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New test gauges dogs' city savvy, from streets to elevators

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:53

In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 photo, Morgan Avila, left center, walks Magnito, a Leonberger, as he's evaluated by Sarah Fraser, right center, through pedestrians on Madison Ave. during a demonstration of an urban canine good citizen test for city dogs in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — They're skills any city dweller needs: Taking strangers and noisy streets in stride. Riding calmly in elevators. Hopping a cab or subway. And ignoring tempting food all around you.


5 things you need to know Monday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:50

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Firefighter fatally struck by tree while battling wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:48
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was killed in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire -- the second firefighter killed in a California blaze since the summer wildfire season got underway, officials said.

GOP presidential ads soar

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:47

Super PACs and other outside groups fuel the early spending

       

Ferguson marks Michael Brown killing

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:44
Hundreds pause in silence in the US town of Ferguson to mark a year since the shooting of Michael Brown, a case that sparked angry protests.
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A Pod Of Their Own: Washington State Prison Keeps Veterans Together - KUOW News and Information

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:43

KUOW News and Information

A Pod Of Their Own: Washington State Prison Keeps Veterans Together
KUOW News and Information
McElravy, the unit supervisor, said the program is a work in progress, but so far the results have been positive, and the state plans to expand it – to accommodate more of the approximately 1,500 Washington state inmates who once served in the armed ...

Vikings beat Steelers in league’s exhibition opener

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.
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Vikings beat Steelers in league’s exhibition opener

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.
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Vikings beat Steelers in league’s exhibition opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.

Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton will […]
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Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton will […]
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Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton will […]

Guitar missing 50 years returned to country music star

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:25

Singer Bill Anderson thinks it might have been loaned to a museum and gone missing.

       

Washington State Abortion Laws and How They Differ From Neighboring States - Newsmax

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:23

Washington State Abortion Laws and How They Differ From Neighboring States
Newsmax
Washington state abortion laws track with some other states in the Northwest, which for the most part have a more non-restrictive approach to choice. The state's abortion rights laws got an A-plus grade from abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice ...

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Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:20
Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up on Caribbean coastlines, but researchers say the algae blooms have exploded in extent and frequency in recent years.
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Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:20
Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up on Caribbean coastlines, but researchers say the algae blooms have exploded in extent and frequency in recent years.
Categories: Sports Center

Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:20
Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up on Caribbean coastlines, but researchers say the algae blooms have exploded in extent and frequency in recent years.

Attorney General Lynch condemns unrest in Ferguson

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:17

Attorney General Loretta Lynch's appearance was designed to be another effort to rally public trust.

       

Hillary Clinton to Offer Plan on Paying College Tuition Without Needing Loans

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:10
Hillary Rodham Clinton will propose major new spending by the federal government that would help undergraduates pay tuition at public colleges without needing loans.









Crowdfunding page mocks MP expenses

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:06
A father-of-two pokes fun at Australia's Parliamentary expenses scandal with a satirical crowdfunding page.
Categories: BBC World News