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Shooting reported at the University of South Carolina

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:09

University of South Carolina officials say shots were fired on the university's campus Thursday afternoon.

       

The Egyptians paying the price of protest

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:07
Egyptians who risk punishment for daring to demonstrate
Categories: BBC World News

Low oil prices raise alarm in growing North Dakota towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:03
In the oil-boom state of North Dakota, farming and ranching communities that committed to building homes, roads and schools for the swelling population are worried about how they will pay for those improvements as oil-related tax revenue evaporates.

Police: Flight attendant in NY stole $5K intended for UNICEF

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:02
NEW YORK (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant has been arrested after 700 pounds of coins intended for UNICEF were found in his car at Kennedy International Airport.

Iowa Poll: Ernst as president? Views divide by party

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01

Does Joni Ernst, the military commander-turned-senator, have what it takes to be president?

       

After Metro-North Train Crash, Investigators Piece Through ‘Utter Chaos’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
The question persisted 24 hours after an inferno had engulfed the first car of a Metro-North train in Westchester County, N.Y., killing six people: What was an S.U.V. doing on the tracks?






Video: Chris Petersen on 'very anticlimactic' National Signing Day for the Huskies

WA Huskies - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
Notes, quotes and video from UW coach Chris Petersen at his National Signing Day press conference:
Categories: Sports Center

Editorial: Stop Web bots from snatching tickets to popular shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
State legislators should outlaw ticket bots that give scalpers and third party sellers an unfair advantage over consumers.

We have a fixation on income inequality

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
The idea of raising the minimum wage to address income inequality is the wrong way to do it, writes columnist Richard S. Davis.

Editorial: The right path forward for the Internet is public utility classification

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
Citizens have until Feb. 26 to remind the FCC why it’s so important to preserve an open Internet.

Witness recalls hearing gunshots that killed Seattle police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
A woman who was  walking her dog on Halloween night 2009 took the witness stand on Wednesday afternoon, providing the first testimony about events that immediately preceded the fatal ambush of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood.

Mental illness is not a fad

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
An emerging narrative seems to question the very idea of mental illness, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Families of Mexico's missing students refuse to give up

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:57
Why the families of Mexico's missing students will not give up
Categories: BBC World News

Machine Learning: Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:54
Many app makers are trying to capitalize on the Tinder method of simple, smartphone-based dating. Of course, they add a twist to the swipe.






Iran’s President Accuses West of Distorting Atomic Plans

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:52
President Hassan Rouhani, in a speech aimed at domestic critics, denounced the United States and Israel for what he called false and hypocritical warnings about Iran’s atomic ambitions.

Hedge fund founder's son indicted for murder

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:52

The privileged son of a hedge fund founder was indicated in the shooting death of his father.

       

How strong is Islamic State in Libya?

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:49
How powerful is Islamic State in Libya?
Categories: BBC World News

Washington lawmakers pushing electric car ownership

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:44
Even with gas prices hovering around $2 per gallon, Washington state lawmakers are considering a raft of bills to encourage more drivers to turn to electric cars in the name of reducing pollution. Plug-in-and-charge ...

Brian Williams Admits He Wasn’t on Copter Shot Down in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:43
The NBC anchorman said he was on a helicopter behind one that was hit in 2003 and that he had conflated the two.