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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.

Training on tap for NY officers after chokehold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:17
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.

Penn State sex abuse penalty reduced

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:17
The body governing US collegiate sport eases the punishment against a university where a football coach was convicted of sexually abusing children.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks sign cornerback Josh Thomas to 53-man roster

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:16
The Seahawks today signed four-year veteran cornerback Josh Thomas to Seattle's 53-man roster, taking the place created when the team placed Jeremy Lane on Injured Reserve with the designation to return.
Categories: Sports Center

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:15

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fightPolice say it took a warning shot from an officer's gun to quell a violent altercation between two men in West Philadelphia.


U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:13
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Monday said it found numerous quality control problems during an investigation of the troubled "kill vehicle", or warhead, built by Raytheon Co for the Boeing Co-led U.S. In the report, the Pentagon's inspector general said quality standards were not met in 48 specific cases, involving issues that ranged from software testing, supply chain requirements and management of design changes that made the kill vehicle "suspectible to quality assurance failures." It said the U.S.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:08
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

As Obama Makes Case, Congress Is Divided on Campaign Against Militants

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:08
President Obama on Tuesday will begin laying out his case for an expanded military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when he faces congressional leaders.

Pilot killed at air show where 11 died in 2011

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:07
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pilot died in a plane crash Monday while attempting to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races, the same event where a wreck in 2011 killed a pilot and 10 spectators on the ground.

Lawyer: DNA evidence links inmate to 1976 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:04

Cathy Woods, right, who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years, smiles with her lawyers in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 8, 2014, where she was granted a new trial based on recently evaluated DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTRENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman who has been in prison for more than 30 years for a Nevada killing was granted a new trial Monday based on recently discovered DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California.


Search resumes for mountain lion that attacked boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Northern California will resume searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy.

Ferguson Sets Broad Change for City Courts

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:00
The City Council plans to approve several changes, including a citizen review board for the police department and a reduction in court fines that have disproportionately affected black residents.

Lawmakers Approve Cabinet in Iraq, but 2 Posts Are Empty

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:00
Iraqi legislators approved a new power-sharing government led by the Shiite prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, but they left the two most divisive security posts unfilled, potentially extending a contentious debate.






California school slaying suspect indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:56
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing seven people at a small Northern California Christian college.

Bits Blog: Home Depot Data Breach Could Be the Largest Yet

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:54
The company said that the breach may have affected any customer at Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada from April to early last week.






Respiratory Virus Sickens Children in the Midwest

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:53
For reasons that are not yet clear, hospitals in the Midwest and West are seeing an unusually large spike in suspected cases and a large number of children who need critical care.