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Driver severely burned when cigarette ignites car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:13
ELSMERE, Del. (AP) — Fire officials say a Delaware driver was severely burned when the lighted cigarette he threw out his car window was blown back in by the wind and ignited the interior of the vehicle.

Court to weigh gov't duty to settle bias claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:13
The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to try and settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

2 dead in fiery plane crash at Colorado ski area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:12
GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — Two people are dead after their small plane crashed into a slope at the Loveland Ski Area in Colorado.

Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit revived by U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:10

DETAINEE GESTURES TOWARD U.S. SOLDIER THROUGH BARS OF HIS CELL AT ABU GHRAIB PRISON OUTSIDE BAGHDAD.A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc by four former Iraqi detainees who claimed the U.S. defense contractor's employees directed their torture at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the claims had sufficient ties to the United States to be heard in U.S. courts. Writing for a unanimous three-judge 4th Circuit panel, Circuit Judge Barbara Milano Keenan also said Congress has a "distinct interest" in not turning the United States into a "safe harbor" for torturers. The lawsuit accused CACI employees who conducted interrogation and other services at Abu Ghraib of directing or encouraging torture, in part to "soften up" detainees for questioning, while managers were accused of covering it up.

Murray sweeps into quarter-finals

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:02
Defending champion Andy Murray beats 20th seed Kevin Anderson to reach the last eight at Wimbledon for the seventh time.
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Hearing for mom accused of throwing 2 from window

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:02
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge is airing concerns about the mental state of a 34-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her two children by throwing them out a window.

Boy at Boy Scout camp dies from gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:01
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego has died from a gunshot wound.