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Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:17
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

What channel are the Huskies on this week?

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:16
Washington’s season opener at Hawaii at 7:30 p.m. PT Saturday will be televised by CBS Sports Network. In the Seattle area, here’s where you’ll find it:
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Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:11

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that by failing to provide enough resources to fully enforce U.S. laws, lawmakers have ceded wide latitude to White House to prioritize deportations, administration officials and legal experts said. But Republicans, too, are exploring their legal options for stopping Obama from what they’ve deemed an egregious presidential overstep. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.


Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:09
New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine
Categories: BBC World News

Texas man acquitted of shooting driver who hit, killed sons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:07
By Amanda Orr ANGLETON Texas (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Wednesday found a father not guilty of shooting dead a suspected drunk driver who hit and killed his two sons while they pushed a truck down a country road late at night. David Barajas, 32, had been charged with murdering Jose Banda, 20, in December 2012, after he plowed into Barajas' sons David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, in a small town south of Houston after a night of drinking. Samuel Cammack, Barajas' attorney, told jurors there was no evidence linking his client to the crime and said the father did not leave his dying children by the side of a road to hunt down Banda.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:01
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
Categories: BBC World News

McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:01

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin YoungThe eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.


Chris Soules is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:00
Chris Soules, the 32-year-old Iowa farmer, who came in third last season on “The Bachelorette,” has been chosen as ABC’s next “Bachelor.’’

Row over polish to detect 'rape drug'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:00
Backlash against drug-testing nail polish
Categories: BBC World News

California city looks to quit Calpers, fears it can't afford to

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:59
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials in Villa Park are considering pulling the tiny California city from Calpers, saying the monthly costs of the state's giant public pension system are crippling the municipal budget. Calpers, America's biggest public pension fund with assets of $300 billion, last provided the city with a hypothetical termination fee of nearly $3.6 million as of June 2012. "Getting out of Calpers is like getting out of jail," said Rick Barnett, mayor of Villa Park, population 5,800.

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:58

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sonsBarajas was accused of fatally shooting the man who police say was driving drunk when he caused a wreck that killed the defendant's sons


Two sentenced to combined 75 years for Florida bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:57
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two South Florida men have been sentenced to decades in prison for their role in a month-long string of armed bank robberies that crisscrossed the state, netting an undisclosed sum. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Isaac Johnson, 25, and Allen Demetrius Bradford, 23, to 35 years and more than 40 years, respectively. Bradford, Johnson, and six others robbed five PNC Bank locations during early summer 2013. The team used getaway drivers in stolen cars, one of which was found abandoned in Central Florida during an investigation into the group's earlier robberies.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:52
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.
Categories: BBC World News

Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:51

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson and St. Louis County Police Department Chief Jon Belmar are photographed after giving a news conference in St. LouisBy Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who has led the response, told a news conference the Highway Patrol and St. Louis County police officers would continue to patrol, but the force had been substantially reduced. "People are communicating with each other and it is already leading to change, not just in Ferguson but across our whole region," Johnson said. Boarded-up stores were the only sign of the turmoil along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, which had been the site of clashes between demonstrators and police that led to scores of arrests after the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9.


Chambers poised for England call

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:49
Arsenal's Calum Chambers is set to be one of several new additions to Roy Hodgson's England squad on Thursday.
Categories: BBC World News

A leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:48
NEW YORK (AP) — An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.

2 injured in Berks County plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:42

2 injured in Berks County plane crashTwo people are hospitalized after a small plane crash in Berks County.


Cops crew member killed by US police

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:42
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:40

Camden County Prosecutor's Office Capt. Ron Moten, left, stands with in front of Kennedy Hospital with hospital chief of safety, David Condoluci, as he answers a question about shootings at the facility Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Stratford, N.J. Authorities say Raymond Wychowanec fatally shot his hospitalized wife, Denise, tried to kill himself, and a body was found later at the couple's home. Authorities are investigating what ties the hospital homicide may have with the death of a person found a short time later in the family's home in Glendora in southern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said.