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A cheaper, faster version of a college degree

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:45

Some firms develop courses that take less than a year to finish and lead to jobs

       

'Doubt' on Mae Sochi qualifying event

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:36
Doubts have been raised over the validity of a Sochi qualifying event in Slovenia that violinist Vanessa-May took part in.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas shooting suspect had faced other charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:31
A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before the attack and faced previous allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.

Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:31
At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

Mississippi quads make home four times more fun

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:28

Craig and Kimberly Fugate adjust to the surprise of life with four identical babies.

       

Seeing Cost of Saber Rattling in Ukraine, Putin Alters Course

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:22
Analysts say that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is angling to keep Ukraine as weak and decentralized as possible as he restores ties with the West.

Putin Angling to Restore Ties With the West While Keeping an Eye on Ukraine

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:22
Analysts say that Russia has started playing a waiting game in Ukraine, distinctly lowering the flame underneath the rhetoric that erupted with the annexation of Crimea in March.

No charges for teen who put Visine in teacher's coffee

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:19

Student was suspended for a year after May investigation.

       

House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:16
House and Senate committees took steps Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before the government says it will have to slow down payments.

Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:16
An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

European banking scare sends stocks lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:16
Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:16
Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, and a heartbreaking saga of the AIDS epidemic's roots.

Why researchers are growing miniature brains

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:14

Scientists are hoping that mini organs will streamline drug testing and serve as lifesaving "spare parts."

       

30 Reported Dead After Separatist Rockets Hit Ukraine Military Camp

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:09
Rebels in the east of the country reportedly used a Russian-made artillery system to attack Ukrainian soldiers and border guards.






Catholic-Protestant feud flares anew in Northern Ireland

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:06

Protestant parade in Northern Ireland sparks new animosity with Catholics

       

Officials: Man loses fingertips on Disney ride

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:05
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Explosions reported at West Deptford plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:03

1 injured in West Deptford chemical plant blastThere are reports of multiple explosions and a fire at a plant in West Deptford, New Jersey.


State board protects 17 core graduation credits from waivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:01
When the state’s new graduation requirements go into effect in 2019, school districts won’t have as much flexibility as some wanted in waiving credits for students facing unusual circumstances.

Naked selfies found on old phones

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:59
Thousands of pictures including "naked selfies" have been extracted from factory-wiped phones by a Czech Republic-based security firm.
Categories: BBC World News

F.B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:55
The 50th anniversary of the Jackson, Miss., field office was recalled with a ceremony addressing how the agency’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved since.