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9-year-old shot while selling Girl Scout cookies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:14

Sinai Miller was struck in the leg by a bullet fired from a passing car, police say.

       

Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine's war

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:12

Secretary of State Kerry will discuss the fighting and the economy in Ukraine Thursday

       

Jordan Executes Al Qaeda Prisoner After ISIS Murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:10
Middle Eastern nation had vowed 'revenge' after ISIS video showed Jordan pilot.

Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Has a National Message

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:09
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination, proposed a new spending plan for Wisconsin that relies on borrowing and spending cuts and steers clear of tax increases.

Silk Road "darknet" boss found guilty of running massive drug web site

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:06

Silk Road founder guilty of running massive darknet drug site

       

'Numerous fatalitiies' after Metro-North commuter train hits vehicle on tracks in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:04

At least 7 dead in Metro-North commuter train-car collision in New York"Numerous" fatalities were reported after a crowded Metro-North commuter train hit a vehicle on the tracks north of White Plains, New York, Tuesday night, sparking a fire that gutted the lead car of the train, according to the MTA.


Let's do lunch: Senators seek comity over lobster, ham

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:02

A group of senators are starting a monthly lunch aimed at breaking through gridlock.

       

ArtsBeat: ‘Justified’ Recap: Ava Sticks to Boyd, and Her Own Dark Side

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:01
Boyd is warned three times about the bank heist. Does he listen?

3 more men enter plea deals in death of Omaha 5-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three more men have entered plea deals in connection to the death of a 5-year-old girl struck by a bullet in her Omaha home last year.

Seahawks expected to turn attention to Russell Wilson’s contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00
Reports have said the Seahawks might be willing to make him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL at more than $22 million a season.

Accuser in Strauss-Kahn Case Builds Restaurant and a Refuge

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:59
Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attacking her in his suite, has opened a West African restaurant in the Bronx.

After Virginia Mason superbug, Patty Murray urges FDA action

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:58
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has called on the federal Food and Drug Administration to finalize guidelines and step up tracking after a deadly superbug outbreak tied to contaminated medical devices at Virginia Mason.

Top UK theatres staging more plays

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:58
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
Categories: BBC World News

Russell Wilson only eyeing future

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:58
Seahawks quarterback keeps same mindset despite devastating finish, and plans to get better next season.

Judge removes juror from Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:58

Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.


Commuter train accident is latest problem for Metro-North

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:56
A commuter train slammed into an SUV on the tracks at railroad crossing about 20 miles north of New York City on Tuesday evening, killing six people. The accident is the latest problem for Metro-North, the nation's second-busiest railroad. Here is a look at some of the others:

Norwegian weekly gets reprieve as owner searches for a buyer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:54
The country’s last Norwegian-American newspaper may put out its last issue this month. Norwegian American Weekly began publishing 125 years ago under its initial name, the Washington Posten, and was later known as the Western Viking until 2006.

Asian stocks rise on oil recovery

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:51
Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.
Categories: BBC World News

Jury: Toyota must pay $11M to victims of fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:43

Koua Fong Lee stood with his wife Panghoua Moua, right, and attorney Bob Hilliard, left, following a verdict in the Toyota liability trial outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A federal jury decided that the design of the 1996 Toyota Camry had a dangerous defect that was partly to blame for a fatal 2006 crash, and the automaker must pay nearly $11 million to victims. Lee, his family members, the family of a girl who died, and two people who were seriously injured sued Toyota Motor Corp. in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury decided on Tuesday that the design of the 1996 Toyota Camry had a dangerous defect that was partly to blame for a fatal 2006 crash, and the automaker must pay nearly $11 million to victims.