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California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:00

FILE -- In this May 18, 2015 file photo, Gino Celli, who relies on senior water rights to water his crops, inspects a wheat field nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. California issued its first cease-and-desist order on Thursday, July 16, telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year's tightened drought regulations. Some senior water rights holders are challenging California regulators authority to tell them to stop drawing water from rivers running dry due to the drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in the drought.


Swiss extradite FIFA's Jeffrey Webb to the United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:59

FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss authorities said Thursday, July 16, 2015, that one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a U.S. corruption probe was extradited to the United States they day before. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice didn't identify the FIFA official. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)Former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb has been extradited to the United States following his arrest in Switzerland on racketeering and bribery charges filed by American prosecutors.


Increased cougar hunting is punishing animals for their instincts

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:57
I am appalled that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is increasing the killing of cougars to provide a “relief valve” for stock owners who would otherwise hunt down wolves [“As wolves settle in, state OKs hunting more cougars,” Local News, July 12]. People who would kill out of anger alone should never be handed […]
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Increased cougar hunting is punishing animals for their instincts

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:57
I am appalled that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is increasing the killing of cougars to provide a “relief valve” for stock owners who would otherwise hunt down wolves [“As wolves settle in, state OKs hunting more cougars,” Local News, July 12]. People who would kill out of anger alone should never be handed […]
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Increased cougar hunting is punishing animals for their instincts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:57
I am appalled that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is increasing the killing of cougars to provide a “relief valve” for stock owners who would otherwise hunt down wolves [“As wolves settle in, state OKs hunting more cougars,” Local News, July 12]. People who would kill out of anger alone should never be handed […]

Planned Parenthood responds to furor over fetal-parts video

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:55
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards apologized for the tone of Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s recorded statements and emphasized that the organization does not sell fetal tissue.
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Planned Parenthood responds to furor over fetal-parts video

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:55
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards apologized for the tone of Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s recorded statements and emphasized that the organization does not sell fetal tissue.
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Planned Parenthood responds to furor over fetal-parts video

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:55
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards apologized for the tone of Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s recorded statements and emphasized that the organization does not sell fetal tissue.

Greece exposes European divisions

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:53
Greek debt crisis exposes Franco-German divide
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State sting finds 19 pot shops selling to minors

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:52
In a sting using underage investigators, the Liquor Control Board found that 19 of 157 recreational pot stores in the state sold to minors. Just two shops in King County broke the law, according a Thursday report from the board: American Mary in Seattle and Dockside Cannabis in Shoreline. Between mid-May and the end of […]
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State sting finds 19 pot shops selling to minors

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:52
In a sting using underage investigators, the Liquor Control Board found that 19 of 157 recreational pot stores in the state sold to minors. Just two shops in King County broke the law, according a Thursday report from the board: American Mary in Seattle and Dockside Cannabis in Shoreline. Between mid-May and the end of […]
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State sting finds 19 pot shops selling to minors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:52
In a sting using underage investigators, the Liquor Control Board found that 19 of 157 recreational pot stores in the state sold to minors. Just two shops in King County broke the law, according a Thursday report from the board: American Mary in Seattle and Dockside Cannabis in Shoreline. Between mid-May and the end of […]

Los Angeles airport to become largest air hub with ride-sharing pickups

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:51
Los Angeles International Airport is set to become the largest U.S. airport to allow popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at curbside, following a vote by a local commission on Thursday. The Board of Airport Commissioners adopted the rule changes by a vote of 5-0, said Jeff Millman, a spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who had pushed for allowing greater ride-sharing at the airport known as LAX.

How Iran fell out with the West

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:49
How Iran fell out with the West - and will they reconcile?
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Key elements in Colorado theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:49

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Thomas and Caren Teves, right, whose son, Alex, was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, join a news conference with families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting, in Aurora, Colo. Their son Alex, 24, had just earned a master's degree in counseling psychology when he was killed. His girlfriend, Amanda Teves, who changed her last name to Teves after the shooting, testified that when the gunfire began, Alex dived onto her to protect her. "He just kept shushing me and telling me it was going to be all right," she said. When she realized someone in their group had been shot, she screamed his name but heard no response. A friend yelled that they needed to leave, so Teves grabbed her boyfriend’s hand. "I wanted to try to take him with me,” she said. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, file)Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 people and wounding scores of others in a methodical attack on a midnight movie premier. Here's a look at the key elements of the case:


Brazil's Lula in corruption probe

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:45
Federal prosecutors in Brazil open a formal inquiry into alleged influence-peddling by the former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Fitting label for tech startups, yet unicorns are no myth

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:45
While not all may agree on the unicorn image, practically everyone in the industry can agree on $1 billion as a benchmark for startups that have achieved breakout levels of success.
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Fitting label for tech startups, yet unicorns are no myth

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:45
While not all may agree on the unicorn image, practically everyone in the industry can agree on $1 billion as a benchmark for startups that have achieved breakout levels of success.
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Fitting label for tech startups, yet unicorns are no myth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:45
While not all may agree on the unicorn image, practically everyone in the industry can agree on $1 billion as a benchmark for startups that have achieved breakout levels of success.

Record breaking Columbia River salmon run news now a daily occurrence

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:44
The words “record breaking” have become a daily occurrence for Columbia River salmon returns. This time, the 4,587 adult chinook counted at Bonneville Dam on Wednesday was a record for the date since at least 1939, according to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.  The previous record was 1,942 fish on July 15, […]
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