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Hero teacher took a bullet for coworker in Lafayette theater shooting, Louisiana gov. says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:34

Hero teacher took a bullet for coworker in Lafayette theater shooting, Louisiana gov. saysWhen a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana theater, a teacher shielded a coworker from getting a bullet to the head, Gov. Bobby Jindal said.


No 'satisfying' explanation for movie theater shooting: Gov. Jindal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:32
(Reuters) - There was no known motive for why a suspected gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater, Governor Bobby Jindal told CNN on Friday, adding that police have finished processing the suspect's hotel room and car and spoken with his relatives. "I think in this particular case the explanation will be even less satisfying than in other cases based on what they've learned by just talking to family members and processing the hotel room and the car." He added the gunman did not appear to go to the movie theater to target specific people.

British Airways stops Uganda flights

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:28
British Airways says it is stopping all flights to and from Uganda's Entebbe airport as they are "no longer commercially viable".
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Movie theater gunman was a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:24
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police: Movie theater gunman was a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama.

Police: Louisiana theater gunman was intent on shooting, then escaping before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:23
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police: Louisiana theater gunman was intent on shooting, then escaping before killing self.

West Virginia University to hire 'Wikipedian in residence'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:17

The "Wikipedian in residence" will recruit writers and work to increase coverage on West Virginia women and gender studies.

       

Poll: Republican Party approval ratings lowest in decades

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:15

The already raucous Republican presidential campaign may be hurting the party's brand.

       

Initiative aims to ease prenatal testing fears

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:08

Foundation partners with Quest to launch online registry to help woman make informed decisions.

       

FT deal 'went down to the wire'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:07
A bidding war for the Financial Times saw a last minute battle between Germany's Axel Springer and the eventual winner, Japan's Nikkei, the FT reports.
Categories: BBC World News

3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:03

Louisiana movie theater gunman identified; gunman, 2 others dead, 9 woundedThe gunman initially tried escaping Thursday night by blending into the fleeing crowd, but turned back when he saw police heading inside from the parking lot, authorities said.


Bronze bust of German literary giant stolen from NY park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:03
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A bronze bust of German literary giant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (GUR'-tuh) has been stolen from its pedestal at a western New York park.

Jeb Bush doesn't get 'Sharknado'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:02

Jeb Bush says he was flipping around the television dial Wednesday and ran across a media phenomenon with which he was unfamiliar.

       

LaGuardia flights face three-hour delays due to power outage: NBC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:55

A woman sleeps at LaGuardia airport on the day before Thanksgiving in New York(Reuters) - The arrival of some flights at New York's LaGuardia International Airport have been delayed by as much as three hours due to a power outage, the NBC reported.


Two killed in US cinema shooting

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:51
A gunman has opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, killing two people and injuring several others, before shooting himself.
Categories: BBC World News

DNC starts accepting lobbyists' donations again

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:49

Political parties scramble to make up the loss of taxpayer money for national conventions

       

Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:44
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week.

Fifa admits scandal puts off sponsors

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:42
Fifa admits the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing sponsors in August.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge orders release of misconduct findings in Garner case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the release of a summary of misconduct findings against the New York City police officer who held Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold.

Chris Brown arrives in China

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:39
The singer is cleared to fly out of the Philippines after posting an Instagram video pleading with authorities to allow him to leave the country.
Categories: BBC World News

Now there's a Tinder for food

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:35

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