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Warsi quits as minister over Gaza

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:04
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns, calling government policy on Gaza "morally indefensible".
Categories: BBC World News

A-Rod's cousin among those arrested by feds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:02

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a cousin of baseball star Alex Rodriguez is among those charged alongside the owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic who was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players.


Missouri to execute man convicted in 1995 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:58

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to intervene in the scheduled Missouri execution of an Illinois man condemned to death in the 1995 killing of a suburban St. Louis college student.


New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn't pull a gun when a grocery store clerk handed him cash.

Word Count: How to Talk About America’s Newest Arrivals

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:56
Foreigner vs. immigrant: The history of the use of these words in The New York Times reflects an evolving attitude toward newcomers.

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:56

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in while moderating the panel, "The New Era for Business in Africa" during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Nearly 50 African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.


Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:48
A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:44
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law.

Sony gives up on selling e-readers

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:44
Sony gives up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market.
Categories: BBC World News

ABC News: Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43

 Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attackABC News has learned that an American two-star general was killed in an attack at a military base in Afghanistan.


Man, 90, gets 4 years in wife's 'mercy' killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A 90-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years — but he could be released after serving six months.

City Room: New York Today: On Alert for Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:36
What you need to know for Tuesday: A patient is tested for Ebola, temperatures climb, and it’s Universal Peace Day.






Clinic owner charged with distributing steroids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:32

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players.


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
Categories: Sports Center