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VIDEO: Aerial tour of China explosions site

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:44
BBC News takes a closer look at the area around the site of the fatal explosions in the northern city of Tianjin in China.
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Student sues Vegas high school for anti-abortion club denial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:42
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A student is suing her Las Vegas high school and the Clark County School District for denying her bid to start an anti-abortion club on campus.

Nordstrom shares climb on strong sales, upbeat guidance

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:42
Nordstrom shares rally after its recent investments yielded a big boost in sales and the company raised its growth targets for the rest of the year.
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Nordstrom shares climb on strong sales, upbeat guidance

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:42
Nordstrom shares rally after its recent investments yielded a big boost in sales and the company raised its growth targets for the rest of the year.
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Nordstrom shares climb on strong sales, upbeat guidance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:42
Nordstrom shares rally after its recent investments yielded a big boost in sales and the company raised its growth targets for the rest of the year.

Minneapolis inspectors seek cause of club ceiling collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:40

In this photo taken Wednesday night, Aug. 12, 2015, police tape blocks the entrance the landmark concert venue First Avenue in Minneapolis, after patrons were evacuated when part of the ceoling collapsed. Firefighters inspected the venue and found that an approximately 30-by-30-foot section of the ceiling had given way during a concert, Minneapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Cherie Penn said. Three people were injured, and two were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for further evaluation, Penn said. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The general manager of the landmark Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue expressed optimism about reopening soon even as building inspectors worked Thursday to determine why part of the ceiling collapsed during a show, injuring three people.


A list of Connecticut's death row inmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:39
Connecticut's high court on Thursday ruled that the death penalty, which already had been abolished for future crimes, could not be applied to inmates already on death row. Here's a look at the 11 convicted killers who had been facing execution orders in the state:

Chicago to argue for pension reforms before state high court in November

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:38

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends an opening ceremony for the Yelp Inc. offices in Chicago, IllinoisLawyers for the city of Chicago will appear before the Illinois Supreme Court in November to argue that a law aimed at shoring up two of the city's financially shaky public pensions is constitutional, according to a Thursday court order. A Cook County judge had ruled against the law in late July, saying it violates pension protections in the Illinois constitution. The ruling was a setback for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes without pension reforms.


New Mexico green chile growers want new guest worker program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:37

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2014 file photo shows a research plot of green chile peppers at New Mexico State University's agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M. Chile growers in New Mexico say they need a guest worker program to survive and reverse the decline of the famed crop. New Mexico Chile Commission chairman Rick Ledbetter says growers want new temporary immigrant labor because U.S.-born workers are opting not to work in the fields. That's creating a shortage of green chile pickers. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ed Ogaz and his family have farmed for decades in New Mexico's famed Hatch Valley — an area known internationally for its green chiles. But in recent years, Ogaz has watched helplessly as the spicy staple has seen a decline because of drought, increased competition and a lack of chile pickers.


State of emergency extended another day in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:35
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has extended the state of emergency in Ferguson and the surrounding area for at least one more day.

At least 50 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:30

At least 50 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese portHuge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin.


Pink salmon action just about non-stop in Puget Sound

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:28
The local pink salmon fishery remains the highlight of anglers, and the action should remain good from both the bank and boat for at least a couple more weeks. “There is a lot of pinks around, and we’ve been getting off the water really quick,” said Gary Krein, owner off All Star Charters in Shilshole […]
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Pink salmon action just about non-stop in Puget Sound

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:28
The local pink salmon fishery remains the highlight of anglers, and the action should remain good from both the bank and boat for at least a couple more weeks. “There is a lot of pinks around, and we’ve been getting off the water really quick,” said Gary Krein, owner off All Star Charters in Shilshole […]
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Pink salmon action just about non-stop in Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:28
The local pink salmon fishery remains the highlight of anglers, and the action should remain good from both the bank and boat for at least a couple more weeks. “There is a lot of pinks around, and we’ve been getting off the water really quick,” said Gary Krein, owner off All Star Charters in Shilshole […]

Q&A: A look at Samsung Pay, other mobile payments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:25

In this Aug. 6. 2015 photo, a Samsung employee uses Samsung Pay at a coffee shop in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is hoping its new mobile-payment service will let you leave your wallet at home.


Appeals court orders life sentences for 5 Somali pirates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:24
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five Somali pirates must spend life in prison for waging a mistaken and dramatically unsuccessful attack on a U.S. Navy ship, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Blast in busy Baghdad market kills at least 60 - Washington Post

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:23

Blast in busy Baghdad market kills at least 60
Washington Post
In Washington, State Department spokesman Mike Lavallee declined to comment specifically on Odierno's remarks but said the United States supports Abadi's effort to create a more-inclusive environment in Iraq. “As we have said many times, the United ...

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Florida House panel OKs congressional map despite criticism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:23
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is moving ahead with changes to the state's 27 congressional districts, despite criticism it would disenfranchise black voters.

Op-Ed - Washington state can lead on global warming and clean energy - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:21

Op-Ed - Washington state can lead on global warming and clean energy
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
#The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state's coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. #We represent more than 125 organizations and ...

Families of Virginia Tech Massacre Victims Start Program to Improve Campus Safety

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:20
The program, announced by survivors and families, aims to help colleges and universities ask the hard questions about how they handle campus hazards.