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Currency Move by China Clouds Its Policy Goals

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:50
A month before President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, China devalued the renminbi, a move that could inflame critics in Congress.









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New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:50
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Kids killed in shooting had been taken from home by state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:48

From left, Wendy Antonio, Valerie Perdomo, Carlos Sanchez and Jessica Sanchez brought flowers and offered prayer at a memorial outside of the home of Valerie Jackson, where 6 children and two adults were murdered Saturday night. "I don't want to cry anymore" Antonio said as Perdomo offered a prayer Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Six children who were fatally shot in their Houston home along with their mother and her husband were temporarily removed by Child Protective Services from the household in 2013 after allegations of domestic violence and a lack of supervision.


Barcelona 5-4 Sevilla (aet)

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:47
Pedro scores an extra-time winner against Sevilla to secure a record-equalling fifth Uefa Super Cup for Barcelona.
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Dog killed in Florida found with note: 'WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:43
The Pomeranian was found at the back of a home in the small southeast Florida city of Pembroke Pines, police said in a statement. The Pembroke Pines Police Department said the dog-beating appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no evidence to suggest other animals in the area were in danger. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported that the dog, named Foxx, scampered down the stairs of the family's condo on Friday evening to relieve itself on the lawn behind their building, but did not return.

Correction: Killings by Police-Football Player story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:39

This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Arlington Police Department via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about the fatal shooting of a Texas college football player, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the FBI had joined the investigation. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said he asked the FBI to investigate but the agency did not say it would do so.


Authorities identify woman killed in Parkesburg fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38

Unattended cooking possible cause of fatal Parkesburg fireA house fire in Parkesburg, Chester County claimed the life of a wheelchair-dependent woman.


The Latest: EPA chief to visit areas affected by mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38

In a Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo, environmental restoration employees work at a temporary water treatment holding facility at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colo. Local officials in towns downstream from where millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into the San Juan River are demanding answers about possible long-term threats to the water supply. The 3 million gallons of mine waste included high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Workers with the EPA accidentally unleashed the spill Wednesday as they inspected the abandoned mine site. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP)DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):


Coast Guard rescues 2 from fishing vessel near Ocean Shores

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38
Two fishermen were rescued early Tuesday morning after their 42-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Ocean Shores.
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Coast Guard rescues 2 from fishing vessel near Ocean Shores

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38
Two fishermen were rescued early Tuesday morning after their 42-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Ocean Shores.
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Coast Guard rescues 2 from fishing vessel near Ocean Shores

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38
Two fishermen were rescued early Tuesday morning after their 42-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Ocean Shores.

China devaluation 'watched' in US

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:34
China's central bank devalues the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years, prompting a cautious response from the US.
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New Hampshire to make criminals face victims' families at sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:33

Democratic New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan celebrates her re-election with her husband Tom at her side at her election night rally in ManchesterNew Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed a law that requires convicted criminals to appear in court at sentencing when victims’ families and friends are given the opportunity to express their pain. In the end, convicted murderer Seth Mazzaglia, 33, dropped the request and attended the sentencing, where family members of his victim, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Marriott, expressed profound grief and anger toward him.


Garcia Marquez ashes in Cartagena

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:30
The ashes of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be taken to the Caribbean city of Cartagena in December, where they will be exhibited permanently.
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Similarities between MLK's dream speeches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:28
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, he drew heavily on a speech he gave eight months earlier in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Some similarities:

Psychology professor testifies about police officer at trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:24
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

Crews battling Wolverine fire could face storms, new blazes

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:22
Storms forecast for the area could challenge firefighters’ efforts by bringing gusty winds and lightning.
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Crews battling Wolverine fire could face storms, new blazes

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:22
Storms forecast for the area could challenge firefighters’ efforts by bringing gusty winds and lightning.
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Crews battling Wolverine fire could face storms, new blazes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:22
Storms forecast for the area could challenge firefighters’ efforts by bringing gusty winds and lightning.

Congresswoman says she'll return to court over district map

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:21
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congresswoman says she will return to federal court to try to block changes to her congressional district.