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Wisconsin's Walker signs NBA arena spending plan for Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Walker speaks to attendees at the RedState Gathering in AtlantaWisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bipartisan financing plan passed by state lawmakers calling for taxpayers to contribute $250 million toward building a new downtown arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks. The financing plan will pay for half of the cost of the new arena and is a key step in keeping the Bucks in the city where they have played for 47 years. "We see this as a great deal," Walker, a candidate for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said at a signing ceremony at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.


Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]
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Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]
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Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]

Cilla to be buried in Liverpool

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:38
The funeral of singer and TV star Cilla Black is to be held in her home city of Liverpool next week, it is announced.
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Few drug tests ordered for welfare users in Maine so far

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:37
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they failed to show up, the administration said.

Sounders sign Panamanian national team captain Román Torres

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:35
For all of general manager Garth Lagerwey’s disclaimers about the drawbacks of midseason transfers — the necessary adjustment period, the lack of chemistry between new teammates — the Sounders have sure had an eventful summer. Wednesday morning, another oft-rumored domino fell into place, as the club announced the signing of Panamanian center back Román Torres from Colombian […]
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Sounders sign Panamanian national team captain Román Torres

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:35
For all of general manager Garth Lagerwey’s disclaimers about the drawbacks of midseason transfers — the necessary adjustment period, the lack of chemistry between new teammates — the Sounders have sure had an eventful summer. Wednesday morning, another oft-rumored domino fell into place, as the club announced the signing of Panamanian center back Román Torres from Colombian […]
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Sounders sign Panamanian national team captain Román Torres

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:35
For all of general manager Garth Lagerwey’s disclaimers about the drawbacks of midseason transfers — the necessary adjustment period, the lack of chemistry between new teammates — the Sounders have sure had an eventful summer. Wednesday morning, another oft-rumored domino fell into place, as the club announced the signing of Panamanian center back Román Torres from Colombian […]

SA boss 'does not look at colour'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:32
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer says his team are behind him, despite accusations he is not picking enough black players.
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Man pleads guilty to collecting Social Security for dead mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:29
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to collecting over $250,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for more than 16 years after she died.

Egypt heatwave leaves 61 people dead

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:28
A heatwave in Egypt has left at least 61 people dead in three days, the health ministry says, as temperatures soar to 44C (111F).
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Dzeko joins Roma on season-long loan

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:21
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko joins Serie A side Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move.
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Family of man who died in jail files claim against officers

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:21
The family of a man who died from dehydration and malnutrition in the Island County Jail has filed a claim accusing the corrections officers of negligence.
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Family of man who died in jail files claim against officers

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:21
The family of a man who died from dehydration and malnutrition in the Island County Jail has filed a claim accusing the corrections officers of negligence.
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Family of man who died in jail files claim against officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:21
The family of a man who died from dehydration and malnutrition in the Island County Jail has filed a claim accusing the corrections officers of negligence.

UK jobless total nudges higher

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:20
UK unemployment rose by 25,000 to 1.85 million in the April to June period but there are more people in work than a year ago, official figures show.
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Bid fails to move Washington state primary up - Seattle Sun Times

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:19

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Bid fails to move Washington state primary up
Seattle Sun Times
The Washington State Democratic Party opposed a March primary, because the party has a tradition of holding caucuses to select delegates to the Democratic National Convention. One democrat, chairman Jaxon Ravens, argued that “The funds allotted for a ...
Proposal to move up Washington state presidential primary fails to passThe Register-Guard
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Car slams into utility pole in Hockessin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:13

Car slams into utility pole in HockessinA driver was taken to the hospital after her car slammed into a utility pole in Hockessin, Delaware.


Pac-12 Basketball Previews: Washington and Washington State - Ralphie Report

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:13

Pac-12 Basketball Previews: Washington and Washington State
Ralphie Report
This coming season will be one of rebuilding for Washington and Washington State. Graduations, suspensions, and transfers have left both teams picking up the pieces and starting to reconstruct their programs from the ground up. Even though both must ...