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US agency faulted for inaction after California oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:20

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. The nation's top pipeline regulator is lagging in meeting congressional requirements imposed several years ago but it is planning to increase staff for safety inspections, its interim director says. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has been facing new questions about its effectiveness after a May 19 break near Santa Barbara created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the safety of the nation's pipelines failed to follow through on congressional reforms that could have made a difference in a May break that created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, a House committee chairman said Tuesday.


Spotlight shining on Pluto on cold outskirts of solar system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:20

This Monday, July 13, 2015 combination image released by NASA shows Pluto, left, and its moon, Charon, with differences in surface material and features depicted in exaggerated colors made by using different filters on a camera aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. In this composite false-color image, the apparent distance between the two bodies has also been reduced. (NASA/APL/SwRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spotlight is bright enough to thaw even Pluto.


Media to challenge judge's sealing of Charleston church murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:09

Family members of a victim hug as they pay their respects in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where a mass shooting took place, in CharlestonThe South Carolina Press Association is challenging a judge's order sealing court documents concerning Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, the group said. Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, said legal motions were being filed on Tuesday and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Roof is expected to attend the hearing, a court official said.


Honda pays $24m to settle race claim

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:05
Honda agrees to pay $24m to settle US claims that it discriminated against some customers based on race.
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Federal judge to consider delay in work on Hanford tanks

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:03
A federal judge will consider the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to delay a deadline to empty the next nine leak-prone tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
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Federal judge to consider delay in work on Hanford tanks

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:03
A federal judge will consider the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to delay a deadline to empty the next nine leak-prone tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
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Federal judge to consider delay in work on Hanford tanks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:03
A federal judge will consider the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to delay a deadline to empty the next nine leak-prone tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Tsipras Is Seen as Holding Greeks’ Approval While Selling Tough Bailout Deal

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:02
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seems to have helped his standing by calling for more of the required sacrifices to fall heavily on the country’s oligarchs.









Court ruling opens DNA technology advances to old cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:00
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — People convicted of crimes through inconclusive or outdated DNA testing procedures should be allowed new tests using the latest technological advances without regard to a three-year time limit set by law, a federal appeals court ruled.

Passersby injured by debris from empty building collapse in Brooklyn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:59

Emergency workers and a New York City Fire Department (FDNY) truck stand by the scene of a collapsed building in the Brooklyn borough of New York CityPassersby suffered injuries from falling debris on Tuesday when an empty building collapsed in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Fire Department of New York said "a few" people had non-life threatening injuries from the collapse in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood at about 2:30 p.m. The four-story building was unoccupied, according to the city's Office of Emergency Management, and the fire department said it was believed to be slated for demolition.


Judge dismisses counts in Michael Brown family lawsuit: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:57

Michael Brown's family attorney Benjamin Crump with Michael Brown Sr. during the announcement the Brown family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson in Clayton(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed four counts in the wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson filed by the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead last August by a white police officer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The judge said two counts of the lawsuit can stand for now, but may fall later because Brown's parents may not be able to make those claims for Brown, who was 18 years old and an adult when he was fatally shot, the newspaper said. Among the four counts that were dismissed, two were not in dispute, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber said, as they addressed claims related to state civil rights, the Post-Dispatch reported.


Fewer passenger, freight rail delays due to drilling decline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:56

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Officials say delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota. A new pipeline that moves oil out of North Dakota and a recently built refinery also have resulted in fewer oil trains leaving the state. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota, officials say.


BBC boss 'fights back' at critics

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:54
The BBC's director general launches a robust defence of the corporation's programming amid claims that it has strayed from its public service remit.
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Washington state Legislature adjourns after long, simmering session - The Olympian

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:46

Washington state Legislature adjourns after long, simmering session
The Olympian
After the longest single-year legislative session in Washington history, the state House and Senate adjourned Friday following passage of the final parts of the state's first transportation package in a decade. The construction and bonding bills passed ...

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Man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy to remain jailed until retrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:45
The man convicted of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in 2001 will stay in jail until his retrial in the high-profile case that contributed to a politician's downfall, a Washington judge ordered on Tuesday. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled that Ingmar Guandique, 34, would stay in jail until the trial next year because there was probable cause that he committed first-degree murder, public defender Jonathan Anderson said. A judge ordered a retrial in June after defense lawyers argued that a key witness had lied.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:42
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 13, 2015:
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Top Mariners All-Star moments

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:42
From Randy Johnson to Felix Hernandez, the Kingdome to Safeco Field and everything in between, here is a list of the top Mariners All-Star moments.
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Top Mariners All-Star moments

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:42
From Randy Johnson to Felix Hernandez, the Kingdome to Safeco Field and everything in between, here is a list of the top Mariners All-Star moments.
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Top Mariners All-Star moments

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:42
From Randy Johnson to Felix Hernandez, the Kingdome to Safeco Field and everything in between, here is a list of the top Mariners All-Star moments.
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