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Brain 'still active during sleep'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:31
The brain is still active while we sleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.
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Suspect arrested in Boston Scientific exec's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:28

Vehicles line up a drive at Arby's restaurant Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Shakopee, Minn. Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, accused of shooting his former boyfriend and business partner at a gas station outside Minneapolis, was arrested after a month on a run Thursday when a concerned citizen saw him peering at the drive-thru fast-food menu on foot, police said. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in suburban Minneapolis was arrested Thursday after a month on the run, when police found him on foot peering at a drive-thru menu in another suburb, police said.


Richard Kiel Dies at 74; Played Jaws in Bond Films

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:28
Mr. Kiel, at more than seven feet tall, was a natural as a thug, giant, alien or other villain.






Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:17
The Republican-controlled legislature enacted one of the most stringent waiting periods for women seeking abortions, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon.






Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder; Still Faces Lesser Homicide Charge

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:16
Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa is expected to rule on Friday on the remaining charge of “culpable homicide” in the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.






AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:16
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Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:16
Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
Categories: BBC World News

Has Turkey woken up to IS threat?

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:13
Has Turkey woken up to Islamic State threat?
Categories: BBC World News

Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:09
A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.

Teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:08

A police car is parked in front of Westbrook Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, where a teacher accidentally shot herself in the leg, while alone in a faculty bathroom, shortly before school started. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Kristin Murphy) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.


Kent police seek witnesses to double homicide at gas station

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:04
Kent police are seeking additional witnesses to the Aug. 20 shooting at a Shell gas station that left two employees dead.

Scotland 'on cusp of making history'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:01
Scotland is on the "cusp of making history" by voting for independence, the country's first minister says as he addresses the international media.
Categories: BBC World News

Sisters give birth to sons hours apart at Abington Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:59

Sisters give birth to sons hours apart at Abington HospitalTwo sisters, one from Philadelphia and the other from Conshohocken, both gave birth to sons at the same hospital, within 22 hours of each other.


Deal Reached on Gaza Reconstruction, Palestinian Leader Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:57
President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said Thursday night that he had reached an agreement with Israel and the United Nations to import reconstruction materials to the Gaza Strip.

Study says a medical school feasible in Spokane

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:57
Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state, according to a study commissioned by the university that was released Thursday.

World's tallest dog from Otsego dies at age 5

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:53

In an undated photo provided by Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. The Great Dane is now officially the world’s tallest canine according to the record book. The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder. Standing on his hind legs, Zeus measures 7-foot-4. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Scott Ramos, HO)OTSEGO, Mich. (AP) — The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5.


The House, in Rare Unity With Obama, Will Leave the Trail for an ISIS Vote

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:53
The vote, set for Monday, showed how quickly the politics of President Obama’s foreign policy have shifted after he vowed in a speech to the nation to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.

Argentina enacts law restructuring government debt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:52
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress approved legislation Thursday to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed the government into its second default in 13 years.

Bankrupt San Bernardino, California, can cut firefighter benefits, judge says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:51
By Tim Reid RIVERSIDE Calif. (Reuters) - The city of San Bernardino, California, may impose cuts to its firefighters overtime and pension benefits in a bid to reach a bankruptcy exit plan, the federal judge overseeing the case said on Thursday. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury said San Bernardino was entitled to unilaterally impose benefit cuts on the city's firefighters, something their union had fiercely opposed. Jury conceded that the cuts, which involve greater pension contributions by firefighters and reduction in overtime, were a hardship on the firefighters.