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TransAsia Pilot Acknowledged Cutting Wrong Engine, Crash Report Says

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
Investigators in Taiwan found that the pilot of a plane that went down in Taipei in February, killing 43, had also failed a simulator test last year.









Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 42 min ago

The Rev. Cynthia Black, right, and the Rev. Bonnie Perry, left, hug after Episcopalians voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the denominations national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.


9 foods that perfectly represent America

USAToday.com Top Stories - 4 hours 43 min ago

Spray cheese on my chicken fried steak? Don't mind if I do.

       

AP Top News at 3:55 a.m. EDT

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 56 min ago
ZURICH (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40-day deadline required.

U.S. Park police respond to report of shooter at Navy Yard in Washington

USAToday.com Top Stories - 4 hours 56 min ago

The 41-acre facility, where 12 people were shot in 2013, is on lockdown.

       

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing

NBA - 5 hours 2 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. They said at least 127 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats and […]
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Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 2 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. They said at least 127 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats and […]
Categories: Sports Center

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 2 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. They said at least 127 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats and […]

After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission.

Greece contagion risk 'low' for UK

BBC World News - 5 hours 19 min ago
Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells the BBC Greece is in a "very dangerous situation", but says actions have been taken in the UK to prevent contagion.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 19 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Sophia Lewis, left, with PSEG Long Island, speaks to an attendee about employment opportunities during a job fair at Citi Field in New York. U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.


Obama meets (and sings) Davy Crockett

USAToday.com Top Stories - 5 hours 26 min ago

The president breaks out in song again, briefly.

       

Family 'offloaded' to fly minister

BBC World News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Indian minister Kiren Rijiju is criticised after reports that a family of three, including a child, were offloaded to accommodate him on a flight.
Categories: BBC World News

California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago

FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, irrigation pipes hang along a dried irrigation canal on a field farmed by Gino Celli near Stockton, Calif. California's drought-stricken cities set a record for water conservation, reducing usage 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.


Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 31 min ago

The Rev. Michael Briggs, left, and the Rev. Ken Malcolm, right, hug as they walk after Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.


Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - 5 hours 34 min ago

US singer PrincePop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services. The sole streaming service that still carried the "Purple Rain" legend's music as of early Thursday was Tidal, which was re-launched this year by rap mogul Jay Z. It streamed much of a peace concert held by Prince in May in Baltimore in the wake of the death of an African American man in police custody.


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Mystery US amnesia woman identified

BBC World News - 5 hours 35 min ago
A woman found in the US with no memory of who she was, but who was thought to be Australian, is identified by her family as American Ashley Menatta.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect in DC mansion slayings due in court

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 40 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, a Greek flag flies outside the Athens Stock Exchange. In 2012, financial markets were rattled by the possibility Greece would elect a left-wing government, default on their debts and drop the euro currency. In 2015, the left-wing party, Syriza, holds power in Athens. Greece actually did miss a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund late Tuesday, June 30, 2015. And the nation's future in the eurozone hinges precariously on a referendum Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore.