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De Blasio Children Working at City Hall as Unpaid Interns

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:10
Chiara de Blasio is in the Office to Combat Domestic Violence this summer, and her brother, Dante, is working in the first deputy mayor’s office, their mother, Chirlane McCray, announced.






No trouble between Virginia ex-governor, wife says corruption trial witness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:10

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen had a loving relationship and there was no trouble between them, a prosecution witness in the couple's federal corruption trial testified on Thursday. The testimony by Sarah Scarbrough, former director of the governor's mansion, countered defense arguments that the McDonnells' marriage was so frayed that they could not have conspired to take $165,000 in loans and gifts from a Virginia businessman. Scarbrough, a friend of one of the McDonnell's daughters, described the couple's relationship as "loving" and said they frequently kissed and hugged in public. The McDonnells face 14 counts of corruption and bribery for allegedly accepting the gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for supporting his former company, a dietary supplement maker now known as Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. Scarbrough testified that Maureen McDonnell was angry when she learned that Scarbrough was keeping a record of gifts to the first lady.


VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:07
Americans trust government less now than at Watergate
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities say body appears to be missing girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:06

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — Washington authorities said a body found Thursday appears to be that of missing 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who disappeared from her home over the weekend.


Normally sunny Hawaii braces for hurricane double punch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:06

The U.S. Navy Sea based X Band radar leaves Pearl Harbor as a hurricane and a tropical storm approach the Hawaiian islands, in HonoluluBy Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii braced for a one-two punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way with high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, U.S. officials said. Iselle, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph) , was about 175 miles (280 km) east of the Big Island by noon local time and was forecast to make landfall on Thursday night before passing south of the state's smaller islands on Friday. As residents and tourists alike braced for Iselle to make landfall, Hurricane Julio was gaining momentum further east, and was expected to pass near Hawaii's islands by late Saturday or early Sunday, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region. The rare threat of back-to-back hurricanes sent Hawaii residents scrambling to stock up on supplies as state officials warned of the potential for flash floods, mudslides and power outages in the normally calm tourist haven.


N.C.A.A. Votes to Give Richest Conferences More Autonomy

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:05
The Division I board of directors approved the first step toward an informal aristocracy that will give five powerful conferences the ability to make their own rules on some athletic issues.






VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:02
How the Panama Canal was built a century ago
Categories: BBC World News

Va. health director skeptical of Jonnie Williams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:00

Former Mansion Director Sarah Scarbrough leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, after testifying in the trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The McDonnells are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and secret loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his dietary supplement products. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's health secretary testified Thursday that he was deeply skeptical of the medical claims made by former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams about his tobacco-based dietary supplement, but that he met with Williams anyway because then-Gov. Bob McDonnell asked him to.


The world is not enough

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:00
The virtual tech giving the physical world a makeover
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Slaying suspect dead; 2 boys found safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:59

The slain body of Christina Belajonas is carried from a residence Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Drexel Hill, Pa. Belajonas lived with her sons, 5-year-old Robert and 4-year-old Christopher, according to Superintendent Michael Chitwood of Upper Darby police. The two children taken from the Philadelphia-area home after she was killed were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and a man in a vehicle that was sought by police was found dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — Two children taken from a Philadelphia-area home after their mother was slain were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and their father, a suspect in the killing, was later found dead, authorities said.


Married Oklahoma police officers accused of killing daughter's boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:58
Two married Tulsa police officers are being held in jail in connection with the alleged murder of their daughter's boyfriend, officials said on Thursday. Shannon Kepler, 54, is in the Tulsa County jail accused of first degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Lake, the 19-year-old boyfriend of the Keplers' daughter, Lisa Kepler, according to police and jail records. His wife, Gina Kepler, 48, is being held as an accessory after the fact. "This is absolutely unfortunate and we are sad for the family of the victim and the Keplers," public information officer Jillian Roberson of the Tulsa Police Department said on Thursday.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 3:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 3:32:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/7/2014 3:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 3:33:00 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 3:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 3:32:40 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/7/2014 3:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 3:35:27 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/7/2014 3:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 3:33:30 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:53

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.


Mom, grandparents of starved boy held for trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:52

Mary C. Rader, left, and her mother, Deana Beighly, are lead from the courthouse to an awaiting police vehicle on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. in Mercer, Pa. Rader is the mother of an 8-year-old boy who police say nearly starved. The boy was removed from his home in June when a neighbor noticed his "skeletal" appearance. Rader, her mother and the boy's step-grandfather, Dennis Beighley, have all been ordered to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MERCER, Pa. (AP) — The mother and maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy doctors said "looked like a Holocaust survivor" were ordered on Thursday to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly denying the boy food regularly and hiding him from public view.


1st set of remains ID'd from Florida reform school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:52

Ovell Krell, sister of George Owen Smith, the first victim positively identified from one of the 55 unmarked graves the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., smiles as she listens during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. University researchers will exhume Smith's remains and return them to his family. Smith was 14 when he was sent to the school in 1940, and was never seen alive by his family again. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In December 1940, Owen Smith's mother wrote the superintendent of the then-Florida Industrial School for Boys about the welfare of her 14-year-old son, who had been sent there months earlier for being with a friend in a stolen car.


Body found in Washington may be missing girl, 6

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:52
Investigators searching for a missing 6-year-old in Washington state recovered the body of a child in the town where the girl disappeared, the FBI said Thursday.