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Alaska Coast Guard rescues 4 men who abandoned sinking boat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:37
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter team rescued four men from their sinking fishing boat off Alaska in dramatic fashion, after they plunged into the choppy ocean waters.

Bahrain convicts 57 for 'bomb plot'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:20
Bahrain jails 57 people, and strips the citizenship of 56 of them, for an alleged plot to bomb sites in the Gulf kingdom.
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Virginia officer indicted over fatal shooting of mentally ill black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:18
The decision comes amid a national outcry over police violence against minorities, sparked by high profile police killings of unarmed black men in cities across the country in the past year, as well as grand jury decisions to not criminally charge the officers involved. Norfolk Police officer Michael Carlton Edington Jr. was charged with voluntary manslaughter over the June 6, 2014 shooting death of 35-year-old David Latham, the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney said in a statement.

Beck teases new music with return to irony

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:18

Singer Beck with his Grammy award in February 2015Alternative rock icon Beck on Thursday hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic side. The image shows Beck in an abstract, carnival-like atmosphere, with flashing objects around his face that resemble small billiard balls and twisted sticks. Beck has released 12 studio albums that have almost all won critical acclaim while varying widely in style.

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From War Games to Interstellar: NORAD's bunker is a film favorite Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:08

The mountainous alternate command center for NORAD is a frequent setting in films. Here are some.


NORAD's hidden bunker keeps the (data) snoops out Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:08

Inside NORAD's hollowed-out mountain is the shelter of last resort.


LeBron hurt as Warriors level series

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:07
LeBron James needs stitches after colliding with a camera as Cleveland Cavaliers lose the fourth game of the NBA finals.
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Force in US country music Jim Ed Brown dies at 81

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:05

Jim Ed Brown - "When The Sun Says Hello To The Mountain" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry screenshot videoJim Ed Brown, the mild-mannered crooner who spent a half-century at one of US country music's most prestigious venues, the Grand Ole Opry, died Thursday. Brown died from cancer at a hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville, according to Webster Public Relations, which represented him. The singer won crossover success in 1959, topping both the pop and country charts with the song "The Three Bells" performed with his two sisters.

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Malaysia plane in emergency landing

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:01
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, after reporting a possible engine fire.
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Honda outlines cost of airbag recalls

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:58
The Japanese carmaker says it expects to spend almost 45bn yen (£234m; $363m) on recalling cars fitted with potentially dangerous airbags.
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Downton to get special Bafta tribute

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:52
ITV's hit period drama Downton Abbey will be honoured by Bafta with a special tribute night, attended by the cast and crew.
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Obama hangs out with the 'Racing Presidents' Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:52

The mascot version of Mount Rushmore


Parents out 'black' NAACP leader as white woman Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:36

The parents of the Spokane chapter's president claim she has been deceiving people.


Coast Guard, Cuban migrants continue deadly hide-and-seek

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:30

In this photo taken in the Florida Straits on May 17, 2015, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr, foreground, leaving the USCG cutter Mohawk with six Cuban migrants. U.S. authorities have captured or intercepted more than 2,500 Cuban migrants attempting the risky sea crossing from Cuba to the U.S. since Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Winton)ABOVE THE FLORIDA STRAITS (AP) — With a shift in the relationship between Havana and Washington, many Cubans are now attempting a risky sea crossing out of fear that the U.S. will change its "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy allowing any Cuban reaching U.S. land to stay and pursue citizenship.

Head of Japan stock exchanges 'ashamed ' over Toshiba woes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:27
TOKYO (AP) — The longtime head of Japan's stock exchange says he is "ashamed" over a recent accounting scandal at electronics and industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp.

VIDEO: How to spend 200 days in space

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:21
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has touched down in Kazakhstan after breaking the record for the longest uninterrupted space flight by a woman.
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Aging cemetery provides Native Hawaiian genealogical details

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:17

A row of graves sit in Pauoa Hawaiian Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, June 11, 2015. There’s an effort underway to preserve and repair grave markers at aging cemeteries like this one. Cemeteries can provide a wealth of information for people tracing their Native Hawaiian genealogy, according to Nanette Napoleon, a freelance historical researcher whose work focuses on cemeteries. But little or no burial records were kept at these mid- to late 19th century cemeteries. The vast majority of Hawaii's 300 cemeteries are like Pauoa's, where a chapel once stood near where a monkeypod tree now looms tall and wide. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — Sarah Kailikele was 84 years old when she died on Aug. 14, 1909, according to the inscription on her toppled tombstone, which was leaning on the base it was once mounted on.

Theater shooting jurors see grisly crime scene video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:12

CORRECTS NAME OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE BRAUCHLER In this image made from video, Gargi Datta, a former girlfriend of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, is questioned by District Attorney George Brauchler, during a trail for Holmes, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Datta testified about online chats she had with Holmes in the months they dated. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 2012 shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 70. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial took a virtual tour of the auditorium where 12 people were shot to death, moving past bodies wedged between rows of seats or sprawled throughout aisles amid spent ammunition, spilled popcorn and blood.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:05
"Look, they could either be four miles from the prison or they could be in Mexico. Right? So you just don't know." — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after bloodhounds picked up the scent of two escaped inmates in the woods close to the upstate prison.

Asian shares fail to follow US lead

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:05
Asian shares are lacklustre in early trade on Friday despite US stocks closing higher on strong retail sales data.
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