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EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:26

Onlookers view the Animas River from a bridge as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)DENVER (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado.


What do Kurds make of Turkey-PKK fighting?

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:20
Turkey's Kurds tell how return to violence is affecting their lives
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Migrant life on the streets of Kos

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:10
Local Greek islanders say they are being overwhelmed by the number of migrants arriving from Africa.
Categories: BBC World News

Throw a retirement party for coal

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:05
Time to drop this “war on coal” talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama’s beefed-up plan to combat global warming. No, the Clean Power Plan will not ruin their local economies, because coal has already done that, certainly in Appalachia. Look at those barren flats where majestic mountains once […]
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Throw a retirement party for coal

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:05
Time to drop this “war on coal” talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama’s beefed-up plan to combat global warming. No, the Clean Power Plan will not ruin their local economies, because coal has already done that, certainly in Appalachia. Look at those barren flats where majestic mountains once […]
Categories: Sports Center

Throw a retirement party for coal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:05
Time to drop this “war on coal” talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama’s beefed-up plan to combat global warming. No, the Clean Power Plan will not ruin their local economies, because coal has already done that, certainly in Appalachia. Look at those barren flats where majestic mountains once […]

VIDEO: PKK leader: 'Turkey is protecting IS'

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:04
The man currently leading the PKK says it is still open to negotiations with the the Turkish government if a ceasefire is declared.
Categories: BBC World News

Secret police-camera program raises trust issues

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:04
The city of Seattle must be forthright if it wants to use police surveillance systems.
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Secret police-camera program raises trust issues

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:04
The city of Seattle must be forthright if it wants to use police surveillance systems.
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Secret police-camera program raises trust issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:04
The city of Seattle must be forthright if it wants to use police surveillance systems.

Oxfam's annual income tops £401m

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:03
Oxfam's annual income tops £401m, but the charity says the scale of disasters "stretched" its operation.
Categories: BBC World News

Busloads of supplies guarantee a good start for low-income students

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:03
Communities in Schools of Seattle is one of many organizations scrambling to ensure low-income students have the opportunity to begin a new school year on equal footing with their peers.
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Busloads of supplies guarantee a good start for low-income students

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:03
Communities in Schools of Seattle is one of many organizations scrambling to ensure low-income students have the opportunity to begin a new school year on equal footing with their peers.
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Busloads of supplies guarantee a good start for low-income students

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:03
Communities in Schools of Seattle is one of many organizations scrambling to ensure low-income students have the opportunity to begin a new school year on equal footing with their peers.

Lowry claims maiden American title

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:01
Shane Lowry of Ireland claims the biggest win of his career with a two-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
Categories: BBC World News

It’s time to regulate rents in Seattle

NBA - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:01
Regulating rents is but one tool, but it is too useful not to use it.
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It’s time to regulate rents in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:01
Regulating rents is but one tool, but it is too useful not to use it.
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It’s time to regulate rents in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:01
Regulating rents is but one tool, but it is too useful not to use it.

Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:13

Margie Winters, right, and her wife Andrea Vettori pose for a photograph Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Glenside, Pa. Winters, a popular, married, gay teacher at a private Catholic school has garnered widespread support since she was fired and vows to seek out the pope's ear on LGBT issues when he visits Philadelphia next month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"


Police identify 4 killed in Adirondack Mountains plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:11
LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (AP) — The four people killed in a fiery crash after a small plane went down in the Adirondack Mountains were longtime friends who were attending a lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, police and family members said Sunday.