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Psych firm that screens Baltimore cops under review

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:30

FILE - This May 1, 2015, file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Lt. Brian Rice, one of the police officers charged with felonies in the death of Freddie Gray. The psychological firm paid to evaluate Baltimore police, including Rice, Psychology Consultants Associated, has been reprimanded by the state police for cutting corners in its mental health screenings of officers. Rice, who was hospitalized in 2012, was charged with manslaughter in Gray's death. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — A psychological firm paid to evaluate troubled Baltimore police, including a lieutenant charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, is under investigation by the city and has been put on probation by the state police for cutting corners in its mental health screenings of officers.


No kidding: Goats get the weed-whacking done in D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:29

These goats aren’t kidding around when it comes to destroying unwanted brush at national historic sites.

       

Do Something launches cigarette clean-up campaign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:26

The nonprofit group is partnering with truth, a youth smoking prevention campaign, to clean up littered cigarette butts.

       

The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

WA Cougars - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

Seattle Storm - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

NBA - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

NBA - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.
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The most important thing Pete Carroll may have said Wednesday — and everything else

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:25
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this year's team may have depth to rival that of the Super Bowl team --- and lots of other stuff.

Mom whose been there helps teen moms with special gift

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:24

Danielle Selassie gave her baby up for adoption when she was just a teenager. As an adult, she found a way to give vulnerable, young mothers...

       

10 tips for incoming college freshmen from an orientation leader

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:24

"Ask people for help. They’re always willing and you’ll only regret not trying."

       

Man wielding pellet gun, ax attacks theater; shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:23

This undated photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Vincente Montano, the attacker at a movie theater in Antioch, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside the movie theater before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead as he tried to escape out a back door, police said. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — A man with "significant" psychological issues who was armed with a hatchet and pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door, police said.


Vanderbilt football apologizes for ill-advised tweet

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:16

Two former Vanderbilt football players were convicted in January of a 2013 rape.

       

California meets drought-fueled fire season with extra crews

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:10

A firefighter rests at a staging area near Clearlake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Thousands of firefighters battling an unruly Northern California wildfire were aided overnight by cooler temperatures and higher humidity, but the fire is still less than a quarter contained. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The firefighters come from near and far, working 24-hour shifts to snuff out an unpredictable blaze that has burned more than 100 square miles in Northern California near a major recreational lake.


Yoga in the sun

WA Cougars - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:05
Members of an outdoor yoga class soak up the sun at Freeway Park in Seattle as part of the Washington Athletic Club’s Community Outdoor Summer Fitness classes Wednesday.
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Yoga in the sun

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:05
Members of an outdoor yoga class soak up the sun at Freeway Park in Seattle as part of the Washington Athletic Club’s Community Outdoor Summer Fitness classes Wednesday.
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Yoga in the sun

Seattle Storm - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:05
Members of an outdoor yoga class soak up the sun at Freeway Park in Seattle as part of the Washington Athletic Club’s Community Outdoor Summer Fitness classes Wednesday.
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