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Sea turtle may have been attacked by human before death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:53
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating the possibility that a person deliberately attacked an endangered loggerhead sea turtle that died after being found injured at a North Carolina national park.

Video: Recapping Seahawks’ training camp Day 7

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:52
The Seahawks took it relatively lightly on Friday in preparation for a mock game on Saturday.
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Recapping Seahawks’ training camp Day 7

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:52
The Seahawks took it relatively lightly on Friday in preparation for a mock game on Saturday.
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Recapping Seahawks’ training camp Day 7

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:52
The Seahawks took it relatively lightly on Friday in preparation for a mock game on Saturday.

California man who took hundreds of 'up-skirt' photos gets more jail time

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:48
A California man who prosecutors say secretly took pictures up the skirts of hundreds of women and is already serving 15 years in prison was sentenced on Friday to five more years behind bars. Mylyn Coriche Johnson, 31, was sentenced to the extra time behind bars after he was convicted at retrial on July 27 of five additional misdemeanor counts of taking so-called up-skirt pictures, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson said. Swanson said that between August 2012 and March 2013 the defendant, who is also known as Lamar Quinn, used his phone to shoot photos up the skirts and dresses of women shopping at several stores in the Southern California city of Lancaster, some 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Oklahoma man wants Kenyan orphan abuse convictions dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:46
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of illicit sexual conduct with children at a Kenyan orphanage has asked a federal judge to throw out a jury's guilty verdicts.

PM defends £3m grant to Kids Company

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:45
PM David Cameron defends the government's decision to give Kids Company £3m just before its closure, saying it had been right to give it "one last chance".
Categories: BBC World News

2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:43
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.

Cornerback Naijiel Hale dismissed from UW football program

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:41
UW coach Chris Petersen cites disciplinary reason for Hale's dismissal.
Categories: Sports Center

ArtsBeat: Jon Stewart Signs Off With Second-Most-Watched Episode in ‘The Daily Show’ History

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:40
President Obama’s 2008 appearance on “The Daily Show” was the most-watched episode.









Stokes wants quick day-three finish

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:32
Seamer Ben Stokes hopes England can finish the fourth Test quickly on day three and reclaim the Ashes.
Categories: BBC World News

UN unanimously approves resolution on Syria chemical weapons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:30

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin , foreground left, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Juan Manuel Gonzalez de Linares Palou, foreground right, Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations, cast their votes as the United Nations Security Council votes to adopt a resolution creating a Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to identify individuals or entities responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Mark Garten/The United Nations via AP)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday aimed at identifying those responsible for using chlorine and other chemical weapons in attacks in Syria that have killed and injured a growing number of civilians over the past two years.


Jon Stewart Signs Off From ‘Daily Show’ With Wit and Sincerity

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:30
After 16 years of presiding over the Comedy Central news-parody show, Mr. Stewart, 52, said goodbye on Thursday evening.









U.S. sees small number of railroads meeting safety deadline

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:21

Emergency workers look through the remains of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaOnly a small number of U.S. railroads will meet the Dec. 31 deadline for implementing new train safety technology that experts say would have prevented the deadly May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, officials said on Friday. A report to Congress by the Federal Railroad Administration showed that just three out of 38 inter-city passenger, commuter and freight railroads have submitted the plans necessary for regulators to certify advanced technology systems known as positive train control, or PTC. Regulators have long said that most railroads will not hit the year-end deadline that Congress imposed in 2008, while railroads face the possibility of fines or service suspension if lawmakers fail to extend the deadline this fall.


Co-worker says resigning Minnesota AD drunkenly groped her

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:14

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague speaks at a news conference in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota announced Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, that Teague submitted his resignation after three years on the job. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has released redacted accounts of alleged sexual harassment that led to the resignation of the school's athletic director.


Jorge Drexler charms Neptune crowd in Seattle debut

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:11
A review of Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler’s first Seattle appearance on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Neptune Theatre.
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Jorge Drexler charms Neptune crowd in Seattle debut

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:11
A review of Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler’s first Seattle appearance on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Neptune Theatre.
Categories: Sports Center

Jorge Drexler charms Neptune crowd in Seattle debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:11
A review of Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler’s first Seattle appearance on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Neptune Theatre.

Court rejects appeal in 'waterboarding' conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:07
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former pediatrician imprisoned for abusing his female companion's daughter, including "waterboarding" the girl by holding her head under a faucet.

Jury begins deliberations in trial of accused Taliban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:07
A U.S. jury on Friday began deliberating the fate of an alleged Russian Taliban fighter, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in a U.S. federal court. Irek Hamidullin, a former Soviet tank commander who converted to Islam, faces possible life in prison if convicted of 15 criminal counts in U.S. District Court. "He clearly was setting up for American forces he knew would respond," said Assistant U.S. Attorney James Gillis.