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Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:20
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
Categories: BBC World News

Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.

Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.

Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:13

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.


Video surfaces of new chokehold incident

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:10

Video shot July 14 shows two officers attempting to subdue alleged farebeater.

       

Man accused in toddler slaying was out of jail early

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:07

Defendant had been released for good behavior while serving time for drug possession.

       

FAA lifts ban on flights to and from Israel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:07

The ban started after a rocket struck near Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday.

       

Hacking reporter spared prison

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:06
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
Categories: BBC World News

Fire rips through home in Upper Chichester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:05

Fire rips through home in Upper ChichesterFire ripped through a home in Upper Chichester, Delaware County Thursday morning.


Disappearances raise concerns on flying over trouble spots

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:01

An Air Algérie flight lost radar contact over Mali, where violence continues.

       

Uncool in middle school? That might be a good thing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:00
Remember the cool kids in middle school? The ones classmates admired and longed to befriend? The ones whose rejections sent many of us into a funk?

Gabriel Noriega’s two-run double lifts Tacoma Rainiers to 6-4 victory over Las Vegas

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:01
Rain postpones Everett’s home game
Categories: Sports Center

Bowl game was nice but Cougars have bigger plans this year

WA Cougars - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:31
Washington State has just three viable quarterbacks on the roster but one of them is senior standout Connor Halliday. “How far can we take this thing?” Halliday asked Wednesday at the Pac-12 media days event.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners suffer more offensive woes, lose 3-2 to Mets to drop home series

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:31
Mets starter Bartolo Colon retired the first 20 Mariners batters.
Categories: Sports Center

Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:01
The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
Categories: Sports Center