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Quake-hit Nepal asks other nations to lift travel advisories

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:47
KATHMANDU, Nepal  — Nepal’s government is urging other countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation following a devastating earthquake in April that killed thousands of people, a government minister said Wednesday. Tourism minister Kripasur Sherpa said the government has asked other nations through diplomatic channels to remove the […]

Suspect attacked 2 NJ child welfare workers, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:45

Suspect attacked 2 NJ child welfare workers, police sayTwo New Jersey child welfare workers are recovering after being assaulted in Pennsville, Salem County.


'Auschwitz book-keeper' convicted

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:43
A German court convicts a 94-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.
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Granite Falls woman sentenced for embezzling YWCA funds

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:41
A Granite Falls woman who embezzled $330,000 from the YWCA was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
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Granite Falls woman sentenced for embezzling YWCA funds

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:41
A Granite Falls woman who embezzled $330,000 from the YWCA was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
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Granite Falls woman sentenced for embezzling YWCA funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:41
A Granite Falls woman who embezzled $330,000 from the YWCA was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Obama to announce project for more broadband in public housing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:40

U.S. President Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers from the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce a pilot project on Wednesday to expand broadband access for people who live in public housing, his administration's latest push to narrow the "digital divide" between the rich and poor. Working with mayors, Internet service providers and other companies and non-profit organizations, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will make it cheaper and easier for more than 275,000 low-income households with almost 200,000 children to get home Internet, the White House said in a statement. Private and public institutions have pledged to invest $70 million in the plan, including a $50,000 federal grant, Julian Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told reporters on a conference call.


AccuWeather: Flash Flood Warnings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:39

 Flash Flood WarningsThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Northampton and Monroe Counties until 11:15 a.m. and for Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean Counties in NJ until 12:45 p.m.


Storms cause flooding, power outages in Pa., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:33

Storms cause flooding, power outages in Pa., NJHeavy downpours overnight resulted in flash flooding in some areas, and prompted a rescue in Montgomery County.


House speaker wants hearings on Planned Parenthood video

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. House Speaker John Boehner called for committees to probe the question and said President Barack Obama should condemn and stop the practice. The GOP offensive on the […]
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House speaker wants hearings on Planned Parenthood video

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. House Speaker John Boehner called for committees to probe the question and said President Barack Obama should condemn and stop the practice. The GOP offensive on the […]
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House speaker wants hearings on Planned Parenthood video

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. House Speaker John Boehner called for committees to probe the question and said President Barack Obama should condemn and stop the practice. The GOP offensive on the […]

VIDEO: IS sex slaves 'raped five times a day'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:23
It is almost a year since thousands of Yazidis fled to Mount Sinjar, in northern Iraq, as Islamic State fighters entered their villages.
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Plane from Int'l Falls Disappears in Washington State - WDIO-TV

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:23

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(AP) - A search has been launched in northern Washington state for a single-engine plane that was due to arrive on Orcas Island on Saturday but never arrived. The two occupants were on vacation and took off from International Falls, Minnesota, but ...
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US rate rise 'still likely this year'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:22
US interest rates are still likely to rise by the end of this year, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says.
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Judge cuts $7.4 million 'Blurred Lines' copyright award to Gaye family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:14

Singer Pharrell Williams and singer Robin Thicke perform together at the Walmart annual shareholders meeting in FayettevilleBy Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday cut a copyright infringement verdict by more than $2 million against recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines," but offered Marvin Gaye's heirs a 50 percent royalty on future earnings from the song. A federal jury in Los Angeles had sided with Gaye's estate in March, finding that parts of his 1977 hit "Got to Give it Up" were copied by Thicke and Williams for their R&B chart-topper. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt in Los Angeles said on Tuesday the amount was "excessive," based on the evidence presented in the case.


U.S. says computer hacking forum Darkode dismantled, 12 charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:07
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities working with law enforcement officials abroad have shut down the Darkode online forum used by cybercriminals around the world and charged 12 people linked to the site, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced the charges in Pittsburgh and called Darkode "a cyber hornet's nest of criminal hackers." "Of the roughly 800 criminal Internet forums worldwide, Darkode represented one of the gravest threats to the integrity of data on computers in the United States," he said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh led the investigation, known as Operation Shrouded Horizon.

Norwegian tunnel may collapse after fuel truck explosions

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:04
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sea water leaked dangerously into an undersea tunnel in western Norway on Wednesday after a fuel truck crashed into the tunnel’s side, triggering a series of explosions. The leaks prompted fears the tunnel could collapse, police said. The accident and subsequent explosions took place around 11 a.m. in the nearly 2-kilometer […]
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Norwegian tunnel may collapse after fuel truck explosions

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:04
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sea water leaked dangerously into an undersea tunnel in western Norway on Wednesday after a fuel truck crashed into the tunnel’s side, triggering a series of explosions. The leaks prompted fears the tunnel could collapse, police said. The accident and subsequent explosions took place around 11 a.m. in the nearly 2-kilometer […]
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Norwegian tunnel may collapse after fuel truck explosions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:04
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sea water leaked dangerously into an undersea tunnel in western Norway on Wednesday after a fuel truck crashed into the tunnel’s side, triggering a series of explosions. The leaks prompted fears the tunnel could collapse, police said. The accident and subsequent explosions took place around 11 a.m. in the nearly 2-kilometer […]