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VIDEO: Empty bucket challenge hits Lebanon

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:06
With water shortages a part of daily life, campaigners in Lebanon have started an alternative to the ice bucket challenge.
Categories: BBC World News

Source: Rice video sent to NFL

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:03
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
Categories: Sports Center

2 Indianapolis officers charged with bar beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:02

An undated booking photo provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is of John Serban. Serban is one of two off duty police officers facing felony battery charges in the beating of a patron at a bar where the two were drinking. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indianapolis police officers who were off duty at a bar drinking shots with a pregnant bartender beat up a patron who began arguing with the woman, an affidavit released Wednesday said.


The weekly Pac-12 Prankings . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:01
Wherein we take a stern, serious, traditional look at the state of football in the league:

Quarterback Cyler Miles' running ability adds new dimension to UW offense

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:01
In Cyler Miles' two career starts at quarterback, the Huskies have scored a combined 128 points and totaled 1,228 yards of offense.
Categories: Sports Center

Quarterback Cyler Miles' running ability adds new dimension to UW offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:01
In Cyler Miles' two career starts at quarterback, the Huskies have scored a combined 128 points and totaled 1,228 yards of offense.

Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:01
A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.

HistorySource: Locations of Presidential TV Speeches Can Give Signals

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Presidents have tended to reserve the Oval Office for their most important televised statements, but not always.

Fall theater calendar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:59
Where to see performances around Seattle during fall 2014.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:57
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Austin, no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:56
A regional jet carrier operating a flight for Delta Air Lines made an emergency landing in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday after experiencing cabin pressure problems but there were no reported injuries, an airport official said. The Compass Airlines Embraer 175 regional jet on Delta Flight 5733 had 76 people on board and was bound for Los Angeles. It departed Austin at about 4 p.m. and returned to the same airport about 75 minutes hour after that, a spokesman for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said.

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:55
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

Injuries prompt changes to Eagles offensive line

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:54

Injuries prompt changes to Eagles offensive lineThe Eagles starters on the offensive line played every game together last year but after just one game into this season, it's already become a game of musical chairs.


New York clinic that treated Joan Rivers says no biopsy performed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:44

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UtahBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing a week before her death denied on Wednesday ever administering general anesthesia or conducting a vocal cord biopsy as has been alleged in media reports as contributing to her demise. It was the first time the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement since Aug. 28, when Rivers was rushed to a nearby hospital from the center with cardiac arrest. The clinic did not mention Rivers by name but issued the statement hours after New York's Daily News newspaper reported that an unplanned vocal cord biopsy at the clinic had left the Brooklyn-born comedian unable to breathe. "A biopsy of the vocal cords has never been performed at Yorkville Endoscopy," said the clinic, which specializes in gastrointestinal procedures.


Los Angeles Fashion District raided in drug money-laundering probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:42

Department of Justice handout photo shows boxes containing U.S. currency seized during a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion DistrictBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police and federal agents on Wednesday raided dozens of Los Angeles Fashion District businesses suspected of operating as part of a major money-laundering hub for narcotics traffickers in Mexico, law enforcement officials said.


Obama to lay out Islamic State plan

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:39
President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer asks if others involved in school abduction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:36
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments to acquit his client.

New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:35
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market

Obama says in speech U.S. to lead 'broad coalition' against Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:33

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near NewportPresident Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States will lead a broad coalition to wage a relentless campaign to root out Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria "wherever they exist." "It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil," Obama said in excerpts of a speech he will make to the country on Wednesday night. "This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground," Obama said, using an acronym for the militant group.