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30 19th century test coins sold at auction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:53

This image provided by Heritage Auctions shows one of the historic experimental coins from the collection of the late Texas businessman and philanthropist Harry W. Bass, Jr. that will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 World's Fair of Money on Aug. 7, 2014 near Chicago. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — Thirty coins stamped by the U.S. Mint in the 19th century to test designs and metals have sold at auction for more than a half-million dollars.


Security lapses found at CDC bioterror lab

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:51

A bioterror lab under investigation for safety issues has had repeated incidents of security doors left unlocked

       

'Lion Whisperer' continuously interrupted by lions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:51

We're sorry, what were you trying to say about lion conservation?

       

Annenberg estate was refuge for disgraced Nixon

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:50

He survived the Watergate fallout by hunkering down at Sunnylands in California in 1974.

       

Undocumented Mexican migrant takes refuge in Arizona church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:46
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - Surrounded by about 50 well-wishers, including representatives from a dozen southern Arizona congregations, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and longtime Tucson resident took refuge on Thursday in a church that offered her sanctuary. "I don’t want to leave here," Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto told the gathering through an interpreter. My children are here, and we’re going to keep on until we achieve victory," Loreto is due to be deported on Friday, but she will remain protected by Southside Presbyterian Church until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offers her a reprieve, said Pastor Alison Harrington. "We are standing between Rosa and an unjust system," Harrington said.

Hurricane Julio strengthens into Category 3 storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:43

Crowds line up inside the departures terminal at the Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. With Iselle, Hawaii is expected to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it is Hurricane Julio. Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday they are waiving change fees for passengers trying to leave before the hurricanes hit the islands. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio has strengthened into a Category 3 storm as it spins toward Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.


Rory McIlroy shoots 66 at PGA Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:33
Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:33
No one knows why Renisha McBride, 19, ended up at the home of Theodore Wafer last Nov. 2, although prosecutors speculated the woman may have been confused and seeking help, hours after she had crashed her car blocks away.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:32

Lynden 3rd in the MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
Lynden, the reigning WIAA state champs in Class 2A, ranks third in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings. Ellensburg, runners-up in 2A in 2013, is 23rd on the list. Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville is first with Kingfisher of Oklahoma second.

Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.
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Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.

Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?

News Analysis: Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:30
After months of resisting sending Americans to fight ISIS, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be.






Islamic State seizes north as Iraq crumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:29
The loss of the Mosul Dam, the largest in Iraq, to the insurgents was the most dramatic consequence of a dayslong offensive in the north, which has sent tens of thousands of refugees, many from the Yazidi minority, fleeing into a vast mountainous landscape.

Ebola is a public health emergency, WHO says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27

The World Health Organization also says the disease claimed an additional 29 lives in just two days this week.

       

Hawaiian refineries preparing for oncoming storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:24
Hawaii's only two refineries on Thursday were preparing for a pair of hurricanes approaching the archipelago, spokesmen for the companies said. They joined Hawaiians bracing for Hurricane Iselle, which was slated to make landfall on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday night before passing south of the other islands on Friday. Behind Iselle was Hurricane Julio, forecast to pass just north of the Big Island on Sunday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Par Petroleum Corp and Chevron Corp each were securing their plants on the island of Oahu.

Man, 19, shot and killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:18

Man, 19, shot and killed in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot multiple times in a car in North Philadelphia.


Man, suspect in wife's killing in Drexel Hill, is dead; abducted kids safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:16

Man, suspect in wife's killing in Drexel Hill, is dead; abducted kids safeThe boys' father has been found dead in an apparent suicide after police say he killed their mother and fled to New York.