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Ukraine president calls snap vote

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:24
Ukraine's president dissolves parliament and calls a snap election for October, as his forces fight pro-Russian separatists in the east.
Categories: BBC World News

1 wolf killed in Washington state to protect sheep and hunters searching for 3 more

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:22
One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.

Police: Drunk uncle let nephew, 8, steer moving car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:21

 Drunk uncle let nephew, 8, steer moving carA Delaware County man is behind bars, accused of drinking and driving with his two young nephews in the car, and even allowing one of them to take the wheel.


Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:21
Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

Dig begins at Pennsylvania Revolutionary War site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:21
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Digging at the site of a prison camp for British soldiers in the American Revolution is underway in south-central Pennsylvania.

Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:20
After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. Click to Continue »

US soldier kills herself at base

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:19
A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.
Categories: BBC World News

A look at earthquake's impact on California region

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:18

Two men walk past the earthquake-damaged building that housed the Carpe Diem wine bar Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending dozens of people to hospitals. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled a swath of Northern California's wine country in the early hours of Sunday morning, unleashing most of its damage on the city of Napa in the heart of the vineyard-studded region.


Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:18
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.

Alabama couple charged with rape in bid to impregnate girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:18
(Reuters) - An Alabama couple has been charged with raping a 17-year-old relative multiple times in an unsuccessful attempt to impregnate her so they could keep the baby, prosecutors said Monday. Jeremy and Amanda Swann, both 29-year-old residents of Jones, about 40 miles northwest of Montgomery, were arrested on Thursday and have been charged with first-degree rape, Selma-based Assistant District Attorney Elliott Lipinsky said. "It's extremely disturbing," said Lipinsky, who is prosecuting the case. "We're not going to stop until we can ensure that the victim gets some sort of justice." The couple was arraigned on Monday and ordered held on $500,000 bond each, said Lipinsky.

Up, up and away! – first Superman comic sells for $3.2 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:16
Federal Way comic dealer Darren Adams now can boast – he really does own the world’s most valuable comic book. For a short time, anyway, until payment arrives and his pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 goes to a new owner.

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:15

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set freeA former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.


Man Utd agree £59.7m Di Maria fee

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:12
Manchester United agree to pay a British record transfer fee of £59.7m to sign winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
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Oklahoma City police dog recovering from stab wounds, suspect killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:12
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police dog stabbed multiple times is expected to survive wounds it incurred while trying to subdue a suspect who led police on a high-speed car chase and then was shot dead by an officer, police said on Monday. "They say he's going to make it, but whether or not he (the dog) returns to duty remains to be seen," Oklahoma City Police Captain Dexter Nelson said. When the driver began running along a service road, the Oklahoma City K9 officer released his police dog to chase the suspect, catching the man who took out a knife and started stabbing the dog, police said.

Shooter at U.S. Army base in Virginia kills herself, sparks lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:11
The soldier entered the four-story Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters at about 8:45 a.m. EDT (0845 ET) and locked herself in an office. WRIC TV, an ABC affiliate in Richmond, quoted base officials as saying the soldier was a sergeant first class and a 14-year veteran. She had been at Fort Lee for three years. "We are sad for our soldier in arms that she faced those kinds of challenges that she thought she had to resort to those kind of actions," Major General Stephen Lyons, the base commander, said at a televised news conference.

Young boy hospitalized after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:08

Young boy hospitalized after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shakeA trip to a Dairy Queen didn't end as expected for one family after a young boy made a trip to a hospital.


Hunter hired by Washington state kills 1 wolf

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:08
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.

Hunter hired by Washington state kills 1 wolf

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:08
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.

Pilots' union, UPS barred from probe of 2013 U.S. crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:05

NTSB handout shows inspectors survey the wreckage of a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane which crashed near the airport in BirminghamNational Transportation Safety Board told United Parcel Service Inc and its pilots union on Monday that they can no longer take part in the investigation of a 2013 crash that killed two UPS pilots. The agency said in a statement that the Independent Pilots Association and UPS Airlines had violated a participation agreement by publicly commenting on the investigation into the Birmingham, Alabama, crash before the board's public meeting on its cause. The decision bars UPS and the union from the investigation into the crash of an A300-600 cargo plane as it tried to land in August 2013. Pilot Cerea Beal Jr. and first officer Shanda Fanning were killed.


Button calls for 'cleaner fight'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:58
Jenson Button sympathises with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian GP Prix was ended by a collision with Nico Rosberg.
Categories: BBC World News