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Divers retrieve more AirAsia bodies, raising total to 100

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:32

The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28.

       

Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:32

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDITPRESCOTT, Arizona (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old Arizona woman who Islamic State extremists say has been killed in an airstrike in northern Syria have said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.


Obama: Scaling back college savings benefits wasn't worth it

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
President Barack Obama said Friday that he dropped a widely criticized plan to scale back tax benefits for college savings accounts because the savings weren't worth it.

Obama: Scaling back college savings benefits wasn't worth it

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
President Barack Obama said Friday that he dropped a widely criticized plan to scale back tax benefits for college savings accounts because the savings weren't worth it.

Hawks beat Warriors, 124-116, in showdown of top NBA teams

NBA - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
Jeff Teague scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Golden State’s one-two backcourt punch with balance, beating the Warriors, 124-116, on Friday night in a showdown between the NBA’s two conference leaders.
Categories: Sports Center

US 'deeply concerned' by Shiite rebel takeover in Yemen

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
The White House says it's "deeply concerned" by the takeover of Yemen by Shiite rebels who have announced that they've dissolved parliament.

Dialing 911 100 times finally gets man a response: arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
Authorities say a Michigan man confessed he was drunk and bored when he called 911 more than 100 times in the span of about a month.

Officer stumbles upon $33,000 in artwork at old meth lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
An Albuquerque officer searching a former meth lab stumbled upon artwork by late-American Indian artist Al Momaday that was worth more than $30,000 and likely was stolen, police said.

Skull nearly sold as Gettysburg soldier's is 700 years old

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
Experts say a skull nearly auctioned off as that of a Civil War soldier killed at Gettysburg is actually more than 700 years old and from the Southwestern U.S.

California firefighters save horse stuck in outdoor bathtub

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
Firefighters in Northern California rescued a horse that got stuck in an outdoor bathtub.

US: No evidence backing up IS claim of American's death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:31
The White House says it hasn't seen any evidence at this time to corroborate the Islamic State group's claims that an American female hostage has been killed in a Jordanian airstrike.

U. of California system to require measles vaccine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:30

Effort had been in the works before the latest measles outbreak.

       

U. of California system to require measles vaccine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:30

Effort had been in the works before the latest measles outbreak.

       

VIDEO: Obama meets Dalai Lama 'spiritually'

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:26
A "spiritual meeting" was held between the Dalai Lama and the US president Barack Obama, despite Beijing objecting to this by saying the meeting was politically motivated.
Categories: BBC World News

Nigeria postponing Feb. 14 vote amid Boko Haram violence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:23

Millions could be disenfranchised if the voting went ahead while Boko Haram holds large swath of northeast.

       

Nigeria postponing Feb. 14 vote amid Boko Haram violence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:23

Millions could be disenfranchised if the voting went ahead while Boko Haram holds large swath of northeast.

       

China seizes HK novelty toilet rolls

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:18
China's authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue printed with the image of Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung.
Categories: BBC World News

China seizes HK novelty toilet rolls

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:18
China's authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue printed with the image of Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung.
Categories: BBC World News

Biden to miss Netanyahu's speech to Congress due to travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:16
Vice President Joe Biden is expected to miss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress because of foreign travel, Biden's office said Friday.

Interior minister: Jordan to 'wipe out' Islamic State

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:15

It was the latest in a series of warnings of harsh retaliation.