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New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:10

CORRECTS RESERVATION LOCATION TO NORTHWEST ARIZONA- This undated photo provided by Fann Contracting, Inc. shows a newly-paved stretch of road leading to the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in northwestern Arizona. Known as the Diamond Bar Road, the once rugged, nine-mile washboard road now is completely paved after years of battles that included a dude rancher charging tourists to cross his property. A ceremony is planned Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 to mark completion of the project. (AP Photo/Fann Contracting, Inc.)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Times Square's costumed superheroes fight back against bad press

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:09

File photo of Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, posing with women while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo in Times Square, New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a spate of arrests and bad publicity, the costumed characters who pose for tourist photographs in New York's Times Square in the hopes of a cash tip have formed an association to preserve a livelihood that has come under increasing scrutiny. Dozens of people dressed as Spider-Man, Batman, Elmo, Mickey Mouse and other children's favorites, roam the crowded sidewalks and pedestrian plazas around Times Square each day, beckoning toward passing kids and their camera-toting parents. The new association - a sort of cross between an informal union and The Justice League - wants to fight back against that image, according to Yamil Morales, one of the group's organizers. "We're people who want to be treated as workers with dignity and not be treated as cartoon characters just because we wear a mask," Morales said in Spanish, speaking through an interpreter.


Pavey, 40, wins Euros 10,000m gold

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:08
Britain's Jo Pavey, 40, becomes the oldest ever European Championships female gold medalist by winning 10,000m in Zurich.
Categories: BBC World News

New Hampshire man convicted of killing teen to appear at sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:04
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man found guilty last month of murdering a 19-year-old female college student has dropped his request to not appear at his sentencing hearing on Thursday. Seth Mazzaglia, 32, had sought to invoke what his lawyers said was his constitutional right not to appear at the sentencing, but dropped the motion after a hearing on the request in Strafford County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon. State prosecutors insisted that Mazzaglia be compelled to appear out of fairness to the family of the victim, Elizabeth Marriott, whom Mazzaglia was accused of strangling after she was lured to his apartment as a sex offering. Mazzaglia faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:01
DETROIT (AP) — A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week.

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:01
Following practice today, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with some help from Seattle players Russell Wilson and Zach Miller. You can read details here about the challenge, designed to bring awareness to ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease).
Categories: Sports Center

AP exam grants: how much each state is receiving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:56
A look at how much each state received in Education Department grants to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students. The grant covers advanced placement exams administered by the College Board, the International Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations:

Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:54
The police chief in a St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager said he's holding off on publicly identifying the officer because of death threats.

Rainier View home riddled with bullets during party

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:48
A home in Seattle's Rainier View neighborhood was riddled with bullets Monday morning after three men opened fire, according to Seattle police.

Details emerge of Robin Williams suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:48
Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams' took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home.

4 people, dog found dead inside California home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:46
Four people and a dog were found stabbed to death in a Southern California home, and authorities said the sole suspect was in custody Tuesday.

Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:46

FILE- In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Ma'Lik Richmond walks towards the victim and her family to apologize after he was found delinquent on rape and other charges after his trial in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio. Richmond, returned to the field for the first time since serving time in a juvenile detention center for raping a 16-year-old girl in August 2012. He played for the Steubenville High School football team in a scrimmage Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, against Cambridge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.


Seattle Seahawks statement calls Marshawn Lynch accusations ‘bogus’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:46
The Seattle Seahawks released the following statement today concerning the allegations made Monday involving Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch:
Categories: Sports Center

Seattle Seahawks statement calls Marshawn Lynch accusations ‘bogus’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:46
The Seattle Seahawks released the following statement today concerning the allegations made Monday involving Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch:

Remembering Robin Williams

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:46
Such terribly shocking and sad news came late yesterday afternoon: Robin Williams, dead at the age of 63, by apparent suicide.

4 people, dog found dead inside California home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:45

Santa Barbara shootingGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Four people and a dog were found stabbed to death in a Southern California home, and authorities said the sole suspect was in custody Tuesday.


Remarks Were Not an Attack, Hillary Clinton Tells Obama

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:43
A spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton said that she and President Obama would be “hugging it out” after she delivered a pointed rebuke of his foreign policy.






Robin Williams: 6 new movies he left behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:43
A breakdown of work the actor, who died Monday, Aug. 11, had already shot, what it’s about and when you’re likely to see it — as well as a few films that had a niche release in the past few months and are still available on various platforms.

Wildfire weather for most of Washington, Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:42
The National Weather Service reports that high temperatures Monday hit the triple digits in much of Washington and Oregon as thunderstorms began to make their way through central and northeast Oregon and into southeast Washington.