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Lack of funding forces closure of Prince Music Theater

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:33

Lack of funding forces closure of Prince Music TheaterDue to a lack of funds, the Prince Music Theater in Center City is forced to close its doors, despite a successful 2013 season.


Deputy who shot armed man at Sodo Station identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:32
Update at 3:30 p.m.: The man who was shot by King County sheriff's Deputy Malcolm Elliott at the Sodo Station on Monday was identified today as Oscar Perez-Giron, 23. The King County Medical Examiner's Office said Perez-Giron died from multiple gunshot wounds.

New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:32
A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:31
Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office.

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ will leave you snickering, not scared

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:31
A review of the horror film “Deliver Us From Evil,” which is more silly than scary. It got 1.5 stars out of 4.

Drug convictions overturned thanks to Death Saint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:30

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, statues of La Santa Muerte, an underworld saint most recently associated with the violent drug trade in Mexico, are shown at the Masks y Mas art store in Albuquerque, N.M. Two Oklahoma residents have had their federal firearms and drug-trafficking convictions in New Mexico overturned thanks to the skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte, which translates to "Saint Death" in English. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, July 2, 2014, a Santa Muerte expert tainted the convictions of 53-year-old Rafael Goxcon-Chagal and 38-year-old Maria Vianey Medina-Copete. Both were convicted in August 2012 for trafficking methamphetamine. Authorities say a Santa Muerte prayer card was found with the couple during a traffic stop that led to their 2011 arrests. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firearms and drug-trafficking convictions for two Oklahoma residents were overturned Wednesday thanks to a skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte.


For Sale: Washington State's First Legal Pot Business

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:29
The first licensed legal marijuana business in Washington state is for sale to the highest bidder—and the bidding has begun.

Patriots: Team owes Aaron Hernandez nothing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:29

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men's families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots don't owe "another penny" to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday.


Should gay men and lesbians be bracketed together?

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:26
What does this set of initials actually mean?
Categories: BBC World News

NYC construction firms accused of safety scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:24

Manhattan Disctrict Attorney Cyrus Vance, right, speaks alongside New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters during a round table news conference with reporters at the Manhattan District Attorney's offices, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in New York. Vance announced the indictment of several individuals and businesses on charges including grand larceny, fraud, forgery, and evidence tampering through a building site safety inspection scam. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City say two companies used cooks, hairdressers and bellhops to sign construction inspection logs.


Currents: Q&A: So Small but Already a TV Star

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:24
Zack Giffin, a host of the new reality show “Tiny House Nation,” answers questions about living in a 112-square-foot mobile house. Like, where is the bathroom?

U.S. storm Arthur to pack hurricane winds by July 4 holiday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:22

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer BanksTropical Storm Arthur threatened to douse some July 4 holiday plans on the U.S. East Coast as officials in several states closed beaches and tourist sites and delayed fireworks shows in anticipation of heavy rain and fierce winds. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season (http://link.reuters.com/baw32w) was close to reaching hurricane strength, forecasters said on Wednesday, leaving some businesses worried about taking a financial hit. Dave Dawson, owner of the Cape Hatteras Motel on North Carolina's Hatteras Island, which was in the storm's path, said he had no cancellations despite predictions of a soaked holiday. "And of course, at this time you don't know what to tell them." A hurricane warning was in effect along North Carolina's coast, while part of the South Carolina shore was under a tropical storm warning, the National Hurricane Center said.


Wildfire near California's wine country threatens homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:20
By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the midst of a statewide drought, a wildfire has consumed 3,200 acres (1,295 hectares) near Northern California's Napa Valley wine country, threatening nearly 400 homes and prompting evacuations, officials said Wednesday. The fire, which started on Butts Canyon Road in Napa County Tuesday, was 30 percent contained on Wednesday, but could spread if winds kick up later in the afternoon and evening, said Janet Upton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire. The fire mostly burned in a rural, undeveloped area, but mandatory evacuations were in effect in neighboring residential areas in Napa County and parts of the Lake County border.

Storm Arthur threatens 4 July plans

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:17
US government forecasters issue a hurricane warning along the east coast, as Tropical Storm Arthur threatens to soak Fourth of July celebrations.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Mom forgets infant in stifling hot car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:16
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer rescued a 5-week-old baby locked for more than a half hour inside a sweltering car on a summer day after someone noticed the child unconscious in the back seat and called 911, authorities said.

For Sale: Washington State's First Legal Pot Business

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:16
The first licensed legal marijuana business in Washington state is for sale to the highest bidder—and the bidding has begun.

New York construction companies accused of safety scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York City construction companies and seven people have been accused of leaving 40 Manhattan construction sites unsupervised, conducting fraudulent inspections and falsifying records, prosecutors said on Wednesday. They accused one company, Avanti Building Consultants Inc, of hiring short-order cooks, window treatment specialists, hotel bellhops, hairdressers, eBay vendors and a musician to sign safety logs at active construction sites. Prosecutors said none of those people, who were recruited online on Craigslist. ...

For Sale: Washington State's First Legal Pot Business

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:13
The first licensed legal marijuana business in Washington state is for sale to the highest bidder—and the bidding has begun.

US Army: Bergdahl venturing out in public

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:10

File - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been allowed to venture off the Texas military base where he is receiving care as part of his “reintegration process” back into society, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been allowed to venture off the Texas military base where he is receiving care as part of his "reintegration process" into society, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.


U.S. investigators will not reopen TWA Flight 800 crash probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:10

The remains of the TWA Flight 800 reassembled from recovered wreckage on display in Ashburn VirginiaThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday it will not reconsider its finding that the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 was caused by a fuel tank explosion. Former NTSB investigator Henry Hughes has said he believes a bomb or a missile caused the Boeing Co 747 to crash into the Atlantic Ocean off New York's Long Island, killing all 230 people on board. The NTSB concluded in 2000 that the jet broke apart and crashed because of an explosion in the center fuel tank, likely caused by faulty wiring. "After a thorough review of all the information provided by the petitioners, the NTSB denied the petition in its entirety because the evidence and analysis presented did not show the original findings were incorrect," the agency said.