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New York's 'Subway Vigilante' won't face marijuana charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:02
New York City's "Subway Vigilante," who made headlines in the 1980s for shooting four teenagers on a train, has had charges dismissed in a recent marijuana-dealing case, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bernhard Goetz, 66, was arrested in December for allegedly selling a small amount of pot to an undercover police officer in Manhattan's Union Square Park. A Civil Court judge dismissed the misdemeanor charges on grounds that prosecutors missed the deadline to pursue a trial. At a time when New York City's crime rate was high, the "Subway Vigilante" case raised issues of race relations and sparked a fierce debate about what steps victims and frustrated New Yorkers could take to fight back against perceived threats.

Washington state names new head of state ferry division; first woman appointed to position

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:58
Washington state officials on Wednesday named a new head of the state ferry system, which is emerging from a tough summer.

Q. and A.: What Obama Faces in a Campaign Against ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:57
President Obama on Wednesday night is expected to describe an undertaking that would go well beyond targeted drone strikes against suspected terrorist leaders, as he has done against Al Qaeda and its affiliates.

From Kurdistan To Texas, Scots Spur Separatists

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:56
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, nationalist and separatist movements in Europe and beyond are watching the Scottish independence referendum closely.

Police say they ID'd 5 teens in ice bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:53
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Moyes reign costs Man U $90M but sponsorship soars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:52
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a "new chapter has begun" under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday.

Severe storms forecast for Detroit, schools close early

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:50
(Reuters) - A forecast of severe thunderstorms for the Detroit metro area on Wednesday afternoon prompted Detroit public schools to dismiss students early and city officials to warn residents of possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for parts of southeast Michigan, with thunderstorms, the potential of localized flash flooding and wind gusts of around 60 mph (96 kph). Detroit officials asked residents to help prevent flooding by clearing storm drains of leaves and other trash in front of homes and businesses. Storms could develop through about 8 p.m. in the Detroit area south to the Ohio border, said Bryan Tilley, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

'Ryder Cup means more than cash'

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:44
Rory McIlroy says a European Ryder Cup win at Gleneagles would mean more to him than winning the PGA Tour's £6m FedEx Cup bonus in Atlanta this week.
Categories: BBC World News

California to mandate paid sick leave under new law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:40
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California businesses will have to provide paid sick leave to most employees under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest move to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. The bill would require employers to provide up to three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. Last autumn, the Democratic governor signed a bill raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour by 2016. When the new law takes effect next July, California will become the second state in the country, after Connecticut, to require paid days off for employees who are ill, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Sheriff's officials report first death from earthquake that shook California wine country

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff's officials report first death from earthquake that shook California wine country.

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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:37
MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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.

Most Russian Forces Now Out of Ukraine, Kiev Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:34
President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said the withdrawal of Russian forces augmented the chances for a lasting cease-fire in the southeast.






Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:31

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, and outgoing Ferrari President Luca Di Montezemolo attend a press conference in at the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Fiat-Chrysler announced that Ferrari president Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team and before an imminent stock listing of merged parent company Fiat-Chrysler. The statement from Ferrari's parent company said Montezemolo will depart on Oct. 13 following Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebration of sales in the United States. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will take on the Ferrari job in the immediate term. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari.


Huskies morning links: Freshman Sidney Jones could be in line to start at cornerback

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:31
I wrote today about the Huskies' young — and struggling — defensive secondary, which will be tested again (and again and again) against Illinois' pass-happy offense.
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Huskies morning links: Freshman Sidney Jones could be in line to start at cornerback

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:31
I wrote today about the Huskies' young — and struggling — defensive secondary, which will be tested again (and again and again) against Illinois' pass-happy offense.

Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:31
Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport -- their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars).

Egypt orphanage manager jailed

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:30
A court in Egypt sentences the head of a Cairo orphanage to three years in prison for assaulting children in his care and endangering their lives.
Categories: BBC World News

Paraguay bus crucifixion protest

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:30
Three Paraguayan bus drivers have their hands nailed to a cross in a protest at being sacked.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman shot in the face in Queen Village apartment dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:29

Woman shot in the face in Queen Village apartment diesPolice say they are questioning several people after a woman was shot in the face on Monday night in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


Daily Rant & Rave: Traffic at White River Amphitheatre

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:29
RAVE To last weekend’s 49th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. From the parade to the great volunteers, excellent artists, merchants and musicians, one the best beer gardens anywhere, a great fireworks show, even perfect weather, we had a wonderful time. Mukilteo should be very proud.