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H. Gary Morse, who built senior utopia, dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:58
Harold Gary Morse, who transformed his father's cluster of a few hundred mobile homes in central Florida into the gigantic retirement utopia The Villages and made it a must-stop on campaign trails with his funding of Republican politics, has died. He was 77.

Four people hurt in fireworks blaze

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:54
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
Categories: BBC World News

Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:48

File--In this June 26 , 2014, file photo, Anthony Johnson, director of marijuana legalization group New Approach Oregon, and Liz Kaufman, campaign director, speak to reporters in Salem, Ore. Intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. (AP Photo/Chad Garland, file)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

Four dead in Kansas airport crash

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:45
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Categories: BBC World News

Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:34
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000.

Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:32

Lazaro Allegue holds a inner tube at his home in Miami, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The inner tube was recovered by volunteers, including Allegue, who were out on boats looking for two missing cuban rafters. Allegue's son, twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Allegue is one of two rafters still missing from a makeshift vessel that carried 13 men from Cojimar, Cuba. After eight days without food or water, the men decided to break apart their raft and try to swim to shore. Eleven were rescued or made it to land Monday. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)MIAMI (AP) — For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son.

Oklahoma teen arrested for threatening shooting spree at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:31
By Heide Barndes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teenager has been arrested on suspicion of making online threats to go on a shooting spree at his high school, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The 15-year-old student has not been identified. He made the threats on Wednesday against Duncan High School, in the southern part of the state, on a phone-based social media site, Duncan police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The arrest follows a shooting at a Washington state high school last week in which a teenager used a handgun to shoot five classmates. ...

Pennsylvania boy who disappeared with father on sailboat found in South Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:30
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged with international parental kidnapping and was taken into custody by authorities in Niue, an island country more than 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, the FBI said. ...

Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:27
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks happy to bring some smiles to Marysville-Pilchuck players

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:24
“They seemed like, for a moment in time, they forgot about everything that happened and everything that was going on and were able to enjoy the moment and take pictures and smile and laugh and have a good time,’’ Richard Sherman said of Tuesday’s visit.
Categories: Sports Center

As Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:21
To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way because of a few spectacular examples. Justin Smoak could be another one.
Categories: Sports Center

NC man admits role in trying to help terrorists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:21
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

Third-Quarter G.D.P. Rose 3.5%, Lifting Hopes for U.S. Economy

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:20
The higher-than-expected bump in gross domestic product was driven in part by a spurt in federal spending, largely in defense, and private investment.

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:15

A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.

District of Columbia panels weigh legalizing marijuana sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:07

A medical marijuana user smells a jar of marijuana at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesBy Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington lawmakers took a step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana in the U.S. capital on Thursday, holding a hearing on rules and taxes ahead of a referendum next week. The proposed legislation to regulate marijuana sales in the District of Columbia is part of a sharp shift in U.S. public opinion in the past several years that has pushed legalized pot toward the mainstream. ...

McDonnell wants new trial over jury issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:05
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:04
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71.

Emergency rule in Burkina Faso

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:03
Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.
Categories: BBC World News

Macklemore honored by ACLU for same-sex marriage activism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:01