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Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:46
Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

False bomb threat phoned in to Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs responded to a phoned-in threat Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.

‘Supreme City,’ by Donald L. Miller

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:44
In the 1920s, Manhattan was transformed into America’s entertainment and communications epicenter.

The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:42
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
Categories: BBC World News

Varying Obamacare subsidy quotes worry consumers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:41
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

VIDEO: D.A. Whelan update on hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:36

 D.A. Whelan update on hospital shootingDistrict Attorney Jack Whelan delivers an update on the shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.


1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:34

Hospital ShootingA shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people.


VIDEO: Pope meets Sudan 'apostasy' woman

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:33
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.
Categories: BBC World News

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll

WA Huskies - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:31
%%%786787b5bb7e10131964e1c2c7ee6098%%%Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs among wom
Categories: Sports Center

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll

Seattle Storm - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:31
%%%786787b5bb7e10131964e1c2c7ee6098%%%Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs among wom
Categories: Sports Center

Police seek five young adults in Brooklyn Bridge flag case: media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:21
New York police are looking for five young adults in connection with the mysterious white flags that fluttered atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling onlookers below, local media reported on Thursday. Reuters could not immediately verify the reports, as representatives for the New York Police Department declined to comment on the investigation.

VIDEO: Employees react to hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:21

 Employees react to hospital shootingMercy Fitzgerald Hospital employees react to the fatal shooting on campus.


Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:17

This Oct. 14, 2011 photo shows Jim Yost, the funeral director of Owens Funeral Home in Champaign, Ill. Authorities say Yost, 69, was killed Tuesday, July 22, 2014, while taking part in a demonstration parachute jump in Frederick, Okla. An Oklahoma medical examiner's office spokesperson said Yost died from blunt force injuries after his parachute malfunctioned. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Heather Coit) MANDATORY CREDITFREDERICK, Okla. (AP) — A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.


Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:17

John Zemblidge, right, of Phoenix, leads a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents in prayer as they protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions.


Ukraine Crisis Is Testing E.U.’s Resolve

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:16
As it considers sanctions against Russia, the European Union faces a question: Can it reconcile competing interests, confront a conflict on its borders and play a meaningful role in foreign policy?

Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:11
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman.

Alaska vintage tourist train derails, injuring 23

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:08
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said.

School bus involved in Galloway Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:08

School bus involved in Galloway Township crashAtlantic County authorities are investigating an accident that involved a school bus in Galloway Township.


VIDEO: 'Little faith' in CAR ceasefire

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:06
Fighting has continued in the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between the rival armed groups.
Categories: BBC World News

Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:03
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.