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4 Kochs took money in different directions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:29
They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Judge says California gun waiting time not for all buyers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:29
District Judge Anthony Ishii in Fresno, California, wrote that the waiting period did not make sense for people who have a gun and passed a background check before the 10-day period was up. The ruling did not apply to first-time gun buyers. A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris said the office is reviewing the ruling. In a statement, lead plaintiff Jeff Silvester called the ruling "a great win for Second Amendment civil rights." Two gun owners, along with two advocacy groups, sued over the California regulations in 2011, and a trial was held before Ishii earlier this year.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about QBs, Percy Harvin, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:29
Here's all that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today, including thoughts on keeping two or three quarterbacks, the potential impact of Percy Harvin, and more:

VIDEO: Afghan women get US fashion education

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:28
US female entrepreneur helps her Afghan counterpart
Categories: BBC World News

Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:26
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.

Fashion at the Emmys

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:23
Looks from the red carpet at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Woman, 75, gets life for killing husband in Wyoming 40 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:21

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Alice Uden listens to the judge during jury selection in her murder trial at the Laramie County District Court in Cheyenne, Wyo. On Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, a judge in Cheyenne is scheduled to sentence Alice Uden, who killed her husband with a bullet to the head in the mid-1970s. The 75-year-old faces at least 20 years in prison but could get up to a life sentence. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Miranda Grubbs, File)An elderly Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband four decades ago and burying his body in an abandoned Wyoming gold mine was sentenced to life in prison by a Wyoming judge on Monday, a prosecutor said. Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar had sought a minimum of 20 years in prison for Alice Uden, 75, of Chadwick, Missouri, while her lawyer argued for a suspended sentence that would see her get probation. Uden, who ultimately remarried and was living quietly in Missouri when she was arrested a year ago, was found guilty in May of second-degree murder in the shooting death in Wyoming in 1974 or 1975 of Ronald Holtz. She was arrested alongside her second husband, Gerald Uden, who was himself convicted last year of the 1980 killing of his ex-wife and her two young sons, and sentenced to life in prison.


U.S. seeks life in prison for bin Laden son-in-law Abu Ghaith

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:17

An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who appeared in videos as a spokesman for al Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks, appearing at the U.S. District Court in ManhattanBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Monday said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, should spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction on terrorism-related charges. Abu Ghaith, 48, had been convicted in March by a Manhattan federal jury for conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists, and providing such support. In a court filing, prosecutors portrayed Abu Ghaith as a charismatic mouthpiece for al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks who recorded inflammatory videos to recruit new members, and said the defendant showed no remorse and lied at his trial. Prosecutors also rejected arguments by defense lawyers, who seek a 15-year prison term, that Abu Ghaith did not knowingly plot to murder Americans, and that his speeches amounted to mere "whistling past the graveyard" because al Qaeda was already reeling.


Sandhurst and the sheikhs

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:16
Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
Categories: BBC World News

Video: Shaq Thompson advices Budda Baker to focus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:16
Mondays on Montlake feels a little different because its Game Week and Washington begins the season in five days at Hawaii.

Slain Missouri teen remembered with calls for peace, justice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:15
By Edward McAllister and Nick Carey ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager slain by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms. Brown's body lay in a black and gold casket at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, topped with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap he was wearing when he was killed on Aug. 9. People jammed inside the modern red-brick church and gathered outside on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis for the celebration, a markedly different scene from the violent protests that rocked the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after the police shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old Brown. "It was real spiritual," said Mike Montgomery, a black city employee who said he took the day off from work to attend.

Employment security office faced with layoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:13
About 150 people at the state's Employment Security Department have been notified that they'll be laid off in October.

Colombian anti-groping squad goes to work

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:12
The police squad fighting groping on Bogota's public transport
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:07

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is swarmed by media as arrives at Federal Court with his daughter Cailin Young, left of McDonnell, in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Prosecutors are expected to cross-examine the former governor during his corruption trial Monday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.


A Florida first: Crocodile attacks couple during late-night dip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:05
Lisset Rendon, 23, was bitten in her left shoulder before she could struggle out of the crocodile's jaws, after she and Alejandro Jimenez, 26, jumped into a canal, Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “They started swimming and apparently at some point they came face-to-face with a nine-foot crocodile,” Pino said. Though Florida is well known for incidents involving its large alligator population, American crocodiles number less than 2,000 and live mostly in the southeastern region near the Everglades. Another couple in an unconfirmed 2011 attack claimed a crocodile flipped their kayak as they paddled through the Florida Keys.

Oklahoma City police dog dies of stab wounds: media reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:04
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police dog stabbed multiple times died on Monday as a result of wounds it incurred while trying to subdue a suspect who led police on a high-speed car chase and then was shot dead by an officer, local media quoted police as saying. When the driver began running along a service road, the Oklahoma City K9 officer released his police dog, which chased and caught the suspect, who took out a knife and started stabbing the animal, Oklahoma City Police Captain Dexter Nelson said. The officer, identified as 13-year-veteran Ryan Stark, then fatally shot the man.

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:02
Can the waste crisis be solved by business?
Categories: BBC World News

Phillies' Jerome Williams pitching with a purpose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:00

Phillies' Jerome Williams pitching with a purposeEvery time Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams takes the mound, he makes a pitch to honor his mom.


Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:57

FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, Alice Uden listens to the judge during jury selection at the Laramie County District Court in Cheyenne, Wyo. A judge sentenced Uden to life in prison on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.(AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Miranda Grubbs, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.


Two people killed in Illinois metal recycling plant blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:54

 A pile of scrap metal sits at General Iron Industries in Chicago(Reuters) - Two people were killed and one was injured on Monday in an explosion at a metal recycling plant in southern Illinois possibly caused by a mortar round, according to police and the coroner's office. The blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. local time in Granite City, about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of St. Louis at Totall Metal Recycling, a company that gets some of its material from the military, Granite City police said. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a mortar round, Granite City Police Major Jeff Connor told a news conference. "There's nothing malicious," Granite City Police Chief Rich Miller said, describing it as an industrial accident.