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Dominican president vetoes new national park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:31
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A proposal to create a new national park that would have blocked the expansion of a nickel mine in the forested mountains of the central Dominican Republic was vetoed Tuesday by President Danilo Medina.

Memo: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.

Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:29
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:28

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastatedAn attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:22

This undated photo provided by her family on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 shows teenager Dominique Allen of Indianapolis. On Tuesday, a coroner ruled the death of the 15-year-old was a homicide as the result of asphyxiation. Police said a man walking his dog found Allen's badly burned body in his backyard on the city's northwest side on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Family Photo)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose burned body was found over the weekend was likely abducted and killed by someone she didn't know, police and family members said Tuesday.

Obama’s understatement of the world situation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:20
President Obama’s suggestion that the series of world crises is not unlike the challenges of the Cold War is disappointing. Time for a plan.

Editorial: Kenneth Bae, North Korea and a new opportunity to talk

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Kenneth Bae and two other Americans remain trapped in North Korea, but new prison interviews represent an opportunity for diplomacy and the easing of tensions in the region.

Editorial: Christopher Hurst, Cathy Dahlquist and Drew Stokesbary in the 31st District

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Incumbent state Rep. Christopher Hurst, running the 31st Legislative District’s House Pos. 2, deserves re-election. The Times recommends Cathy Dahlquist for state Senate in the district and Drew Stokesbary for Pos. 1.

US stock market ends slightly lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss.

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.

Google's corporate products division changes name

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:19
"Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas on the Super Bowl hangover, defending Aaron Rodgers, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:16
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas met with the media following practice today. Here's what he said:
Categories: Sports Center

Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:14

FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2013 file photo, Samuel Little appears at Superior Court in Los Angeles.Testimony is set to begin Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 in the trial of Little, accused of sexually assaulting and strangling three women in the 1980s. Prosecutors planned to call their first witnesses in their case against Little, 74, who faces life in prison for killing the three women who were found nude below the waist. Little was arrested in 2012 after detectives from Los Angeles found him living in a shelter in Kentucky.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)A jury in Los Angeles convicted a career criminal Tuesday in the serial strangling of three women in the 1980s in Los Angeles.

Congressional Memo: After Cantor’s Exit, House Turns Sympathetic Ear From Big Business to Oil and Gas

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:14
Wall Street and Big Business have lost their most sympathetic ear, oil and gas industries are on the rise, and Louisiana once again has a booming voice.