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Child deaths in hot cars: 10 key facts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:18

An average of 38 children die in hot cars because of heatstroke each year in the USA.

        

Labor talks for U.S. West Coast ports to continue despite end of deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:18
Labor negotiations between operators of West Coast port terminals and the union representing nearly 20,000 dock workers will continue, even though a six-year labor agreement expired on Tuesday, both sides said. Labor talks at West Coast ports typically extend beyond the contract expiration date, but retailers had expressed nervousness at the impending expiration of the contract. The National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation in a recent report estimated a 10-day work stoppage at West Coast ports would cost the U.S. economy $2.1 billion a day and result in the loss of 169,000 jobs. The talks involve 29 ports along the length of the U.S. West Coast, including major hubs in Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California and Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state.

How Japan can use its military after policy change

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:16
Japan's government approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution Tuesday to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries in one of the biggest changes to Japan's postwar security policy. The government has given these and other examples to show how Japan will be able to use its military when updates of related laws are complete later this year:

GM defies dire predictions as June auto sales rev up industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:16
New models are helping GM take advantage of an improving auto market despite a spate of recalls and the unveiling of a compensation plan for those families that lost members to crashes caused by faulty ignition switches.

Another reason why Michelle Wie doesn’t miss playing on the PGA Tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:16
Back-to-back Opens at Pinehurst missed this

Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:16
Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened.

Benghazi Suspect Said to Corroborate Important Details of Attacks

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:15
American officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala has not incriminated himself in the killing of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others, but he has provided interrogators with “key facts” about what occurred on the day of the attacks.






Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova lose matches; Serena Williams exits doubles with illness

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:14
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova lost singles matches at Wimbledon and Serena Williams didn’t make through the first set in a doubles match because of an illness.

Game thread: Mariners at Astros -- July 1, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:12
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Coffee brewer wanted: Apple seeks 'iCup Technician'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:11

The technician must be "on call" for employees' coffee needs during business hours.

        

A look at South Carolina sheriffs in legal trouble

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:08

Suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts leaves the Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse in Columbia, S.C. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, after pleading not guilty to federal misconduct charges and being released on a $100,000 bond. South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff is accused of lining his pockets by doing favors for friends. (AP Photo/The State, Tim Dominick)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The longest-serving sheriff in South Carolina, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and fraud charges. But sheriffs charged under the laws they are supposed to uphold is nothing unusual in South Carolina these days. Metts is the eighth in four years to run into legal problems.


Mariners rookie James Jones knows enough to ask for help

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:05
Young Mariners center fielder James Jones stopped by manager Lloyd McClendon’s office on Monday to ask what he needed to do to get better. That night, he had four hits and three stolen bases.

Buses with migrant families rerouted amid protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:05

Protesters turn back three buses carrying 140 immigrants as they attempt to enter the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol station for processing on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Murrieta, Calif.(AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.


Are we alone? It's World UFO Day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:00

July 2 is World UFO Day, dedicated to raising awareness of what some think are extraterrestrial visits to Earth.

        

Protesters in California Delay Transfer of Migrants

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:58
Protesters blocked buses carrying detained families who had been flown to Murrieta, Calif., to alleviate overcrowding at Border Patrol stations in Texas.

General: US assessing whether Iraq forces can hold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:56
HONOLULU (AP) — A key role of the American troops in Iraq is assessing whether the country's security forces can hold together and whether its leaders are confident they can do their jobs, a top U.S. military official said Tuesday.

Boy Scout killed at camp brought gun from Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:55
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego brought the handgun with him from his hometown of Las Vegas.

Facebook faces UK probe over study

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:51
A UK regulator is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it conducted a psychological study on users without their consent.
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