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Free day coming up at Washington state parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:49
No entrance fee on Aug. 25 at state parks. And more free days are coming up this year at state and national parks.

Chicago public schools to lay off 1,500 teachers and staff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:46
Chicago Public Schools on Monday began notifying nearly 1,500 teachers and support staff who are being fired amid a previously announced, $200 million budget cut and a shift in student enrollment. The announcement came as CPS released its $5.7 billion 2016 budget, which includes a historic $1.1 billion budget deficit driven by rapidly rising pension payments. The layoff notices will affect 479 teachers and 1,012 other staff members out of more than 41,500 employees, according to the school system.

Scores dead in blasts in eastern Iraq

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:43
At least 42 people have been killed and many more injured in two bomb attacks near Baquba in eastern Iraq, local sources say.
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Black South Carolina man was armed when officers shot him, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:42
A young black man was armed on Saturday when he was shot to death by South Carolina police after leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed his SUV into a tree, authorities said on Monday. Deputies shouted at him to surrender and then fired their weapons at him, authorities said.Police recovered what they believe was the suspect's weapon at the scene, authorities said.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said on Sunday it was investigating the shooting. It was the 31st officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year.

Judge strikes down Oklahoma law restricting abortion drugs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:36
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge struck down an Oklahoma law Monday that required doctors to follow label instructions when prescribing abortion-inducing drugs, finding the rule is unconstitutional because it doesn't apply to other kinds of medication.

German Journalists Celebrate as Treason Inquiry Is Dropped

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:36
The investigation of Markus Beckedahl and André Meister for publishing secret government plans for Internet surveillance had stoked a public uproar.









17-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:34

17-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint in OverbrookPhiladelphia police are searching for a suspect who robbed a teenage boy at gunpoint in the city's Overbrook section.


Deputy who accused bus driver of using profanity is fired for dishonesty

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:34
In a termination letter sent last week to Deputy Amy Shoblom, King County Sheriff John Urquhart cited video evidence captured on personal body camera worn by the Metro Transit driver, which showed no profanity was used during a Nov. 14 argument.
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Deputy who accused bus driver of using profanity is fired for dishonesty

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:34
In a termination letter sent last week to Deputy Amy Shoblom, King County Sheriff John Urquhart cited video evidence captured on personal body camera worn by the Metro Transit driver, which showed no profanity was used during a Nov. 14 argument.
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Deputy who accused bus driver of using profanity is fired for dishonesty

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:34
In a termination letter sent last week to Deputy Amy Shoblom, King County Sheriff John Urquhart cited video evidence captured on personal body camera worn by the Metro Transit driver, which showed no profanity was used during a Nov. 14 argument.

Drawings of Police Torture Seize China’s Attention

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:31
A man wrongly convicted in a shooting death hired an artist to depict scenes of the police tactics he said were used to force him to confess to a crime he did not commit.









University of Texas considers moving Confederate statues on campus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:27
A panel at the University of Texas recommended moving to museums or leaving in place, with notes of explanation, statues of Confederate leaders on campus that have been the subject to recent protests, the school said on Monday. The statues, placed decades ago on the campus of the left-leaning university in Austin, a liberal city in conservative Texas, gained new attention in June amid the debate in South Carolina about taking down the Confederate battle flag on the state's capitol grounds. A month ago, South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag, a symbol of the South's pro-slavery legacy, from the state capitol grounds in the wake of a white gunman fatally shooting nine black worshipers at a historic church.

Man accused of 2nd jail crash, previously hitting flagpole

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:24
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man is back in a Florida jail for crashing his SUV into the building's entrance and causing a gas leak — two weeks after doing doughnuts in the facility's lawn and hitting a flag pole.

St. Louis County declares state of emergency for Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:24
(Reuters) - St. Louis County issued a state of emergency for Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, citing violence in the city on the anniversary of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer. "The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said in a statement. Prosecutors on Monday charged an 18-year-old black man with assault on police officers in Ferguson after an exchange of gunfire the previous night.

Knife attacks kill 2 people at central Sweden Ikea store

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:23
HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Sweden arrested two men on suspicion of murder in a knife attack that killed a man and a woman at an Ikea store Monday in the central Swedish city of Vasteras, police and store officials said. Vasteras police officer Per Agren, in charge of the investigation, said they had not […]
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Knife attacks kill 2 people at central Sweden Ikea store

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:23
HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Sweden arrested two men on suspicion of murder in a knife attack that killed a man and a woman at an Ikea store Monday in the central Swedish city of Vasteras, police and store officials said. Vasteras police officer Per Agren, in charge of the investigation, said they had not […]
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Knife attacks kill 2 people at central Sweden Ikea store

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:23
HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Sweden arrested two men on suspicion of murder in a knife attack that killed a man and a woman at an Ikea store Monday in the central Swedish city of Vasteras, police and store officials said. Vasteras police officer Per Agren, in charge of the investigation, said they had not […]

Gun Battle Erupts Outside U.S. Consulate in Istanbul

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:20
The attack was one of several violent episodes across the country, which some attributed to an uptick in clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants.









VIDEO: Fleeing from Libya - eight months pregnant

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:17
As migrants continue to risk life and limb to reach Europe from Africa, Libya has become the main hub for traffickers plying their illegal trade in human cargo.
Categories: BBC World News

Missouri charges man with assault for firing in officers in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:15
(Reuters) - Missouri prosecutors on Monday charged Tyrone Harris with four counts of assault on law enforcement on suspicion of firing at officers in late night violence in the strife-torn St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.