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Pentagon: Price tag for war on Islamic State is $2.7 billion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has spent more than $2.7 billion on the war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Las Vegas Review-Journal gets a new publisher

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:33
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest newspaper has a new publisher credited with growing circulation and business at the newspapers he's led.

Judge who donated to Hastert to stay on hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:32

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — The federal judge assigned to the case against Dennis Hastert will continue to preside over it after disclosing connections to the former U.S. House Speaker and several attorneys.


Colorado schools to track marijuana offenses by students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:32

In this April 18, 2015 photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park. Colorado schools will begin compiling data on the number of students who get busted for using marijuana, an idea aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug's legalization. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state.


North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:29
Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority in a 69-41 vote.

Workers win wage war at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:23

Workers win wage war at Philadelphia International AirportThere's a high flying dispute going on at Philadelphia International Airport.


Could Seahawks make a run at Evan Mathis?

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:23
At least one national NFL writer thinks it would make sense for the Seahawks to inquire about guard Evan Mathis, who was released Thursday by the Eagles.
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Could Seahawks make a run at Evan Mathis?

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:23
At least one national NFL writer thinks it would make sense for the Seahawks to inquire about guard Evan Mathis, who was released Thursday by the Eagles.
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Could Seahawks make a run at Evan Mathis?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:23
At least one national NFL writer thinks it would make sense for the Seahawks to inquire about guard Evan Mathis, who was released Thursday by the Eagles.

New Oregon law allows for a year of birth control at a time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:22

Gov. Kate Brown signs a bill expanding access to contraception during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The bill makes Oregon the first state to require insurers to pay for up to 12 months of birth control at a time. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.


Beck teases new music with return to irony

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:20

Alternative rock icon Beck hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic sideAlternative rock icon Beck on Thursday hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic side. The image shows Beck in an abstract, carnival-like atmosphere, with flashing objects around his face that resemble small billiard balls and twisted sticks. Beck has released 12 studio albums that have almost all won critical acclaim while varying widely in style.


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Small oil spill reported after 10-inch pipeline ruptures in Louisiana: official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small oil spill was reported on Thursday after a pipeline that belongs to Phillips 66 ruptured in Carlyss, Louisiana, according to a local official. The spill from a 10-inch line in was quickly contained, according to Norman Bourdeau, Operations Manager for the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security. He could not say where the pipeline starts and ends, but said it belonged to Phillips 66, and the crude was owned by Citgo Petroleum Corp. (Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Chris Reese)

Your Thursday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:15
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the big stories.







Two men charged in Wisconsin with stuffing employee in storage box

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:09
Firas Yasin, 36, of Tinley Park and Eyad Abdel-Jalil, 38, of Orland Park were charged in Dane County Circuit Court with attacking a 21-year-old employee on Sunday after accusing him of theft at their Cricket Wireless store in Madison, online court records and police records showed. The men then stuffed him in a small storage box, forcing him to remain in a fetal position, letting him out periodically over the course of five hours, police said.

Suspects sought in Fishtown home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:09

Suspects sought in Fishtown home invasionPhiladelphia police have released video of the suspects in a Fishtown home invasion


The Child Preachers of Brazil

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:06
The young evangelists in the country’s Pentecostal churches try to balance the demands of their youth with those of their faith.







Correction: Disability-Suicide story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:05
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — In a story June 10 about a man who killed himself after his disability payments were suspended, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a quarter of the population of Kentucky's 5th Congressional District receives federal disability benefits. A quarter of people receive Social Security benefits, which includes retirement, disability and survivor benefits.

Questions raised about race of Spokane NAACP head

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:05
Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.
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Questions raised about race of Spokane NAACP head

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:05
Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.
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Questions raised about race of Spokane NAACP head

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:05
Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.