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Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:04

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the US Africa Business Forum during the US Africa Leaders Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.


Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:04

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the US Africa Business Forum during the US Africa Leaders Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.


Last-minute appeals pending in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:03

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona filed last-minute appeals Tuesday to the U.S. Supreme Court and asked the governor for clemency.


Double-Decker Buses Collide in Times Square; at Least 7 Are Hurt

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Officials said a bus ran onto a sidewalk but did not know the seriousness of the injuries.






Mexican Consulate to help reissue lost documents for fire victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Seattle’s Mexican Consulate will set up a mobile office in Brewster this fall to help reissue lost documentation to orchard workers whose homes burned in the Carlton Complex wildfires.

Swedish study: Mammograms beneficial in women 75 and up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Mammograms detect breast cancer at an earlier stage in women 75 and older, allowing less aggressive treatment, researchers found. But others worry that detection of low-stage cancers unlikely to progress will lead to overtreatment.

Judge orders Oklahoma child abuse suspect held

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:00
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge says a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage will remain in custody while prosecutors appeal an order granting his release on bond.

Judge orders Oklahoma child abuse suspect held

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:00
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge says a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage will remain in custody while prosecutors appeal an order granting his release on bond.

Israel Exits Gaza as Truce Begins

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:59
As a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt took hold, Israel said it had withdrawn its forces from Gaza and Hamas said it would engage in talks on a lasting peace arrangement.






Utah rock tower, beloved by climbers, topples

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:59
The Cobra, a sandstone pillar with a broad top near Moab, has fallen.

Utah rock tower, beloved by climbers, topples

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:59
The Cobra, a sandstone pillar with a broad top near Moab, has fallen.

Gallup: Washington 4th in reducing uninsured residents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
The percentage of Washington residents without health insurance dropped from 16.8 percent last year to 10.7 percent by mid-2014 according to a national survey released Tuesday by Gallup.

Gallup: Washington 4th in reducing uninsured residents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
The percentage of Washington residents without health insurance dropped from 16.8 percent last year to 10.7 percent by mid-2014 according to a national survey released Tuesday by Gallup.

Daily Rant & Rave: Kids don't belong at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z show

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
RANT To the parents who thought it was a good idea to bring your elementary school-aged children to the Beyoncé and Jay -Z concert at Safeco Field. Not only were the ones I saw not wearing any ear protection (my earplugs barely protected my hearing) but the show was clearly not children-frien

Hawaii stocks up on water as 2 major storms loom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents loaded up on bottled water and canned meat Tuesday in preparation for the unusual threat of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward the islands.

Open Source: Indian TV Crew Shows Rare Video of Rocket Launch From Gaza

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:55
India’s NDTV recorded video of Palestinian militants preparing to fire a rocket at Israel from a densely populated area of the Gaza Strip just before a cease-fire.

Tenn. man admits killing in-laws with lamp-bomb

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:49
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his mother- and father-in-law with a bomb disguised as a lamp to get out of repaying the couple a $40,000 debt.

Tenn. man admits killing in-laws with lamp-bomb

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:49
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his mother- and father-in-law with a bomb disguised as a lamp to get out of repaying the couple a $40,000 debt.

Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:49

 American with Ebola weak but improvingThe husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.


Fired band director doesn't want to sue Ohio State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:47
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band says he wants his job back but doesn't want to sue his beloved university, at least not at this point.