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Seahawks punter Jon Ryan living his dream

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:34
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, says all he has ever wanted to be was a punter. “I was probably the only 8-year-old in the country who dressed up as a punter for Halloween,” he says.
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Hong Kong leader refuses to quit

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:30
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists he will not quit, but offers talks to pro-democracy protesters calling for his resignation.
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'Real Housewives' husband gets 41 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:29

15-month prison sentence for 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice, 41 months for husbandA husband who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, and the judge says she's still deciding whether to send his wife there, too.


Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:26
David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
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Complaint alleges sex abuse at immigration lockup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:26

File - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, media stand in the secured entryway at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at the immigration lockup that houses women and their children. The attorneys filed a complaint with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 25 and the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing women being held at a South Texas immigration lockup said Thursday they've filed a federal complaint alleging sexual abuse and harassment by at least three guards and facility staff members.


Civil rights charges unlikely for George Zimmerman: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:25

George Zimmerman speaks to defense counsel during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday declined to comment directly on a Washington Post report that officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted after the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida. Citing unnamed officials, the Post reported that a federal investigation has not found enough evidence to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, near Orlando. ...


Ebola Patient in Dallas Lied on Screening Form, Liberian Airport Official Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:21
Thomas E. Duncan, the Liberian who developed Ebola symptoms after arriving in Dallas, lied about his history of contact with the disease on a questionnaire, an official said.






Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow by $1B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:20
ATLANTA (AP) — The firms building a new nuclear plant in South Carolina say their construction costs could grow by more than $1 billion.

Two female Louisiana teachers accused of group sex with boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:19

Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess seen in undated photos released by the Kenner Police Department in Kenner, LouisianaBy David Minsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two female Louisiana high school teachers have been arrested on charges of engaging in group sex with a 16-year-old male student who then bragged to classmates, authorities said on Thursday. Rachel Respess, 24, and Shelley Dufresne, 32, are accused of having sex with the boy in Respess' apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner after a Friday night football game on Sept. 12, Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said. Dufresne also is accused of having sex with the student at her home in Montz, about 20 miles (32 km) west of New Orleans. ...


U.S. judge upholds for-profit college recruiter bonuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:10
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled in favor of for-profit colleges and universities on Thursday, overturning a U.S. Department of Education rule that limits how the schools recruit students. Judge Rosemary Collyer of Washington, D.C. District Court said the agency failed to explain why it banned the schools from offering bonuses to recruiters based on the number of students they enroll who graduate. The court asked the Department to amend the rule. ...

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:09
NEW YORK (AP) — The facts of a chaotic and violent domestic dispute are still being sorted out, but this much is certain: The two men who went to Kathy Russo's apartment on Monday night ended up dying in a hail of police gunfire.

Thirst Turns to Desperation in Rural California

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:02
In Tulare County, hit hard by relentless drought, daily routines have been upended by the drying of wells and the disappearance of tap water.






Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:02
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.
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In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:01
Parents and schoolchildren wrestled with their fears after learning that five school-age children had had contact with a man who is ill with Ebola.






Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:01
A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago.

Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:59
Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached -- the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.

Reputed drug cartel member pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:56
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to expand the cartel's reach to Europe and northern New England faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hampshire.

President, health care law star in state races

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he's popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found.

Police: 3rd passenger in Delaware bus crash dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner, on the ramp from southbound Delaware 1 to Red Lion Road in Bear, Del. A third passenger, Jyostina Poojari, 43, of Mumbai, India, died at Christiana Hospital in Newark, state police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She was taken there after the Sept. 21 crash in Bear. The driver, Jinli Zhao was charged with two counts of the operation of a vehicle causing death of another person.(AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)A third passenger injured in a tour bus crash last month in northern Delaware died Thursday morning, police said.


White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:53

This undated family photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man, as they had intended. Cramblett was pregnant with Payton, now 2-years-old, when the mistake was discovered. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jennifer Cramblett)CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.