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Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:22
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.

Obama to speak from White House Friday afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House Friday afternoon as Congress finishes its last votes before a five-week recess.

Lost Canadian sailboat found off Ocean Shores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:19
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Citi says SEC has closed probe of mortgage bonds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:18
Citigroup Inc. says it's been told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the agency has completed its investigation of the bank's conduct regarding mortgage bonds and won't bring further enforcement action.

ArtsBeat: Sundance Plans Screenings in Hong Kong

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:10
Sundance Film Festival-Hong Kong Selections will take place in September.






Former NYPD sergeant sentenced to 58 months in $4.7 million scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:03
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City police sergeant who admitted duping investors in a $4.7 million real estate scheme was sentenced on Friday to nearly five years in prison, a federal prosecutor said. When James Monahan met with people who were considering investing in the Panam Management Group, he repeatedly touted his prior service with the NYPD as proof of his trustworthiness, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a news release. Monahan and his co-conspirator, attorney Edward Adams, told investors their money would be placed in an escrow account to which neither Monahan and Adams had access, the federal prosecutor said.

Home after 9 months, teen says she's improving

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:58

Abigail Hernandez, right, sits with family and friends as she listens to her mother Zenya Hernandez, center, talk with N.H. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, right, prior to the arraignment of Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — In her first public comments, the New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished on the way home from school told her local newspaper that she's "feeling a lot better every day."


Bits Blog: Amazon Wants Cheaper Ebooks. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:57
The retailer argues that e-books should be priced at $9.99. But there is a risk that eliminating price experimentation could stifle creative business ideas.






Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:57
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Authorities were working Friday to determine if a 25-ton humpback whale died as the result of a collision with the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak.

Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:49

Plans underway to retrieve Americans with EbolaPlans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa.


Morning links: Ticket sales lagging for Hawaii

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:16
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