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Rachel Dolezal brings up specter of delusional anti-racist

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:15
The problem is when some people, who are not black, claim final authority, deciding what counts as black experience or black political opinion.

Fox confirms Murdoch handover plans

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:14
21st Century Fox confirms that James Murdoch will take over as chief executive from his father Rupert on 1 July.
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Balcony collapse kills six, most of them Irish students, in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:14

The floor section of a damaged balcony is removed from a building in Berkeley, CaliforniaAn apartment balcony crowded with birthday revelers collapsed early on Tuesday near the University of California at Berkeley, killing five college students from Ireland and an American friend, and injuring seven others, authorities said. The victims, most of whom were working in the San Francisco Bay area on temporary visas for the summer vacation, had been celebrating a friend's 21st birthday on the fourth-floor balcony when the accident occurred, according to local police and Irish government officials.


Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:13
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

VIDEO: Six die in balcony collapse in California

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:12
Five Irish students and another young woman have been killed when a fourth-floor balcony in California collapsed.
Categories: BBC World News

Burn ban starts Wednesday for state lands east of Cascades

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:08
A burn ban for state-protected lands east of the Cascade Mountains will go into effect Wednesday and will run through Sept. 30.
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Burn ban starts Wednesday for state lands east of Cascades

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:08
A burn ban for state-protected lands east of the Cascade Mountains will go into effect Wednesday and will run through Sept. 30.
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Burn ban starts Wednesday for state lands east of Cascades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:08
A burn ban for state-protected lands east of the Cascade Mountains will go into effect Wednesday and will run through Sept. 30.

Executive gets 12 years in deadly helicopter fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:07

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo a firefighter from Grayback Forestry wipe away a tear at a company facility in White City, Ore., after hearing a helicopter crash killed seven fellow firefighters. A federal judge in Medford, Ore., on Monday, June 15, 2015, postponed sentencing a day for a former executive of Carson Helicopters who admitted to falsifying performance records for the helicopter that crashed to win a lucrative U.S. Forest Service contract. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A former executive was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after admitting he provided false performance specifications to win a firefighting contract for a helicopter that crashed on a 2008 forest fire in California, killing seven firefighters and two pilots.


Police tout success in unique fight against drug epidemic

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:06
BOSTON (AP) — A police chief in a New England town combating its drug epidemic through a unique program that allows drug users to turn over their drugs and get immediate treatment said Tuesday that there’s been a strong early response. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello said that 17 addicts abusing opioids like heroin, morphine […]
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Police tout success in unique fight against drug epidemic

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:06
BOSTON (AP) — A police chief in a New England town combating its drug epidemic through a unique program that allows drug users to turn over their drugs and get immediate treatment said Tuesday that there’s been a strong early response. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello said that 17 addicts abusing opioids like heroin, morphine […]
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Police tout success in unique fight against drug epidemic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:06
BOSTON (AP) — A police chief in a New England town combating its drug epidemic through a unique program that allows drug users to turn over their drugs and get immediate treatment said Tuesday that there’s been a strong early response. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello said that 17 addicts abusing opioids like heroin, morphine […]

Spike in meth seen from Mexico as US production low

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:05

This Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, packages of hard drugs are seen in the rear driver side quarter panel of a car carrying more than $377,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine, seized at the U.S.-Mexico border port of entry in Nogales, Ariz. Authorities are reporting an alarming increase in the number of methamphetamine seizures at border ports of entry. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.


Kirk Kerkorian, Billionaire Investor in Film Studios and Casinos, Dies at 98

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:04
A son of Armenian immigrants, Mr. Kerkorian was known for his large purchases of stock in Las Vegas and Hollywood companies, and his private lifestyle.







Messages show plot to get photo of senator’s bedridden wife

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:01
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Newly released investigative documents show that during last year’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, supporters of a tea party-backed challenger used phone calls and private Facebook messages to hatch a plan to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home, and place the photo in […]
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Messages show plot to get photo of senator’s bedridden wife

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:01
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Newly released investigative documents show that during last year’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, supporters of a tea party-backed challenger used phone calls and private Facebook messages to hatch a plan to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home, and place the photo in […]
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Messages show plot to get photo of senator’s bedridden wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:01
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Newly released investigative documents show that during last year’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, supporters of a tea party-backed challenger used phone calls and private Facebook messages to hatch a plan to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home, and place the photo in […]

2 siblings found dead in gas-filled home are laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:59

Michael Moore, center, father of deceased children Aleisha, 6, and Daaron, 7, is hugged outside of the Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church before funeral services for the children in New Haven, Conn., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The children's mother, LeRoya Moore, is detained on murder charges and wasn't allowed to attend the funeral. (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A pastor cited "evilness" in the world as nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday for the funeral of two young siblings who authorities say were killed by their mother and found dead in a home filled with natural gas.


Woman jailed in Kentucky after recanting abuse claims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:58
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jasmine Stone entered a Kentucky courtroom as the prosecution's named victim in a domestic violence case. She left in handcuffs under arrest after recanting her assault claims against her boyfriend.

Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:57
Wholesale prices in the Northeast are 32 percent lower than a year earlier. Drumsticks are down 33 percent.
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