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News Guide: Presidential candidates file fundraising reports

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidates are filing their initial fundraising reports on Wednesday, offering a glimpse at how they’re raising and spending money. The documents cover April 1 to June 30, a time period when many kicked off their presidential campaigns. But the reports tell only part of the money story. Candidates also benefit from […]
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News Guide: Presidential candidates file fundraising reports

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidates are filing their initial fundraising reports on Wednesday, offering a glimpse at how they’re raising and spending money. The documents cover April 1 to June 30, a time period when many kicked off their presidential campaigns. But the reports tell only part of the money story. Candidates also benefit from […]
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News Guide: Presidential candidates file fundraising reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidates are filing their initial fundraising reports on Wednesday, offering a glimpse at how they’re raising and spending money. The documents cover April 1 to June 30, a time period when many kicked off their presidential campaigns. But the reports tell only part of the money story. Candidates also benefit from […]

Murders, shootings drop by third in NYC areas in upped patrol zones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:15
Murders and shootings have dropped by about a third in New York City high-crime neighborhoods under a police patrol program aimed at preventing a seasonal spike in crime, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. The "Summer All Out program," launched on June 8, comes after a citywide rise in homicides and shootings during the first half of 2015 after years of plummeting violent crime rates in the country's most populous city. In the month-long period since the program started, a month sooner than in earlier years, shootings have dropped nearly 30 percent and homicides more than 35 percent, officials said.

Planters stolen from memorial to teen killed in South Jersey crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:13

Planters stolen from memorial to teen killed in South Jersey crashJohn Brenner is a former Atlantic City fire captain who lost his 17-year-old son three years ago in a car accident.


Oregon children take un-detonated mortar shell to play date

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:13
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A group of Oregon children who stumbled across an un-detonated, decades-old military-grade mortar shell in a Portland wildlife refuge took it to a play date but escaped unharmed, Portland police said on Wednesday. The foot-long (30-cm-long) weapon was likely tossed as refuse into the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and officials do not expect to find any more un-detonated bombs in the area, said Portland Police Bureau spokesman Pete Simpson. The children who found the dull-green, stout torpedo-shaped explosive carried it about one mile to a local home, at which point an adult called police.

Murder charges for sex offender in missing sisters case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:11

Murder charges for sex offender in missing sisters caseFirst-degree murder charges have been filed against an imprisoned sex offender in Delaware in connection with the 1975 disappearance of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her 10-year-old sister, Katharine, in suburban Maryland.


Asked About Cosby Scandal, Obama Weighs In on a Sexual Violence Discussion

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:11
While not directly commenting on suits against Mr. Cosby, Obama said drugging someone and then having nonconsensual sex was nothing short of rape.









Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:10
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the day’s big stories.









Atomic bomb test marks 70th birthday amid renewed interest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:07

FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. Thursday, July 16, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico comes amid renewed interest in the Manhattan Project thanks to new books, online video testimonies and the WGN America drama series “Manhattan.(AP Photo, File)LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — When a flash of light beamed from the arid New Mexico desert early on July 16, 1945, residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa felt windows shake and heard dishes fall. Some in the largely Catholic town fell to their knees and prayed.


Senate clears way for final vote on No Child rewrite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for a vote on a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, which is long overdue for an overhaul.

Free flights for a million current, retired U.S. airline employees

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
Non-revenue travelers use last-minute, leftover seats on flights around the U.S. and abroad.
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Free flights for a million current, retired U.S. airline employees

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
Non-revenue travelers use last-minute, leftover seats on flights around the U.S. and abroad.
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Free flights for a million current, retired U.S. airline employees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
Non-revenue travelers use last-minute, leftover seats on flights around the U.S. and abroad.

Metropolitan Market to break ground on Sammamish store

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
The Sammamish location, scheduled to open in early 2017, will be the upscale grocery chain’s seventh location — and its easternmost one.
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Metropolitan Market to break ground on Sammamish store

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
The Sammamish location, scheduled to open in early 2017, will be the upscale grocery chain’s seventh location — and its easternmost one.
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Metropolitan Market to break ground on Sammamish store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
The Sammamish location, scheduled to open in early 2017, will be the upscale grocery chain’s seventh location — and its easternmost one.

VIDEO: What do new Pluto images reveal?

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:04
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe have revealed.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC pizza franchise owner pleads guilty in wage theft case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:00
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of nine Papa John's pizza franchises in the Bronx pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including illegally taking wages from his employees, the New York state attorney general said.

Woman, 79, struck by stray bullet on North Philadelphia porch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:59

Woman, 79, struck by stray bullet on North Philadelphia porchTwo senior citizens were shot while doing something many of us may take for granted - simply being outside.