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Dual shark attacks in North Carolina a rarity, expert says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:48
The twin attacks Sunday were extremely rare, with only two similar incidents recorded in the past four decades - one in Egypt and another in the Florida panhandle, said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File database maintained at the University of Florida. Last year, his team recorded a total of 52 unprovoked and nonfatal attacks in the United States, with almost half occurring off the east coast of Florida, where small sharks often mistake swimmers for prey.

Amish mourn trooper who comforted them after school massacre

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:46
NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) — Members of the Amish community are mourning the death of a Pennsylvania state trooper who comforted and befriended survivors of a 2006 schoolhouse shooting rampage.

Prince has 'secret' show for Obamas

BBC World News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:46
White House officials will not say whether pop star Prince performed at a weekend party at the executive residence despite guests posting about it on social media.
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Minnesota archbishop felled by 2-year scandal over abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:46

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 file photo, Archbishop John Nienstedt talks with a reporter at his office in St. Paul, Minn. The archbishop of St. Paul, Minnesota, and a deputy bishop have resigned after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest. The Vatican said Monday, June 15, 2015 that Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.


Pope Francis Calls for Climate Action in Draft of Encyclical

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:43
In the leaked 192-page document, posted by an Italian magazine, the pope offers a broad vision of an endangered planet and partly blames human activity for global warming.







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New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:43
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Alaska wildfire destroys dozens of homes, menaces highway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:43

Trees are consumed by flames as an out of control wildfire burns near Willow, AlaskaBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A fast-spreading Alaska wildfire has destroyed up to 45 homes and forced authorities to restrict traffic on a major highway connecting two of the state's largest cities, state officials said on Monday. As many as 200 firefighters have been battling the 6,500-acre fire with more specially trained teams en route from the Lower 48 states, Alaska Forestry Division spokesman Sam Harrel said. Crews have been attacking the fire on the ground and by air, getting help from the three Alaska National Guard Blackhawk helicopters, according to state reports.


UW under investigation for how it addresses sexual violence

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:42
The University of Washington is being investigated for allegedly failing to properly address an issue of sexual violence at the school.
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UW under investigation for how it addresses sexual violence

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:42
The University of Washington is being investigated for allegedly failing to properly address an issue of sexual violence at the school.
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UW under investigation for how it addresses sexual violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:42
The University of Washington is being investigated for allegedly failing to properly address an issue of sexual violence at the school.

Retailer Gap to close 175 stores

BBC World News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:42
Clothing retailer Gap is to close 175 stores across North America over the next few years as it attempts to restore flagging sales.
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Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:40

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen, in Portland, Ore. The Illinois Hospital Association in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” the federal government’s technology, an option that could appeal to as many as 34 states where subsides could be jeopardized by an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling. . (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by "leasing" the federal government's technology, an option that could appeal to as many as 34 states where subsides could be jeopardized by an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court decision.


Embraer to add airplane seat plant in Florida expansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:37
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA will build an airplane seat plant in Titusville, Florida, expanding its facilities in a region hit hard by the shutdown of NASA's space shuttle program four years ago, officials said on Monday. The facility, due to open in the second half of 2016, will be run by a California-based company Embraer has acquired and renamed Embraer Aero Seating Technologies. Located just west of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida, the new plant will make high-end seats for Embraer's Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 business jets, which are assembled in nearby Melbourne, Florida, company spokeswoman Alyssa Ten Eyck said.

VIDEO: The 'mayor' of the HK protest village

BBC World News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:35
Simon Wong is the unofficial mayor of the protest village set up in Hong Kong, which demands "true universal suffrage".
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NYC lawsuit says inmate, 77, suffered broken arms after fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The legal guardians for a 77-year-old woman in Rikers have sued New York City and a corrections officer, saying the inmate's arms were broken when she was shoved to the ground after throwing a paper medicine cup.

Denmark's Lykketoft elected next General Assembly president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously elected Denmark's former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft as president of its 70th anniversary session where he said his top priorities will be to ensure that world leaders "join hands" to eradicate extreme poverty, keep climate change at bay, and promote economic growth.

3 new dog breeds join American Kennel Club pack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:26

This December 2012 photo provided by the American Kennel Club shows a lagotto Romagnolo dog in Orlando, Fla. The lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds and will be eligible as of July 1, 2015, to compete in the AKC's shows, the organization announced Monday, June 15. That means they could appear at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show as soon as next year. (Thomas Pitera/American Kennel Club via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian truffle-sniffer, a French sheep herder nurtured back from near-extinction and a small Californian shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds.


Rachel Dolezal’s ‘Passing’ Isn’t So Unusual

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:26
America's racial boundaries have always been porous.







S2 trades forward Qudus Lawal to Wilmington for defender Ashani Fairclough

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:25
S2 has traded away whimsically named forward Qudus Lawal to the Wilmington Hammerheads in exchange for defender Ashani Fairclough, the club announced Monday. Lawal, 19, scored two goals and assisted on another in 11 appearances for S2. He also scored a brace in his first-ever start against Tulsa in early April. Fairclough, 22, was named to […]
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S2 trades forward Qudus Lawal to Wilmington for defender Ashani Fairclough

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:25
S2 has traded away whimsically named forward Qudus Lawal to the Wilmington Hammerheads in exchange for defender Ashani Fairclough, the club announced Monday. Lawal, 19, scored two goals and assisted on another in 11 appearances for S2. He also scored a brace in his first-ever start against Tulsa in early April. Fairclough, 22, was named to […]
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