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U.S. fans catch soccer fever, but team slumps to defeat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:36

USA fans react during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa BeachAmerican soccer fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to stadiums and giant TV screens on Tuesday to see their team knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in a heart-breaking game. Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil had ignited passions in a country not known for its love of soccer, and free viewing parties were held from coast to coast while fans crammed into sports bars and restaurants. "All in all, Belgium deserved the win, but I'm pissed as hell," said Christina Psomopoulos, 17, a high school student who watched the match in New York's Bryant Park with two American flags painted on her face. Showing the spread of World Cup fever in areas more often obsessed with a different sort of football, some 2,000 fans had lined up an hour early at the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys - the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas - to watch on one of the biggest video screens in the world.

JP Morgan boss diagnosed with cancer

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:34
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon says he will continue to run the firm despite being diagnosed with throat cancer.
Categories: BBC World News

WHO calls emergency Ebola meeting

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:33
Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to "get a grip" on the deadly and worsening Ebola outbreak.
Categories: BBC World News

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release their best record ever | New recordings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:31
%%%4c36865486c0dd73547d8b4b1806c9e9%%%Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, ‘CSNY 1974’ (Rhino)

Thousands expected at Utah counterculture fest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:27

A man who identified himself as Glowing Feather walks along a trail in the Rainbow Family encampment Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the Uinta National Forest, Utah. About 4,000 members of a counterculture group known as the Rainbow Family have poured into the woods about 60 miles east of Salt Lake City for an annual festival that culminates in a four-day celebration beginning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thousands of young people and some more weathered hikers are trekking up a path that cuts through aspen and pine to a summit of a Utah mountain about 60 miles east of Salt Lake City.

UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:26
UK police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys
Categories: BBC World News

US auto sales surprise with strength in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:25
U.S. auto sales grew at the fastest pace in eight years in June, surprising the industry and setting it up for a strong second half of the year.

VIDEO: Isis leader issues call to Muslims

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:24
The leader of the Islamist extremist group Isis has called on his fighters to avenge wrongs committed against Muslims worldwide.
Categories: BBC World News

Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:24
Hundreds of thousands of people were without power on Tuesday and trying to clean up damaged homes and clear roads after a deadly storm that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain to the central United States. Illinois was hit particularly hard, as flooding, downed trees and fires caused by lightning strikes snarled traffic, cut power and delayed or canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Chicago. Iowa also took a direct hit, with hail measuring 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10 cm) in diameter and peak winds of 90 mph (145 kph) recorded, said National Weather Service spokesman Pat Slattery. Authorities in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday afternoon recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who was swept into a storm drain on Monday night after heavy rains hit the area, said Greg Buelow, the city’s public safety spokesman.

Construction to start at Lynnwood Costco

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:20
Work on the Seattle area’s newest Costco Wholesale warehouse will start Wednesday, according to the real estate development company in charge of the project.

VIDEO: My friend was executed on Saddam’s orders

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:18
Daphne Parish recalls Iraq arrest that led to friend being executed
Categories: BBC World News

Prosecutors: Holmes defense misleading victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:14
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case accused a representative of the defense team of misleading victims, offering to leak sensitive information to them and trying to line up opposition to the death penalty.

Hyundai Motor recalls 58,000 Elantra Touring cars in North America

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:13

Logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on the steering wheel of a car at a Hyundai dealership in SeoulHyundai Motor Co is recalling 58,000 Elantra Touring cars in the United States and Canada from model years 2010 to 2012 because a support bracket to the car's headliner may become displaced during a side curtain air bag deployment, U.S. safety regulators said. If this bracket makes contact with anyone during a crash, it may cause lacerations, said the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hyundai dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, NHTSA said.

Belgium 2-1 USA

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:11
Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.
Categories: BBC World News

6 sheriff's employees convicted in LA jail probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six Los Angeles County sheriff's employees were convicted Monday of obstructing a federal investigation into the abuse of inmates at county jails.

Boy skips church, father charged with endangering

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:10
BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The father of an 8-year-old boy who skipped church and was found alone at a store about a half-mile from his home has been charged with child endangering.

Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:08
The homespun tailors sewing knickers for a French lingerie label
Categories: BBC World News

As Iraqi Violence Rages, Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal on New Government

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:07
Iraqi lawmakers met under pressure to name a new inclusive government, but broke up after a half-hour and will not reconvene for at least a week.

Today at Wimbledon: Wednesday at a glance

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:07
All you need on a bumper day with Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Eugenie Bouchard, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in action.
Categories: BBC World News

12 injured in Feltonville food truck explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:02

12 injured in Feltonville food truck explosion12 people are hospitalized after a food truck explosion near a Feltonville auto body shop.