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Administration nearing decision on improving Iraqi training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:45

In this photo taken May 6, 2015, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of new training camps that likely would require a bigger U.S. troop presence, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Dempsey said he has recommended changes to President Barack Obama but he offered no assessment of when decisions would be made. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S. officials said Tuesday.


Mariners take former Huskies outfielder Braden Bishop in third round of MLB draft

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:41
The Huskies’ speedster was as fast as anyone in NCAA baseball and an elite defensive player. Off the field, Bishop made headlines as he began a personal mission to bring awareness to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which his mother, Suzy, was diagnosed in September at age 54.
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Mariners take former Huskies outfielder Braden Bishop in third round of MLB draft

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:41
The Huskies’ speedster was as fast as anyone in NCAA baseball and an elite defensive player. Off the field, Bishop made headlines as he began a personal mission to bring awareness to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which his mother, Suzy, was diagnosed in September at age 54.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners take former Huskies outfielder Braden Bishop in third round of MLB draft

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:41
The Huskies’ speedster was as fast as anyone in NCAA baseball and an elite defensive player. Off the field, Bishop made headlines as he began a personal mission to bring awareness to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which his mother, Suzy, was diagnosed in September at age 54.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners take former Huskies outfielder Braden Bishop in third round of MLB draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:41
The Huskies’ speedster was as fast as anyone in NCAA baseball and an elite defensive player. Off the field, Bishop made headlines as he began a personal mission to bring awareness to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which his mother, Suzy, was diagnosed in September at age 54.

Dog mess fines 'down by almost 20%'

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:39
The number of people fined for failing to pick up their dog's poo fell by almost 20% last year, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.
Categories: BBC World News

Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies; Designer Whose Letters Are Found Everywhere

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:38
Mr. Zapf found expression in subtly inventive typefaces that have brought words to readers on paper, on signposts, on monuments and on computer screens for more than half a century.







Ind. home blast: Firefighters' testimony emotional

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:37

"I would've risked everything to get inside there," fire lieutenant says.

       

Bezos: Amazon's in a plural marriage to the cloud, Prime and Marketplace

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:36

Labor unions were calling for Amazon to improve conditions for the contract security guards

       

San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:35

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, shows soft drinks for sale at K & D Market in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for soda pop. Supporters and opponents say San Francisco would be the first place in the country to require warnings on ads for soda, which is linked to rotting teeth and obesity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.


Biden returning to D.C., but just for the day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:32

Biden will meet with Obama and the Ukrainian prime minister before returning to Delaware.

       

Nelson Cruz leaves Mariners game with back spasms

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:31
CLEVELAND — On a night when most of the Mariners’ bats showed signs of waking up from a prolonged slumber, they watched their biggest bat disappear down the tunnel toward the visitors’ clubhouse at Progressive Field. Outfielder Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday hitting .329 with and AL-leading 18 home runs and 39 RBI, left Tuesday’s game […]
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Nelson Cruz leaves Mariners game with back spasms

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:31
CLEVELAND — On a night when most of the Mariners’ bats showed signs of waking up from a prolonged slumber, they watched their biggest bat disappear down the tunnel toward the visitors’ clubhouse at Progressive Field. Outfielder Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday hitting .329 with and AL-leading 18 home runs and 39 RBI, left Tuesday’s game […]
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Nelson Cruz leaves Mariners game with back spasms

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:31
CLEVELAND — On a night when most of the Mariners’ bats showed signs of waking up from a prolonged slumber, they watched their biggest bat disappear down the tunnel toward the visitors’ clubhouse at Progressive Field. Outfielder Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday hitting .329 with and AL-leading 18 home runs and 39 RBI, left Tuesday’s game […]
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Nelson Cruz leaves Mariners game with back spasms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:31
CLEVELAND — On a night when most of the Mariners’ bats showed signs of waking up from a prolonged slumber, they watched their biggest bat disappear down the tunnel toward the visitors’ clubhouse at Progressive Field. Outfielder Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday hitting .329 with and AL-leading 18 home runs and 39 RBI, left Tuesday’s game […]

GOP senators show off flavors of home with lunchtime tradition

NBA - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:30
The weekly Thursday meeting of Republican senators is catered by the host’s home-state restaurants, takeout joints, bakeries and the like, during which the lawmakers hash over major issues (with extra napkins).
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GOP senators show off flavors of home with lunchtime tradition

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:30
The weekly Thursday meeting of Republican senators is catered by the host’s home-state restaurants, takeout joints, bakeries and the like, during which the lawmakers hash over major issues (with extra napkins).
Categories: Sports Center

GOP senators show off flavors of home with lunchtime tradition

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:30
The weekly Thursday meeting of Republican senators is catered by the host’s home-state restaurants, takeout joints, bakeries and the like, during which the lawmakers hash over major issues (with extra napkins).

Billy Graham's son urges Wells Fargo boycott over same-sex ads

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:29

The CEO of the Billy Graham ministry is switching to BB&T after Wells Fargo ran a same-sex ad.