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Chicago-area zoo investigates deaths of 54 stingrays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:26

Handout photo of stingrays swimming in a shallow pool at the Brookfield ZooBy Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago is investigating what caused all 54 of its stingrays to die, a zoo spokeswoman said on Monday. Four southern stingrays and 50 cownose rays died on Friday after the oxygen level dropped in the exhibit habitat, the zoo said in a statement. "We are devastated by the tragic loss of these animals," Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of animal programs for the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates the zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, said in the statement.


Rap star 50 Cent files for bankruptcy

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:25
Grammy-award winning rapper 50 Cent files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to reports in the US.
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Obama frees dozens of drug offenders

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:23
US President Barack Obama commutes the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders as part of a renewed effort to reform the criminal justice system.
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Seattle police investigate shooting in Rainier Vista neighborhood

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:17
Seattle police are responding to reports of gunfire in the Rainier Vista neighborhood.
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Seattle police investigate shooting in Rainier Vista neighborhood

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:17
Seattle police are responding to reports of gunfire in the Rainier Vista neighborhood.
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Seattle police investigate shooting in Rainier Vista neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:17
Seattle police are responding to reports of gunfire in the Rainier Vista neighborhood.

Greek PM seeks eurozone deal backing

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:16
Greece's PM returns to Athens to sell the terms of a third eurozone bailout to colleagues and coalition partners, after marathon talks.
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Former Air Force One pilot for LBJ dies in Texas at 90

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:13

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2010 file photo, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Cross stands on the steps of a JetStar that he flew for Lyndon B. Johnson, in Austin, Texas. Cross died Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Gatesville, Texas. He was 90. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Larry Kolvoord, File)GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A military pilot who was an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and flew Air Force One has died in Texas.


Pope 'did not chew coca' in Bolivia

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:11
Pope Francis says that he did not chew coca during his recent trip to Bolivia, where the leaves are used to alleviate the effects of the high altitude.
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VIDEO: Hungary builds barrier to stop migrants

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:08
Hungary has begun building a fence on the country's border with Serbia, which it hopes will stem the flow of people arriving from warzones or simply in search of a better life.
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After tragedy, Nooksack teen recognized by White House finds healing in canoeing

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:05
Hamilton Seymour, a 15-year-old member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe from Bellingham who won a national award this year from the Center for Native American Youth, was picked to introduce Michelle Obama before her speech to the group this week.
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After tragedy, Nooksack teen recognized by White House finds healing in canoeing

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:05
Hamilton Seymour, a 15-year-old member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe from Bellingham who won a national award this year from the Center for Native American Youth, was picked to introduce Michelle Obama before her speech to the group this week.
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After tragedy, Nooksack teen recognized by White House finds healing in canoeing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:05
Hamilton Seymour, a 15-year-old member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe from Bellingham who won a national award this year from the Center for Native American Youth, was picked to introduce Michelle Obama before her speech to the group this week.

In new book, Aziz Ansari navigates ‘Modern Romance’

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:55
The comedian’s first outing as an author — with help from a sociology prof — is an easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy about the most universal, and sometimes most miserable, of human activities.
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In new book, Aziz Ansari navigates ‘Modern Romance’

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:55
The comedian’s first outing as an author — with help from a sociology prof — is an easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy about the most universal, and sometimes most miserable, of human activities.
Categories: Sports Center

In new book, Aziz Ansari navigates ‘Modern Romance’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:55
The comedian’s first outing as an author — with help from a sociology prof — is an easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy about the most universal, and sometimes most miserable, of human activities.

Seeing green: Washington rakes in revenue from marijuana taxes - RT

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:52

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Seeing green: Washington rakes in revenue from marijuana taxes
RT
Sales of legalized marijuana have put over $65 million into Washington state's tax coffers over the past year, officials said. They are now lowering excise taxes and regulating medical cannabis to help the fledgling industry. Residents of the ...

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Prosecutors' in-house investigators behind NY criminal cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:46

In this June 9, 2015 photo, Joe Ponzi, former chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney Investigators, poses in front of Brooklyn's Borough Hall in New York. In his 36 years on the job, Ponzi oversaw some of the borough’s most famed cases, including the indictment of two sitting state supreme court judges. A famed polygraph expert, Ponzi is credited with gaining the confession of a conspirator who proved key in the prosecutions against the so-called Mafia Cops. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Years ago as a young prosecutor, Preet Bharara was driving in New York City's Little Italy with a dogged investigator named Ken McCabe, who suddenly recognized some mobsters, rolled down his window and surprised them by addressing them by their Mafia nicknames.


US government records $51.8 billion budget surplus in June

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a budget surplus in June, leaving the budget deficit so far this year running under last year’s level. The Treasury Department says the surplus in June totaled $51.8 billion, compared to a surplus of $70.5 billion a year ago. However, the larger 2014 monthly surplus was heavily influenced […]
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US government records $51.8 billion budget surplus in June

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a budget surplus in June, leaving the budget deficit so far this year running under last year’s level. The Treasury Department says the surplus in June totaled $51.8 billion, compared to a surplus of $70.5 billion a year ago. However, the larger 2014 monthly surplus was heavily influenced […]
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