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Kroger in cross hairs as U.S. gun fight spills into its aisles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:02
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA), backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is petitioning Kroger to prohibit guns in its more than 2,600 U.S. "We spend a lot of time with our kids at the grocery store.

Three state fish records broken this summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:01
A few state records were officially verified this summer by state Fish and Wildlife.

John Riegger is back to defend his Boeing Classic title

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:01
For 51-year-old John Riegger, last year’s Boeing Classic was his first victory on either the PGA or Champions Tour and it made him exempt for this season, something that was not a given when he came to the Boeing Classic last season.

Mariners minor league report, August 19

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:01
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Mariners minor league report, August 19

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:01
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center

NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:59

In this photo provided by the Lawrence County Sheriff, wreckage burns at the site of a railroad collision in Hoxie, Ark. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the early morning accident. It's at least the second head-on collision involving the company's trains since 2012, when two collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle that June, which killed three crew members and injured a fourth. (AP Photo/Lawrence County Sheriff via The Jonesboro Sun)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal investigator said Tuesday that a signal that would have given a final instruction to the crew of a railroad train involved in a fatal head-on collision was damaged in the accident but could still hold clues as to what happened.


Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:57
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.

Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:55

FILE - This March 13, 2012 file photo shows Superintendent John Deasy before the start of a public hearing at the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District in downtown Los Angeles. Students in Los Angeles caught misbehaving will be sent to the principal’s office rather than the courthouse, part of a sweeping reforms to the discipline policy announced Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the nation’s second largest school district. Deasy says police officers won’t arrest or cite students for low-level offenses but will instead refer them to administrators or counselors. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms announced Tuesday by Los Angeles schools.


Los Angeles schools to ease discipline policies to stem dropouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:55
By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools will take a more lenient approach to offenses such as alcohol possession and fighting to allow students a better chance to graduate, officials said on Tuesday. Under the plan, students caught with tobacco, alcohol or marijuana or who commit minor vandalism or get into fights that do not cause serious injury will be disciplined by school administrators and not be arrested or issued citations, which could send them to juvenile court. Community groups have found the Los Angeles Unified School District disproportionately disciplines young people of color, with black students nearly six times as likely as whites to be issued a violation ticket, according to a report last year by the Labor/Community Strategy Center. This follows years of calls by rights groups and some government officials to end what the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S.

Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:55
Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.






Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:54
Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:53

A structure burns along Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.


Second Missouri police killing

BBC World News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:50
The police killing of a second black man in the St Louis area threatens to further raise tensions, 10 days after the killing of teenager Michael Brown.
Categories: BBC World News

Rick Perry, Fighting Charges, Hires High-Profile Legal Team in Texas

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:47
Gov. Rick Perry, who is facing a felony indictment, appeared at the Travis County Courthouse to be photographed and fingerprinted.






NFL makes practice squad changes official

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:46
The NFL has just made official some changes to the practice squad for the next two seasons.
Categories: Sports Center

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:42

This image provided by the Austin Police Department shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry while being booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)Texas Gov. Rick Perry was defiant as he was booked on abuse of power charges Tuesday, saying he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."


Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides

BBC World News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:41
Why Syrian refugees are marrying off their children
Categories: BBC World News

Injury Claims Against New York’s Correction Dept. Doubled in 5 Years, Report Says

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:39
The city comptroller’s office linked the increase to inmates with mental health issues and to the use of solitary confinement at the Rikers Island jail complex.

Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks

BBC World News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:38
Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents
Categories: BBC World News