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Third video of UK hostage released

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:58
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas jury convicts woman of murder in so-called 'black widow' trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:56
(Reuters) - A Texas jury convicted a 45-year-old mother of four of murder and tampering with evidence on Monday in the 2011 shooting death of her husband in a suburb of Fort Worth in a plot to collect insurance money, an official said. Michele Williams was also acquitted of a second count of tampering that related to her husband's corpse, said Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney's office. The case has been dubbed in the media a "black widow" trial. (Reporting by Marice Richter in Forth Worth, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis)

Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:48

Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, received commendations for his actions in a 2013 case involving Brooks. A judge approved a request by county prosecutors Monday for a St. Louis County grand jury to review the Brooks case involving Wilson. Defense attorney Nick Zotos said his client was "roughed up" by Wilson and also questioned whether his actions merited special recognition. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.


Victim in Florida loud music shooting was in defensive position, court told

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:46

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - The trajectory of the bullets that killed an unarmed teen in a gas station dispute over loud rap music indicates that the victim could not have been in an aggressive pose, a forensic expert testified on Monday in a racially charged north Florida murder trial. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was black. Dunn fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying Davis and his three friends at a Jacksonville gas station in November 2012. ...


High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:45
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday.

Hawaii lava puts rural communities in 'limbo'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:44
HONOLULU (AP) — The leading edge of closely watched lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island advanced slightly after about a week of no movement, and then it stopped again.

Libya parliament rivals hold talks

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:43
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
Categories: BBC World News

Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:42
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.

Matisse Thybulle commits to Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:39
Eastside Catholic wing Matisse Thybulle announced his commitment to Washington on Monday via Twitter.

Guest: Seattle Housing Authority rent proposal would hurt working poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:37
The Seattle Housing Authority’s rent proposal would hurt the working poor, according to guest columnists Ubax Gardheere and Jonathan Grant.

Washington State coach Mike Leach predicts the extinction of humankind

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:37
Washington State coach Mike Leach went on a rant where he asserted that technology is destroying human relationships.

Stranger danger and guns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:36
Why do we tolerate a society so bristling with guns that such a quest may be perilous? writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Extra points video: Analyzing the Zach Miller news

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:35
In today's Extra Points video, Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta talks about the news that tight end Zach Miller will miss at least a couple of weeks after having ankle surgery:

Editorial: The Times recommends Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn in the 41st District

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:35
The 41st Legislative District is well served by incumbent Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn.

Senior citizens hold protest over apartment conditions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:35

Senior citizens hold protest over apartment conditionsThere are some very discontented tenants of a senior citizen high rise in South Philadelphia.


Ferguson keeps working with ousted city spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:32
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson is giving a second chance to a public relations consultant fired after officials learned of his 2006 reckless homicide conviction in Tennessee.

APNewsBreak: Arias defense costs top $2.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aimed at determining her sentence.

Mystery over N. Korean leader fuels health rumors

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation about what's eating Kim Jong Un.

Don’t allow in-flight calls, urge U.S. lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
More than 75 members of Congress urge federal regulators to keep ban on voice calls on commercial flights.