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Dog undergoes surgery after eating parts of calf-high boots

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:29
Veterinarians say a dog is recovering after surgery to remove parts of a pair of calf-high leather boots the animal had eaten.

Man who lived modestly leaves millions in surprise donations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:29
A man who sometimes held his coat together with safety pins and had a long-time habit of foraging for firewood also had a knack for picking stocks -- a talent that became public after his death when he bequeathed $6 million to his local library and hospital.

FDA chief stepping down

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:26

Margaret Hamburg has led the Food and Drug Administration since 2009.

       

Pope says spanking OK with conditions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:19

Pope Francis made the remarks during a Wednesday appearance in St. Peter's Square.

       

Binoche to open Berlin Film Festival

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:18
A film starring Juliette Binoche as an arctic explorer will open the 65th Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.
Categories: BBC World News

Mike Leach, WSU football pleased with ‘overall’ National Signing Day class

WA Cougars - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:16
WSU coach Mike Leach can be enlightening on a lot of subjects, but recruiting not being one of them, he merely called it the best class of his four at WSU. It was instructive, though, when he was asked about what the Cougars needed most, and he said, “We needed an overall class.”
Categories: Sports Center

NATO Meets to Approve Strengthening Forces in Eastern Europe

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:13
NATO defense ministers met on Thursday to sign off on a network of command centers in eastern Europe to rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia, as well as a new regional headquarters and a bigger rapid reaction force.






Minivan bursts into flames in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:10

Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police sayPolice are investigating a suspicious minivan fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Thursday morning.


Abe Wants to Revise Pacifist Constitution as Early as 2016, Ally Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:02
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that he wants to seek changes to the Constitution after a parliamentary election, a lawmaker in his party said Thursday.






More College Freshmen Report Having Felt Depressed

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:01
High numbers of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous year, according to an annual survey released on Thursday.






Drug addiction: How not to relapse (OZY)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:59

Research says that three groups of people — pilots, doctors and lawyers—see significantly lower relapse rates than the rest of the populatio...

       

Minivan goes up in flames in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:56

Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police sayPolice are investigating a suspicious minivan fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Thursday morning.


Office named best show in 20 years

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:56
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's breakout hit The Office is named the best TV show of the past 20 years at the Broadcast Awards.
Categories: BBC World News

Sinosphere Blog: After Argentine Leader’s Comments, a Challenge to Try Speaking Chinese

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:55
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s Twitter post that caricatured a Chinese person speaking broken Spanish has provoked a furor online.

Obama praises Dalai Lama at prayer breakfast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:52

China has attacked meetings between presidents and the Dalai Lama.

       

Takata expects bigger loss on recall

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:51
Japanese airbag maker Takata now expects its annual net loss to be 24% higher than it had previously forecast as charges for vehicle recalls jump.
Categories: BBC World News

Delhi protest against church attacks

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:48
Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, detain dozens of people who were protesting against recent attacks on churches in the city.
Categories: BBC World News

Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:46
The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn't the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio's Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and returned with the virus.

Rapidly-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:46
The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines.