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Power workers strike despite ruling

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:30
South Africa's largest union is going ahead with plans to picket the country's main energy supplier, despite a court order banning it from taking strike action.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. poll: more voters see Obama as worst president in modern times

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:26

U.S. President Obama loosens his tie in the heat before delivering remarks on the economy at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in WashingtonTwo years into President Barack Obama's second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration's handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern U.S. president, a poll on Wednesday said. In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found. Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 percent saying Obama has been a better president than Bush and, 40 percent saying Obama is worse.

U.S.: Khattala supervised action at Benghazi scene Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:25

Ahmed Abu Khattala was motivated by extremist ideology, U.S. Attorney's filing says.


North Korea fires more rockets off coast Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:22

The flurry of launches come ahead of a meeting between the Chinese and South Korean leaders.


In dry California, water fetching record prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:16
Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

Often-split court agrees your privacy matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:16
Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

Gunmen sought for double shooting in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:12

Gunmen sought for double shooting in Bear, Del.Police are searching for the gunmen who shot two men in Bear, Delaware late Tuesday night.

Sarkozy Placed Under Formal Investigation in Corruption Case

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:11
Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, was detained for 15 hours as the authorities examined whether he sought to illegally obtain information from a judge.

Hunger groups get creative while U.S. schools out for summer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:10
By Daniel Kelley NEWARK Del. (Reuters) - Hunger relief workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their free or reduced-price meals - close for summer. An old logging camp in Oregon, a book mobile in Kentucky, and a karate studio in Delaware are just some of the unusual venues being used to gather low-income rural or suburban kids and hand out the food they need to get by until school cafeterias re-open in September. George Lunski distributes about 700 meals a week to kids along a 40-mile (64-kilometer) route near Newark, Delaware. Lunski, who delivers meals from a van loaded with coolers, said the Food Bank of Delaware's Summer Food Service Program was "really an eye-opener" about how widespread poverty is in the ninth richest U.S. state.

Texas cheerleader, big game hunter shrugs off critics Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:08

Photos of teenager posing next to slain lions and rhinos sets off firestorm.


Film academy sues over Oscar auction

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:07
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sues the family of art director Joseph Wright over the sale of his Oscar for 1942's My Gal Sal.
Categories: BBC World News

Ukraine agrees to second cease-fire as fighting worsens Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:07

Five Ukrainian soldiers and hundreds of rebels killed, a government spokesman says.


Mobile device use in the air not taking off Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:06

Despite a new rule allowing fliers to power up, the numbers have barely budged.


NYC cracks down on subway performers Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:03

More than 240 people in 2014 have been arrested for performing compared to 40 in July 2013.


Malaysia to send diplomat back to NZ

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:02
The Malaysian government says it will send a diplomat accused of attempted rape back to New Zealand to face charges.
Categories: BBC World News

Tropical storm threatens East Coast July 4th plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:01
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina's coast early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast.

It ain't rocket science: Early experiments key to school success

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:01
We've heard plenty about the lousy performance of U.S. students in math and science, with accompanying alarm bells about future economic implications. A recent Education Lab story provides a case in point.

EU slashes mobile data roaming fees by 55 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:01
The European Union says the surcharges for surfing the Internet on mobile devices while traveling across the 28-nation bloc will be more than halved.

Dead ahead: A pothole in highway construction aid?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:01
As the summer driving season swings into full gear, states can expect a large pothole in their construction budgets if Congress doesn't reach an agreement quickly on how to pay for federal highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials are warning.

Pro-Russian rebels capture police HQ in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:01
The Interior Ministry headquarters in eastern Ukraine's largest city fell to pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after a five-hour gunbattle that erupted hours after the Ukrainian president ended a cease-fire.