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Ohio marijuana proposal in danger of falling short

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:35

The legalization effort in Ohio is does not have enough signatures to get on the ballot.

       

Alaska Air flight: laser strike, lands safely in Seattle

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:31
A flight from Juneau, Alaska, reported experiencing a laser strike late Thursday night as it approached Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The plane landed safely with 75 people on board.
Categories: Sports Center

Alaska Air flight: laser strike, lands safely in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:31
A flight from Juneau, Alaska, reported experiencing a laser strike late Thursday night as it approached Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The plane landed safely with 75 people on board.
Categories: Sports Center

Alaska Air flight: laser strike, lands safely in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:31
A flight from Juneau, Alaska, reported experiencing a laser strike late Thursday night as it approached Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The plane landed safely with 75 people on board.

Stars react to Emmy nominations

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:27
Ricky Gervais, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and others respond to receiving Emmy nominations - or, in some cases, to being overlooked.
Categories: BBC World News

Chattanooga Suspect Wasn't on Law Enforcement Radar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:23
FBI: 24-year-old killed 4 Marines in Tennessee before his own death.

China guru 'held over disciple death'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:20
A Chinese guru known for his celebrity clients is arrested over the kidnapping and murder of one of his disciples, Chinese state media report.
Categories: BBC World News

Wildfire burns cars on Calif. freeway, destroys homes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:18

Two motorists suffered minor injuries when I-15 blaze destroys 20 vehicles and damages 10 others. Nearby homes threatened.

       

Marks and Spencer clothing boss quits

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:57
John Dixon, the head of Marks and Spencer's non-food division, has resigned after 26 years at the retailer.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas: Trooper in traffic stop violated policy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:38

Authorities say Sandra Bland committed suicide in jail cell; her family disputes that.

       

Psychology professor's tricky extra credit question goes viral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:31

His class had to choose between earning two or six extra credit points. But if too many chose six, everyone would lose.

       

Student-created company aims to make waterless car washes the norm

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:29

Waterless Buddy's uses an all-in-one wash, wax and seal product that's made with all-natural chemicals.

       

Chihuahua volunteers as nurse to 4 orphaned kittens

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:23

Now they're almost as big as she is.

       

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:22

FILE -- In this May 18, 2015 file photo, Gino Celli, who relies on senior water rights to water his crops, inspects a wheat field nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. California issued its first cease-and-desist order on Thursday, July 16, telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year's tightened drought regulations. Some senior water rights holders are challenging California regulators authority to tell them to stop drawing water from rivers running dry due to the drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in the drought.


No action on rape kits despite new laws, federal money

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:20

Money allocated and laws written so far not implemented by the Department of Justice.

       

No action on rape kits despite new laws, federal money

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:20

Money allocated and laws written so far not implemented by the Department of Justice.

       

Online gambling firm 888 buys Bwin

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:15
Online casino and poker firm 888 Holdings wins a takeover battle for rival Bwin.party in a cash and stock deal valued at about £898m.
Categories: BBC World News

Tornado caused 'significant' damage to Illinois town: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:15
(Reuters) - A tornado ripped through a town in western Illinois on Thursday, badly damaging homes, downing power lines and causing several gas leaks, state police said. There were no immediate reports of injuries in Cameron, a town of about 600 people some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, or in neighboring communities, but search and rescue missions would work through the night, Illinois State Police said.

Shawn Vestal: Washington state gas tax a tale of two votes - The Spokesman Review

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:05

Shawn Vestal: Washington state gas tax a tale of two votes
The Spokesman Review
Today we have a tale of two votes – a Republican yes and a Republican no for a state package that will bring $1 billion in new transportation investments to Spokane and raise the gas tax by almost 12 cents a gallon. On one hand, Sen. Michael ...

Tomic apologies after hotel arrest

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:03
Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic apologises after being charged with resisting arrest and trespassing in Miami.
Categories: BBC World News