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Calif. firefighters brace for heat as blazes rage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:37

Over 10,000 firefighters continue to battle 24 active fires in California. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity provided a window of oppo...

       

Two elite U.S. airmen die after parachute training accident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:27
Its cause has not been determined and an ongoing investigation could take up to a year to complete, the Air Force said in a statement. It identified the men as Sergeant Timothy Officer, 32, and Sergeant Marty Bettelyoun, 35. Both had served several tours of duty abroad and were part of a special tactics unit in the Air Force's special operations division.

Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:24

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2011 file photo shows Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki at a news conference in St. Francis, Wis. Listecki said Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 the Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse. The proposed settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."


Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bombing with calls to end 'absolute evil' of nuclear weapons

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:23

People stand for a minute of silence to mark hundreds of thousands of lives lost.

       

Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:11
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.
Categories: BBC World News

SocGen to bolster financial reserves

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:05
French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.
Categories: BBC World News

4 children killed in Missouri fire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:04

Children who died in Osage Beach fire were ages 2 to 5; two adults were able to escape.

       

App helps organize back-to-school shopping

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:53

Added perk: the app’s checklist items can be modified to fit individual needs

       

How American culture went nuclear — without us realizing it

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:50

The U.S. ushered in nuclear culture when it dropped atomic bombs on Japan.

       

Global economic growth 'to slow'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:34
The NIESR think tank predicts global economic growth will slow this year to the lowest rate since the financial crisis.
Categories: BBC World News

Hauliers owe £4m in migrant fines

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:29
Haulage firms and lorry drivers are fined more than £4m due to migrants found on their vehicles - with the number of fines up 50% on last year.
Categories: BBC World News

Thursday's forecast: Soggy in the South

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:27

A wet Thursday is on tap for portions the Southeast as a storm slogs through the region.

       

How the AP-NORC poll on race and police was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:23
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on race relations and policing was conducted by NORC July 17-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,223 adults, including 311 black adults, who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.

O'Malley criticizes DNC for limiting 2016 debates

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:22

O'Malley criticizes DNC for limiting 2016 debates

       

AP-NORC Poll: Things to know on views of race and police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found a vast gulf between black and white Americans in how they view police officers. Things to know about Americans' opinions and experiences with policing:

Founder of Sandy volunteer group Bucket Brigade dies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:20

Cassandra Vitale assisted with recovery from the storm for two years.

       

Trump wants debate on 'high level'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:10

Donald Trump says he will hit back if attacked during Thursday night's debate.

       

Asia shares up despite rate rise talk

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:08
Asian shares make small gains despite investors weighing up the possibility of a US interest rate rise as early as next month.
Categories: BBC World News

Driver who killed honeymooner at LA beach seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver who killed a honeymooner on the tourist-crowded Venice Beach boardwalk and injured 17 others is seeking a new trial.

Newborn, umbilical attached, found in stroller on LA street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy baby with the umbilical cord still attached has been found abandoned in a stroller on a Los Angeles street.