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Man killed, teen wounded in separate shootings in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:38

Teen wounded, man killed in separate shootings in KensingtonA man was shot and killed and a teen hit by a stray bullet in separate shootings that police now believe may be connected in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Report: Parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two people who were hired to write parking tickets in New Orleans preferred instead to park in a coffee shop and make phone calls.

Hillary Clinton's vision for victory

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30
Clinton's White House bid strong but still long way to go
Categories: BBC World News

Obama speaks with leader of Turkey about Islamic State Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30

President and the leader of Turkey also discuss problems in Iraq and Syria.


Scientists disagree on planet habitability definition Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30

The debate resurfaced Thursday as NASA announced its Kepler telescope found a planet.


VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:27
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
Categories: BBC World News

Actors are 'taking dangerous risks'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:26
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal says some actors are taking "dangerous risks" for their craft.
Categories: BBC World News

Spain ends marriage for 14-year-olds

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:25
Spain raises the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16, having had the lowest marrying age in Europe.
Categories: BBC World News

Study: Your phone can tell if you’re depressed Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:18

With 86% accuracy, the Northwestern University team was able to determine whether or not an individual was depressed.


Sources: Cubs, Dodgers, Jays not actively pursuing Jonathan Papelbon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:15
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who has expressed his desire to be traded multiple times, is no longer being actively pursued by the Blue Jays, Cubs and Dodgers, sources told ESPN.

Personalities Clashing Over How to Handle New Greek Bailout

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:14
Nearly all agree that Greece’s debt is unsustainably high, but figuring out how to grapple with it has unleashed a volatile mix of politics, economics, history and even morality.

Mumbai plotter plea to stop execution

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:10
An Indian man found guilty of financing deadly bombings in Mumbai in 1993 makes a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to suspend his execution.
Categories: BBC World News

Border patrol agents pull out of Trump event Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:07

A union of border patrol agents says it won't participate with Trump as he travels to South Texas.


Scientists make breakthrough in lupus research Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:06

The team found that biofilm -- or bacterial communities in the body -- may provoke the onset of the disease.


Philadelphia corrections officer stabbed 12 times inside prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:05

Philadelphia corrections officer stabbed 12 times inside prisonOfficials say a corrections officer was stabbed multiple times by an inmate inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.

AP News Guide: Developments in push toward $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:03

Vice President Joe Biden, right, greets worker Pamela Mesolella, left, who assembles soap dispensers, during a visit at the Bobrick Washroom Equipment Factory in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Mesolella said she had worked at the company for 21 years. The business has been in LA for more than 100 years, and its CEO backed the recent city ordinance that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour over several years. Biden said the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour, should grow to at least $12. He says that would raise the standard of living for 35 million people. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 an hour since 2009, but labor unions and anti-poverty advocates are pushing a rate more than twice that amount as the new standard needed to afford hourly earners a decent living.

Associated Press releases 1 million minutes of historical footage to YouTube Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:02

The public now has access to more than one million minutes of historical news footage on YouTube.


Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:59

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the state Wage Board in New York. The New York state Wage Board is expected to recommend a higher minimum wage for the industry during a meeting Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in New York City. Board members say they support an increase, though they haven’t offered a specific amount. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.

Strangers keep woman's car from being towed while she's in ER with newborn Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:48

When Kaylee Goemans took her newborn son to the emergency room, the last thing she needed was adding a towed car to her list of worries.


Cuts put free museum entry in doubt

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:43
Council-funded museums and galleries across the UK are considering scrapping free entry as cuts bite, the head of the Museums Association says.
Categories: BBC World News