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Beloved walrus at Washington state zoo dies after dangerous infection - USA TODAY

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:30

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Beloved walrus at Washington state zoo dies after dangerous infection
USA TODAY
TACOMA, Wash. — E.T., the 33-year-old walrus at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, died Thursday after he contracted a serious infection. Head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf conducted a two-hour operation with a team of surgeons to open and drain an abscess ...
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Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:29

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation’s much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. On Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the education legislation, sponsored by Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington, a week after the House passed a more conservative measure. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.


Upper Columbia River anglers asked to release tagged or marked salmon

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:28
Anglers are asked to release any salmon caught in the Upper Columbia River that are attached with floy tags and/or one or more round holes (about a ¼ inch in diameter) punched in the tail. The fish with the markings or tags are sockeye and summer chinook in the Columbia River, and tributaries from Priest […]
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Upper Columbia River anglers asked to release tagged or marked salmon

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:28
Anglers are asked to release any salmon caught in the Upper Columbia River that are attached with floy tags and/or one or more round holes (about a ¼ inch in diameter) punched in the tail. The fish with the markings or tags are sockeye and summer chinook in the Columbia River, and tributaries from Priest […]
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Upper Columbia River anglers asked to release tagged or marked salmon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:28
Anglers are asked to release any salmon caught in the Upper Columbia River that are attached with floy tags and/or one or more round holes (about a ¼ inch in diameter) punched in the tail. The fish with the markings or tags are sockeye and summer chinook in the Columbia River, and tributaries from Priest […]

UK military pilots in Syria strikes

BBC World News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:28
UK military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have been conducting air strikes over Syria despite MPs voting against action there, it emerges.
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Maine police seek sex offender in stolen logging truck after four shot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:26
The suspect, identified as Anthony Lord, 35, was described as armed and dangerous, Maine State Police said. The search for Lord was being led by state police out of a temporary command post about 60 miles northeast of Bangor, local media said.

U.S. source says Chattanooga gunman likely visited Mideast in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chattanooga gunman is believed to have visited the Middle East between April and November 2014, a U.S. government source said on Friday. Investigators strongly believe Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, visited Jordan and other countries in the region, where he may have family, the source said. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Tennessee gunman went to college, wrestled, was outgoing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:15

Tennessee gunman went to college, wrestled, was outgoingInvestigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man, who by accounts lived a typical life in suburban America, attacked two military facilities in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines.


Inmate told chaplain he wasn't suicidal before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Lawrence Michael Hensley. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a records request show that Hensley, who was convicted of killing five people, including a Bible studies teacher, told a prison chaplain he was not suicidal before apparently hanging himself. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prisoner convicted of killing five people including a Bible studies teacher told a prison chaplain he was not suicidal before apparently hanging himself, records show.


Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go back to the start […]
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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go back to the start […]
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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go back to the start […]

Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]
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Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]
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Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]

Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]
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Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]
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Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]

FBI probe into police custody death

BBC World News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:12
The FBI launches an investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell, apparently due to a suicide.
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