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Report: VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction of justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:45

Inspector general finds fraudulent record-keeping at many hospitals.

       

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:44

The less-than-glamorous images flashed by in an ad during the VMAs Sunday night.

       

Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:37
The flights approved by President Obama would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against Sunni militants, which are already taking place in Iraq.

Emmys best, worst moments: 'Breaking Bad,' long kiss and Weird Al

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:34

Here's what people will be talking about from the 66th annual Emmy Awards.

       

Syria Declares Its Readiness in Backing Efforts to Fight Jihadists

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:34
The announcement appeared to be a preliminary attempt to rehabilitate the government’s international standing, which has been condemned for its brutal tactics in the country’s civil war.

Andy Murray Overcomes Cramping at U.S. Open to Win His First Match

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:33
Andy Murray, a former United States Open champion, managed to get past Robin Haase, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about QBs, Percy Harvin, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:31
Here's all that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today, including thoughts on keeping two or three quarterbacks, the potential impact of Percy Harvin, and more:
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US: Bin Laden son-in-law must get life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks, when he made "bone-chilling threats" against America, prosecutors said in court papers filed Monday.

Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:29

The earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The winery hopes to save the building that is in danger of collapse after San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor reach them, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.


Watch: Pols recall their best and worst election nights

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:28

Pols on their best and worst election nights? Not always what you'd expect

       

In India, an App for Chats and for Keeping Secrets

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:21
The Hike instant messaging system lets users filter information to cloak aspects of their social lives from their parents.

U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:20
A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosts SC Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:20

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., front left, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, back right, recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the fourth annual "Faith and Freedom BBQ" hosted by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan in Anderson, S.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:19

Artists and volunteers work on the Temple of Grace at the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev, on Aug. 24, 2014, a day before the event opens to ticket holders. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTBLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.


Video: UW's Jaydon Mickens, Danny Shelton, Hau'oli Kikaha

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:17
Washington receiver Jaydon Mickens met with the media after practice Monday:

Louis Freeh, Ex-Head of F.B.I., Hurt in Vermont Car Crash

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16
Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery after the one-car crash in Barnard, Vt.

FEMA to review Mich. flood damage, need for aid

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16

Assessments must occur before state can officially ask president for disaster declaration.

       

UW's Chris Petersen on opening game against Hawaii, Jeff Lindquist, Budda Baker and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16
Here is the full transcript of Chris Petersen's 24-minute press conference at UW today:

Bellevue still No. 16 in MaxPreps national poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16
Some high-school football teams across the country kicked off the season over the weekend, which caused MaxPreps to generate updated Xcellent 25 rankings.

Burger King-Tim Hortons talks could turn up heat on inversions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16
A deal between the two fast-food giants would be one of the largest and highest-profile so-called tax inversions. A surge in inversions has led to a push by the Obama administration and some Democrats in Congress to place new limits on the tax-saving maneuver.