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Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:29

Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutorBaltimore police have completed their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned over their findings to prosecutors - one day earlier than the department's self-imposed deadline, the commissioner said Thursday morning.


Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:23

File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in RabatBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named Best Group for their work highlighting the griot (story teller) tradition in the awards, announced on Thursday. The Kronos Quartet, usually associated with classical music, took the Cross-Cultural Collaboration award for an album embracing the music of countries ranging from Syria to China. Allen, 74, was nominated for his "Film of Life" album but the award was as much a recognition of his lifetime achievements, Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton said.


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Chinese and Russian Navies to Hold Joint Drills in Mediterranean

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:21
The announcement of joint military exercises was a further sign of deepening ties between China and Russia, and of the Chinese Navy’s increasing ambitions.

Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:18

President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools’ Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives to improve education through digital connectivity. The president announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.


Large sinkhole opens up on Wissinoming street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:17

Large sinkhole opens up on Wissinoming streetA large sinkhole opened up on a street, causing detours in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


No Sharp Rise Seen in Police Killings, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:10
The use of police force against minorities and whites alike is poorly tracked, but what data does exist suggests the number of law-enforcement homicides have risen only slowly, if at all.

Former SEC football player charged in death of Georgia boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:09
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy.

Osborne rejects Lib Dem welfare claims

BBC World News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:09
George Osborne rejects claims by Lib Dem Danny Alexander that the Tories proposed to cut child benefit while they were in government together.
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:07

AP10ThingsToSee - Partizan soccer fans light torches during a Serbian National soccer league derby match between Red Star and Partizan, in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Obama's BRAIN Initiative yields first study results

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:05

Obama walks off stage after announcing his administration's BRAIN initiative at the White House in WashingtonThe study, describing a way to manipulate a lab animal's brain circuitry accurately enough to turn behaviors both on and off, is the first to be published under President Barack Obama's 2013 BRAIN Initiative, which aims to advance neuroscience and develop therapies for brain disorders. If scientists are able do that for the circuitry involved in psychiatric or neurological disorders, it may lead to therapies. "This tool sharpens the cutting edge of research aimed at improving our understanding of brain circuit disorders, such as schizophrenia and addictive behaviors," said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the $1 million study. Brain neurons are genetically engineered to produce a custom-made - "designer" - receptor.


Over 140 Arrested as New Yorkers Protest the Death of Freddie Gray

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:02
One police officer was injured in the protest Wednesday night, which was meant to show solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore and to criticize police tactics in both cities.






Euro MPs rebuff transparency drive

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:58
MEPs shun new effort to tighten up expenses
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Oklahoma House passes 72-hour abortion wait time legislation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that would make Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require women to wait at least 72 hours before receiving an abortion.

S Africa court backs 'right to die'

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:55
A South African court grants a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling on assisted suicide.
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Marine charged in military court in Va. with hazing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:55
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and physically abusing those under his command — ordering one to punch another hard enough to make him urinate blood — is facing a court-martial in Virginia.

White Pass - 4/30/2015 6:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:52
White Pass US12
4/30/2015 6:51:52 AM

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Satus Pass - 4/30/2015 6:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:52
Satus Pass US97
4/30/2015 6:59:23 AM

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Stevens Pass - 4/30/2015 6:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:52
Stevens Pass US2
4/30/2015 6:49:52 AM

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Blewett Pass - 4/30/2015 6:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:52
Blewett Pass US97
4/30/2015 6:56:03 AM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/30/2015 6:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/30/2015 6:43:24 AM

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