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NYC lawsuit says inmate, 77, suffered broken arms after fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The legal guardians for a 77-year-old woman in Rikers have sued New York City and a corrections officer, saying the inmate's arms were broken when she was shoved to the ground after throwing a paper medicine cup.

Denmark's Lykketoft elected next General Assembly president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously elected Denmark's former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft as president of its 70th anniversary session where he said his top priorities will be to ensure that world leaders "join hands" to eradicate extreme poverty, keep climate change at bay, and promote economic growth.

3 new dog breeds join American Kennel Club pack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:26

This December 2012 photo provided by the American Kennel Club shows a lagotto Romagnolo dog in Orlando, Fla. The lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds and will be eligible as of July 1, 2015, to compete in the AKC's shows, the organization announced Monday, June 15. That means they could appear at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show as soon as next year. (Thomas Pitera/American Kennel Club via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian truffle-sniffer, a French sheep herder nurtured back from near-extinction and a small Californian shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds.


Rachel Dolezal’s ‘Passing’ Isn’t So Unusual

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:26
America's racial boundaries have always been porous.







S2 trades forward Qudus Lawal to Wilmington for defender Ashani Fairclough

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:25
S2 has traded away whimsically named forward Qudus Lawal to the Wilmington Hammerheads in exchange for defender Ashani Fairclough, the club announced Monday. Lawal, 19, scored two goals and assisted on another in 11 appearances for S2. He also scored a brace in his first-ever start against Tulsa in early April. Fairclough, 22, was named to […]
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S2 trades forward Qudus Lawal to Wilmington for defender Ashani Fairclough

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:25
S2 has traded away whimsically named forward Qudus Lawal to the Wilmington Hammerheads in exchange for defender Ashani Fairclough, the club announced Monday. Lawal, 19, scored two goals and assisted on another in 11 appearances for S2. He also scored a brace in his first-ever start against Tulsa in early April. Fairclough, 22, was named to […]
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S2 trades forward Qudus Lawal to Wilmington for defender Ashani Fairclough

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:25
S2 has traded away whimsically named forward Qudus Lawal to the Wilmington Hammerheads in exchange for defender Ashani Fairclough, the club announced Monday. Lawal, 19, scored two goals and assisted on another in 11 appearances for S2. He also scored a brace in his first-ever start against Tulsa in early April. Fairclough, 22, was named to […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Outfielder James Jones recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:20
As expected, the Mariners recalled outfielder James Jones from Class AAA Tacoma. Despite manager Lloyd McClendon announcing the move postgame on Sunday, the move of Danny Farquhar being optioned back to Tacoma was actually made today. Jones, 26, has spent the entire season with the Rainiers, hitting .264 (46×174) with 29 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: Outfielder James Jones recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:20
As expected, the Mariners recalled outfielder James Jones from Class AAA Tacoma. Despite manager Lloyd McClendon announcing the move postgame on Sunday, the move of Danny Farquhar being optioned back to Tacoma was actually made today. “I’m excited to be back and help this ball club,” Jones said. So what will be his role? “A lot […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: Outfielder James Jones recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:20
As expected, the Mariners recalled outfielder James Jones from Class AAA Tacoma. Despite manager Lloyd McClendon announcing the move postgame on Sunday, the move of Danny Farquhar being optioned back to Tacoma was actually made today. Jones, 26, has spent the entire season with the Rainiers, hitting .264 (46×174) with 29 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: Outfielder James Jones recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:20
As expected, the Mariners recalled outfielder James Jones from Class AAA Tacoma. Despite manager Lloyd McClendon announcing the move postgame on Sunday, the move of Danny Farquhar being optioned back to Tacoma was actually made today. Jones, 26, has spent the entire season with the Rainiers, hitting .264 (46×174) with 29 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, […]

VIDEO: Volunteers search for animals at flooded zoo

BBC World News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:17
A flash flood in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi has killed at least 13 people, with up to 20 still missing according to officials.
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Defense seeks mistrial in ex-Vanderbilt football players rape case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:16
Attorneys for two former Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious female student asked a judge on Monday to declare a mistrial, arguing that a juror withheld his own status as a sexual assault survivor to get on the jury. Prosecutors said the juror did not see himself as a victim in that case, which involved a consensual sexual relationship with an adult male when he was a teenager, and his failure to disclose it should not result in a mistrial. Judge Monte Watkins said he expected to rule within eight days on the request from attorneys for Cory Batey, 21, and Brandon Vandenburg, 22, to set aside the January verdict.

Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:13

Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary set to openDelaware's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open its doors later this month.


Airbus’s Leahy to GE: Crank out those single-aisle jet engines — or get left behind

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:10
Reacting to cautious statements by executives at engine makers GE and CFM about the limits to raising single-aisle production rates, Airbus's John Leahy warned that if they don't step up to the rates he wants, he'll just sell more planes with Pratt & Whitney engines.
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Airbus’s Leahy to GE: Crank out those single-aisle jet engines — or get left behind

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:10
Reacting to cautious statements by executives at engine makers GE and CFM about the limits to raising single-aisle production rates, Airbus's John Leahy warned that if they don't step up to the rates he wants, he'll just sell more planes with Pratt & Whitney engines.
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Airbus’s Leahy to GE: Crank out those single-aisle jet engines — or get left behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:10
Reacting to cautious statements by executives at engine makers GE and CFM about the limits to raising single-aisle production rates, Airbus's John Leahy warned that if they don't step up to the rates he wants, he'll just sell more planes with Pratt & Whitney engines.

Pope’s stance leaks; calls for urgent action on environment

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:07
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A draft copy of Pope Francis’ eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is “mostly” due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the document that […]
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Pope’s stance leaks; calls for urgent action on environment

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:07
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A draft copy of Pope Francis’ eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is “mostly” due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the document that […]
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Pope’s stance leaks; calls for urgent action on environment

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:07
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A draft copy of Pope Francis’ eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is “mostly” due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the document that […]