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Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:29

Miley Cyrus poses in the press room during the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los AngelesPop shock diva Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles, which gave pride of place to the rising generation of pop stars. The music video for "Wrecking Ball" was directed by fashion photographer Terry Richardson -- known for an erotic style -- and shows the 21-year-old singer in skin-tight white underwear and cropped top, swinging suggestively from a wrecking ball. The former idol of tween girls around the world for her role in the television series "Hanna Montana" shattered her good-girl image when she performed last year at the Video Music Awards in a flesh-toned bikini and bent over and gyrated provocatively with singer Robin Thicke.


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Critic’s Notebook: Separating the Grown-Ups From the Newborns at the Video Music Awards

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:29
The MTV Video Music Awards were dominated by relative youngsters, who were barely famous enough to be at the ceremony last year to watch Miley Cyrus scandalize a nation.






Sunday Memo: Gas prices are high ... Outrage at pooh smells ... Sounders to play Timbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:28
Gas price here are higher than in other parts of the country. Duh. There are several factors. Find out what they are in this piece by Seattle Times business reporter Angel González.

Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams quarterback, to miss season because of knee injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:23
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Thai king endorses Prayuth as PM

BBC World News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:21
The Thai general who led May's coup, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is officially appointed prime minister following the king's endorsement.
Categories: BBC World News

Serena Williams resumes quest for 18th major title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
Serena Williams will seek her 18th major title at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday.

Homeowners in wildfire country urged to take steps to trim risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.

Party fight leads to gun shots; one man wounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
A man was shot in the leg in North Seattle early this morning when he tried to break up a fight that started at a party, according to Seattle police.

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Stopshoppingdebbie wins again, and might be shopping at the Breeders’ Cup soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:14
Horse from Emerald Downs now undefeated in her first nine races

At Michael Brown's funeral, a rallying cry

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:13

Civil rights activism has always been a part of African-American funerals.

       

Miller comes on, and comes up big for the Mariners in win over Red Sox

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:12
Brad Miller came on to play in Robinson Cano’s place on Sunday, and came up with two big runs for the Mariners in an 8-6 win.

Miller comes on, and comes up big for the Mariners in win over Red Sox

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:12
Brad Miller came on to play in Robinson Cano’s place on Sunday, and came up with two big runs for the Mariners in an 8-6 win.
Categories: Sports Center

Stryker Phd rallies down the stretch to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:12
Jockey Leslie Mawing credited with keeping the horse in the clear until an opening arrived

Boeing Classic notebook: Fred Couples fires 66 on the final day of his hometown tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:11
Seattle native vows to keep playing in the Boeing Classic for six or seven more years

Scott Dunlap answers one final challenge to net first victory in the Boeing Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:11
Scott Dunlap’s impressive second shot in playoff nets title in Boeing Classic

Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 202 east of Redmond

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:02
Two drivers were killed in a head-on collision at Highway 202 between Redmond and Fall City, the Washington State Patrol said late Sunday.

Russia plans to send second aid convoy to Ukraine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:59

Ukraine characterized the arrival of the first convoy as an invasion.

       

Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:55
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:49

About 380 firefighters were battling the blaze.