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3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Turn Up at Canadian Border

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:10
The soldiers who were visiting the United States for a training exercise had disappeared on Saturday, and may have been trying to defect.






Closing statements made in Texas voter ID case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:09
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge heard closing arguments on Monday in a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring Texas voters to show identification at the polls, which plaintiffs argue is an attempt to suppress minority turnout. The case is part of a strategy by the Obama administration to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race in order to counter a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that freed states from strict federal oversight. After a trial in Corpus Christi that lasted about two weeks, U.S. ...

New Jersey hiker killed by black bear : police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:05
By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - A man hiking in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey was killed by a black bear during the weekend, police said on Monday, in what experts called an extremely rare attack. Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of New York City, according to the West Milford Township, New Jersey, police department. The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered, police said in a statement. ...

Prestigious education award shared by schools in Florida, Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:02
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - School districts in Florida and Georgia were named co-winners on Monday of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing top-performing urban schools that are closing the achievement gap among low-income and minority students. Orange County Public Schools, which includes Orlando, and Gwinnett County Public Schools, west of Atlanta, will split $1 million in college scholarships for their graduating seniors. ...

Pac-12 schedule released, Washington and Washington State open play on road

WA Huskies - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:01
%%%ae94c461801594904e39d9ef2df53511%%%The Pac-12 released its conference schedule on Monday, including its projected broadcast slate.
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Pac-12 schedule released, Washington and Washington State open play on road

Seattle Storm - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:01
%%%ae94c461801594904e39d9ef2df53511%%%The Pac-12 released its conference schedule on Monday, including its projected broadcast slate.
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Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:00
In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another.

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:00

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, file photo, a flock of geese fly past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses to pollute. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.


St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:57
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.