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Gehry revises design for Eisenhower Memorial in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows an aerial perspective of Eisenhower Square looking along Maryland Avenue, SW and Independence Avenue in Washington. Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. On Thursday, Gehry's team will propose eliminating metal tapestries on the sides of the memorial square, along with some columns. The designers are trying to win approval from the National Capital Planning Commission. The federal panel voted to reject a previous design in April. (AP Photo/ Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections delayed the project.


Maryland father charged in boy's death in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — A father forgot to drop his 17-month-old son off at day care at the Maryland naval base where he works and left the toddler in his car seat for more than 6 hours, where the boy died in scorching midday heat, authorities said Thursday.

India on alert after al-Qaeda video

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58
India issues a security alert following the release of a video by the head of al-Qaeda announcing the formation of an Indian branch of the group.
Categories: BBC World News

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, shows an X-ray of a dog that consumed a number of socks in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 ½ socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. (AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.


Police: 3 say they were held hostage, actually on meth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:57

 3 say they were held hostage, actually on methThree people were arrested in Florida in a bizarre incident involving, police say, a-drug induced imaginary hostage situation.


National G.O.P. Moves to Take Over Campaign of Kansas Senator

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:53
The campaign of Senator Pat Roberts, and the hopes of Republicans for taking control of the Senate, have been threatened by the sudden withdrawal of the Democrat in the race.

Colorado Trying to Solve Legal Pot Supply vs. Demand Problem

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:49
When Colorado and Washington State voters legalized marijuana in 2012, cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were thrilled by the prospect of easy access to hassle-free weed–just hop on a flight to Denver or Seattle, cruise on into a safe and legal pot retailer and walk out with enough high-grade marijuana to keep you more or less permanently stoned. Read more...

New York State Inquiry Into Joan Rivers’s Death

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:45
The Health Department is looking into the circumstances surrounding the comedian’s experience at an outpatient surgery clinic in Manhattan.

PM 'not ruling out' IS air strikes

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:40
David Cameron says he will not rule out air strikes against Islamic State, which is holding a British hostage.
Categories: BBC World News

Sting, Tom Hanks among Kennedy Center honorees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:38
It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes.

With Expanded Pre-K in Place, New York Goes to School

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:34
More than 50,000 children were the first students in the city’s expanded program, and many were delighted to take part.






Man tied to deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:33

A sample of Cladosporium species, one of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, TennesseeGlenn Adam Chin, 46, had been a supervising pharmacist at the now-defunct New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts. "We owe it to the victims in this case not to lose him to a foreign jurisdiction," said George Varghese, a prosecutor with the healthcare fraud unit overseen by U.S.


Man accused in triple homicide appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:32
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon with a violent past is behind bars, charged with using a shotgun to kill three people and severely beat two others in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood this week, but prosecutors say there is still much they don't know about what led up to the attacks.

New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:31
New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:31
PORTLAND (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

Medics at fault in Oklahoma execution

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:30
A report into a botched execution in Oklahoma in April finds medical staff failed to place and monitor an intravenous line properly.
Categories: BBC World News

UW football live chat at noon today

WA Huskies - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:29
Categories: Sports Center

Apple supplier in China accused of violations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:29
An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.

Tony Abbott's foreign policy foray

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:23
Is Australia's Tony Abbott becoming a foreign policy player?
Categories: BBC World News