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Judge OKs Minnesota teen move in school bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:38
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teen accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates will be transferred to a new facility.

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:36
The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

U.S. immigration agents arrest 19 for human rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:36

Agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San DiegoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents have arrested 19 fugitives sought for human rights violations committed in other countries, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Wednesday. Arrested last week during Operation No Safe Haven, the first nationwide crackdown of its kind, the 19 have outstanding removal orders and are subject to being deported, the agency said in a statement. Eight of the 19 are also convicted criminals. Those arrested and their home countries were not identified. ...


Apple pulls iOS update after software causes dropped calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:35
After rolling out the iOS 8.0.1 update earlier Wednesday, Apple withdrew it when scores of customers experienced dropped cellular service so they couldn’t make calls.

California town approves coyote trapping after spike in pet attacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:32
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials in a Southern California suburb beset by a surge in coyote attacks on pets, including a small dog snatched from its owner's living room, have approved a plan to trap and kill some of the wild canines roaming the town. The City Council of Seal Beach, a seaside community of about 25,000 residents south of Los Angeles, took the action this week following an uproar over a rise in coyotes venturing into neighborhoods to prey on dogs and cats. ...

Nigel Williams-Goss, not Washington, praised in preseason preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
Washington sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss is featured on the Northwest regional cover of Athlon Sports' 2014-15 college basketball preview, which hit the newsstands last week.

Get comfortable, it's going to be a long commute

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
Stuck in traffic? Find something interesting on the radio, because Wednesday morning's commute is going to be a long one.

So why wasn't Sunday's Super Bowl rematch on Prime Time TV?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
In the wake of Sunday's 26-20 Seattle win over Denver in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII, one question I've gotten quite a bit is why it wasn't the Sunday prime time game on NBC.
Categories: Sports Center

Old versus young on China's buses

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:30
The old man who stopped a bus because he wasn't offered a seat
Categories: BBC World News

Two victims identified in shooting at UPS facility in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:27

Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, AlabamaBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims killed a day earlier in a murder-suicide at a UPS facility in Alabama, where police said an employee who had been fired shot dead two supervisors before turning the gun on himself. The victims in the Tuesday shooting in Birmingham were Doug Hutcheson, 33, and Brian Callans, 46, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office said. ...


Obama sets out US leadership vision

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:27
US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Categories: BBC World News

DC police to start wearing body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 160 District of Columbia police officers will wear cameras that record them performing their duties as part of a six-month pilot program.

Woman dies in Snohomish County Jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:16
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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:16
U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January -- or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

Books of The Times: ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher,’ by Hilary Mantel

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:14
“The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher” is Hilary Mantel’s latest short story collection.






NYC officer accused of slamming pregnant woman to pavement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:13
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's police department said on Wednesday it launched an internal investigation into a complaint that an officer slammed a pregnant woman to the ground during an altercation on a Brooklyn street. An NYPD spokesperson said investigators were examining a video of the incident, the latest in a series of clips that have heightened concerns about the use of force by New York police. ...

Egypt's president says terrorism is a plague

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Islamic extremists must not be allowed to abuse Islam and called for intensifying efforts to fight them.

Hollande: group that killed French man is a threat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:09

President Francois Hollande, of France, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria represent a global threat that must be stopped.


French Hostage in Algeria Is Beheaded in Video Released by Militants

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:02
Hervé Gourdel, who was seized on Sunday by a group aligned with the Islamic State, was seen beheaded in a video circulated online on Wednesday.






Clemson University halts fraternity activities after student death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:01

Reaction to Clemson student’s death plays out on social mediaClemson University has suspended activities for its 24 fraternities following the death of a student and recent reports of inappropriate behavior, school officials said. The body of Tucker Hipps, 19, was found on Monday after he did not return from a run with fraternity members. His death has sparked rampant speculation by students on social media that hazing was involved, but police said a preliminary investigation did not indicate that hazing had played a role. ...