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Troopers: Child killed in village was shot by 11-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:33
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 5-year-old boy was playing video games in his living room when he was fatally shot by an 11-year-old child.

UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:31

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon and his colleagues display what he called "terror dolls" , right, that he said are being used to teach hatred among Palestinian children, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the U.N. He spoke shortly before the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the Middle East and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon spoke out against Israel's settlement activities. Ban told council members that the parties must "act now to prevent the two-state solution from slipping away forever." (AP Photo/Cara Anna)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building in the West Bank, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community."


Victims ID'd in Schuylkill Canal crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:31

Victims ID'd in Schuylkill Canal crashOfficials have released the names of the victims killed after their car overturned into the Schuylkill Canal in Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania.


Victims ID'd in Schuylkill Canal crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:31

Man charged in Schuylkill Canal crash that killed 2Officials have released the names of the victims killed after their car overturned into the Schuylkill Canal in Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania.


'Doomsday Clock' to stand still

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:29
The so-called Doomsday Clock will remain set at three-minutes-to-midnight amid global perils such as climate change and nuclear proliferation.
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Public prayer reviewed; 1st case since Supreme Court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:29
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court will consider whether county commissioners in North Carolina violated the Constitution by delivering Christian prayers at their meetings and inviting audience members to join.

Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]
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Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]
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Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]

Surge of Americans tests limits of Cuba's tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:27

Tourists enjoy a ride in vintage cars in old HavanaCuba's tourism industry is under unprecedented strain and struggling to meet demand with record numbers of visitors arriving a year after detente with the United States renewed interest in the Caribbean island. Once a rare sight, Americans are now swarming Old Havana's colonial squares and narrow streets along with Europeans and Canadians. Cuba received a record 3.52 million visitors last year, up 17.4 percent from 2014.


After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]
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After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]
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After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]

Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.
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Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.
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Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.

Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]
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Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]
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Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]

Character actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

Character actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94Character actor Abe Vigoda, who starred in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and played the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.