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Wildfire closes popular Glacier Park roadway

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:40
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have forced the closure of Glacier National Park’s most popular roadway and prompted the evacuation of homes in the central part of the state. Drought conditions mixed with lightning passing through the area on Tuesday have increased the fire threat in western Montana. National Park Service officials closed […]

Theodore Bikel, versatile singer, actor and activist, dies at 91

NBA - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:39
He created the role of Baron von Trapp in the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” and toured for decades as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.”
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Theodore Bikel, versatile singer, actor and activist, dies at 91

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:39
He created the role of Baron von Trapp in the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” and toured for decades as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.”
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Theodore Bikel, versatile singer, actor and activist, dies at 91

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:39
He created the role of Baron von Trapp in the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” and toured for decades as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.”

City Room: New York Today: Rome in a Day

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:36
Wednesday: The roving mayor, more tolerable weather, and a commuting nightmare on New Jersey Transit.









‘Unwelcome’ US fund closes in Russia

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:35
The US-based MacArthur Foundation announces it is closing its Russia office because of laws restricting foreign funding.
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US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

NBA - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes climbed 3.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual […]
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US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes climbed 3.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual […]
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US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes climbed 3.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

Police: Man drove drunk, carried box of beer on lawn tractor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34

 Man drove drunk, carried box of beer on lawn tractorState troopers say they had to use a rope to corral a man who was driving drunk on his lawn mower with a box of beer.


Susan Smith tells paper she never planned to kill sons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons never planned to kill them and instead intended to end her own life, according to a letter she wrote to a Columbia newspaper.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:33

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in WilmingtonA bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware.


Sandra Bland Was Threatened With Taser, Police Video Shows

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:32
Texas legislators who saw the video of Ms. Bland’s July 10 traffic stop condemned the actions of the officer during her arrest.









Tech shares lead an early slump for US stocks

NBA - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:21
Poor showings from several big technology companies including Apple and Microsoft weighed on the stock market in early trading Wednesday. The slide comes as investors are focusing on corporate earnings in a light week for major economic data. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,902 as of […]
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Tech shares lead an early slump for US stocks

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:21
Poor showings from several big technology companies including Apple and Microsoft weighed on the stock market in early trading Wednesday. The slide comes as investors are focusing on corporate earnings in a light week for major economic data. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,902 as of […]
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Tech shares lead an early slump for US stocks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:21
Poor showings from several big technology companies including Apple and Microsoft weighed on the stock market in early trading Wednesday. The slide comes as investors are focusing on corporate earnings in a light week for major economic data. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,902 as of […]

The Latest: Georgia fatal shooting of 4 was domestic-related

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:19
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a home in metro Atlanta (all times local):

Ferguson hires another interim police chief

NBA - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:18
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson police force has new leadership for the third time in four months. The city on Wednesday introduced Andre Anderson, 50, as interim chief. Anderson previously was police commander in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona — the same city from which Ferguson recently hired its interim city manager, Ed […]
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Ferguson hires another interim police chief

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:18
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson police force has new leadership for the third time in four months. The city on Wednesday introduced Andre Anderson, 50, as interim chief. Anderson previously was police commander in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona — the same city from which Ferguson recently hired its interim city manager, Ed […]
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Ferguson hires another interim police chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:18
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson police force has new leadership for the third time in four months. The city on Wednesday introduced Andre Anderson, 50, as interim chief. Anderson previously was police commander in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona — the same city from which Ferguson recently hired its interim city manager, Ed […]