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U.S. terrorism database doubles in recent years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:41

 'WE TORTURED SOME PEOPLE'A government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, The Associated Press has learned. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.

Teens' bagpipes seized at US border over ivory

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:38
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical diplomacy: If your bagpipes have ivory in them, leave them at home before traveling to Canada or risk having them seized at the border.

Ex-cop charged with homicide says death accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:37

In this undated photo released courtesy of Lorraine Eriksen, shows Jenny Gamez, an Oregon teenager identified Monday, June 30, 2014, as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin. . ( AP Photo/Courtesy of Lorraine Eriksen)KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer killed a 19-year-old college student from Oregon during a choking game that went too far, hid her body in a suitcase she brought to their sex date and then kept her body in his refrigerator for months, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

Instagram sneaker sale ends in teen's robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:35
KENNER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana teenager who tried using the Internet to sell Air Jordan athletic shoes was robbed at gunpoint by his would-be buyers.

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA

Seattle Storm - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:46
San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season in the history of the NBA. She'll make the tra
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Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: ‘This was probably the best path for me to take’

NBA - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:39
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke to reporters before a charity round of celebrity golf ahead of this month’s Boeing Classic. He expressed regret at leaving the group fronted by Chris Hansen, but said the opportunity to buy the Los Angeles Clippers was too big to pass up.
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Washington State raises Mike Leach’s salary by $500,000

WA Cougars - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:46
Cougars also adds $500,000 to the salary pool for assistant coaches
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