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Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:33

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd of people as they arrive at the airport in ManchesterMariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers. "I can't describe the feeling," said her husband, Daniel Wani, who had traveled with Ibrahim and their two children from Rome, where the couple had been recovering after Ibrahim's release by the Sudanese government. "We are so tired," Wani told reporters at Manchester airport. Since leaving Sudan after her sentence and detention triggered international outrage, Ibrahim had been in Rome, where she met with Pope Francis along with her husband and two children.


4 people, including child, shot in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:31

Child killed, 3 wounded in Grays Ferry shootingPolice say four people, including a child, were shot in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


Executed Arizona Inmate Got 15 Times Standard Dose, Lawyers Say

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:29
The State Department of Corrections said it was seeking an outside investigator to conduct an independent inquiry into the execution of Joseph R. Wood III.






Girl gets $1.2M settlement over school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:26
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1.2 million legal settlement.

2 Australian med students win Microsoft technology contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:26
A couple of medical students from Australia were “excited and still kind of shocked” to emerge the winners from a field of 14,000 teams in Microsoft’s annual global technology competition.

Jurors will consider manslaughter against agent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:25
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii fast-food restaurant shooting, giving the panel another option to convict him after different jurors deadlocked in his first murder trial.

Arizona reveals drug dosage given in drawn-out execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:21
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted double murderer Joseph Wood, 55, say he gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes as he was put to death on July 23 at a state prison complex. In a statement on Friday announcing that a review ordered by Arizona's governor into last month's drawn-out execution had begun, the state's Department of Corrections said Wood was given a total of 750 mg each of the drugs Midazolam, a sedative, and Hydromorphone, a painkiller. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Zick said the state's execution protocol was to administer a dose of 50 mg of each drug.

Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Explosion at GM supplier in China kills 68, injures 187

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:17

Explosion killed 68 people and injured 187 at an automotive parts factory.

       

Guest: Sustaining Seattle’s great parks legacy with Prop. 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:16
Seattle parks need the stable, dedicated revenue that Proposition 1 will finally provide, writes guest columnist Ed Murray.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:16

Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia start for the Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:12
The Mariners inserted Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia into the starting lineup on Friday, with Jackson batting leadoff and in center field.

Game thread: Mariners at Orioles -- August 1, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:12
Greetings from Camden Yards where the Mariners open up a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles. The M's roll out their new lineup with Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia in the outfield. They'll face Wei-Yin Chen who pitched eight shutout innings against them in Safeco Field.

3 people, including child, shot in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:11

Child killed, 3 wounded in Grays Ferry shootingPolice say three people, including a child, were shot in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


Microsoft's Imagine Cup global student tech competition crowns winner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:10
After months of competition and a field that initially numbered 14,000 teams, one student team emerged victorious today in the championship round of Microsoft's Imagine Cup.

Weyerhaeuser earnings barely cut it, stock slips

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:10
Weyerhaeuser’s second-quarter earnings from continuing operations rose 28 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, the company reported Friday.

New York State Coffers Hold Record $13.3 Billion in Unredeemed Funds

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:09
Celebrities dot New York State’s list of those who have never claimed money totaling billions from forgotten savings accounts, security deposits and the like.

Birthright Trips to Israel Continue Despite Mideast Conflict

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:06
There have been some cancellations since the hostilities began, but 6,000 young people have visited Israel as planned.