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Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:35
Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation.

Darby Library, oldest in nation, on verge of closure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:34

Darby Library, oldest in nation, on verge of closureMoney woes may soon force the nation's oldest library to close - the Darby Free Library in Delaware County.

South Africa’s AIDS progress in peril

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
South Africa owes much of its surprising success to a U.S. program begun in 2003 under President George W. Bush. With limited American aid money now being shifted to poorer countries, the nation is left with a growing caseload and a need to find hundreds of millions of dollars.

Video: Washington's Jimmy Lake on Budda Baker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
Washington defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake met with the media following Tuesday's practice and talked about the position battles in the secondary, including the free safety spot that was won by freshman Budda Baker.

What they were saying on the first Pac-12 conference call . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
Tuesday is Pac-12 football coaches conference call day, and this was the first one of the season, with each team in action starting Thursday. Some snippets of what was discussed:

USC to vet football player's rescue story after doubts: coach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:30
The University of Southern California plans to vet the story of how one of its football players injured himself rescuing a young nephew from a swimming pool after it received calls questioning the account, head coach Steve Sarkisian said on Tuesday. Josh Shaw, a senior defensive back and team captain, said he suffered two high ankle sprains on Saturday after leaping from a second-floor balcony at an apartment complex in Palmdale, California, to help a 7-year-old nephew who was distressed in a swimming pool. "Within the last few hours or so, we've gotten a few phone calls contradicting what Josh said occurred Saturday night, so we're going to continue to vet," Sarkisian told reporters. Shaw, 22, has been hailed by the university and media for his heroism after his story was published on the USC football team's website on Monday.

Impasse over Kurdish tanker near Texas to drag on, more tussles likely: source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:29

The oil tanker United Kalavyrta, carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaches Galveston, TexasBy Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. Buyers of Kurdish crude could face lawsuits from Baghdad if the oil moves close to U.S. "Right now they don't really have a way to get the oil onshore." Despite the court's ruling, cargo handling companies and a would-be buyer balked at bringing the oil ashore on Tuesday. In another sign of possible delays, not one cargo handling company stepped forward to say it would transfer oil from the United Kalavrvta tanker to smaller ships that can fit into the port of Galveston, the U.S.

Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:27
An open letter to the Democratic National Committee, saying New York was returning to its high-crime past, also served as a broadside against the de Blasio administration.

With Lady Luck no longer at its side, Revel casino details closure plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:23
As hopes for a last-minute buyer dim, Atlantic City's Revel casino has laid out its closure plans, from disposing of opened bottles of alcohol to cashing unredeemed poker chips. The plans detailed in court documents mark the end of a $2.4 billion hotel-casino that was hailed by state leaders including Governor Chris Christie as a model for reviving the New Jersey seaside city when it opened in 2012.

Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:23

Investigators look at the wreckage of a plane resting on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.

Ex-federal official convicted in child porn case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:22
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.

UN: Poverty down in Latin America

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:21
More than 56 million people were lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2012, according to a UN report.
Categories: BBC World News

Commentary: Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:19
The prime-time Emmys, bestowed for 66 years, are meant to celebrate excellence in television. But in Emmy’s eyes, excellence too often takes the form of stamina.

Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:19

Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle crashLongport police are mourning the death of Sergeant Charles Adams, a 21-year veteran of their department who was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a SUV.

Serial stabbing suspect sues to be sent to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:17

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, Elias Abuelazam is escorted by authorities after arriving on a flight in Flint, Mich. Abuelazam, serving a life sentence for murder in a series of stabbings in the Flint area is suing to be deported to Israel, his home country. Elias Abuelazam says he committed attempted murder there in 2009 and is willing to stand trial and be sent to prison. His lawsuit against the federal government has been transferred to Washington from a federal court in Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murder in a series of stabbings in Michigan is suing to try to be sent to Israel, his native country.

VIDEO: 'No end in sight to Ukraine fighting'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:16
A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.
Categories: BBC World News

Jack White's rules and explorations | Concert review

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:16
A few minutes before Jack White and his blue-hued band took the stage at the Paramount, Monday night, a JW minion came out from behind the curtain to address the sold-out room. “Are you ready for a rock ‘n’ roll show, Seattle?” Because if you are, you’re going to h

Suspect in L.A. killings investigated for ties to other shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:14
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of committing three apparently random shotgun slayings within a single hour on Sunday is also under investigation for possible ties to several other shootings in recent months, police said on Tuesday. Alexander Hernandez, 34, was first identified as a suspect by animal cruelty investigators in connection with the fatal shootings of two dogs on Saturday near his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, police said. Los Angeles Police Department Commander Andrew Smith said evidence in the animal cruelty case led homicide detectives to Hernandez after two women and a man were gunned down in quick succession on Sunday. Hernandez was arrested that evening.

Why are strangers photographing this dog?

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:14
Why are strangers photographing this pet?
Categories: BBC World News

Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:13
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.