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Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:32

FILE - In this June 13, 2014 file photo, a menu of eel dish is displayed at an eel specialized restaurant in Tokyo. Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry reported the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at the end of a meeting on conservation measures for eels. It calls for reducing eel hauls by 20 percent for one year, beginning in November. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species.


5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:30

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Drexel University receives $50 million gift for law school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29

Drexel University receives $50 million gift for law schoolDrexel University received $50 million, the largest gift in its history, for the university's law school.


Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:28

Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic CityAtlantic City officials have voted to ban the sale of toy guns.


Mariners likely to shut down Roenis Elias after elbow strain

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:26
Rookie left-hander left Tuesday’s game in the fifth inning. He will have an MRI Thursday in Seattle.

Manhunt intensifies for suspect in Pa. trooper shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:26

Manhunt intensifies for suspect in Pa. trooper shootingPolice have released new photos and an updated description of the suspect in the killing of one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and the wounding of another.


Huskies’ Kasen Williams off to slow start

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:23
Washington senior receiver Kasen Williams has caught just one pass the past two weeks. He says the slow start has nothing to do with the injury he suffered last season.

Novo Nordisk may base obesity-research drive here

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:23
Novo Nordisk, which closed a Seattle research hub two weeks ago, is hinting the location could become its chief site for a broad new initiative targeting obesity and employing many scientists.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleads guilty to DUI

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:21
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kittitas County to driving under the influence after driving his pickup into a ditch last month.

Peyton Manning mostly mum on seeking revenge vs. Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:20
Manning doesn’t have much interest in reliving the past. Denver plays at Seattle Sunday.

Several questioned in connection to gay couple attack in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:19

Catholic HS coach fired in connection to gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaPolice say they are questioning several people in connection to an attack on two gay men in the Center City Philadelphia area.


Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman discusses voting trends with a class at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital Journal, Chris Neal)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.


Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:12

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell tells an audience in Anchorage, Alaska, the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend that will go to most residents just for living in the state, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The $1,884 payout set for Oct. 2 is more than double the amount of last year's $900 checks. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.


Girl, 15, Disappears From a Special-Needs School

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:10
The authorities said Nashaly Perez Rodriguez left the Lillian L. Rashkis School in Brooklyn on Monday and was still missing.

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:03

Meteorologists say a flash-flood warning is in effect for Nogales.

       

Seattle offensive coordiantor Darrell Bevell: "It was just a weird game for us offensively''

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:01
Wednesday marked our first chance to talk  to Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell since the 30-21 loss at San Diego in which the Seahawks ran just 40 official plays. As a result, Marshawn Lynch got just six carries, tying for his fewest in any game since being traded to Seattle in 2010
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Wednesday's pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Angels

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:01
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Sicilian Town on Migrants’ Route Cares for the Living and the Dead

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:58
Italy has staggered its way through a skyrocketing migration crisis in the Mediterranean that has seen roughly 120,000 migrants rescued by Italian ships this year, while nearly 2,800 have died in shipwrecks or in transit.

South Carolina father accused of killing kids feared them: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:55
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - The man accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in Alabama feared that they were going to chop him up and feed him to the dogs, a local television station reported, citing arrest records. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, is being held in South Carolina on murder charges after he allegedly killed his children, ages 1 to 8, and then drove their bodies through five states before dumping them in Alabama, according to authorities. ...