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At the Museum of London, the City That Sherlock Holmes Knew

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:02
The show “The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die” examines the ways the British capital of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was entwined with Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.

Ohio girl, 11, charged with murder in death of 2-month-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:01
An 11-year-old girl from a Cleveland suburb has been charged with murder in the beating of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby's mom a break.

2 men, 3 women sought in Hunting Park homicide; nightclub video released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:59

2 men, 3 women sought in Hunting Park homicide; nightclub video releasedPhiladelphia police are looking for two men and three women in connection to a homicide in the Hunting Park section.

Lawsuits: St. Louis County town jails are 'debtors prisons'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:59
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal lawsuits allege that jails in the St. Louis County towns of Ferguson and Jennings operate essentially as modern-day debtors' prisons, where minor traffic offenses can lead to extended periods behind bars.

Lawsuits claim Missouri towns jail poor people for profit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:58
Ferguson, Missouri and a second St. Louis suburb are being accused in separate lawsuits of operating a "debtors' prison scheme," illegally jailing poor people who are unable to pay traffic tickets or fines tied to other minor offenses. The lawsuits, filed on Sunday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis by 20 black residents, allege that officials in Ferguson and neighboring Jennings have routinely been abusing and exploiting impoverished individuals to boost city revenues. Plaintiffs also claim they were crowded into small jail cells without regular showers, adequate medical care or basic sanitation, and were regularly subjected to verbal abuse and taunting by jailers. The lawsuits accuse both cities of issuing and enforcing invalid arrest warrants and jailing people in "dangerous and inhumane conditions" for long periods when they cannot pay fines.

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:57
Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and transformed pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.

Debate That Divides: Alabama, Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Deeply Unpopular

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:57
Although support has risen across much of the country, it does not seem to have changed much in areas that are strongly opposed.

Republican-controlled Congress to vote to repeal NLRB rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans launched a drive Monday to repeal a recent National Labor Relations Board rule updating procedures for union representation elections, setting up a likely veto showdown with President Barack Obama.

Who made it into greatest ODI XI?

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:53
There are four Australians, three West Indians, two South Africans, one Indian & one Pakistani in the greatest ODI XI.
Categories: BBC World News

Hearing for accused 9/11 plotters halted after infiltration charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:50
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge on Monday halted a pre-trial hearing for Guantanamo Bay inmates accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after one of the accused said his interpreter had worked at a secret CIA prison. The allegation by Ramzi Binalshibh, a 42-year-old Yemeni, adds to contentions by the defense that the U.S. government is attempting to infiltrate its team. The Arabic interpreter is part of the defense team for the five detainees charged in the 2001 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the United States. Binalshibh said he recognized the interpreter, Louay Al-Nazer, from his time in a secret Central Intelligence Agency "black site." “The problem is I cannot trust him because he was working at the black site with the CIA and we know him from there,” Binalshibh said in English.

Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:49
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced last week it has sued the carrier and driver involved in the May 2013 Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred in Washington state over the Skagit River.

California formally opens large solar plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:48
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — One of the nation's largest solar projects was dedicated Monday in the Riverside County desert, as California rushes to expand its use of green power to meet the state's renewable energy requirements.

Boyfriend accused in beating death of Pennsylvania college student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:47
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested on Monday for criminal homicide after an autopsy on his girlfriend showed she had been beaten and strangled in her Millersville University dorm room, a prosecutor said. Gregorio Orrostieta, who did not attend the state college about 85 miles west of Philadelphia, had phoned campus police around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday and reported that his girlfriend, Karlie Hall, 18, had suffered cardiac arrest. Orrostieta, who lives in Kennett Square, about 40 miles of Philadelphia, admitted to having quarreled with Hall whom he began dating a year earlier in high school, Stedman said.

How do US cities get rid of snow?

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:44
How do US cities dispose of thousands of tonnes of snow?
Categories: BBC World News

Obama's labor 2-step: Fight on trade, embrace on wages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:38

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama listens to a question during a meeting with leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs, at the Business Roundtable Headquarters in Washington. President Barack Obama's push for trade deals with Asia and Europe has angered organized labor, setting up a tense fight with a key element of his voting coalition. But Obama wants to keep the anger to a simmer by pitching economic initiatives straight out of labor's working class agenda. The result is a complicated alliance that has never had a strong bond. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — On a cold, overcast morning in January, President Barack Obama briefly delayed his departure for an Iowa day trip to huddle in the Oval Office with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams. The topic was Obama's upcoming State of the Union address.

Bits Blog: Twitter Reports a Surge in Government Data Requests

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:37
The report said total government requests for data rose by 40 percent, to about 2,881, compared with the company’s last report, in July.

Prosecutor visit divides Saint Louis University law school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:37

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011, file photo, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch speaks in St. Louis. A Feb. 20, 2015 law school lecture McCulloch is drawing criticism from some Saint Louis University students and professors who object to his handling of the fatal Ferguson police shooting investigation. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — An upcoming law school lecture by St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch is drawing criticism from some Saint Louis University students and professors who object to his handling of the investigation of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson.

Gang leader who ran drugs from Baltimore jail sentenced to 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:34
(Reuters) - A Baltimore gang leader who prosecutors say dealt drugs and impregnated four guards while in jail was sentenced by a federal judge on Monday to 12 years in prison on a racketeering charge. Tavon White, 37, the head of the Black Guerrilla Family, drew national attention when the scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center broke almost three years ago.

Box office top 20: 'SpongeBob' takes out 'American Sniper'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The three-week box office reign of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" was brought to an end by an unlikely sharp-shooter: SpongeBob SquarePants.

Hannibal Buress Evolves From Cult Star to Showman

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:33
At the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday, Mr. Buress played down his role in the Bill Cosby scandal before skillfully finding safer ground.