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Wine fraudster gets 10 years in jail

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:33
Rudy Kurniawan is sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $20m for his role in selling millions of dollars worth of fake wine.
Categories: BBC World News

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:32

In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Louise Danzig, of Montauk, N.Y., stands in a field in East Hampton, N.Y., that is home to deer that may carry ticks that cause people to develop allergic reactions to red meat. Danzig landed in the hospital last summer after a tick bite caused her to go into anaphylactic shock from eating a hamburger. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.


Mexico dreams face test after opening to investors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:29
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part.

World's oldest bank posts heavy loss

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:29
The world's oldest surviving bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, reports a quarterly loss of 179m euros due to the cost of bad loans.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington's strong 'consumer' economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:28
The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis today released its first deep dig into state-by-state personal consumption expenditures going back to 1997. Washington turns in the strong performance one would expect from a prosperous state with a diverse economy. For example, per-capita expenditures here gr

275 households told to flee Oregon wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:28
A new wildfire pushed by gusting winds threatens the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, where residents of 275 homes had been told to evacuate as of Wednesday night.

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:26
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

The Pain and Pleasure of Falling in Love

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:26
Local beers and deli specialties are found in and near the Bronx Beer Hall in the heart of the borough’s storied Italian-American neighborhood.

Missing Snohomish girl found in Lynnwood with 60-year-old man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:23
A missing developmentally-disabled Snohomish girl was found by Lynnwood police Thursday morning in the company of a 60-year-old man.

China restricts instant message apps

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:23
Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.
Categories: BBC World News

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:21

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware CountyService on SEPTA's Wilmington-Newark line was suspended Thursday after a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak Acela train.


Australia contacts Gammy's parents

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:21
Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
Categories: BBC World News

Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.
Categories: BBC World News

New Jersey town renames building after Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:16
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's name is coming off a town-owned building in New Jersey, and President Barack Obama's name is going on it.

Big turnout for Brewster King Salmon Derby with good catches in the pool

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:16
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

275 households told to flee Oregon wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:15

Helicopter drops water on the Rowena fire in Oregon amid high winds and dry conditions on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The Rowena fire began in brush Tuesday night. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Stuart Tomlinson)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the smoke cleared from a new wildfire threatening the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, residents glimpsed an even less-welcome sight — a line of flames visible from the city of The Dalles, about 6 miles away.


Researchers ID boy buried at Fla. school in 1940

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers say they have used DNA testing for the first time to identify the remains of a boy buried at an unmarked grave at a reform school 74 years ago.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.
Categories: BBC World News

Hurricanes stall Hawaii tourism in busy summer season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:08
Visitor areas closing, some flights canceled, surf/flooding warnings issued as two hurricanes near the islands.