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DA: Drug tests negative in Times Square crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:35

In this photo downloaded off the New York City Fire Department Twitter Site, emergency personnel respond to a collision between two double-decker busses on New York City’s Times Square, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The Theater District accident injured 13 people, three of them seriously. (AP Photo/New York City Fire Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors said late Wednesday they were holding off on a decision to try the driver of a sightseeing bus that plowed into a crowded Times Square plaza until they receive a full toxicology report.


Russia retaliates against U.S., EU with import ban

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32

The ban on meat, fish, milk and fruit is expected to last for one year.

       

Russia retaliates against U.S., EU with import ban

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32

The ban on meat, fish, milk and fruit is expected to last for one year.

       

Ethical dilemma: Which Ebola patients get untested drug?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:28
The World Health Organization is convening a meeting of medical ethicists next week to examine what it calls “the responsible thing to do” about whatever supplies of experimental Ebola drug treatments eventually may become available.

Recovering Tiger Woods will play in PGA Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:28
Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

1st full day of deliberations in porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:24

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Jurors are returning for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch.


Cambodian tribunal convicts2 top Khmer Rouge leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:21
The verdicts were issued against Khieu Samphan, the regime’s 83-year-old former head of state, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue — the only two surviving leaders of the regime left to stand trial.

Mike Miller, James Jones happy to be playing with LeBron James again

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20
Mike Miller and James Jones hope to be just as valuable accessories in Cleveland to help LeBron James win a title that would mean more to the superstar than any other.

Dan Evans, vestige of a GOP that believed in the American Dream

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:18
Former governor and U.S. Sen. Dan Evans told a stirring story about helping refugees the other day. But he didn’t mention that it’s his own party that’s shouting “stay out!” today.

Suit accuses Franklin County jail of inhumane practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:16
Mentally ill inmates of the Franklin County Jail are chained to a fence for days, pepper-sprayed without reason, left unsupervised in restraint chairs and forced into isolation, the lawsuit claims.

Vote on Bud Selig’s replacement puts three in spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:16
The reported finalists for the job are Rob Manfred, MLB’s chief operating officer; Tim Brosnan, MLB’s executive vice president for business and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.

Vote on Bud Selig’s replacement puts three in spotlight

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:16
The reported finalists for the job are Rob Manfred, MLB’s chief operating officer; Tim Brosnan, MLB’s executive vice president for business and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.
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Power conferences like Pac-12 to benefit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:15
The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

Pedro Celis’ weak primary showing in 1st District race stuns GOP officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:15
Pedro Celis was supposed to be the anointed Republican challenger to first-term Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. But he’s in danger of not making it through the primary.

Younger sister of Martha Stewart dies of aneurysm

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:13
Martha Stewart says her younger sister, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, has died in a Connecticut hospital of a brain aneurysm. She was 59.

Man rescued from fire charged with igniting it

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:10

Feds charge hunter rescued from wildfire with starting the fire

       

Attorney says Army has begun questioning Bergdahl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:09
It was the first time Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had formally described the events leading to his capture by the Taliban since he was released in May.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll quotes: "The bulk of the game will be played by our young guys"

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:01
Here's all of what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say after the team's walk-through earlier today in anticipation of Thursday night's preseason opener at Denver:
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Tonight's poll: How much of the Seahawks game against Denver will you take in?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:01
So does preseason football float your boat? Or are you waiting for the real thing in September? That's the subject of tonight's poll:
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Dion Bailey reverts to IR for Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:01
Finally made it to Denver, and while I was away came the news that rookie safety Dion Bailey cleared waivers and reverted to the Seahawks' Injured Reserve list.
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