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Schwarzenegger reveals portrait by Austrian artist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:46

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his official portrait after it was unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The photograph-like giant image of the former governor was done by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and will hang on the third floor of the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted the curtain on his official portrait Monday, revealing a photograph-like giant image of the onetime bodybuilder standing in front of the official California seal.


Petrobras investigates bribe claims

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:44
Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, says it is investigating an alleged bribery scheme reported to be linked to top politicians.
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Kentucky students asked to leave over unpaid tuition

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:44

"School is all we have, and to be thrown out with the trash felt like betrayal."

       

White House Memo: A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:39
President Obama has been undermined by his own statements, like the one where he said Iraq was “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” with “a representative government.”

DealBook: Martoma Sentenced to 9 Years for Insider Trading at SAC Capital

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:34
Mathew Martoma carried out one of the biggest insider trading schemes on record in 2008 at SAC Capital Advisors.






Going wild, and car-free, on Glacier National Park trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:31
Taking Amtrak’s Empire Builder train from Seattle to the Montana park, plus local shuttles, for a five-day backpacking adventure,

U.S. Delegation Is to Visit Moscow to Review Claims of a Missile Violation

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:30
United States officials believe Russia may have tested a ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Soviet-American treaty.

Schultz Foundation, Starbucks launch training program for at-risk youth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28
The Schultz Family Foundation and Starbucks are committing $3.4 million to launch in other states a well-established Seattle program that trains at-risk youth as baristas in order to build skills that can land them a job in the retail sector.

Amazon slashes price of new phone to 99 cents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28
The online retail giant's entry in the mobile phone business has apparently sputtered, leading to a dramatic price cut.

Science: Junk food discourages healthy eating

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28

We know junk food is bad, but it might also prevent you from diversifying your diet.

       

787 gets harsh scrutiny on Al Jazeera

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28
Al Jazeera English takes a look at the 787’s troubled development, with some new twists. Also, three local retail giants rank high in opportunity for workers with a high-school education, and Chinese giant Huawei has a surprising answer to T-Mobile’s industrial espionage suit.

Missouri, Texas plan executions Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:26
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two of the nation's most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.

Two women in their 90s marry in Iowa, seven decades after meeting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:25
(Reuters) - Two Iowa women in their 90s celebrated seven decades they have spent together as a couple by getting married over the weekend in a small ceremony. Vivian Boyack, 91, and "Nonie" Dubes, 90, exchanged vows at the First Christian Church in Davenport on Saturday. The couple then enjoyed a reception dinner with close friends and relatives, many of whom had been prodding them to marry since gay marriage became legal in Iowa in 2009. "I felt like I was in a dream and that I would wake up and it was not going to be true," Boyack said.

S. Truett Cathy, 93, Chick-fil-A Owner, Dies

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:25
Mr. Cathy was a billionaire several times over and, as a conservative Christian who ran his business according to his religious principles, he was at once a hero and a symbol of intolerance.

Week 1 football rankings -- 4A, 3A, 2A

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:24
This week's rankings.

Amazon slashes price of new phone to 99 cents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:24
The online retail giant’s entry in the mobile-phone business has apparently sputtered, leading to a dramatic price cut.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:23

U.S. sees 38% jump in global oil use by 2040

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:23

Despite efforts to curb global warming, U.S. sees surge in global use of liquid fuels.

       

Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:22

Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blazeA firefighter suffered smoke inhalation battling a blaze in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.


Democrat lawmakers send letter to NRA over lobbyist's remarks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:18
We wrote in late July about comments made by a National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist who compared the proposed background checks initiative to the beginning of Nazi oppression of Jews before World War II.