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Lens Blog: One Year Later, Remembering Eric Garner

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:00
Eric Garner’s death a year ago set off protests against the New York Police Department. A young South African photographer documented Mr. Garner’s family and their Staten Island community.









Little girl fighting cancer 'marries' her favorite nurse

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:31

Little girl fighting cancer 'marries' her favorite nurse

       

Obama's day: Fundraising in New York

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:30

President has a string of private meetings at the White House.

       

Liverpool bid £32.5m for Benteke

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:29
Liverpool meet a £32.5m release clause for Aston Villa's Belgium striker Christian Benteke, triggering a potential transfer.
Categories: BBC World News

Theater shooting victims included servicemen, 6-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:17

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Chantel Blunk, center, the wife of Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting victim Jonathan Blunk, holds their son Maximus, 2, and daughter Hailey, 4, right, as a U.S. flag is prepared to present to her during a graveside service in Reno, Nev. Jonathan Blunk, 26, a Navy veteran who had served three tours in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea, had hoped to re-enlist to become a Navy SEAL. A friend who was injured in the theater shooting testified that Blunk threw himself in front of her and saved her life. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Twelve people were killed and dozens of others were wounded while attending a midnight movie premiere July 20, 2012, at a theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Here's a look at those who died:


Key elements in Colorado theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:14

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Thomas and Caren Teves, right, whose son, Alex, was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, join a news conference with families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting, in Aurora, Colo. Their son Alex, 24, had just earned a master's degree in counseling psychology when he was killed. His girlfriend, Amanda Teves, who changed her last name to Teves after the shooting, testified that when the gunfire began, Alex dived onto her to protect her. "He just kept shushing me and telling me it was going to be all right," she said. When she realized someone in their group had been shot, she screamed his name but heard no response. A friend yelled that they needed to leave, so Teves grabbed her boyfriend’s hand. "I wanted to try to take him with me,” she said. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, file)Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 people and wounding scores of others in a methodical attack on a midnight movie premier. Here's a look at the key elements of the case:


Prisons failing on education - Gove

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:08
Education in prisons must be overhauled in order to tackle a "persistent failure to reduce re-offending", the justice secretary is to say.
Categories: BBC World News

NYPD: Rifles on Staten Island apparently paintball guns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:56

Photos from retired officer showed group, one wearing hijab, with guns near beach.

       

Family questions circumstances of woman’s Texas jail death

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:53
DALLAS (AP) — Family and friends sought more details Thursday about the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill […]
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Family questions circumstances of woman’s Texas jail death

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:53
DALLAS (AP) — Family and friends sought more details Thursday about the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill […]
Categories: Sports Center

Family questions circumstances of woman’s Texas jail death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:53
DALLAS (AP) — Family and friends sought more details Thursday about the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill […]

Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:49
CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — An oil train derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes and leaving at least two of the cars leaking crude, authorities said.

Australia marks MH17 air disaster

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:40
Australia holds a memorial service to mark a year since the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine, in which 298 people, including 39 Australians, died.
Categories: BBC World News

Latest: Police say no major injuries from Illinois tornado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:38
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on damaging storms in parts of Illinois (all times are local):

Tenn. gunman’s journey: From suburbs to ‘life is short and bitter’

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:15
For more than a decade, Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, his parents and his sisters had made their home in a Hixon subdivision called Colonial Shores, just across the Tennessee River from Chattanooga.
Categories: Sports Center

Tenn. gunman’s journey: From suburbs to ‘life is short and bitter’

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:15
For more than a decade, Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, his parents and his sisters had made their home in a Hixon subdivision called Colonial Shores, just across the Tennessee River from Chattanooga.
Categories: Sports Center

Tenn. gunman’s journey: From suburbs to ‘life is short and bitter’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:15
For more than a decade, Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, his parents and his sisters had made their home in a Hixon subdivision called Colonial Shores, just across the Tennessee River from Chattanooga.

Sanders lets volunteers decide how to support his presidential campaign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:11

Vermont senator has invited supporters to host organizing kickoff meetings across the country.

       

Josh Smith signs with Clippers

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:09
The Los Angeles Clippers did far more than retain DeAndre Jordan this summer. They notched the latest in a series of free-agent triumphs Thursday when they signed veteran forward Josh Smith for one year and $1.5 million, snagging a onetime borderline All-Star for a bargain-bin price.
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Josh Smith signs with Clippers

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:09
The Los Angeles Clippers did far more than retain DeAndre Jordan this summer. They notched the latest in a series of free-agent triumphs Thursday when they signed veteran forward Josh Smith for one year and $1.5 million, snagging a onetime borderline All-Star for a bargain-bin price.
Categories: Sports Center