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AccuWeather: Very Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:06

 Very Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the rest of the work week will be humid with drenching showers and thunderstorms possible.


Pistorius' early release blocked

BBC World News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:03
South Africa's justice minister blocks the release of athlete Oscar Pistorius from prison on Friday - after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:02
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress.

Ex-cop denied bail on murder charge, collapses in courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:01

This handout photo provided by the Fairfax County, Va., County Department shows former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres. Torres, who was charged with murder for shooting and killing a man on a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance. (Fairfax County, Va., County Department via AP)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder for shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance.


Agency: Stores must stop drone sales at New Jersey airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:56
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — At least two stores inside Newark Liberty International Airport are selling drones despite federal rules prohibiting flying them near airports.

George Pataki, in Presidential Bid, Fights to Jog Voters’ Memories

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:52
Mr. Pataki, one of the 17 Republican contenders, spends a lot of time reminding people that he used to be governor of New York.









Live coverage: Seahawks training camp 8/19

NBA - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:50
The Seahawks prepare for Friday's second preseason game as they continue training camp Wednesday in Renton. Follow our live coverage.
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Live coverage: Seahawks training camp 8/19

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:50
The Seahawks prepare for Friday's second preseason game as they continue training camp Wednesday in Renton. Follow our live coverage.
Categories: Sports Center

Live coverage: Seahawks training camp 8/19

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:50
The Seahawks prepare for Friday's second preseason game as they continue training camp Wednesday in Renton. Follow our live coverage.

VIDEO: Twin typhoons pace the Pacific

BBC World News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:39
Twin typhoons Goni and Atsani strengthen over the warm ocean waters, Peter Gibbs takes a look at some of the reasons why.
Categories: BBC World News

What has Lamine Diack done for athletics?

BBC World News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:39
Was athletics chief who boosted cash flow soft on doping?
Categories: BBC World News

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:37

In this photo taken on April 26, 2015, one of the 20 female soldiers, who is among the 400 students who qualified to start Ranger School, tackles the Darby Queen obstacle course, one of the toughest obstacle courses in U.S. Army training, at Fort Benning, in Ga. Two women have now passed the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press. (Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer via AP)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School, families of the soldiers confirmed Wednesday.


Slovakia 'to refuse Muslim migrants'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:37
Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in 200 Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme.
Categories: BBC World News

Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:36
CHICAGO (AP) — Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions .

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:35

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials sayA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after doctors determined a female patient who recently visited West Africa does not have Ebola.


Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from college dorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:34

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from college dormUniversity of Hawaii students planned to start moving into their campus housing Tuesday, just days after a man fell to his death while trying to pull a distraught man from a ledge at a dormitory, police said.


1 dead, 3 injured as vehicle hits child's wagon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:31
SOUTHAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — A vehicle struck a group of children and a teenager pulling a red wagon in the center of a dark southern New Jersey street, leaving a toddler dead and critically injuring three others.

Memphis City Council votes 11-1 to remove Confederate statue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:29
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A vote by the Memphis City Council has cleared the way for the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from a public park.

Saints admit Man Utd Mane interest

BBC World News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:28
Southampton admit Premier League rivals Manchester United are interested in signing Senegal winger Sadio Mane.
Categories: BBC World News

White House hires first openly transgender staff member

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:26
The White House has hired its first openly transgender employee, according to a U.S. official, winning praise from activists for President Barack Obama's support for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, a longtime advocate for transgender rights, will be an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel, according to a statement from the Obama administration. "Raffi Freedman-Gurspan demonstrates the kind of leadership this Administration champions," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the president, said in a statement.