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Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can't cite beliefs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:14
DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Death sentences over Peshawar attack

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:12
Pakistan announces the death penalty for six militants linked to an attack on a school in Peshawar last December, in which at least 140 people died.
Categories: BBC World News

John Kasich’s Appeal to Moderates Gains Traction in New Hampshire

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:10
Gov. John Kasich is rising in the polls in New Hampshire, winning endorsements and drawing new voters to his appearances who were impressed with his debate performance.









At least five dead in spate of shootings around Boston

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:10
As of Sunday, some 151 shootings had been reported in Boston this year, a 25 percent increase from the same period last year. Two other fatal shootings occurred in the neighboring cities, local police confirmed.

Colorado court: Baker can't cite religious beliefs in refusing to make cakes for gay weddings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:09
DENVER (AP) — Colorado court: Baker can't cite religious beliefs in refusing to make cakes for gay weddings.

US lawmakers quick to criticize China on currency drop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:08

In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 photo, a bank clerk counts Chinese currency notes as her colleague attends a customer at a bank outlet in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China’s surprise move on Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, whose growth rate has reached a six-year low. It is also fanning tensions with the United States and Europe, whose exports could become comparatively costlier. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers have been quick to condemn the sudden drop in the value of Chinese currency as damaging for American businesses and workers, reviving an issue that once was one of the biggest sources of tension between the two world powers.


US prison-break man killed in riot

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:07
An inmate of a Californian jail who was infamous for attempting to escape in 1971 is killed and several others injured in a riot, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Virginia governor asks to remain free during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:05
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to allow him to remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

America's Got Talent: Brits progress

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:03
Two British acts are voted through to the semi-finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics: A Full Field Takes a Bipartisan Trip to the Fair

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:01
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas continues his Southern bus tour, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont catches Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Hampshire, and soapbox stump speeches and the smells of fried foods and natural fertilizers await the candidates in Iowa.









AP Interview: New Orleans mayor praises post-Katrina change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:01

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Landrieu says the city is on the right track nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina but points to coastal erosion as a major threat to the city’s future. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is approaching the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a mammoth storm that caused the levees protecting the city to break and submerge vast swaths of the Crescent City. In the run-up to the anniversary, The Associated Press sat down with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, to discuss the storm, the anniversary and the city's future.


Samsung unveils two big smartphones

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:00
Samsung unveils two new large smartphones, but causes surprise by deciding not to sell one of them - the Galaxy Note 5 - in Europe.
Categories: BBC World News

New court documents allege details on Clemson student death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:57
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University student who was pledging for a fraternity had been forced to walk along a narrow bridge railing before falling to his death, according to recently filed court documents.

Russia expands food import ban

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:57
Russia extends its list of countries subject to a food import ban to include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Albania and Montenegro.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Skateboarding taking off in Cuba

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:57
Skateboarding is becoming more and more popular in Cuba and a Washington-based NGO, Cuba Skate, is helping to encourage it.
Categories: BBC World News

Croatia fears for Egypt hostage

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:54
Croatia says it fears the worst for one of its nationals abducted in Egypt but cannot confirm he has been beheaded by militants affiliated to Islamic State.
Categories: BBC World News

New court documents allege details on Clemson student death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:43
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Court documents say a Clemson University student who was pledging for a fraternity had been forced to walk along a narrow bridge railing before falling to his death.

Zawahiri in new Taliban pledge

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:41
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledges allegiance to the new Afghan Taliban chief in his first audio message in nearly a year.
Categories: BBC World News

Target of manhunt let out of jail due to lack of bed space

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:35
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the subject of a two-week manhunt in the high desert of Kern County, California, was released from jail last year due to lack of bed space.

Guinea-Bissau government sacked

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:28
Guinea-Bissau's president dismisses the government following a rift with the prime minister raising fears about a return to instability.
Categories: BBC World News