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Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:39

In this July 8, 2014 photo, founder Cynthia Watkins kisses a wolf inside the Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Chipley, Fla. The 450 acre preserve is home to 30 gray, Arctic and British Columbian wolves. It is the largest wolf preserve in the Southeastern United States. The preserve was damaged during heavy rains that flooded the region in April. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans — and for a $25 fee, they even let visitors mingle with a wolf pack.

Cantor, Ex-Majority Leader, to Leave Congress Early

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:35
The early departure of Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican, could allow his successor to participate in the lame-duck session of Congress this fall.

Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:33

FILE - In this June 6, 2007 file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Scientific Games on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 said it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.

Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:22

In this July 3, 2014 photo, a construction worker builds housing for students near Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in June on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.

Suarez biting appeal set for 8 August

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:17
Luis Suarez's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over a four-month ban for biting is set to be heard on 8 August.
Categories: BBC World News

Myth that we use only 10 percent of brain is 100 percent bunk

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:01
Science journalists are throwing a wet blanket on the premise of the new movie, "Lucy" -- that we humans only use 10 percent of our brains, leaving vast expanses of cortex untapped.

City Room: New York Today: Life Without the G

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:57
What you need to know for Friday: bikes replace the subway in Greenpoint, a possibly rainy weekend, and Milton Glaser hands out buttons.

Friday Memo: Nightclub arsonist sentenced ... Beast Mode is back ... Otter attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:56
Nightclub arsonist sentenced: The man who set a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in a federal prison — double the amount of time agreed to by attorneys in the case. The judge didn't buy Musab Mohammed Ma

Girl killed by 5-year-old in shooting identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:56
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — The name has been released of a 5-year-old eastern Idaho girl who died after being shot by another 5-year-old in what police say is an accidental shooting.

Working Lives Panama

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:49
Five very different working lives in Panama
Categories: BBC World News

Rainiers beat Salt Lake, get over .500

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 16:01
Ty Kelly hit a two-run home run and Xavier Avery homered to lead off the game to lead the Tacoma Rainiers to a 4-1 victory over the Bees in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Categories: Sports Center

Mike Zunino’s late homer pushes Mariners past Indians, 6-5

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:31
Two-run homer in the eighth inning gives Seattle a win after coughing up a 4-1 advantage.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners acquire Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia at trade deadline

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:31
With a winning record and legitimate hopes at a postseason berth as the second wild card, general manager Jack Zduriencik supplemented his offensively challenged club by adding Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, a pair of established major-league outfielders, via trade on Thursday.
Categories: Sports Center