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Inquiry Urged on Air Force Academy’s Handling of Cases

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:19
Two senators asked for an independent investigation into allegations that Air Force Academy officials punished an investigator and the cadet informant who helped him look into drug use and sexual assault among football players.

Inquiry Urged on Air Force Academy’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:19
Two senators asked for an independent investigation into allegations that Air Force Academy officials punished an investigator and the cadet informant who helped him look into drug use and sexual assault among football players.

Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:18

Cleanup is underway near the Beckjord Power Plant, in New Richmond, Ohio, after an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Amanda Rossmann)CINCINNATI (AP) — Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said.


Taney Dragons ready for big Little League World Series game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16

Taney Dragons ready for 3rd Little League World Series gamePhiladelphia's very own Taney Dragons are getting ready to hit the field for their third game of the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.


Con Ed Sells Building Near Ground Zero Where Plans for Mosque Caused Uproar

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16
The developer, Soho Properties, intends to build a museum dedicated to Islam, and a condominium tower on an adjacent property.






Bodies of 3 missing climbers recovered from Mount Rainier

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16
The bodies of three climbers were recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier.

Who will run lodging, restaurants at Grand Canyon?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16
Contract reopened for bidding to run — and renovate — hotels and other facilities on the very popular South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16
Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

New way to lose money at Atlantic City's hard-luck casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:15
The soon-to-be-shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City had another bout of bad luck earlier this month when a bag of cash fell from an armored truck. The incident, which came to light Wednesday, occurred on Aug. 6 when armed guards from GardaWorld went to Revel to retrieve cash. The Press of Atlantic City reported that one bag, containing about $20,000 in cash, was left on the roof. Joe Gavaghan, a spokesman for GardaWorld, said the company is cooperating with investigators, but that the company has a strict policy not to comment on investigations.

Wildfire destroys homes, scorches 5 square miles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:13
A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.

Bail slashed in case of slain Nevada trespasser

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:12

This photo taken in December 2013 and released lawyer Theresa Ristenpar, shows Wayne Burgarello, who is accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser and wounding of a woman he says he found in a vacant home he owns in Sparks, Nev., in February. Washoe District Court Judge Patrick Flanagan reduced his bail from $2 million to $150,000 at a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Theresa Ristenpart)RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Guatemalan top general dies in crash

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:11
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
Categories: BBC World News

Miami teens who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home charged with trespass

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:09
Seven Miami-area teenagers who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home last week were charged on Wednesday with trespassing, according to the Florida state attorney's office. The first-degree misdemeanor charges are punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Ray Allen earlier questioned the decision of law enforcement officials when they said they were unable to charge the seven 18- and 19-year-olds with burglary or trespassing.

German retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:09

Michael Plangger, president of the German clothing store, Wiesnokoenig, poses inside his new flagship store, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, located inside the Christian Moerlein Brewery in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers.


Oregon holds first public hearing on proposed coastal smoking ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:06
Oregon parks officials will hold an initial public hearing on Wednesday night into a plan to would make the state the first to ban smoking along its entire coastline. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a series of such hearings, taking opinions from members of the public, before voting in October on the smoking ban on the state's 363-mile coastline. “I imagine a ranger would say, ‘You’re going to have to stop that, it’s not allowed,’” Oregon Parks and Recreation Department spokesman Richard Walkoski said. You’d really have to be a jerk to get a citation.” A similar ban on smoking in all state parks was approved earlier this year, with several loopholes added at the urging of the public – it’s still OK to light up in a private vehicle or at a rented tent site.

Father of 'affluenza' teen arrested in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:05
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Kris Richard making his name, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
Getting an early start to the Daily Top 10 on a day when the Seahawks will be back at it at the VMAC with another practice in preparation for Friday's game against the Bears at CenturyLink field.
Categories: Sports Center

Florida police officer fired nine times in accidental killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:55
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida police officer who fatally shot an innocent bystander fired his weapon nine times during a confrontation with an armed man at the entrance of a bar, authorities reported on Wednesday. Maria Godinez, 22, was accidentally killed early Tuesday by a stray bullet while socializing inside the Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando, police reported. The officer, Eduardo Sanguino, fired the shots from outside the bar where he was trying to subdue a man carrying a gun. Kody Roach, 23, had been thrown out of the bar earlier for displaying a gun.

Game thread: Mariners at Phillies -- August 20, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:52
Good morning! It's a bright, sunny day here at Citizens Bank Ballpark. The Mariners will wrap up the three-game series here in Philly with James Paxton getting the start. The Phillies will counter with ace Cole Hamels. Quit working and join the fun.
Categories: Sports Center

New Hampshire town sued for harassing panhandlers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:50
By Ted Seifer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A civil liberties group on Wednesday sued the police department of a New Hampshire town for what it says is a pattern of harassing panhandlers in violation of their constitutional rights. The lawsuit, filed by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union in federal court in Concord, accuses Hudson and its police department of violating the First Amendment rights of people who solicit charity on the streets of the town. The group is representing Jeffrey Pendleton, 24, who was warned or cited by police for not having a solicitor's license on at least 18 occasions from March 2011 to March 2014, according to the complaint. The American Civil Liberties Union, of which the New Hampshire group is a part, has successfully challenged anti-panhandling ordinances in several states.