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New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:48
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the day’s big stories.









Georgia prison escapee nabbed in Florida after three decades

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:46
Willie Lee Austin, 60, was serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery when he escaped from Georgia's Central State Correctional Institute in December 1981, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release. At the time, he was a "trusty," an inmate allowed to work outside the prison not under constant supervision, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in an email. Investigators recently determined a possible alias that led them to an address for Austin in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.

Nascar driver sued over race death

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:43
The family of a racing driver who was struck and killed by Nascar star Tony Stewart file a wrongful death suit against him.
Categories: BBC World News

Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Chuck Schumer Rattles Democratic Firewall

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:35
Mr. Schumer, a powerful voice, joins the resistance among Democrats concentrated in two heavily Jewish areas, Greater New York City and South Florida.









In Philadelphia, pope to use podium where Lincoln gave famed address

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:35

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to attend an audience for altar servers at St. Peter's Square in Vatican CityWhen Pope Francis addresses a crowd of thousands at Philadelphia's Independence Hall next month, he will speak from the same lectern that slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address, officials said on Friday. The pope's address at Independence Hall will come on the second-to-last day of his first trip as Pontiff to the United States, after he will have spoken to the U.S. Congress and United Nations and before an open-air Sunday mass that is expected to draw up to 2 million attendees. Lincoln's famous 272-word address, given on Nov. 19, 1863 after the bloodiest battle of the U.S. Civil War is famed as a celebration of U.S. values and a defense of the conflict that ended slavery in the then-young nation.


In a First, a Sudanese Migrant Nearly Crosses the English Channel on Foot

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:34
The authorities arrested Abdul Rahman Haroun, who evaded 400 security cameras and walked about 30 miles underground, dodging trains traveling at up to 100 miles per hour.









Pope to use Lincoln's Gettysburg lectern in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:29

The lectern President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address is seen as John Meko, with The Union League of Philadelphia, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. Pope Francis will use the lectern when he speaks outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall in September. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Pope Francis speaks outside Independence Hall in September, he will stand at the same lectern that President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address.


Man charged with shooting police officer held without bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:26
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury will hear evidence against the man arrested in connection with this week's death of a police officer in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport.

Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 7

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:25
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Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 7

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:25
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Baltimore mayor suspends referrals to psychological firm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:25
BALTIMORE (AP) — A psychology firm under investigation for alleged contract violations involving Baltimore police officers' assessments for mental stability will not get more referrals from the city during the probe, the mayor said Friday.

Q&A: A look at the science on Hawaii's Mauna Kea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:25

FILE - This undated file artist rendering made available by the TMT Observatory Corporation shows the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. On Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of the TMT project, astronomers have spent the last 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of the most significant discoveries in their field. If the highly contested Thirty Meter Telescope is constructed on the site, scientists say they will be able to explore more of the universe’s unsolved mysteries. (TMT Observatory Corporation via AP, File) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITHONOLULU (AP) — Atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of what would be one of the world's largest telescopes, astronomers have spent the past 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of the most significant discoveries in their field.


Man arrested over gunshot-like sounds near base stays jailed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:25
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remains jailed and could be returned to prison.

Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:24

FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday.


How time zones confused the world

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:24
The politics and diplomacy of time zones
Categories: BBC World News

Cop said he shot man because he feared he would take his gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:23
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A detective has testified that a North Carolina police officer told investigators the unarmed black man he is accused of shooting two years ago had "crazy-looking eyes," and said he feared the man would take his gun.

Frances Oldham Kelsey, F.D.A. Stickler Who Saved U.S. Babies From Thalidomide, Dies at 101

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:17
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws that made drugs safer.









The teenage weightlifting beauty queen

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:17
Life as weightlifting beauty queen in World War Two
Categories: BBC World News

Police find bike, clothes of boy who drowned in Darby Creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:16

Police find bike, clothes of boy who drowned in Darby CreekPolice in Delaware County say they have recovered the bicycle belonging to an 11-year-old Folcroft boy who was found dead in Darby Creek this week.