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Paraguay tourist boat capsizes

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:09
Navy divers are searching for 11 people missing after a boat carrying Brazilian tourists capsized on the River Paraguay.
Categories: BBC World News

Bar owner: Missing UVA student seemed intoxicated

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:08

Suspect arrested in Texas on charges of abduction was being brought back to Virignia.

       

Parents of 'Slender Man' stabbing victim break silence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:06

Parents of 'Slender Man' stabbing victim break silenceThese emotional parents finally open up on the pain and suffering they went through that day.


Clashing Goals in Syria Strikes Bedevil Obama

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:06
On the third day of American-led airstrikes in Syria, it was increasingly uncertain whether the United States could punish terrorist groups without aiding President Bashar al-Assad.

Mother accused of beating, scalding 5-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:06
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman was charged Thursday with child abuse for allegedly beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome.

In N.F.L. and Other Sports, Players Have a Muted Reaction to Teammates' Wrongdoing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:03
Players in different sports said that there were indiscretions they were far less willing to tolerate than others, but that they generally preferred to address these matters internally rather than publicly.

State wins $4.3 million grant to soften blow from defense cuts

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:03
With cuts to military and defense spending appearing to become the new normal, Washington state officials are trying to figure out how to soften the blow to the thousands of people who could be affected by the drawdown.

Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02
Replacing the U.S. Attorney General, who provoked the ire of Republicans as President Obama’s chief liberal warrior, could be a political nightmare.






21 Alaska soldiers exposed to carbon monoxide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Army officials say 21 soldiers are being evaluated after being exposed to carbon monoxide during a field training exercise Thursday near Fairbanks.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02

CORRECTS ID TO HOLDER - Attorney General Eric Holder kisses his wife Sharon Malone as they leave the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, after President Barack Obama announced that Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Warplanes Blast Militants’ Refineries in Syria, Targeting a Source of Cash

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02
Warplanes attacked 12 small refineries controlled by the Islamic State as part of an effort to target sources of the terrorist group’s financing.

A Call to Action Against a Predator Fish With an Import Ban, App and Even Rodeos

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00
With gluttonous lionfish wreaking havoc on delicate reefs and fish stocks, Florida officials have banned imports of the fish and are encouraging spearfishing “rodeos” in vulnerable areas.

Upgrades start this week for PUD ramp and dock in downtown Chelan

Chelan County PUD - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00
Work will close access to ramp and dock through October
Categories: Chelan County

Forest Service says media doesn't need permit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:58

In this 2013 photo provided by Oregon Field Guide, photographer Andy Maser, right, photographs caver Eddy Cartaya, center, near a glacier cave in the Mount Hood Wilderness area in Oregon for an episode of "Oregon Field Guide" for Oregon Public Broadcasting. The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules and permit fees for commercial video and still photography in federally designated wilderness areas. (AP Photo/Courtesy Oregon Public Broadcasting, Katie Campbell)SEATTLE (AP) — Faced with increasing criticism of a proposal that would restrict media filming in wilderness areas, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.


Outbreak of a Respiratory Illness Escalates Among Children and Mystifies Scientists

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:58
As of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 226 cases of infection with enterovirus 68 in an outbreak that has spread to 38 states.

Driver loses control, minivan slams into home in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49

Minivan slams into home in Claymont, driver citedPolice say the driver of a minivan lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.


Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticides

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49
The Seattle City Council has banned the municipal use of a class of pesticides that has been linked to bee deaths.

Kayaking in Alaska’s ‘bear utopia’ is a thrill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:46
Island near Juneau offers rich bear-watching for paddlers.

Hundreds protest Iran president outside UN complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:42

Protestors demonstrate against the government of Iran outside United Nations headquarters as the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly convenes, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran's continued support of terrorism, its poor record on human rights and its deceptive tactics in nuclear negotiations as the country's president delivered remarks to world leaders.


Man Faces Second Trial in Killing of Florida Teenager

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:37
Michael Dunn faced a second set of jurors on Thursday, who will decide whether he fired in self-defense or murdered Jordan Davis during a dispute over loud music.