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No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:16
Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of "Downton Abbey" say Cupid's arrow is not headed for their characters.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:12
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
Categories: BBC World News

Arizona will execute killer after court rejects last-minute appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:11

Joseph Wood is pictured in this undated handout booking photoBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for a convicted double-murderer to be put to death, lifting a hold after reviewing a last-minute appeal that involved questions about the lethal drug cocktail to be used in the execution. Joseph Wood, 55, was one of six death row inmates who sued Arizona last month arguing that secrecy surrounding the drugs used in botched executions in Ohio and Oklahoma violated their constitutional rights. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed to consider the appeal on Wednesday morning and briefly put the execution on hold, but it later lifted that suspension after denying the appeal, according to the court order.

James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:07

FILE - This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with the July 2012 Aurora shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70. Sunday, July 20, 2014 marks 2 years since theater massacre. Holmes' trial is scheduled to start Dec. 8, 2014 after three postponements. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.

Detroit porch shooting trial opens

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:02
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.
Categories: BBC World News

Prosecutors Sidestep Race as Trial Begins in Shooting of Black Michigan Youth

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:02
The trial of Theodore P. Wafer, who is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Renisha McBride, began in Detroit.

Family spokeswoman: Indiana teen killed when plane crashes during record-attempt flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family spokeswoman: Indiana teen killed when plane crashes during record-attempt flight.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:56
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:51

Train transports make their way along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail line outside of Williston, North DakotaBy Edward McAllister and Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy boom. Among the proposed rules released by the DOT are new speed limits for trains carrying oil, enhanced safety features for new railcars to carry oil and ethanol, and a quick phasing-out of older cars deemed unsafe. The regulator's move has been widely anticipated by safety advocates and industries involved in energy shipments, including drillers and refiners who are wary that restrictions could hamper their shipments, and tank car manufacturers, who may benefit from big new tank car orders. Over the last 18 months, at least a dozen trains carrying crude oil have derailed, six of which led to oil spills and major fires and one of which caused the death of 47 people in Quebec, Canada.

Factbox: Reaction to U.S. proposals on oil, ethanol transport by rail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:50
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of safety standards for carrying crude oil and ethanol by rail after a series of accidents in the past year. The following statements are in reaction to the proposed rules: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE JACK GERARD: “The government can and should take steps to ensure greater safety without stalling the energy renaissance that is creating good jobs, growing our economy and improving America’s energy security. As the regulatory process moves forward, we will continue to work collaboratively with the rail industry, regulators and local first responders toward our goal of zero incidents.” ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDWARD HAMBERGER: "This long-anticipated rulemaking from DOT provides a much-needed pathway for enhancing the safe movement of flammable liquids in the U.S." REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN OF NORTH DAKOTA, WHO HAS PRESSED REGULATORS TO MAKE TANK CARS SAFER: “We appreciate that DOT has issued its proposal for rail tank cars today that appears to be comprehensive and deals with prevention, mitigation and response.

The Not Lazy but Certainly Crazy Days of Summer . . And the Scoop on this Week’s Show:

E-Town - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:10
Man oh man, talk about those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Well, I can’t say it’s felt lazy, things have been really hectic. But I will say with confidence that it’s felt crazy these last few weeks, so much ‘crazy’ going on both here in the US and around the world, from passenger planes […]
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