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Fired Calif. nanny who wouldn't leave disappears

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:37

Family said woman, 64, had threatened to sue after claiming health problems kept her from working.

        

Obama's day: From the economy to the VA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:35

President Obama gives a speech in Minnesota and holds a VA meeting in Washington.

        

Prominent female activist killed in Libya

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:34
A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi shortly after casting her ballot in the country's parliamentary elections, police said Thursday.

Daily Rant & Rave: If you have to fall, do it in Fremont

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:34
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Drug lord's hippos breeding out of control (Newser)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:32

Colombia is facing an overpopulation issue: Pablo Escobar's herd of hippos keeps expanding.

        

SPD officer under criminal investigation over use of force

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:31
A carefully worded statement from Seattle police did not describe details of the incident, but sources said the officer punched a handcuffed woman after she kicked him.

VIDEO: Pope stops car to bless disabled girl

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:30
Pope Francis stopped his car on an Italian country road to bless a young disabled girl who was waiting by the side of the road with her family to see him pass.
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India gas pipeline blast kills 14

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:30
At least 14 people die after a pipeline carrying gas explodes in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a minister says.
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Lithuanian arms case to be retried

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:23
Lithuania's Supreme Court orders the retrial of a man acquitted of plotting to smuggle arms for the Real IRA
Categories: BBC World News

150 march against Gates Foundation's sway over education

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:16
Teachers and their supporters marched to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle offices this afternoon to protest the influence the foundation wields in U.S. education policy.

Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:15

FILE - Maine Gov. Paul LePage criticizes the state's Legislature during a news conference in this March 10, 2014 file photo taken in Brunswick, Maine. LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Maine legally, a move that could force municipalities to drop some recipients or risk losing government funds. Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, says the governor has no authority to implement the change in welfare regulations without legislative approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Maine legally, a move that could force municipalities to drop some recipients or risk losing government funds.


Sounders coach Sigi Schmid analyzes the U.S. loss to Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:06
Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid writes that Germany dominated the game Thursday and was clearly the best team in the group. But he says the matchup against Belgium in the knockout round is a good one for the U.S. team.

Tactical shift by cartels could be fueling migrant surge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:56

One possible reason for migrant surge: drug cartels

        

Top officials describe 'corrosive culture' in VA system

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:42

Report given to President Obama on Friday details history of retaliation toward workers.

        

Rights group: Iraq militants executed 160 captives

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:39

The number of victims may well be much higher, Human Rights Watch says.