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Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 54 min ago

A protester attempts to lead the crowd in a cheer during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Approximately a hundred people gathered to protest Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis failing to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.


Europe 'to tighten train security'

BBC World News - 2 hours 55 min ago
European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities capture man in 1991 death of former girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in the 1991 death of his former girlfriend in North Carolina was arrested in suburban Atlanta.

Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service. With winds gusting up to 115 miles per hour (185 kmph), the hurricane centered 835 miles (1,344 km) southeast of Honolulu and 625 miles (1,006 km) south east of Hilo was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kmph), said center spokesman Neil Honda. "It just became a hurricane from a tropical storm," Honda said, noting the weather became fierce enough to be classified a hurricane at 5 a.m. Pacific on Saturday.

Silence to remember air crash victims

BBC World News - 3 hours 8 min ago
Hundreds of people fall silent to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people died.
Categories: BBC World News

Inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a state mental health facility for months was found dead in his cell.

Hull KR 0-50 Leeds Rhinos

BBC World News - 3 hours 11 min ago
Tom Briscoe scores five tries as Leeds Rhinos beat Hull KR by a record margin to retain the Challenge Cup at Wembley.
Categories: BBC World News

Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 20 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, a volunteer walks through a hemp field at a farm in Springfield, Colo.One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going. Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to come by, because the federal government prohibits imports. Harvesting machinery is expensive, and there is no plant in Oregon to process the plants into fiber, seed and oil. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.


Scotland 48-7 Italy

BBC World News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Scotland deliver a commanding display to thump Italy in the final Test before their Rugby World Cup squad is named.
Categories: BBC World News

Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 27 min ago
Amalgamated Bank has aggressively carved out a position as the left’s private banker, leveraging deep connections with the Democratic establishment.









As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.

U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 32 min ago
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United States to the punch.









Volleyball Takes 3-0 Win over ETSU - Washington State Athletics

Washington State News Wire - 3 hours 49 min ago

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Volleyball Takes 3-0 Win over ETSU
Washington State Athletics
RADFORD, Va. -- Kyra Holt and McKenna Woodford combined for 31 kills to lead the Washington State volleyball team (2-1) to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 win over East Tennessee State (0-2) early Saturday morning at the Radford Highlander Invitational ...

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Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago

In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 photo, Enid Letourneau looks from the deck of her cottage in Georgia, Vt., at the blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay on Lake Champlain. The town recently reduced the value of 34 homes along the shore by $50,000 each because of the algae, which can be toxic to humans and dogs. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.


Hometown names school for teacher killed at Newtown

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 56 min ago
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teacher who died trying to protect her students during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has had a new school named after her.

Thai Police Announce Arrest in Bangkok Shrine Bombing

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 1 min ago
The Thai police on Saturday arrested a foreign man who they said was likely to have been involved in the Aug. 17 blast, which killed 20 people.









Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in Egypt

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 5 min ago
The case has become a source of international embarrassment for the government, highlighting its sweeping crackdown on opponents as well as freedom of expression after the military takeover in 2013.









Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 10 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his attorney Kenneth Mollins at a news conference in Hauppauge, N.Y., after police arrested Demint when he took a cellphone video of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. Demint says three officers tackled him, took away his smartphone and tried, unsuccessfully, to erase the video before arresting him on charges of obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Civil liberties experts say Demint is part of a growing trend of citizen videographers getting arrested after trying to record police behavior. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."


First Draft: Jeb Bush’s Campaign Makes Appeal Amid Fund-Raising Woes

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 20 min ago
Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals, is encountering difficulties matching its torrid pace as Mr. Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments.









On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago

A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.