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Midwest prepares for the worst amid flood threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa and cities along the Iowa River prepared for the worst Thursday amid concern that rising waters could top a key reservoir and inundate the area next week.

Free map helps visitors find way to Darrington (to help it recover)

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:53
If you're still looking for ideas for the holiday weekend, consider some recreation around a town that is really welcoming visitors this summer: Darrington.

CDC to sleepy drivers: Hit the hay, not the road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of U.S. drivers are expected to hit the highways this holiday weekend — and some of them may be nodding off behind the wheel.

5 things to know about Louis Zamperini

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:51

This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, according to Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. He was 97. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II veteran who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a prisoner of war, died this week at age 97.


Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:50

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, a Subaru logo is displayed on a sign at a dealer's lot, in Portland, Ore. Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can cause longer stopping distances. For about half the vehicles, it’s the second recall for the same problem. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.


NYC cabbie guilty of arranging Pakistan killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:49
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City taxi driver was convicted Thursday of arranging two killings in Pakistan because he was dismayed that his daughter had left an arranged marriage.

Official: Del. should have closed bridge sooner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:48
Delaware officials should have closed a damaged interstate bridge sooner and missed opportunities by not having qualified personnel respond quickly to tips about the bridge's deterioration, the state's transportation secretary said Thursday.

VIDEO: Stories from Isis-controlled Iraq

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:47
Iraqis from areas seized by forces led by the Islamist extremist group Isis, have been telling harrowing stories about people being targeted by the fighters and killed.
Categories: BBC World News

PHOTOS: Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:46

 Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boysThe Action News family keeps growing! Check out the twin boys of Action News anchor Brian Taff and his wife Mara.


GMO labeling initiative moves a step closer to Oregon ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:43
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore.  (Reuters) - An initiative requiring mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon moved one step closer to the November ballot on Wednesday after advocates said they submitted more than enough qualifying signatures to the state.  Oregon Right to Know officials say they submitted more than 155,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's Office in Salem, far exceeding the required 87,213 needed by July 3 to qualify for the ballot. The state, which must validate the signatures, has until Aug. 2 to determine if it will qualify.  "I don't anticipate that it will take that long," said Tony Green, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office. Advocates of labeling say consumers deserve to know if the food they eat contains GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. Many consumer groups question both the safety and the environmental impacts of genetically modified foods.

Alaska boat boasting strippers navigates trouble

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:41

This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska. The new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fisherman on the converted fishing boat, but apparently not everyone approves of the idea. (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island featuring exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat already has encountered trouble.


Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:34

 Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boysThe Action News family keeps growing! Check out the twin boys of Action News anchor Brian Taff and his wife Mara.


Delaware transportation chief: Agency should have closed interstate bridge sooner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:34
AP () — — Delaware transportation chief: Agency should have closed interstate bridge sooner.

Court backs police pension in Chicago torture case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:34

FILE - In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. Burge was convicted in 2010 and is now imprisoned of lying about the torture of suspects decades ago. On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Lisa Madigan can't challenge a police pension board vote preserving pension payments to the former Chicago police commander. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — An imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of dozens of men — almost all of them black — to coerce confessions will keep his $3,000-a-month pension under a decision Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court.


Google criticised for BBC takedown

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:29
Google's decision to remove a BBC article from some of its search results was "not a good judgement", an EU spokesman says.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington 'Beltway sniper' appeals ruling on life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:28
(Reuters) - Lawyers for convicted "Beltway sniper" Lee Boyd Malvo are appealing a federal judge's rejection of his claim that his life sentence is unconstitutional, according to court documents. Malvo's attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday, claiming that a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles should apply to his case. Malvo and his adult accomplice John Allen Muhammad terrorized Washington-area residents in a three-week killing spree in October 2002. Ten people were killed and three seriously injured in Washington, Virginia and Maryland.

Child's family won't directly accept KFC donation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:28
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.

Some SeaWorld mammals survive longer in captivity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals — including killer whales — at SeaWorld's three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.

Dow closes over 17,000 for first time

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:28
The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
Categories: BBC World News

Cause of Brooklyn Bridge facade collapse investigated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:25

Workers clean up after what local media describe as a stone facade collapsed underneath the Brooklyn Bridge after an unusually strong summer storm in New YorkBy Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City investigators on Thursday were trying to determine what caused the partial collapse of the stone facade of the Brooklyn Bridge during a powerful rainstorm, leaving five pedestrians injured. Among those covered in rubble when the roughly 25-foot section of decorative stonework toppled on Wednesday night was a Brooklyn family sheltering from the storm, including a four-month-old girl who was thrown to the pavement, her family told the New York Daily News. Stones on the 131-year-old bridge that connects Brooklyn to lower Manhattan over the East River, one of the most recognizable spans in the world, fell at around 8 p.m. on Wednesday on the Brooklyn side. “Bridge personnel inspected the bridge and found no signs of structural damage,” said Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Gastel.   “We will immediately conduct a full inspection of all the facades, and will continue to thoroughly inspect our entire bridge inventory,” he said.