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Ga. man charged with murder in son's hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:58

FILE - In a Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, weeps as he sits at his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, in Marietta, Ga. On Thursday,, Sept. 4, 2014, a Cobb County grand jury indicted Harris on multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors believe that Harris intentionally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool, File)MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man whose toddler son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in a case that has drawn widespread attention amid prosecutors' claims that he intentionally left the boy alone.


Monsoon floods kill scores in Kashmir, Pakistan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:54

Heavy rains have caused flash floods and landslides in the disputed Kashmir region and in eastern Pakistan.

       

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:53

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for helpNEW YORK (AP) — Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a fancy dinner or that all-inclusive trip that won't break the bank. But increasingly, it's also becoming the place for music fans to scoop up deep discounts on concert tickets, CDs and more for top-name acts.


Senate subcommittee: No political bias in IRS targeting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:51

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blames poor management for scrutiny of Tea Party

       

Scarlett Johansson and fiance welcome baby girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:48
Scarlett Johansson is a first-time mom.

Obama: Immigration announcement 'soon'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:47

President Obama indicates he will take executive action on immigration before Election Day.

       

Newspaper fights subpoena of murder suspect's letters

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46

In June, 2 reporters got letters from James Scarola, charged with trying to kill his wife.

       

US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy 130,000 more protective suits for health care workers.

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

Trapped men start to come out of Bosnian coal mine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
Rescuers have started pulling out the 34 miners who were trapped deep inside a coal mine that collapsed in central Bosnia.

States urge Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor.

Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil spill.

Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.

World stocks fluctuate ahead of US jobs report

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
Global stock markets fluctuated as investors waited for a key U.S. jobs report later Friday and currencies struggled against the dollar's strength, which sent the Japanese yen to a six-year low.

NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region.

Death toll hits 28 from flooding in Kashmir

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:46
The death toll from severe flooding in Indian-controlled Kashmir has risen to at least 28, as authorities Friday asked for help from federal rescue officials as relentless rains continue to lash much of the Himalayan region, forcing thousands to abandon their homes in search of shelter.

Mozambique rivals sign peace deal

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:44
Mozambique's president signs a peace deal with former rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who has emerged from two years in hiding.
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Boy in Florida Amber Alert found safe; father arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:44

Boy in Florida Amber Alert found safe; father arrestedAuthorities say a 4-year-old autistic boy with ties to the Philly area has been found safe and well in Florida after an Amber Alert.


Tokyo closes park seen as local source of dengue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:43

The government urged the public to remain calm about the ailment spread by mosquitoes.

       

Defense: Police chief's son was racially profiled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:42

 Police chief's son was racially profiledA defense attorney says the son of an eastern Pennsylvania police chief is innocent of charges that he pointed a gun at county detectives and alleges that his client was racially profiled.