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Ex-DJ Denning admits abusing boys

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:56
Ex-BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to a string of historical sex charges against boys, but will stand trial on 12 further charges.
Categories: BBC World News

F1 boss Ecclestone pays to end trial

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:56
A German court agrees to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100m (£60m) payment from him.
Categories: BBC World News

EPA hosts Texas hearing on oil refinery rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:53
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final hearing on proposed new standards for oil refinery emissions as part of a 60-day public comment period.

Second American infected with Ebola en route to US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:53

Second American infected with Ebola en route to USThe second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.


Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:50
Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip to "defensive positions" outside the Palestinian territory, as a 72-hour truce takes effect.
Categories: BBC World News

Dual-slaying suspect's daughter left in 'nick of time'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:50

Woman who believes decision to leave may have saved her life remains angry others died.

       

Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this week, the world's attention -- and much of his own -- will be on an extraordinary array of urgent overseas crises.

Groups: US political effort in Cuba hurts aid work

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at risk around the world.

Bus shooting wounds 7 soldiers in north Lebanon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
The Lebanese army says unknown gunmen have opened fire at a bus carrying soldiers in northern Lebanon, wounding seven.

Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
Ukrainian troops have taken control of a key checkpoint on the western edge of Donetsk, the biggest city in the rebellious east, and are making gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces.

Strong currents hamper rescue effort in Bangladesh

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
High waves and strong currents prevented rescuers from launching a search operation Tuesday for a ferry that capsized a day earlier in central Bangladesh, leaving hundreds of passengers trapped inside and feared dead.

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

Troops, volunteers dig through China quake debris

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes Tuesday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used their bare hands.

Cease-fire takes effect to end Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
An Israel-Hamas cease-fire, meant to last three days, went into effect on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, setting the stage for talks in Cairo aimed at reaching a broader deal on a sustainable truce and the rebuilding of the battered coastal territory.

Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:42
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency.

Police: 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:38

 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in carA child crying on the television show "Game of Thrones" jogged a foster parent's memory that he had left a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car.


Missing girl's parents take lie detector test

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:36

Jenise Wright, 6, of Bremerton, Wash., was last seen Saturday night and wasn't reported missing until Sunday night.

       

Celebs explain new Scrabble words in video

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:29

5,000 new words are added to the official Scrabble Dictionary released Tuesday.

       

More charges expected in Wisconsin suitcase deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:25

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, Steven Zelich walks into a Walworth County courtroom for his preliminary hearing in Elkhorn, Wis. Zelich, a former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Kenosha County, Wis., to face more charges. Zelich’s attorney Jonathan Smith says he doesn’t know what the charges will be. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court to face more charges.