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Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:31
Mr. Obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.






Steps North Texas city has taken to save water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:31
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:

Tech firms hit by cyber extortion

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:30
Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline
Categories: BBC World News

Judge urges Argentina default talks

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:29
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
Categories: BBC World News

Staten Island Man Died From Chokehold During Arrest, Autopsy Finds

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:27
The manner of death for Eric Garner, 43, who died last month during a confrontation with the police, was homicide, the New York City medical examiner said.






Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:23
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:18

FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Bud Gossett looks for artifacts near a turn-of-the-century washing machine, foreground, one of several visible signs of the town of Hasell, Texas, submerged under Lake Arrowhead for nearly 60 years and now visible due to a persistent drought. The North Texas city, trying to deal with its dwindling water supply, hopes that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product to the surface of a lake will cut the evaporation rate of the 6,000 acres lake which is the town's primary water supply. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times-Record-News, Claire Kowalick, File)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.


Obama defends under-fire CIA director

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:17
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
Categories: BBC World News

Teen killed, man injured in crash in SE Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:17
A 16-year-old South Dakota boy was killed and a Washington state man was injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 in southeastern Montana, near the town of Alzada.

Superintendent turnover: Board should better define the relationship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:16
Hiring and keeping a good superintendent is the primary job of the school board ["Fix Seattle Schools’ superintendent turnover issues," Opinion, July 29]. That, and setting policy. That's it.

Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:16
Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:16
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:15

Jonnie Williams, right, former Star Scientific CEO, heads into the Federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with two of his lawyers, Toby Vick , center, and Reid H. Weingarten, right, for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.


Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:11

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta next week for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.


One man killed in police-involved shooting in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:09

One man killed in police-involved shooting in Winslow TownshipAuthorities are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in Winslow Township, Camden County.


Investigators in Ukraine Begin Long-Delayed Search of Plane Crash Site

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:08
Dutch and Australian police officers on Friday were finally able to fan out over the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site and to search for human remains overlooked by local workers.

Sudanese family 'very tired,' thankful for freedom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:08

Meriam Ibrahim, left, and her husband, Daniel Wani, of Sudan, are greeted by family and friends shortly after arriving in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned, will make their new home in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The husband of a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence said Friday the family is healthy but "very tired" and grateful for the global efforts to free his wife.


Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:07
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.

Vote: Seattle economic headwinds | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:05
With the incredible Seattle boom, we now face several challenges. Your mission should you decide to accept it is to pick the one that will have the most profound long-term negative consequences:

Reward offered after man struck, killed on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:05

Reward offered after man struck, killed on I-95A $1,500 reward is being offered as the investigation into a deadly hit-and-run on Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia continues.