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NY judge dismisses suit over 'Deep Throat' film

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge has found a lot of differences between the porn classic "Deep Throat" and last year's Hollywood-produced biography of the world's first major porn star.

Surf's up: Hurricane Marie sends big waves to Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:49
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Waves up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) high generated by a Pacific Ocean hurricane will hammer Southern California beaches in coming days, creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers and threatening coastal flooding, meteorologists said on Tuesday. Hurricane Marie, a Category 2 storm located about 550 miles southwest of Mexico's Baja California, will generate the big swells even though it is moving away from the U.S. West Coast, said National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Ceto. ...

Man in wheelchair begging for money fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:49
MIAMI (AP) — A man in a wheelchair begging for money at a busy Miami intersection was fatally shot and police were questioning a suspect who led them on a high-speed interstate chase before crashing his car.

Bevell wants continued consistency from Seahawks offense

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:46
The Seahawks are off the field following their Tuesday practice. We are in the time of year where we are not allowed to report specifics from practice. And since it's not the regular season, the team does not have to provide injury reports. So, in a nutshell, not much to report on from actual practi
Categories: Sports Center

Mike Leach says WSU has no injuries, though lineman on crutches proves otherwise

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:45
As Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars get ready to play Rutgers on Thursday, Leach says his team is 100 percent healthy.

Celtic not good enough, says Deila

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:39
Celtic boss Ronny Deila says his side did not deserve to reach the Champions League after defeat by Maribor in the play-off.
Categories: BBC World News

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:35
Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation.

Darby Library, oldest in nation, on verge of closure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:34

Darby Library, oldest in nation, on verge of closureMoney woes may soon force the nation's oldest library to close - the Darby Free Library in Delaware County.

South Africa’s AIDS progress in peril

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
South Africa owes much of its surprising success to a U.S. program begun in 2003 under President George W. Bush. With limited American aid money now being shifted to poorer countries, the nation is left with a growing caseload and a need to find hundreds of millions of dollars.

Video: Washington's Jimmy Lake on Budda Baker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
Washington defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake met with the media following Tuesday's practice and talked about the position battles in the secondary, including the free safety spot that was won by freshman Budda Baker.

What they were saying on the first Pac-12 conference call . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31
Tuesday is Pac-12 football coaches conference call day, and this was the first one of the season, with each team in action starting Thursday. Some snippets of what was discussed:

USC to vet football player's rescue story after doubts: coach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:30
The University of Southern California plans to vet the story of how one of its football players injured himself rescuing a young nephew from a swimming pool after it received calls questioning the account, head coach Steve Sarkisian said on Tuesday. Josh Shaw, a senior defensive back and team captain, said he suffered two high ankle sprains on Saturday after leaping from a second-floor balcony at an apartment complex in Palmdale, California, to help a 7-year-old nephew who was distressed in a swimming pool. "Within the last few hours or so, we've gotten a few phone calls contradicting what Josh said occurred Saturday night, so we're going to continue to vet," Sarkisian told reporters. Shaw, 22, has been hailed by the university and media for his heroism after his story was published on the USC football team's website on Monday.

Impasse over Kurdish tanker near Texas to drag on, more tussles likely: source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:29

The oil tanker United Kalavyrta, carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaches Galveston, TexasBy Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. Buyers of Kurdish crude could face lawsuits from Baghdad if the oil moves close to U.S. "Right now they don't really have a way to get the oil onshore." Despite the court's ruling, cargo handling companies and a would-be buyer balked at bringing the oil ashore on Tuesday. In another sign of possible delays, not one cargo handling company stepped forward to say it would transfer oil from the United Kalavrvta tanker to smaller ships that can fit into the port of Galveston, the U.S.

Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:27
An open letter to the Democratic National Committee, saying New York was returning to its high-crime past, also served as a broadside against the de Blasio administration.

With Lady Luck no longer at its side, Revel casino details closure plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:23
As hopes for a last-minute buyer dim, Atlantic City's Revel casino has laid out its closure plans, from disposing of opened bottles of alcohol to cashing unredeemed poker chips. The plans detailed in court documents mark the end of a $2.4 billion hotel-casino that was hailed by state leaders including Governor Chris Christie as a model for reviving the New Jersey seaside city when it opened in 2012.

Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:23

Investigators look at the wreckage of a plane resting on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.

Ex-federal official convicted in child porn case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:22
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.

UN: Poverty down in Latin America

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:21
More than 56 million people were lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2012, according to a UN report.
Categories: BBC World News

Commentary: Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:19
The prime-time Emmys, bestowed for 66 years, are meant to celebrate excellence in television. But in Emmy’s eyes, excellence too often takes the form of stamina.

Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:19

Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle crashLongport police are mourning the death of Sergeant Charles Adams, a 21-year veteran of their department who was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a SUV.