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Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:28
Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office.

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:28
Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office.

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:28
Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office.

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ will leave you snickering, not scared

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:27
A review of the horror film “Deliver Us From Evil,” which is more silly than scary. It got 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ will leave you snickering, not scared

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:27
A review of the horror film “Deliver Us From Evil,” which is more silly than scary. It got 1.5 stars out of 4.

Harvard creates office to handle sex assault, harassment claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:27
Harvard University said on Wednesday it had created an office to investigate all claims of sexual harassment or sex assault, a move that comes as campus sex crimes are receiving greater scrutiny across the United States. Harvard's new investigating body will use a "preponderance of evidence" standard to determine whether sexual assault or harassment occurred in the cases it reviews. "This new, progressive policy - alongside the new, centralized procedures for investigating reports - will significantly enhance Harvard’s ability to address these incidents when they occur," said Drew Faust, president of the Ivy League university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Security increase for flights to US

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:26
Airports in the UK are among those worldwide stepping up security measures after a request from the US Department of Homeland Security.
Categories: BBC World News

7 Colombians now facing murder charges in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:23

Police flank seven men accused of murdering a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, during a media presentation at the counter-narcotics base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, prior to their extradition to the United States. The men are accused of killing Special Agent James "Terry" Watson in an apparent robbery attempt the night of June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Justice says seven Colombians have been extradited to the United States to face charges related to the 2013 stabbing death of a U.S. drug agent in Bogota.


Grigor Dimitrov Routs Andy Murray, the Defending Champion

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:21
A day after Rafael Nadal’s defeat, Murray, another member of tennis’s so-called Big 4, fell to Dimitrov, a rising Bulgarian, in straight sets in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.






Slenderman schoolgirl 'incompetent'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:20
One of two girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character is deemed incompetent by doctors.
Categories: BBC World News

Slenderman schoolgirl 'incompetent'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:20
One of two girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character is deemed incompetent by doctors.
Categories: BBC World News

Slenderman schoolgirl 'incompetent'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:20
One of two girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character is deemed incompetent by doctors.
Categories: BBC World News

Central Texas man pleads guilty to terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:20
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of attempting to recruit and support terrorists to fight a holy war overseas.

Sarkozy: Case against me 'political'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:20
Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy says the French judiciary is "being used for political ends", as he is formally investigated for influence peddling.
Categories: BBC World News

2 persons of interest in death of elderly Montco man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:18

2 persons of interest in death of elderly Montco manPolice have two relatives in custody as persons of interest in the death of an elderly man whose body was found in a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:18

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of a widely heralded stem-cell research paper by the Japanese government-funded laboratory Riken Center for Development Biology, speaks about research results during a news conference in Kobe, western Japan. The scientists who reported in January that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells have withdrawn that claim, following accusations of falsified data. On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, the journal Nature released a statement from the scientists who acknowledged "extensive" errors and said they couldn't say "without a doubt" that their method works. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT: KYODO NEWSNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.


Suicide bomber kills 11 in Afghan capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:17
A Taliban suicide bomber struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as the militants step up their campaign of violence aimed at undermining the Western-backed government.

No sign of missing rafter at Grand Canyon park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:16
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are scaling back their search for a Phoenix man who fell into the Colorado River while on a rafting trip in Grand Canyon National Park.

U.K. investigating Facebook over psych experiment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:14

Facebook tampered with the system used to create news feeds for 700,000 users to test "emotional contagion" for one week in 2012 without their knowledgeBritish data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. The Information Commissioner's Office said Wednesday that it wants to ...


UK investigating Facebook over psych experiment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:14

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. British data protection authorities said Wednesday, July 2, that it is investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LONDON (AP) — British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users.