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Egypt statue museums lose status

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:59
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.
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Mystery of giant holes in Siberia may be solved

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:59

Geologist thinks biggest is a sinkhole that 'erupted,' thanks to melting permafrost.

       

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:52
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
Categories: BBC World News

New filter could bring clean water to everyone on Earth

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:52

With water scarcity on the rise, a little Swiss engineering may go a long way.

       

Poll: Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie trails Dem primary foe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:51

Poll released a week before primary shows Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie 10 points behind David Ige.

       

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:50

President Obama attends celebration of Special OlympicsBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own restaurant and is a Special Olympics star in year-round sports. "Presidents need encouragement once in a while too...Thank you, Tim," Obama said after Harris left his seat during the president's remarks to give him a hug, Harris' trademark at his restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Court clears way for California to sell $8 billion of bullet-train bonds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:49
(Reuters) - A California appeals court has ruled a state authority may issue $8 billion in bonds to help finance a high-speed rail system in the most populous U.S. state, removing a substantial obstacle to the proposed $68 billion plan. In overturning on Thursday a state court's 2013 ruling, the three-judge panel in Sacramento said the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which is overseeing the high-speed rail project, "properly found that issuance of bonds for the project necessary or desirable," court documents show. The panel also vacated a lower court order that the state re-do its financial plan for the project. Last year, Sacramento County Superior Court judge Michael Kenney ruled there was too little information to support a decision by the authority overseeing the project to move forward with the sale of the bonds.

5 craziest crimes of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:47

An imaginative but poorly executed prison-smuggling scheme and a wedding that came up way short on goodwill make the list.

       

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:46
The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:46
Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

Rainiers beat Salt Lake, get over .500

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 16:01
Ty Kelly hit a two-run home run and Xavier Avery homered to lead off the game to lead the Tacoma Rainiers to a 4-1 victory over the Bees in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Categories: Sports Center

Mike Zunino’s late homer pushes Mariners past Indians, 6-5

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:31
Two-run homer in the eighth inning gives Seattle a win after coughing up a 4-1 advantage.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners acquire Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia at trade deadline

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:31
With a winning record and legitimate hopes at a postseason berth as the second wild card, general manager Jack Zduriencik supplemented his offensively challenged club by adding Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, a pair of established major-league outfielders, via trade on Thursday.
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