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Detroit porch killer testifies

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:43
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.
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Governor makes Newtown response a campaign issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:38

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, center, signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Surrounding him are Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, Neil Heslin, second left, father of shooting victim Jesse Lewis, and Nicole Hockley, right, mother of shooting victim Dylan. Malloy is making a campaign issue of his handling of the Newtown shooting. Nicole Hockley appears in his television ad released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, crediting the Democrat with having, “the courage and conviction to stand up and do the right thing. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making a campaign issue of his handling of the 2012 mass school shooting in Newtown, using it as he seeks a second term to highlight his leadership during difficult times.


Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:34

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows bison in a state park in South Dakota. The year’s first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the state, home to the second-most cattle ranches in the country. But experts say there is little need to be alarmed because most livestock is vaccinated and the threat to humans is minimal in the U.S. thanks to meat-quality inspections and ranchers adept at dealing with the bacteria. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt, File)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The year's first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the northern part of the state, which is home to the most domesticated bison on ranches in the country. But experts say there is little need to be alarmed because the threat to humans is minimal in the U.S. and most livestock are vaccinated.


VIDEO: Ferry capsizes on river in Bangladesh

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:32
A ferry carrying around 200 passengers capsizes on the River Padma, south-west of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
Categories: BBC World News

Porch killing defendant: 'I wasn't going to cower'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:29

 Witness Testifies (ABC News)A suburban Detroit man has testified that he was afraid when a woman showed up on his porch before dawn one morning last year, but that he refused to be a victim in his own home.


Washington, Gonzaga to renew series in 2016-17

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:27
After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga are finally getting together on the basketball court again. ''This series is great for the fans of our state,'' Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement. ''The fans have shown that they really appreciate the game with Washington and Gonzaga. There was a proposal for a series of ''neutral site'' games played at KeyArena in Seattle ...

Ray Allen ponders joining LeBron James in Cleveland or retirement

NBA - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:27
Ray Allen could play one more year in the NBA. He is wanted, and he knows it. Or he could retire with no regrets, all business finished.
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