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Yanni continues to embrace the unknown with new music, tour

Yahoo! Music News - 1 hour 51 min ago

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo taken from video, Greek musician Yanni appears during an interview in New York. Yanni, who is currently on tour and has a new album, "Sensuous Chill," will debut a PBS special in March of a recent performance in Egypt at the Great Pyramids of Giza. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of music, says his method is simple: He embraces the unknown.


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Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 photo shows Rajahn the tiger in his enclosure at the Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa. The owners of the private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals.


Ursinus College cancels classes after illness sweeps across campus

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

Ursinus College cancels classes after illness sweeps across campusA total of 185 Ursinus College students have contacted the student health center since a gastrointestinal illness outbreak started a couple days ago.


The Latest: 9 others charged with armed Oregon standoff

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

A closed Sod House Lane, about 4 miles outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, displays an electronic sign warning of arrest, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four armed occupiers of the national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

NBA - 1 hour 53 min ago

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Police have identified the officer who died after being shot twice during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta. Most Read StoriesJob cuts […]
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The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 53 min ago

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Police have identified the officer who died after being shot twice during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta. Most Read StoriesJob cuts […]
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The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 53 min ago

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Police have identified the officer who died after being shot twice during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta. Most Read StoriesJob cuts […]

What We Know: Last occupiers of nature preserve surrender

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 53 min ago
The last four occupiers of an Oregon nature preserve surrendered Thursday to the FBI, ending a nearly six-week standoff that began when a larger armed group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and demanded that the land be turned over to locals. Here's what we know:

The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 54 min ago
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local):

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.


Man pleads guilty to firing rifle at Connecticut mosque

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for firing a rifle at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris.

House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

NBA - 1 hour 57 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt unveiled the measure on Thursday as Republicans look to find savings […]
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House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 57 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt unveiled the measure on Thursday as Republicans look to find savings […]
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House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 57 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt unveiled the measure on Thursday as Republicans look to find savings […]

No suspects or motive a week after 6 found dead in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 6 sec ago

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, crosses and crime scene tape are seen outside a home in Chicago where six bodies were found Feb. 4. A Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday, Feb. 10 they believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of the six family members. The victims were two boys, ages 13 and 10, two women and two men. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have no suspects and a motive remains elusive one week after six family members were found dead in their Chicago home, police said Thursday, with investigators now focusing on video evidence, the weapons used and interviews with relatives and acquaintances to try to glean clues about why the family was targeted.


Opposition thrown out of Zuma speech

BBC World News - 2 hours 21 sec ago
Opposition MPs are thrown out of South Africa's parliament for heckling President Jacob Zuma during his state of the nation address.
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District gymnastics championships kick off Saturday

NBA - 2 hours 1 min ago

More than two dozen teams are taking aim at 12 state berths available for this year’s state gymnastics championships.
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District gymnastics championships kick off Saturday

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 1 min ago

More than two dozen teams are taking aim at 12 state berths available for this year’s state gymnastics championships.
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District gymnastics championships kick off Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 1 min ago

More than two dozen teams are taking aim at 12 state berths available for this year’s state gymnastics championships.

Your Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.