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Tennessee to bid farewell to Howard Baker

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:40

Former Senate majority leader and White House chief of staff to lie in repose before funeral.

        

Opening of world's tallest water slide delayed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:38

Park in Kansas City announced that the 17-story Verruckt would not open Sunday.

        

California measure reducing sentences for nonviolent crimes heads to ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:38
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A ballot initiative aimed at reducing prison sentences for people who commit nonviolent crimes including drug possession and petty theft will go before California voters in November, the state said Thursday. The measure would reduce such crimes to misdemeanors, unless the defendant has prior convictions for violent or serious crimes, according to the text of the initiative, posted on the website of the California Secretary of State. Supporters say the proposition would save up to $250 million per year in incarceration costs. ...

Mexican official says chopper didn't cross border

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:31

Earlier Friday, border patrol reported that two shots had been fired at its agents.

        

SPD veteran named South Precinct commander

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:31
A 25-year Seattle Police Department veteran was appointed the commander of the South Precinct on Thursday.

Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:25
The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.
Categories: BBC World News

Ukraine signs pact with EU despite Russian opposition

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:22

The deal allows for closer trade and political ties that Russia opposes.

        

Dream holds on for win

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:19
Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and Sancho Lyttle had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Dream held on for an 81-79 victory over the host San Antonio Stars on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Is Pakistan 'obsessed' with fair skin?

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:17
An advert promising to 'make the whole of Pakistan white' sparks debate in the country over what some are calling an 'obsession' with attaining fairer skin.
Categories: BBC World News

Highlights of live chat with Nate Robinson

WA Huskies - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16
The former Huskies basketball player talks of his 12th Man passion and spoiling his kids.
Categories: Sports Center

Face facts: New system may someday replace passwords

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16
Facelock is not the first password system to experiment with graphical elements, but it has an important difference: All of the images are continually changing. Volunteer users had little trouble logging in, and Facelock was found to be essentially impermeable to people who don’t know the user

Highlights of live chat with Nate Robinson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16
The former Huskies basketball player talks of his 12th Man passion and spoiling his kids.

Insurance exchange gives $53 million as low-ball budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16
Officials with the state's health insurance marketplace estimate that they will need at least $53 million next year to keep the exchange running.

1 dead when car collides with tour bus near Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:15
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a car collided head-on with a tour bus on a rural central California road, killing the car's driver and her dog.

Sex offender linked by DNA to 1980 slaying pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:12
For friends and family of Susan Lowe, the Bellevue woman strangled to death more than 34 years ago, Thursday’s guilty murder plea by a violent sex offender finally offered the answer they were looking for.

Capital-punishment weighed again in Carnation slayings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:11
For the third time the state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on a question of capital punishment in the case of Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, who are accused of killing six members of Anderson’s family in Carnation on Christmas Eve in 2007.

China 'denies food' to held academic

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:01
Prominent academic Ilham Tohti was denied food in detention in China, and went on a hunger strike when served non-Islamic food, his lawyer says.
Categories: BBC World News

76ers select Joel Embiid with 3rd overall draft pick

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:01

76ers select Joel Embiid with 3rd overall draft pickThe Philadelphia 76ers have selected injured Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the NBA draft.


PSNI call for murder probes limit

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:01
Matt Baggott says the police should no longer be responsible for investigating Troubles-related murders that took place before the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Woman sexually assaulted in car in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:58

 Woman sexually assaulted in car in CamdenPolice are asking for the public's help in finding the man who sexually assaulted a woman in his car in Camden then drove away.