AP Photo/Courtesy Oregon Public Broadcasting, Katie Campbell)SEATTLE (AP) — Faced with increasing criticism of a proposal that would restrict media filming in wilderness areas, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.

Outbreak of a Respiratory Illness Escalates Among Children and Mystifies Scientists

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:58
As of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 226 cases of infection with enterovirus 68 in an outbreak that has spread to 38 states.

Driver loses control, minivan slams into home in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49

Minivan slams into home in Claymont, driver citedPolice say the driver of a minivan lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticides

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49
The Seattle City Council has banned the municipal use of a class of pesticides that has been linked to bee deaths.

Kayaking in Alaska’s ‘bear utopia’ is a thrill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:46
Island near Juneau offers rich bear-watching for paddlers.

Hundreds protest Iran president outside UN complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:42

Protestors demonstrate against the government of Iran outside United Nations headquarters as the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly convenes, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran's continued support of terrorism, its poor record on human rights and its deceptive tactics in nuclear negotiations as the country's president delivered remarks to world leaders.

Man Faces Second Trial in Killing of Florida Teenager

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:37
Michael Dunn faced a second set of jurors on Thursday, who will decide whether he fired in self-defense or murdered Jordan Davis during a dispute over loud music.

Gambia leader wants UN probe of migrant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:36

Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of Gambia is calling for a United Nations investigation into what he calls the "man-made sinking" of boats carrying African migrants to Europe.

Woman accused of hurling shoe at Clinton pleads guilty to trespassing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35
By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton in April while the former secretary of state was giving a speech in Las Vegas has pleaded guilty to trespassing on a restricted building, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.  At the same hearing in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst pleaded innocent to a second charge stemming from the incident after a federal judge found her mentally competent to stand trial, court documents show. ...

Man critical after daytime shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35

Man critical after daytime shooting in North PhiladelphiaA man is fighting for his life after he was shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.

Francis Removes Bishop Under Cloud in Paraguay

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:31
Some see the pope meting out discipline after an era plagued by misconduct and cover-ups, though the target of the dismissal protested the handling of related circumstances.

Security Experts Expect ‘Shellshock’ Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:24
The newly discovered bug could allow hackers to write code that could surreptitiously take over a machine, or run their own programs in the background.

Utah opens criminal probe into Stericycle medical waste incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:24
(Reuters) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert asked the state's attorney general on Thursday to open a criminal probe into allegations of misconduct at a medical waste incinerator that environmental activists have accused of polluting the air. The criminal investigation comes in addition to separate probes launched last week by the state's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its Labor Commission into activities at the plant owned by Stericycle in North Salt Lake. Herbert's office said the governor had directed that all the investigations be completed as soon as possible. ...

Cerro Sombrero Journal: In Chile, an Animal Whose Numbers Please No One

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:22
Government-sanctioned culling of the guanaco in Tierra del Fuego has drawn opposition from animal rights activists and tourism officials.

As Era Ends, Jeter Fans Fill the Seats, No Matter the Cost

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:19
Derek Jeter mania has been kindling in New York as the incomparable shortstop approached his final games, at Yankee Stadium on Thursday and at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.

DealBook: Buoyant Dollar Underlines Resurgence in U.S. Economy

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:17
The euro fell to a 2012 low as the dollar extended its new reign as the preferred currency for global investors.

Officials: 6,600 ignored child-abuse cases closed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:16
PHOENIX (AP) — A team created after officials in Arizona discovered that thousands of abuse and neglect reports weren't investigated announced Thursday that is has closed all the cases and removed nearly 600 children from caregivers.