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Famed beach in Jamaica slowly vanishing to erosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:42

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, the tide gnaws away at a badly eroding patch of resort-lined beach in Negril in western Jamaica. The shrinking coastline long has raised worry for the region's environmental and economic future. Now, the erosion is expected to worsen as a result of climate change, and a hint of panic is creeping through this laid back village, one of the top destinations in a country where a quarter of all jobs depend on tourism. (AP Photo/David McFadden)NEGRIL, Jamaica (AP) — Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as "Seven Mile Beach," a crescent of white sand along the turquoise waters of Jamaica's western coast. But the sands are slipping away and Jamaicans fear the beach, someday, will need a new nickname.

Jake Locker returns to practice for Titans

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:37
Jake Locker practiced Wednesday for the Tennessee Titans, and now the quarterback will see how his right wrist responds to a full session of throwing the ball.
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Giants ride shutout, grand slam in NL wild-card game

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:36
The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning.
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Huskies rallying around Cyler Miles after offensive struggles

WA Huskies - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:33
The numbers for the Husky offense were ugly, and the quarterback has been under fire after his first loss as Washington’s starting quarterback. During some down time this week, the Huskies are rallying around Cyler Miles.
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VIDEO: Vietnamese 'targeted' in Cambodia

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:32
Growing anti-Vietnamese sentiment is behind a five day protest that is due to start in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, this weekend.
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Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb Top Stories - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:31

In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure s...


Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:30

President Barack Obama, left, points toward a camera with chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, Marty Hinojosa, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:22

JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubtsNew details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the security of consumer data kept by lenders, retailers and others. The New York-based ...

Now definitely time for M’s to be reasonably aggressive

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:20
Although he might command $20 million per season, Seattle should pursue Detroit free-agent designated hitter Victor Martinez.
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2 officials resign in porn office emails case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:19

FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes remarks during a news conference after a Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo taken in State College, Pa. Corbett disclosed the resignations of Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo and Glenn Parno, a top lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection, in separate announcements hours apart Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two top state officials resigned Thursday in the growing scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.

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Stacy Lewis leads LPGA event

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:18
Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied five of her final seven holes Thursday for a 7-under 66 and the first-round lead in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

Video purports to show 4th Islamic State beheading Top Stories - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:11

The latest video purports to show British hostage Alan Henning beheaded by an Islamic State militant.