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As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:38
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the “Black Lives Matter” movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the […]

Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:37
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery. State corrections officials say Michelle-Lael Norsworthy was released Wednesday from Mule Creek State Prison, a men’s facility east of Sacramento. She will […]
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Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:37
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery. State corrections officials say Michelle-Lael Norsworthy was released Wednesday from Mule Creek State Prison, a men’s facility east of Sacramento. She will […]
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Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:37
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery. State corrections officials say Michelle-Lael Norsworthy was released Wednesday from Mule Creek State Prison, a men’s facility east of Sacramento. She will […]

No bail for Maine slaying suspect who spent 2 months on run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:35

This photo provided by the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department shows Robert Burton on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Burton, who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, fatally shot her while her children slept and then spent more than two months hiding in the woods turned himself in on Tuesday, officials said. (Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department via AP)DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who was allegedly shot to death by her ex-boyfriend while her children slept changed the locks on her doors and kept a handgun nearby because she was afraid of him, court documents released Wednesday show.


Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:34
ATLANTA (AP) — Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment.

Autopsy confirms bear killed 63-year-old Yellowstone hiker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:34
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say preliminary autopsy results confirm that a hiker whose body was found last week was killed by a bear.

Wildfire now burning around Holden Village

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:28
The fire grew to 36,030 acres on Tuesday — up about 2,000 acres from the day before — as it burned to the north and south of Holden Village on the south shore of Lake Chelan.
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Wildfire now burning around Holden Village

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:28
The fire grew to 36,030 acres on Tuesday — up about 2,000 acres from the day before — as it burned to the north and south of Holden Village on the south shore of Lake Chelan.
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Wildfire now burning around Holden Village

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:28
The fire grew to 36,030 acres on Tuesday — up about 2,000 acres from the day before — as it burned to the north and south of Holden Village on the south shore of Lake Chelan.

Parents sue schools, wealthy town over son's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:27
The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut boy who killed himself in 2013 filed a wrongful death suit Wednesday against the schools and town government in the wealthy community of Greenwich, saying local officials failed to adequately address the years of bullying their son suffered.

Willey powers Northants to T20 finals

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:24
David Willey smashes a century off 40 balls as Northants beat Sussex by seven wickets to reach T20 Blast Finals Day.
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]

Acts find unique ways to sell music, reach fans on Twitter

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:22

FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake at the Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, in London. Music artists are taking advantage of Twitter to promote their music. Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" received more than 1.5 million mentions on Twitter within a 24-hour period, helping him sell around 500,000 units. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — From Kanye West to Taylor Swift to Rihanna, more and more musicians are debuting audio, photo and video content on Twitter to boost marketing efforts without spending big bucks.


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As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:20

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, file photo, supporters of Michael Brown wear shirts with his picture and the message "Chosen 4 Change," as they participate in a remembrance ceremony at the spot where Brown was shot and killed, in Ferguson, Mo. As Ferguson protests fade, activists and the suburb are looking ahead. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:


Ohio man charged in quadruple murder arrested in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:16
An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting four people and wounding a fifth two months ago was arrested on Wednesday in rural Mississippi, Ohio police said. Police in Columbus, Ohio, had received several tips that Robert Lee Adams, 27, fled to Mississippi after the June 13 shootings, Columbus police spokesman Richard Weiner said. U.S. marshals and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department raided two homes on Wednesday and found Adams “cowering in a bedroom closet, surrounded by piles of clothes,” the U.S Marshals Service said in a statement.

Couples sue to overturn Mississippi ban on gay adoptions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four lesbian couples are challenging Mississippi's ban on allowing gay couples to adopt or take children into foster care.

Ex-New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to sex case in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:11

Ex-New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to sex case in DelawareThe former mayor of a New Jersey suburb has admitted sexually abusing a child in Delaware.