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Sister finds remains at brother's fiery crash site

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:24

Family seeks answers after remains of crash victim were found.

       

Operator facing federal charges for deadly platform blast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:22
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil platform operator Black Elk Energy is facing federal criminal charges in connection with a November 2012 explosion off Louisiana's coast that left three workers dead and others badly injured.

Men charged over Bangladesh lynching

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:14
Police in Bangladesh file charges against 13 men who allegedly filmed themselves laughing and jeering as they beat a teenage boy to death.
Categories: BBC World News

Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts - Reuters

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:09

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Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts
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SEATTLE With his parents out of work and an office job paying his bills, college junior Shane Bang remembers the anxiety he felt when his younger brother told his family he was headed to University of Washington in the fall. Then they got an unexpected ...

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Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:07

Shane Bang poses for a portrait at home in Federal Way, WashingtonWith his parents out of work and an office job paying his bills, college junior Shane Bang remembers the anxiety he felt when his younger brother told his family he was headed to University of Washington in the fall. A law that took effect last month slashed tuition at public colleges and universities over the next two academic years as much as 20 percent for all Washington students, rich and poor alike. For the last academic year, a Washington student paid about $12,000 in tuition and mandatory fees to attend the state's two flagship universities.


Billionaires crowd out the bundlers in White House race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:04

Donations of $1 million or more account for nearly half the money in presidential super PACs

       

Suu Kyi meets ousted party figure

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:04
The ousted chairman of Myanmar's ruling party meets opposition head Aung San Suu Kyi, prompting speculation they may form an alliance.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics: Some Candidates Find Spoils Beyond the Fairground

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:02
While most of the presidential candidates move on to a full week, others were busy outside the fair’s lively lights, seeking money rather than votes on a high-end and tourist-filled Massachusetts island.









Modern Families: Republicans Say They Are Happier With Their Marriages

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:00
About 67 percent of self-identified Republicans report having a “very happy” marriage, compared with 60 percent of Democrats, an analysis finds.









From campaign to court: Trump summoned for jury duty in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:59

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. If Trump shows up for jury duty in New York on Monday, Aug. 17 _ he’s failed to appear five times since 2006 _ he will join a long list of celebrities who have made the trip to lower Manhattan to sit with hundreds of others who could be picked to decide trials. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking a break from the court of public opinion to go to ... court.


Lawyer: County right to fire worker refusing to process same-sex licenses

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:57

Processing marriage licenses for same-sex couples against religious beliefs, suit says.

       

Family planning to sue police after fatal stun gun incident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:56
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for the family of the man who Atlanta-area authorities say died after a police chase that involved a stun gun say the family is planning to sue the DeKalb County Police Department.

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:56

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughterA murder charge has been filed in the violent death of the step-granddaughter of Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.


Army parachutist dies after collision at Chicago air show

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:47

Undated photo of Army Golden Knights parachutist Corey HoodArmy Golden Knights parachutist Corey Hood had collided with an unidentified Navy parachutist during the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Hood, who was from Cincinnati, served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Dominicans of Haitian descent fear racism will fuel deportations

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:39

Dominican government could begin mass deportations of undocumented migrants this month.

       

Papa John's missing Camaro found in Detroit driveway

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:39

A gold Chevrolet Camaro used in Papa John's promotions was stolen from a classic car show

       

4.0 earthquake in San Francisco

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:38

The earthquake struck at 6:49 am local time. There were no reports of damage.

       

Tiger gets loose in Packard Plant in Detroit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:26

British photographer David Yarrow booked a two-day photo shoot at Detroit's Packard Plant.

       

Puppy becomes China blast symbol

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:26
A stray mongrel puppy rescued from the heart of the Tianjin blast site captures the imagination of thousands on Chinese social media, seeing it as a symbol of hope amid the devastation.
Categories: BBC World News

Tongue-rolling myth totally 'debunked'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:15

If you think the ability to roll one's tongue is genetic, you're wrong.