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Asian shares fail to follow US lead

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:05
Asian shares are lacklustre in early trade on Friday despite US stocks closing higher on strong retail sales data.
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Order delaying release for last of Angola 3 is set to expire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:01

In this Feb 12, 2015 image made from video and released by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Albert Woodfox walks into a courthouse in Louisiana. A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of Woodfox, the last of the “Angola Three” inmates who spent decades in isolation after forming a Black Panther Party to protest prison conditions. Tuesday’s order came a day after a federal judge ruled that the state can’t fairly try Woodfox, now 68, a third time for the death of a prison guard 43 years ago. (WBRZ-TV via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the Angola Three prisoners is still waiting to hear whether he will walk free after more than four decades in solitary confinement at a Louisiana penitentiary.


Canada Women 0-0 New Zealand Women

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:49
The Women's World Cup match between Canada and New Zealand ends goalless after a delay because of a thunderstorm.
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Australian workers 'stressed and fat'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:49
Australia's workforce is affected "in a major way" by poor mental health, stress levels and obesity, a new study shows.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared in pimping trial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:45

Ex-IMF boss admits he took part in sex parties but denies knowingly sleeping with prostitutes.

       

Obama's day: Trade and droughts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:37

President speaks with western governors about droughts and monitors House votes on trade.

       

Boston terror investigation yields new arrest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:27

A Rhode Island man was arrested in connection with the probe into a Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators as the...

       

'No-one at fault' for TV arm break

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:19
Ex-rugby league player Ben Ross says no-one was at fault for him breaking his arm while arm-wrestling live on television.
Categories: BBC World News

Parrot owner asks lawmakers to lift bird-ban at campsites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:16

In this Thursday, June 11, 2015, photo Tom Wharton, of Warwick, R.I., talks to his 21-year-old pet cockatoo named "Tootsie," as the bird raises it's head crest at his Warwick home. Wharton didn't think twice about bringing Tootsie with him on camping trips, until the duo were kicked out of two campsites following complaints about the feathered companion. Rhode Island lawmakers are considering changing a law that only allows four-legged pets likes dogs and cats to accompany their owners to campgrounds. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — They say birds of a feather flock together, but not at Rhode Island campgrounds.


Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]
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Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]
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Salt Lake police chief resigns over sex harassment issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned Thursday after clashing with the mayor over Burbank’s handling of a sexual harassment claim against a deputy chief. Burbank said he chose to resign after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the […]

Prolific Smith rescues Australia

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:53
Steve Smith's unbeaten 135 helps Australia recover from 16-2 to 258-4 on day one of the final Test with West Indies.
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Virgin's Branson lands in Detroit to celebrate new flight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:53
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to celebrate a new Virgin Atlantic flight between London and the Motor City.

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]
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Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]
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Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:52
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said. Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. “The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a […]

Abbott dodges boat payment reports

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:49
PM Tony Abbott refuses to deny reports Australia paid an Indonesian boat to turn back, but says "creative" tactics are used to deter migrants.
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Lawyers: Uncertainty over Ga. execution drug requires review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:46
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a Georgia woman on death row say apparent uncertainty about what caused cloudiness in a lethal injection drug strengthens their argument that she not be put to death until a judge determines her rights won't be violated.

Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 13:43

In this April 21, 2015, photo, Ben St. Mary discusses the expansion of his family's hop farm in Moxee, Washington. Spectacular growth in production of craft beer across the U.S. has led to a big growth in the production of hops, a boon for farmers in Washington state’s Yakima Valley where 75 percent of the nation’s hops are produced. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow.