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Italy finds bodies in migrant boat

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:30
The Italian navy finds about 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants between Sicily and the North African coast.
Categories: BBC World News

5 things to know as legal pot sales open next week

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:28
SEATTLE (AP) -- The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry: FEW STORES :  The state's Liquor Control Board plans to issue up to 20 marijuana retail licenses on ...

5 things to know as legal pot sales open next week

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:22
The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago.

City Room: New York Today: Behind Grand Central’s Shine

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:07
What you need to know for Monday: polishing a station’s metal, clouds and sun, and a move to ban grilling in Prospect Park.






VIDEO: Pistorius 'had no mental disorder'

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:06
Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend, says a psychological report at the resumption of his murder trial.
Categories: BBC World News

In aftermath of liquor privatization, spirits everywhere, not cheap

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:06
Many expected liquor sales privatization to benefit businesses, the state and the public by creating a modern market that would make spirits cheap and ubiquitous. Now liquor is ubiquitous but remains expensive, and some businesses still struggle for a place in the new environment.

VIDEO: Flood chaos hits south west China

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:03
Flooding has hit southwest China after prolonged heavy rain, sweeping away vehicles in its path.
Categories: BBC World News

GM crash victim payment plan won't have limit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:02
When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he'll have an open wallet.

United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 22:00
CHICAGO (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to California, filling part of the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas, the airline and passengers said.

Memorial today amid plea for help in woman's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:58

Memorial today amid plea for help in woman's deathA memorial will be held today for Carol Reiff, who was found in Gloucester Township, Camden County last year.


Court to weigh gov't duty to settle bias claims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to try and settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

A look at the Border Patrol's staffing imbalance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:57
The number of Border Patrol agents roughly doubled over the last decade to more than 21,000, but many of them work where illegal crossings are relatively low. The imbalance has become increasingly clear since Central Americans began pouring into Texas' Rio Grande Valley by the thousands. Here are some numbers from Customs and Border Protection's website and internal documents reviewed by The Associated Press:

Border Patrol has lots of agents — in wrong places

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:57
The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

Cruise ship leaves Seattle again following fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:54
SEATTLE (AP) — A cruise ship that returned to Seattle after a fire in its boiler room left the port again on Sunday morning.

High court will consider deadlines for suing gov't

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider how strict deadlines should be for people to sue the federal government for negligence.

Court rejects challenge to law banning gay therapy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

Dozens stranded when SeaWorld ride malfunctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of people were stranded more than 200 feet up on a revolving tower at SeaWorld San Diego for hours Sunday when a power failure stalled the ride, authorities said.

Court won't weigh Sept 11 claims vs. bin Laden kin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says lawsuits by victims' families and survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks can proceed, but without relatives of Osama bin Laden and businesses that allegedly supported al-Qaida before the terrorist attacks as defendants.

High court rejects Google appeal in snooping case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.

High court stays out of Mt. Soledad cross dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the long-running dispute over a war memorial cross in San Diego before a federal appeals court has its say.