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VIDEO: Olympics 2016: Will Rio be ready?

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:04
Olympians arriving in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend for the first test events prompt concerns about whether the city will be ready in time for 2016 Games.
Categories: BBC World News

Poll: Americans divided on paying for roads

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:03

 Americans divided on paying for roadsWASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans agree that the cost of good transportation is worthwhile, but they're divided over how to pay for it.


Scheduler testifying in ex-Virginia governor trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:02
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's schedule is testifying in his public corruption trial.

Man loses eye to umbrella trying to stop shoplifters

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:01

Store clerk chased men suspected of stealing fresh tuna.

       

Quake hits South Africa, 1 killed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:01

5.3-magnitude quake near Johannesburg was one of the strongest in the area in recent years.

       

Missing Oregon mom found dead in remote area

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:00

Jennifer Huston, married mother of 2, went missing while running errands July 24.

       

Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker gets jail time for drunk driving in Arizona: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:00

 Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix SunsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns basketball forward P.J. Tucker was sentenced on Monday to three days in jail and 11 days of house arrest after pleading guilty to "super extreme" drunk driving in Arizona, one of his attorneys said. Tucker, considered a team leader by insiders, signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the National Basketball Association franchise in July after a season in which he averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. On Monday, a Scottsdale judge put the 29-year-old on probation for five years, placed him on a substance abuse screening and counseling program and said he must carry a breathalyzer, or ignition interlock device, in his car for 18 months, his lawyer Melanie Beauchamp said.


Wildfires menace homes in 3 Western states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:00

Tracy Porter, of Paradise, Calif., uses an axe to fragment a burning tree damaged by the Eiler Fire on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the Lassen National Park near Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires that burned or threatened hundreds of homes in Northern California were menacing a small town as they plowed through more than 100 square miles of drought-stricken brush, and Tuesday brought a chance of thunderstorms and lightning that could spark new blazes, officials said.


VIDEO: Helicopter rescues US hikers

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:50
Footage shows the dramatic rescue of two US hikers from mountains in California.
Categories: BBC World News

Report: Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen suspended after failed drug test

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen reportedly will be suspended for at least one game after failing a drug test. Contenders to start the Hurricanes’ opener include Kansas transfer Jake Heaps, a graduate of Skyline High in Sammamish. “I didn’t come here to be the backup,” Heaps sai

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over four years.

2 states carry on with executions using sedative

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Despite a shortage of lethal-injection drugs, two of the nation's most active death penalty states have quietly carried on with executions by turning to pentobarbital, a powerful sedative that generally puts inmates to death swiftly and without complications.

Horses' ears 'communication tool'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:45
Horses look to the ears to work out what another animal is thinking, according to a study.
Categories: BBC World News

Second American infected with Ebola en route to US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:45

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, are seen in an undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse. Brantly became the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa, arriving at at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Fellow aid worker Nancy Writebol was expected to arrive in several days. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.


Man Utd beat Liverpool in US final

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:38
Louis van Gaal's Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Liverpool 3-1 in Miami to win the International Champions Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama's day: $14 billion for Africa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:32

President Obama will announce $14 billion in private investments for Africa.

       

Taijuan Walker roughed up, allows eight earned runs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:31
Walker pitched a scoreless first, then allowed five runs in the second and three in the third.

Taijuan Walker roughed up, allows eight earned runs

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:31
Walker pitched a scoreless first, then allowed five runs in the second and three in the third.
Categories: Sports Center

PUD reaches annual conservation target in six months

Chelan County PUD - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:00
Commission meeting news. Other topics: financial forecasts improved by $9 million during the second quarter, electric load, Lake Chelan measurements, strategic planning update.
Categories: Chelan County