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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:30
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:29
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time.

Passenger plane disappears over Africa; 116 people on board

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:27

Passenger plane disappears over Africa; 116 people on boardAn Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, the plane's owner and a French government official said.


CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:26

In wake of blunders with anthrax, bird flu, shipping of certain specimens resumes.

       

2 Foreign Aid Workers Are Gunned Down in Afghanistan, Officials Say

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:25
Two women from Finland employed by an international aid organization were shot dead Thursday morning in the western city of Herat, Afghan officials said.






TV show is one 'Scandal' Obama doesn't think is phony

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:24

Hollywood stars pay $1,000 or more to mingle with Obama at Democratic event in Los Angeles

       

Suarez could return in El Clasico

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:21
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:20
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
Categories: BBC World News

Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.

Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.

Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:13

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.


Video surfaces of new chokehold incident

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:10

Video shot July 14 shows two officers attempting to subdue alleged farebeater.

       

Man accused in toddler slaying was out of jail early

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:07

Defendant had been released for good behavior while serving time for drug possession.

       

FAA lifts ban on flights to and from Israel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:07

The ban started after a rocket struck near Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday.

       

Hacking reporter spared prison

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:06
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
Categories: BBC World News