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Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:26
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Categories: BBC World News

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:25
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:25

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in StanfordCalifornian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the "yes-means-yes" bill. It defines sexual consent between people as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity". Governor Jerry Brown must sign the bill into law by the end of September.


U.K. raises terror threat level to 'severe'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:20

There is no specific threat or information suggesting that an attack is imminent.

       

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:19
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

Vulnerable Sen. Landrieu's residency questioned

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:19

La. Democrat is registered to vote in house where her parents live, Washington Post says.

       

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:17
BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll following preseason loss at Oakland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:16
Here's all that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say after the 41-31 preseason finale loss to the Raiders tonight:

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll following preseason loss at Oakland

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:16
Here's all that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say after the 41-31 preseason finale loss to the Raiders tonight:
Categories: Sports Center

Seattle Seahawks-Oakland Raiders live game chat

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:16
We'll get started at 5:30 p.m. from Oakland.
Categories: Sports Center

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:14
Papua New Guinea's eastern Mount Tavurvur erupts, disrupting flights and spewing rocks and ash into the air.
Categories: BBC World News

Hodgson admits Shaw fitness concerns

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:14
Roy Hodgson says he had concerns over Luke Shaw's fitness before Louis van Gaal's criticism of the left-back.
Categories: BBC World News

Tractor trailer overturns near I-76 WB and Roosevelt Boulevard; ramp closures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:11

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a tractor trailer overturned along the exit ramp between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Schuylkill Expressway westbound early Friday morning.


Tractor trailer overturns near I-76 WB and Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:10

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a tractor trailer overturned along the exit ramp between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Schuylkill Expressway westbound early Friday morning.


Oklahoma cop charged with raping, abusing 8 women

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:04

He allegedly threatened to arrest victims if they did not submit.

       

Rutgers runs all over Cougars

WA Cougars - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:01
Paul James rushes for 173 yards, three touchdowns to overcome Connor Halliday’s big night.
Categories: Sports Center

Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:00
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness.

In Gary, Ind., fall of an eyesore may be rise of new era

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:00

After a violent summer, city is hoping for a rebirth.

       

Lens Blog: A Gay Haven on Fire Island

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:00
Susan Kravitz’s photos from Cherry Grove eschew the sun and surf in favor of documenting the gay men and women who flock there each summer.

President Obama's tan suit lights up Twitter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:52

President Obama was making serious comments about the Islamic State's threat, but the Twitterverse was obsessed with his tan suit.