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Deal reached in Arab Bank lawsuit over attacks on Americans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:27
NEW YORK (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing a large Jordan-based bank of sharing responsibility for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded, lawyers said Friday.

Alex and Ani jewelry executive to pay Jet Ski owners $15,000

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:24
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An executive at jewelry maker Alex and Ani has to pay about $15,000 to the owners of two Jet Skis he and other people took without permission and damaged earlier this month.

Washington fire sparked by fatal plane crash burns buildings

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:17
SEATTLE (AP) — A wildfire ignited by a plane crash that killed two people in a rugged area of northern Washington state chased hundreds of people from their homes Friday and burned 10 to 12 buildings, including residences, authorities said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency planned to send funding to help combat the blaze charring […]
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Washington fire sparked by fatal plane crash burns buildings

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:17
SEATTLE (AP) — A wildfire ignited by a plane crash that killed two people in a rugged area of northern Washington state chased hundreds of people from their homes Friday and burned 10 to 12 buildings, including residences, authorities said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency planned to send funding to help combat the blaze charring […]
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Washington fire sparked by fatal plane crash burns buildings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:17
SEATTLE (AP) — A wildfire ignited by a plane crash that killed two people in a rugged area of northern Washington state chased hundreds of people from their homes Friday and burned 10 to 12 buildings, including residences, authorities said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency planned to send funding to help combat the blaze charring […]

Court affirms conviction, long sentence for Detroit ex-mayor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:17

FILE - In this May 25, 2010 file photo former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Detroit courtroom. An appeals court on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 upheld the corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence of Kilpatrick, who was found guilty of two dozen crimes from tax evasion to bribery. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Friday upheld the corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was found guilty of two dozen crimes from tax evasion to bribery.


Judge temporarily blocks Alabama abortion clinic regulation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:15
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion regulation that could have permanently closed the state's busiest abortion clinic, saying Thursday that the rule was unnecessary to protect women.

Federal judge's Hanford ruling a victory for Washington state - KVEW

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:05

Federal judge's Hanford ruling a victory for Washington state
KVEW
A U.S. District Court judge has agreed with critical components of the Attorney General's arguments in a lawsuit regarding the cleanup process at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. In a ruling issued Thursday evening, U.S. District Court for the Eastern ...

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Women and the evolution of the video-game world

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:05
When video games were introduced by Atari in the 1970s, they were marketed as family entertainment. After the industry crashed in 1983, it rebuilt itself by marketing to young men. Now, new technology and distribution platforms have shifted the demographics and as more women enter the field, the narratives have changed.
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Women and the evolution of the video-game world

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:05
When video games were introduced by Atari in the 1970s, they were marketed as family entertainment. After the industry crashed in 1983, it rebuilt itself by marketing to young men. Now, new technology and distribution platforms have shifted the demographics and as more women enter the field, the narratives have changed.
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Women and the evolution of the video-game world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:05
When video games were introduced by Atari in the 1970s, they were marketed as family entertainment. After the industry crashed in 1983, it rebuilt itself by marketing to young men. Now, new technology and distribution platforms have shifted the demographics and as more women enter the field, the narratives have changed.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:57
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 13, 2015:
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Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter killed by police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:56

People react to a sudden volley of gunfire near the scene where Garland Tyree barricaded himself in his home after shooting a New York Fire Department lieutenant, in Staten Island, New YorkThe man who shot and wounded a firefighter during a six-hour standoff with authorities fled his New York home on Friday, opening fire on police, who returned it and shot him dead, law enforcement said. Garland Tyree, 38, an alleged gang member who authorities were trying to arrest for a federal parole violation, had promised to surrender but instead dashed out the back door with an assault rifle, spraying bullets at police who surrounded the multi-family home in New York's Staten Island borough, police said. An AK-47, three handguns and a smoke grenade were recovered from the scene on Destiny Court, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a news conference.


Prosecutor: Criminal probe at standstill in Clemson death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:51
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — The criminal investigation into the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge remains at a standstill, despite a new witness account, a prosecutor said Friday.

VIDEO: Time bandits: Re-setting the clocks

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:47
The Greenwich Meridian line in London is the 'starting point' for time zones across the globe but some countries have rebelled and turned into Time Bandits.
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7 Greenpeace activists fined for Oregon icebreaker protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:46
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two more Greenpeace protesters accused of trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for an Arctic oil-drilling operation were fined $5,000 by the Coast Guard, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Officer accused in fatal shooting ends testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:45
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):

Flour Bluff's Brewer commits to Washington State - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:43

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Flour Bluff's Brewer commits to Washington State
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Flour Bluff senior quarterback Cody Brewer officially committed to play football at Washington State on Tuesday afternoon and will play for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. Brewer, who was a Caller-Times All-South Texas first team football player in ...

Boy falls from 2nd-story window during game of hide-and-seek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:42
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy fell from a second-story window during a game of hide-and-seek, sending him to a hospital, police said.

Susan Newhouse, wife of publishing magnate, dies in NY

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:39
NEW YORK (AP) — The philanthropist Susan Newhouse, wife of billionaire publishing magnate Donald Newhouse, died Thursday at her home in New York City following a long illness.