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Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:37

In a July 30, 2014 photo, condemned inmate Willie Trottie is interviewed in a cell in the prison's visitation room outside death row at the Polunsky Unit, in Livingston, Texas. Trottie is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, Sept. 10 for killing his common-law wife Barbara Canada and her brother Titus Canada. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.


Israel, Facing Criticism, to Investigate Possible Military Misconduct in Gaza

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:32
The announcement appeared to be part of an Israeli effort to pre-empt international war crimes inquiries into the 50-day Gaza conflict.






Obama: US to expand airstrikes on Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:32

 US to expand airstrikes on Islamic StateThe president will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, possibly including airstrikes in Syria.


Cereals Begin to Lose Their Snap, Crackle and Pop

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:26
The cereal business has been in steady decline for a decade as consumers opt for healthier options or food easier to eat on the run in the morning.

Cereals Struggle in U.S. as Tastes and Rituals Change

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:26
The cereal business has been in steady decline for a decade as consumers opt for healthier options or food easier to eat on the run in the morning.

Revel says it has $90M offer to buy closed casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:24

FILE - This Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Revel Hotel Casino early in the morning in Atlantic City, N.J. Attorneys for Revel Casino Hotel say that a Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Atlantic City property that closed this month. The casino said in a court filing Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, that Glenn Straub has made the cash bid and it hopes to have an auction for the property on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents.


Tumour 'diagnosis' for Rob Ford

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumour after suffering months of abdominal pain.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/10/2014 4:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
White Pass US12
9/10/2014 4:51:52 PM

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Satus Pass - 9/10/2014 4:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
Satus Pass US97
9/10/2014 4:59:23 PM

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Stevens Pass - 9/10/2014 4:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
Stevens Pass US2
9/10/2014 4:49:52 PM

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Blewett Pass - 9/10/2014 4:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
Blewett Pass US97
9/10/2014 4:56:03 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/10/2014 4:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/10/2014 4:43:24 PM

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Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek, milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek, milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Texas executes man, 45, for shooting spree that left two dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:19
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a 45-year-old man on Wednesday for killing two people and wounding two others during a shooting spree sparked by a breakup with his girlfriend. Willie Tyrone Trottie died at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6:35 p.m. CDT (7:35 EDT) after being given a lethal injection. He became the 516th prisoner put to death in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Mom on trial in autistic son's death in NYC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:18

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, file photo Gigi Jordan appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. Prosecutors portrayed Jordan Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as a calm and calculating killer who poisoned her only child and then balanced her checkbook and transferred money out of his trust fund as he lay dead. Her defense said the pharmaceuticals entrepreneur was driven by fear and desperation to kill the boy and tried to kill herself. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat with a syringe in a luxury Manhattan hotel room, a prosecutor said as her murder trial opened Wednesday.


With Apple Pay and Smartwatch, a Privacy Challenge

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:16
Apple faces two threats: one from hackers looking for ways to steal financial information, and another from regulators interested in ensuring that information gleaned from health monitoring devices stays private.

Cuomo Looks to General Election, but Primary Result Becomes an Issue

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:14
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo assailed his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, while Mr. Astorino said the governor’s showing in the Democratic primary was a “major embarrassment.”






Lens Blog: Photographers Facing Danger and Death

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:11
At a photo festival in France, concerns over the slow death of traditional media were overtaken by anger and sadness over the violent deaths of photographers overseas.






Amazon destruction increases again

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:09
New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.
Categories: BBC World News

Flight 93 site toured on 9/11 anniversary eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:03

Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial hold a giant flag as they participate in a sunset memorial service at sunset on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — On a tour of Flight 93 National Memorial work in progress, National Park Service officials expressed hope Wednesday the site would "keep the story alive" well beyond any anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Seahawks press conference news and notes --- Bryan Walters to take over punt return duties, Carroll on Ray Rice situation, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:01
Pete Carroll's weekly Wednesday press conference has concluded, and it yielded one piece of fairly significant news as the coach said Earl Thomas will no longer be the primary punt returner, with Bryan Walters taking over those duties.
Categories: Sports Center