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Building Blocks: Family Room for Relatives of 9/11 Victims Is Recreated in Albany

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:12
Painful, poignant and mostly secret, the chamber, until recently at ground zero, served as a private sanctuary and was transformed by mementos into a shrine.

Witness: Freeh 'totally out' at time of crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:05
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An eyewitness to the Vermont car crash that injured Louis Freeh says the former FBI director looked to be asleep when his vehicle crossed the centerline, forcing two cars and a motorcyclist to swerve out of the way.

City Room: New York Today: Easy Act to Follow

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:05
Wednesday: Primary results, a sunny day, and the million-dollar parking spot.

Today in MSU History: State Beats the Eventual Rose Bowl Champs

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:01
Mississippi State knocks off the Washington Huskies, who went on to win the Rose Bowl in 1977. In 1977, Mississippi State was coming off a 9-2 season where their only losses came at Tuscaloosa and at Gainesville.  There was a lot of hype in Starkville, and after a 17-15 win in the opener against North Texas State, Bob Tyler and the 16th-ranked Bulldogs headed to Seattle to play the Washington ...

The New Health Care: Latest Good News in Health Spending: Employer Premiums

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:00
The growth in employee plan premiums was only 3 percent in the last year, tied for the lowest rate of increase in 16 years of the Kaiser survey.

Clash at junior football escalates into gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:57

Clash at junior football escalates into gunfirePolice say an argument between parents and a coach at a junior football league practice in Kansas escalated into a fight involving gunfire.

UK and France get powerful EU jobs

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:53
The UK and France get powerful jobs in the new European Commission, overseeing financial services and economic policy respectively.
Categories: BBC World News

Coleman recalls inflatable tubes after skin irritation reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Coleman Co Inc is recalling about 20,500 Sevylor brand inflatable flotation tubes because of the risk of skin irritation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The Sevylor brand River Racer tubes were sold at Walmart stores and online from January to July for about $25, the commission said in a statement. The Wichita, Kansas, company has received 24 reports of skin irritation after contact with the rubber tube, it said. The tubes were made in China. (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Police: Boy desecrated Jesus statue, posted photos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:53
EVERETT, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old western Pennsylvania boy has been charged with desecrating a statue of Jesus by standing in front of it and mimicking a sex act, and then posting pictures of it on the Internet.

Spurs face season away from home

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:46
Tottenham say it is "highly unlikely" they will be able to move into their new stadium as hoped for the 2017-18 season.
Categories: BBC World News

Row over Gambia's new anti-gay law

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:41
Leading rights groups call on Gambia's president not to approve tough new anti-gay legislation, saying it promotes "state-sponsored homophobia".
Categories: BBC World News

Suarez can make El Clasico debut

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:36
Barcelona confirm that striker Luis Suarez will be able to play against rivals Real Madrid on 25 October.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:34
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, the organizations said that Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, was outdated and undercuts congressional and public oversight. The groups, led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen, said TPA should be replaced with a new system that gives both Congress and the public a louder voice in trade negotiations.

Californian voters support water bond two-to-one, poll finds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:31
(Reuters) - A two-to-one majority of California voters support the state's $7.5 billion water bond that is slated for November's ballot, according to a new poll. The bond measure, which has been contentiously debated by the legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for the past few years, would improve the water quality, supply and infrastructure in drought-stricken California, if passed by voters. The poll, conducted by the independent and non-partisan Field Research Corp, found that citizen awareness of the water bond was low. Those who were aware of the water bond showed greater support.

Pa. county council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:29

In God We TrustPITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers.

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:27

High-tech survey exposes hidden StonehengeLONDON (AP) — There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.

Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:27

96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie HarrisonALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."

Global stocks lower on growth worries, Fed jitters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:25
Global stocks sank Wednesday under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence.

The row over a bus seat in China

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:22
A young man who refused to give up his seat was attacked by elderly passengers.
Categories: BBC World News

Late-payment rate on US auto loans rose in 2Q

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:20
As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.