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Well: Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:18
A new study reports that caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk for tinnitus — ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Father of slain girl: 'I've already forgiven him'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:18

Gabriel Gaeta, right, stands next to his lawyer at a hearing in Kitsap County Superior Court, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Port Orchard, Wash. A judge found probable cause to detain the 17-year-old boy as an adult for the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The father of a slain 6-year-old Washington girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing her, and he is leaning on his religion following her death.

Your week in Seattle Music: Beck, Pink Martini and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:16
Also featuring: a punk-rock festival with a pizza-eating contest, an '80s rock icon and the Marymoor Park concert whose crowd is most likely to take advantage of Washington's marijuana laws.

State's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:14
Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department.

Ireland 7-40 England

BBC World News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:09
England reach the final of the Women's Rugby World Cup for the fourth time in a row as they out-class Ireland in Paris.
Categories: BBC World News

Man accused of dismembering 5 dogs at Nevada motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.

U.S. Airstrikes and Kurds Break Siege on Mount Sinjar

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:04
Defense officials said late Wednesday that the break allowed thousands of Yazidis trapped on the mountain by militants to escape.

Pedestrian killed in crash at West Chester grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:02

 Man on bench killed by truck at West Chester grocery storeA pedestrian was killed at a West Chester grocery store after being hit by a pickup truck. The vehicle also slammed into the building.

U.N. experts grill U.S. on racial discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:01
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations experts grilled U.S. officials on Wednesday about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities in jobs, housing, education and the criminal justice system. "Stand Your Ground" laws, a controversial self-defense law in some 22 U.S. states, use of force by police against migrants, and FBI racial profiling were also raised by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). High levels of gun violence in the United States have a disparate impact on minorities, Noureddine Amir, committee vice chairman, told the talks. African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.

More middle-aged U.S. women having babies outside marriage: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:01
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. There were 1.6 million births to unmarried women in 2013, the lowest since 2005, when there were 1.5 million, the data showed. Running counter to the trend were middle-aged and older women having children outside of marriage. The birth rate for unmarried women between the ages of 40 to 44 increased 29 percent from 2007 to 2012 and 7 percent during that time for those aged 35 to 39, the CDC said.

Cameron: UK 'role' in Iraq rescue bid

BBC World News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:59
Britain will "play a role" in an international mission to rescue Yazidi refugees who have fled Islamic extremists in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Categories: BBC World News

Pickup truck strikes grocery store and pedestrian in West Chester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:48

Pickup truck strikes grocery store and pedestrian in West ChesterA pickup truck struck both a grocery store and a pedestrian in West Chester, Pa. on Wednesday afternoon.

Climbers found dead in the French Alps

BBC World News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:44
An investigation begins after the bodies of five French climbers and their guide are found in the Alps in south-eastern France.
Categories: BBC World News

State lawsuit claims "As Seen on TV" company scammed customers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:43

State lawsuit claims "As Seen on TV" company scammed customersNew Jersey officials say a Fairfield-based firm used high-pressure sales tactics to sell to customers and then made it difficult for them to get refunds.

Maliki Plans to Carry Bid for Power to Iraq Courts

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:37
Despite increasing pressure, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq said he would not give up his claim to forming a new government and holding on to the prime minister’s post.

Toe dispute prompts arrest of beauty contestant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:36
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.

M235i revives classic BMW memories

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:36

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, the BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The M235i, which is the top of BMW’s new 2-Series model line, is being compared by some to BMW’s revered 2002tii from the 1970s. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes.

Age limit to oust some Louisiana court officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:36
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new law preventing anyone 70 or older from running for constable or justice of the peace in Louisiana is facing stiff opposition — especially among the officials who are about to be banned from re-election because of their age.

State of the Art: Smartphones Overstate Their I.Q.s

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:35
With access to our calendars, contacts and location, phones should be able to communicate with great intelligence, but often buzz at just the wrong time.

US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

BBC World News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:31
Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood's biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.
Categories: BBC World News