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Miami business leaders want orca released from captivity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 17:02

FILE - In this March 9, 1995 file photo, trainer Marcia Hinton pets Lolita, a captive orca whale, during a performance at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to the orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium. Seaquarium officials say Lolita is healthy and removing her would be cruel and traumatic. Their critics plan to protest Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, outside the Miami attraction. (Nuri Vallbona/The Miami Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to an orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium.


Dallas mayor saves woman choking at restaurant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:52

A woman found herself in the right place at the right time Saturday afternoon, sitting at the table behind Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings at El ...

       

Your Weekend Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:46
Here’s what you need to know to start your week.









VIDEO: Nagasaki survivor: 'Skin like a rag'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:32
A survivor of the Nagasaki bombing has been telling his story at a ceremony to mark its 70th anniversary.
Categories: BBC World News

Scotland to ban GM crop growing

BBC World News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:31
Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Wastewater from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:09

Wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in Colorado.

       

Families call off private search for missing Fla. teens

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:02

The families ended the private search because they had no new clues to guide them.

       

Annie Lennox's daughter rescued from river

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:00

Alcohol 'may have played a role' in kayaking incident, police say

       

Adult social care 'under strain'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 15:56
Cuts are putting care under "stress and strain" and carers' efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England warns.
Categories: BBC World News

Black bear caught in passenger seat of truck

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 15:47

Gilbert Simpson watched as a black bear climbed into the window of the company truck and proceeded to drink all the grape sodas stored in th...

       

Sam Smith at Gorge Amphitheatre

Concerts at The Gorge - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 15:27

Sam Smith
Appearing at Gorge Amphitheatre (Quincy, WA) on Saturday, August 08, 2015

5 most uplifting stories this week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 15:22

Some of the week's most uplifting stories have a common theme—very special 5-year-old girls.

       

New arrests as Israel cracks down on Jewish extremists

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:53

The crackdown comes after a firebomb attack on a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old boy and wounded his parents and brother.

       

Washington State begins fall camp in Lewiston - KREM.com (subscription)

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:52

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Washington State begins fall camp in Lewiston
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LEWISTON, Idaho – Washington State football opened fall practice with a two-hour workout in helmets and shorts at Sacajawea Middle School Saturday afternoon. The Cougars opened practice by working through their similar routine of individual position ...
Day 1: Coug D in a takeaway moodScout

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Is time up for Trump's campaign?

BBC World News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:51
Activists turn on tycoon after 'blood' comments
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7 critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say seven people were critically injured in a hit-and-run crash involving two cars in Hollywood.

Pivotal court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:30

A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate.

       

Police: Woman shot by officer in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was reported in stable condition after being shot by a police officer in northeast Washington after allegedly refusing to drop a knife.

Protesters take to Ferguson streets to mark anniversary of Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:00

A protester yells at police stationed outside the police department in FergusonThe protest in front of police headquarters took on elements of a street carnival ahead of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in the city. "The whole idea is for people to be able to vent, to express themselves," said Ferguson police Sergeant Dominica Fuller, one of five African-Americans on the 50-member police force. Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States have converged on Ferguson, a mostly black community of about 21,000 people, to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot in a confrontation with a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014.


About 150 homes evacuated in fast-moving Arizona wildfire: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:57
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A raging fire broke out on Saturday in a wildlife refuge in northwestern Arizona near the California border, forcing the evacuation of about 150 homes, fire officials said. Authorities ordered the mandatory evacuations from homes in the rural area after the wildfire sparked on Saturday afternoon grew to 2,000 acres in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, said Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia. The American Red Cross had set up a shelter for displaced residents.