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Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
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Bratton Spurned 25% of Board’s Police Misconduct Findings in First Half of ’14

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01
William J. Bratton, the New York police commissioner, has declined to punish officers involved in complaints over matters like stop-and-frisk encounters and the use of racially offensive language.

Poll: A deadlock in Iowa's key Senate race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00

New poll finds deadlock in Iowa's Senate race and a nationalized electorate.

       

Paleologos on the Poll: Iowa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00

How will undecided voters and independent candidates affect the deadlocked Iowa Senate race?

       

Defense rests in trial of former Virginia governor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:58

Jury could get the case sometime Friday.

       

Recording May Capture Shots Fired at Michael Brown

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:58
The federal authorities have received a video clip from a man which, his lawyer says, inadvertently captured the sounds of the gunshots fired at Michael Brown.

Detroit storms leave thousands without power

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57

Heavy rain brings flashback to region hit by flooding earlier this month.

       

Mariners announce multi-year extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57
The Mariners just sent out a release announcing a multi-year contract extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik.

American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:55

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minnesota is pictured in this handout photoBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. A national security official who asked not to be named told Reuters that the FBI was investigating McCain's death, and a State Department spokeswoman said officials had been in contact with his family and were providing "all consular assistance." Family members told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that McCain's mother had been called by a State Department official to report that he had been killed in Syria over the weekend.


Music Review : Kate Bush Returns to the Stage, and Her Fans Are There to Welcome Her

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:53
The singer returned to the London stage on Tuesday for the first of 22 performances of a spectacle called “Before the Dawn,” her vision as wide and soaring as ever.






Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:52

ACLU attorney Ken FaulkCHICAGO (AP) — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.

Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; headquarters will shift to Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:51
Burger King and Canada’s Tim Hortons will be merging, but executives said the two chains will continue to run independently.

Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:50
Matt Pentz ranks the MLS teams.

Mexican president praises California policies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:50

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, greets Mexico's President Enrique Pena NietoSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.


Emerald Ridge, Bellarmine make PrepVolleyball.com top-100

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:46
Who is the preseason favorite to win the 4A state volleyball championship this season?

Thief grabs ring from Northgate jewelry store and bolts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:46
Seattle police hope you recognize this guy.

Game thread: Rangers at Mariners -- August 26, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:44
The Mariners will look to rebound after last night's disappointing loss in Game 2 of the three-game series with the Rangers. Lefty James Paxton gets the start for Seattle, while right-hander Nick Martinez goes for the Rangers. Come join the fun.

Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:40
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.