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Invasion of voracious bullfrogs spreads in Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:16
An invasion of American bullfrogs that will eat just about anything -- including each other -- is spreading downstream along Montana's Yellowstone River and poses a potential threat to native frogs, government scientists said Thursday.

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:16
The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.

Fire destroys 3 buildings at Flight 93 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:15

Fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial ParkSHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial destroyed three administrative buildings on Friday, leaving officials concerned about some of the memorabilia and archival material stored there.


Dave Chappelle's Seattle stand likely to gross $385K

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6RZ41p-42o

Boeing’s 737 production hike will add jobs, pressures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:13
Boeing said Thursday it will raise production of the 737 at its Renton plant to 52 planes a month in 2018, which will bring additional jobs but also additional risks.

As Protests Persist, Ferguson Transfers Security to County

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:10
The St. Louis County Police Department will take responsibility for maintaining order as demonstrators continue to gather nightly to demand justice for Michael Brown and the policeman who shot him.

New Mexico police shooting ruled unjustified, charges weighed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:08
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A special prosecutor may soon be appointed to determine whether to press criminal charges against two New Mexico police officers after a grand jury ruled that a 2013 shooting of a motorist in Santa Fe was unjustified, the District Attorney said on Friday. The grand jury determined on Thursday that the shooting was not justified but was not asked to rule on whether prosecution was warranted. ...

Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:08
Ukraine crisis chills Norway-Russia ties
Categories: BBC World News

Los Angeles County jail system edges closer to court oversight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:07
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is edging closer to court oversight of its jail system after the U.S. Department of Justice found mentally ill inmates were mishandled in vermin-infested facilities where suicides are too common. Justice Department attorneys warned county officials in a letter last week that they would seek a court-enforced consent decree to resolve problems with the jail system, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters. ...

Infection has news organizations looking at risks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:04
NEW YORK (AP) — For media covering the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the infection of a cameraman who works for NBC offers both a reason to emphasize precaution and to continue to bear witness.

VIDEO: The face you can see from space

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:04
The art you can see from space
Categories: BBC World News

Charlie Sheen sued for alleged violent dental office attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:00

Charlie Sheen sued for alleged violent dental office attackAttorneys for a dental technician filed a lawsuit Friday against actor Charlie Sheen for assault and sexual battery during a September examination.


Ways to Protect Yourself After the JPMorgan Hacking

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:59
Consumers can lessen the risk of financial harm to themselves from big data breaches like the one at JPMorgan Chase.

Dog owner gets at least 15 years in fatal mauling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:59

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2011, file photo shows the late Pamela Devitt in her California Department of Motor Vehicles license photo. Devitt , 63, was attacked Thursday, May 9, 2013, while jogging and mauled to death by four pit bulls in the high desert neighborhood of Littlerock in Palmdale, Calif. Alex Jackson, the dogs' owner was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Devitt. Jackson was sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court to 15 years to life in prison Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Department of Motor Vehicles, File)LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The morning walk that would be the last of Pamela Devitt's life was more than just a routine stroll. It was part of the retiree's effort to keep fit for her golden years with a young grandson.


Texas Women Forced to Reassess After New Ruling on Abortions

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:57
Thirteen clinics across Texas were forced to stop performing abortions because they did not meet the standards of a hospital-style surgery center, as now mandated by law.






Brazil election: Players and policies

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:57
How Brazil's election went from unremarkable to unpredictable
Categories: BBC World News

What makes a suitable military code name?

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:55
What makes a memorable military code name?
Categories: BBC World News

IS steps up attack on key Syria town

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:54
Intense clashes have erupted as Islamic State militants advanced on the Syrian town of Kobane, while Turkey vows to help stop it falling.
Categories: BBC World News

Fire burning at Pennsylvania memorial for 9/11 victims: official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:54

Flowers are placed on a rock in the field of the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in Shanksville(Reuters) - A major fire broke out on Friday at the Flight 93 National Memorial's headquarters complex in Pennsylvania, causing no reported injuries but extensive damage near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of a hijacked airliner. The National Park Service said there was no damage to the memorial site itself, in a field where a United Airlines flight went down in one of four hijackings staged by al Qaeda militants on that day. The three-building complex is two miles (3.2 km) away from the crash site. The cause of the fire was under investigation, the service said in a statement. ...


Agency finds no payback over Bay Bridge concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:53
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caltrans did not retaliate against employees who raised concerns about construction defects on the new $6.5 billion span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but a pattern of mismanagement and poor communication within the department led employees to believe their concerns would be ignored or they might be punished for raising them, a California Highway Patrol report released Friday said.