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Pot smokers hit a surprising change at 21 (Newser)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:29

Lowering drinking age may limit marijuana use, study says.

       

Pot smokers hit a surprising change at 21

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:29

Lowering drinking age may limit marijuana use, study says.

       

China's Tencent says former executive in graft case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:18
BEIJING (AP) — Tencent Inc., operator of the popular WeChat social media service and China's most valuable tech company, said Friday the former general manager of its video unit and other employees have been detained in a corruption case.

Governor Cuomo on Defensive as Fellow Democrats Assail Bullying Tactics

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:00
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo faces a choice: Appease offended party members by adjusting his style, or continue the hard-edged methods his supporters call essential to governing.









Greek Crisis Echoes the Great Depression

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:57
In some ways, the situation is worse.









The top 10 colleges for women's water polo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:57

If you want to play women's water polo and get a great education, check out these top 10 schools.

       

Rockers Gang of Four to lead Chinese music fest in US

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:52

Ariel Pink will perform at the Modern Sky Festival.Post-punk band Gang of Four and the eclectic singer Ariel Pink will play at the second US edition of China's expanding Modern Sky Festival. Gang of Four, a veteran British group, takes its name ironically from the clique of powerful hardliners during China's Cultural Revolution, although the name's connection to the communist nation appeared to be coincidental for the festival. The Beijing festival, which started in 2007 and has rapidly grown amid a boom in live music in China, will for the second year put on a version in New York's Central Park, on October 4.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

South Carolina takes down Confederate flag

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:43

Gov. Haley says the flag is being retired 'with dignity' to a state museum.

       

Readers rush for new Harper Lee book

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:41
Amazon says Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is the most pre-ordered title since the final Harry Potter book as the first chapter is published online.
Categories: BBC World News

Cancer doctor sentenced to 45 years for 'horrific' fraud

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:37

Dr. Farid Fata told the court that he is ashamed and sorry for what he did to his patients.

       

China shares up 4.5% as rally grows

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:29
Chinese shares continue their rally on Friday, gaining momentum from a dramatic rebound as drastic government measures to support the market start to have an impact.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama meets student chefs, hypes 'Barack-amole'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:27

The 55 chefs, ages 8 to 12, are hailed by the first lady for healthy and tasty recipes

       

Trump won't rule out possible independent run

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:24

Donald Trump declines to rule out the prospect of an independent presidential bid.

       

Gatlin beats Powell and Gay in 100m

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:23
American Justin Gatlin runs the joint second-fastest 100m of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay at the Diamond League.
Categories: BBC World News

Minnesota boy who got brain infection after swimming dies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:17

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement.

       

VIDEO: Cheers as flag removal bill is signed

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:16
The House of Representatives in South Carolina has voted to take down the Confederate flag from capitol grounds after a long and fractious debate.
Categories: BBC World News

Palace sign Cabaye for record £10m

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:15
Crystal Palace sign midfielder Yohan Cabaye from French champions Paris St-Germain for a club-record transfer fee of £10m.
Categories: BBC World News

Mom of 3 children who drowned in Texas pool arrested

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:13

Patricia Denise Allen, 30, faces one count of injury to a child.

       

'Agreement reached' in Selleck case

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:13
An agreement between actor Tom Selleck and a California water board that has accused him of stealing water appears to have been reached.
Categories: BBC World News

Sherlock special heading for cinemas

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:09
A special one-off episode of Sherlock will be shown in cinemas around the world, co-creator Steven Moffat announces at Comic-Con.
Categories: BBC World News