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Parrot owner asks lawmakers to lift bird-ban at campsites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:16

In this Thursday, June 11, 2015, photo Tom Wharton, of Warwick, R.I., talks to his 21-year-old pet cockatoo named "Tootsie," as the bird raises it's head crest at his Warwick home. Wharton didn't think twice about bringing Tootsie with him on camping trips, until the duo were kicked out of two campsites following complaints about the feathered companion. Rhode Island lawmakers are considering changing a law that only allows four-legged pets likes dogs and cats to accompany their owners to campgrounds. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — They say birds of a feather flock together, but not at Rhode Island campgrounds.


Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]
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Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]
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Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]

Prolific Smith rescues Australia

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:53
Steve Smith's unbeaten 135 helps Australia recover from 16-2 to 258-4 on day one of the final Test with West Indies.
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Virgin's Branson lands in Detroit to celebrate new flight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:53
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to celebrate a new Virgin Atlantic flight between London and the Motor City.

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]
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Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]
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Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]

Abbott dodges boat payment reports

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:49
PM Tony Abbott refuses to deny reports Australia paid an Indonesian boat to turn back, but says "creative" tactics are used to deter migrants.
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Lawyers: Uncertainty over Ga. execution drug requires review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:46
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a Georgia woman on death row say apparent uncertainty about what caused cloudiness in a lethal injection drug strengthens their argument that she not be put to death until a judge determines her rights won't be violated.

Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:43

In this April 21, 2015, photo, Ben St. Mary discusses the expansion of his family's hop farm in Moxee, Washington. Spectacular growth in production of craft beer across the U.S. has led to a big growth in the production of hops, a boon for farmers in Washington state’s Yakima Valley where 75 percent of the nation’s hops are produced. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow.


Man arrested in connection with Boston terror investigation

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:40
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday in connection with the probe into a Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators as they sought to question him about a possible plot to kill police officers. Nicholas Rovinski is expected to appear in federal court Friday, when the charges against […]
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Man arrested in connection with Boston terror investigation

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:40
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday in connection with the probe into a Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators as they sought to question him about a possible plot to kill police officers. Nicholas Rovinski is expected to appear in federal court Friday, when the charges against […]
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Man arrested in connection with Boston terror investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:40
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday in connection with the probe into a Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators as they sought to question him about a possible plot to kill police officers. Nicholas Rovinski is expected to appear in federal court Friday, when the charges against […]

Ebola drug made in China fuels hope — and controversy

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:35
While a limited supply of ZMapp was quickly exhausted, a small private Chinese company, Beijing Mabworks, raced ahead last fall, helping to produce about 100 doses of MIL77 to treat Ebola patients.
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Ebola drug made in China fuels hope — and controversy

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:35
While a limited supply of ZMapp was quickly exhausted, a small private Chinese company, Beijing Mabworks, raced ahead last fall, helping to produce about 100 doses of MIL77 to treat Ebola patients.
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Ebola drug made in China fuels hope — and controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:35
While a limited supply of ZMapp was quickly exhausted, a small private Chinese company, Beijing Mabworks, raced ahead last fall, helping to produce about 100 doses of MIL77 to treat Ebola patients.

Germany drops Merkel NSA cellphone tap probe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:19

Prosecutors says there is not enough evidence to support investigation.

       

Florida officer shoots homeless man in front of children: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:18
Miami Police told the newspaper that officer Antonio Torres shot 46-year-old Fritz Severe dead at a park where children were attending summer camp, adding that as many as 60 people may have witnessed the killing. Nichelle Miller, a witness to the morning shooting, told the newspaper that the officer fired around five times.