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Editorial: State Supreme Court should act on online sex trafficking

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:41
On Oct. 21, an important sex trafficking lawsuit comes before the Washington State Supreme Court. The justices should stand up to and help child victims of commercial sexual exploitation seek justice.

Detroit Zoo cares for turtles found at airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:41

In this undated photo released by the Detroit Zoo, a handler holds a turtle at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. The zoo is caring for more than 1,000 turtles authorities say are tied to an international smuggling ring. (AP Photo/Detroit Zoo, Jennie Miller)ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo is caring for more than 1,000 turtles that it says authorities believe are tied to an international smuggling ring.

Florida Starts New Inquiry Into Fatal Shooting of Deputy’s Girlfriend in 2010

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:34
A special prosecutor will re-examine the case of Michelle O’Connell, a deputy sheriff’s girlfriend who was in the process of breaking up with him when she died. Her death in 2010 was ruled a suicide.

US Justice review of Baltimore police sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials are looking for a U.S. Justice Department review of the city police department's procedures and policies after several cases of use of force by officers have resulted in millions of dollars in legal settlements and public outcry.

Video: Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson talks about his new foundation and Pass the Peace

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:31
Thursday, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made national news by writing a story for Derek Jeter's new website in which he talked about being a bully and launching a new foundation that will help raise money to stop domestic violence.
Categories: Sports Center

Teen pulled from Schuylkill River after SUV crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:30

 Teen driver paralyzed after SUV crash on MLK DriveA 17-year-old girl has been pulled from the Schuylkill River after a SUV crashed off Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

U.S. defends Ebola response, about 50 under observation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:20

A Red Cross worker delivers bedding materials to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, TexasBy Jon Herskovitz DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious condition. Health officials in Dallas charged with checking the spread of Ebola have narrowed their focus to about 50 people who had direct or indirect contact with an infected Liberian visitor, including 10 at high risk who are being checked twice daily for symptoms. ...

Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:20
A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee.

Why so many marathon records are broken in Berlin

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:19
Why Berlin is the best place to run a record marathon
Categories: BBC World News

$627M in Gulf oil spill recovery projects approved

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:17
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

Bird hits tour helicopter, forces landing in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
NEW YORK (AP) — An aerial tour company says a bird has slammed into the windshield of a helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing in New York City.

NTSB: Engineer in NYC derailment had sped before

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, file photo, first responders work the scene of a derailment of a Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York. A National Transportation Safety Board report released, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, describes gouges in the cars’ walls, jammed doors, dislodged seats and hundreds of broken windows after the Dec. 1 accident on the Metro-North Railroad. The NTSB hasn’t determined the cause. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The engineer whose commuter rail train was speeding when it derailed in the Bronx, killing four people, went 24 mph over the speed limit on the same run a few days earlier, a federal agency indicated Friday.

Whale Wins chef Renee Erickson serves up a recipe for success

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
With elegant simplicity and personal commitment, the Seattle chef who started The Walrus and the Carpenter makes the places we want to eat.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Family taken from flat shared with Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:13
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas family that lived in an apartment where a Liberian man fell ill with Ebola has been moved to a different home.

New investigation in Florida woman's 2010 fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:12

Jennifer O'Connell Crites speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, FloridaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities opened a new investigation into the 2010 death of a woman whose shooting was ruled a suicide, her family's attorneys said on Friday, after questions were raised about the local police department's handling of the case. Florida Governor Rick Scott earlier this week signed an executive order appointing a state prosecutor without apparent conflicts to investigate the death of Michelle O'Connell. The 24-year-old mother was found shot to death on Sept. 2, 2010, at the St. Augustine home of her boyfriend, St. ...