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Jihadi preacher lashes out against Islamic State methods

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:31
A prominent jihadi preacher lashed out Friday against Islamic State militants for burning to death a Jordanian pilot, saying this is "not acceptable in any religion."

Jury pool narrows in 'American Sniper' murder trial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:28

Stephenville, known for residents' generosity, braces for media onslaught.

       

Weighing a Run in 2016, Jindal Faces Big Budget Shortfall

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:25
With talk of Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations, questions have been raised about what caused a shortfall estimated to hit $1.6 billion next year.

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:25
Who is President Obama going to choose to lead the Secret Service and the agency’s efforts to repair its image?






Water main break closes streets in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:25

Water main break closes streets in KensingtonA water main break has shut down several blocks in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Ukraine Insists Any Pact With Russia Must Adhere to Terms of September Accord

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:22
As French and German leaders prepared to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, Kiev’s stance underscored the formidable obstacles to an accord.

Brian Williams' credibility questioned after fake Iraq story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:18

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows Brian Williams at the Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day event in New York. NBC "NBC "Nightly News" anchor Williams has admitted he spread a false story about being on a helicopter that came under enemy fire while he was reporting in Iraq in 2003. Williams said on "Nightly News" on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, he was in a helicopter following other aircraft, one of which was hit by ground fire. His helicopter was not hit. (AP Photo/Starpix, Andrew Toth, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he falsely claimed he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war.


Officials: No proof U.S. hostage killed in airstrike

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:17

Islamic State extremists say aid worker from Arizona died in Jordanian bombing.

       

Global stocks muted as jobs data awaited, Greece risk rises

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:16
Global stock markets were muted Friday as investors awaited monthly U.S. employment figures and the risk of a Greek default increased. The price of oil extended gains above $50 a barrel.

Wolf Hall author receives damehood

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:15
Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.
Categories: BBC World News

Bosnia probes jihadist flags village

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:08
Police in Bosnia search a village after a local television station showed pictures of jihadist flags flying from some houses.
Categories: BBC World News

Vermont college is missing a boa constrictor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:07

The snake was not dangerous and was trained to eat only frozen, dead mice.

       

GOP groups debate Boehner-bashing as fundraising tactic

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:06

Is Speaker Boehner a fundraising bogeyman for his conservative detractors?

       

US bank to halt Somalia transfers

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:05
A California bank is to close its money transfer service to Somalia over concerns the funds are being channelled to militants.
Categories: BBC World News

Slain U. of Illinois student remembered by classmates

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:04

"He had his plan together, he knew what he wanted to do and he was simply that kid who had his life together."

       

Beliefs about raw talent can skew academic career choices

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 20:01
Who performs the best: Students who believe they're naturally smart or students who believe they get smarter through effort?

Pakistan trains Afghan army cadets

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:58
Six Afghan army cadets report for training in Pakistan, another sign of increased cooperation between the two neighbours.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawmaker wants to cut red tape for kids' snow shoveling

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:55

Many N.J. municipalities have ordinances that keep teens from going door to door to shovel snow.

       

Pope backs smacking 'with dignity'

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:54
Pope Francis says that he backs parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.
Categories: BBC World News

Big-ticket brisket: BBQ prices soar in Texas

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:51

Drought and the popularity of barbecue have led to a beef shortage and surging prices.