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Otter attacks 8-year-old, sends boy and grandma to hospital

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:41

They were swimming in a river in Washington.

       

Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck.

US manufacturing expands again in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.

Netanyahu to US: Don't second guess me on Hamas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Authorities in Taiwan's second-biggest city were focusing on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 27 people and injured 267.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down.

Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:16
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.

Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:16
Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.

Thai surrogate: I love Down's baby

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:14
A Thai surrogate mother who carried a baby with Down's syndrome vows to take care of the boy after his Australian parents gave him up.
Categories: BBC World News

Family of man who died in chokehold demand justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:10

Relatives of a man who died in a police chokehold death call on prosecutors to take action.

       

India mimics scaring off monkeys

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:05
Forty young people are employed in India to impersonate monkeys to scare off real monkeys around Delhi's parliament, a minister has stated.
Categories: BBC World News

BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.
Categories: BBC World News