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Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 10 min ago

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.


Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

In this Feb. 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, sparking over a week of protests in the suburban St. Louis town. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.


Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

BBC World News - 2 hours 13 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
Categories: BBC World News

Alabama federal judge charged with wife-beating to seek treatment

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - An Alabama federal district court judge charged with beating his wife has sought counseling and plans to enter a residential treatment program in the coming days, his attorney said Wednesday. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, was arrested earlier this month and charged with a misdemeanor count of battery after his wife called police from an Atlanta hotel room to say he had hit her. "He is very embarrassed," said Barry Ragsdale, an attorney representing Fuller. "He takes the issues involved with his family very seriously." Fuller was stripped of his docket by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the wake of the Aug. 10 incident and is not receiving new cases, though he is still drawing his annual salary of roughly $200,000, Ragsdale said.

Ex-governor testifies at corruption his trial

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his attorney, Henry Asbill, left, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Richmond, Va. The defense continues to present its case in McDonnell's corruption case. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Wednesday that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker who gave him thousands of dollars in gifts and loans did not get any special treatment.


Boston bomb suspect's friend to plead guilty to obstruction: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston MarathonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dormitory room, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstructing the investigation into the blasts, his attorney said on Wednesday. Dias Kadyrbayev, a Kazakh national, is one of three college friends of Tsarnaev charged with hampering the probe into the blasts, which killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. His attorney, Robert Stahl, wrote in an email on Wednesday that Kadyrbayev "will plead tomorrow," but that the details had not yet been made public. He wrote that he will provide further details on Thursday, when a previously scheduled hearing will be held at federal court in Boston.


Well: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 16 min ago
This week the international yoga community said goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar, a favorite teacher credited with bringing yoga to the Western world. One of his students, Carrie Owerko, a New York yoga teacher, talked about what makes Iyengar yoga so special.






PHOTOS: Suspected gang members charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago
In Berks County, seven suspected gang members are behind bars, accused of killing a man during a street fight last weekend.

McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 21 min ago
Robert F. McDonnell, the Virginia ex-governor, began the political pitch of his life Wednesday, testifying to stave off conviction on corruption charges.






Phillies 4, Mariners 3 - lost opportunities for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 22 min ago
Here's some quick video of Lloyd McClendon postgame.

Matt Pentz' MLS power rankings, 8/20

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 23 min ago
Real Salt Lake is rising and the L.A. Galaxy tumbling in this week's league power rankings.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 27 min ago
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but on these pet-friendly sites, you’ll get more than just puppy love.

CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 27 min ago

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. Pinnock, 51, was recorded on video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway on July 1. The CHP announced Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, that it has forwarded its investigation into the beating of Pinnock to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, and the probe outlines "potentially serious charges'' against the officer. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.


U.S. Ex-Im Bank backers pin hopes on temporary reauthorization

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing. "We still have our fingers crossed that we might be able to get votes in both the House and Senate, but... more likely it will be a process that's going to extend," said John Hardy, president of the Coalition for Employment through Exports, a trade association that supports U.S. "It's not unusual, particularly these days, that a bill that has been as contentious as this one has required these sorts of extensions." Since Congress is in session for only part of September, a short-term extension could give lawmakers more time - perhaps two or three months - to negotiate a reauthorization bill that could pass both houses of Congress and be signed into law by the president, Hardy told reporters on a conference call.

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 29 min ago
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 29 min ago
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 29 min ago
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 31 min ago
An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.

NYC mayor turns to clergy to heal rift over police choke hold

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago

Reverend Sharpton speaks next to Cardinal Dolan and New York City mayor de Blasio during a news conference after interfaith roundtable meeting in ManhattanBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio turned to the city's religious leaders on Wednesday to help heal relations between minority communities after a black man on Staten Island died last month after police put him in a choke hold. De Blasio held a private meeting with his police commissioner and a dozen Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergymen. Afterwards they held a press conference that at times sounded more like a prayer service, with repeated paeans to the importance of unity. The event was in some ways a do-over for de Blasio, whose seven-month-old mayoralty faces its first civil-rights test in the death of Eric Garner.