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Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:39
NEW YORK (AP) — The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

L’Ecole No. 41 gets global praise for its local focus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:31
While much of L’Ecole’s production relies on grapes from the 11 million-acre Columbia Valley, Marty Clubb is narrowing his focus on Walla Walla Valley grapes.

Mexico City: Soldiers use modern means to honor the past

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:31
Every Sept. 16, the country celebrates its independence from Spain through a battle that began in 1810.

Ebola stalling Africa tourism far from affected countries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:31
Fear and misperceptions about Africa’s geography prompting cancellations.

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:28
Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system.

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:28
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
Categories: BBC World News

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" -- the German equivalent of "cheers."

Some Texas National Guard troops on border using food handouts: lawmaker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched to the Texas-Mexico border have been relying on charities and food banks for their meals due to the way the state is paying the troops, a state representative said on Friday. "Essentially, the Guard is directing these soldiers to temporarily finance their own deployment," said Rene Oliveira, a Democratic state representative from the border city of Brownsville. The Texas National Guard said in a statement it has "made inquiries to local food banks to help service members who may have existing financial hardships." It added that members of the deployment are "fully resourced." The Texas National Guard said it is providing a per diem for meals on a normal state payroll schedule, with payments made twice a month.

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:24

This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. The Obama administration has offered a wide range of assessments of the threat to U.S. national security posed by Islamic State extremists in an area straddling eastern Syrian and northern and western Iraq, and whose actions include last week’s beheading of American journalist James Foley. Some officials say the group is more dangerous than al-Qaida. Yet intelligence assessments say it currently couldn’t pull off a complex, 9-11-style attack on the U.S. or Europe. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.


Alleged gangster admits lying in North Carolina kidnap probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:22
A woman described by prosecutors as a gang member dubbed "Lady Jamaica" has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents during their investigation into the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father this year, court documents show. Chason Renee Chase, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina, to a charge of making a false statement, the documents showed. Frank Janssen, father of Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, was attacked with a pistol and stun gun before being abducted from his home in April and held in an Atlanta apartment for four days before being rescued.

Round-up: Calif. passes 'yes means yes' bill, NYC recruiting students for expanded pre-K

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:20
Is screen time hurting kids' ability to recognize emotions? (KPLU): A new study from UCLA researchers found that sixth-graders who spent five days without exposure to technology were better able to read facial emotions and other nonverbal cues. Patricia Greenfield, a senior author of the study, says

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:18

In this Aug. 24, 2014, photo, a young man texts a message on his mobile phone while working at the Mayorista Market in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's Central Bank is getting ready to use electronic currency in which consumers will initially be able to use it to make and receive payments using their cellphones. Ecuador is heralding its plans to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could ultimately replace the country’s existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.


Constitution sets sail for last time for 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:16

The U.S.S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat, is towed through Boston Harbor past the financial district skyline with its topsails unfurled Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Boston. The ship is setting its sails for the last time before the warship heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project.


Reputed gangster pleads guilty in kidnapping plot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:10
A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.

VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:05
In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
Categories: BBC World News

Tristan Etienne exceeding early expectations

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
There's so much attention being given to the prospects who have verbally committed to join Washington in 2015 that it's easy to forget incoming freshmen Donaven Dorsey and Tristan Etienne, who comprise a 2014 class that didn't exactly overwhelm recruiting analysts.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Waltiea Rolle made use of short WNBA stay

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Waltiea Rolle made use of short WNBA stay

Seattle Storm - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:50

This image released by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows the crocodile named Pancho, suspected of biting two swimmers in a Coral Gables, Fla., canal. Pancho died Friday morning, Aug. 29, while fighting capture by two trappers, wildlife officials said. (AP Photo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via The Miami Herald) MAGS OUTCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.


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White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
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