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Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:56

FILE - In this April 25, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Waukee, Iowa. Organized labor’s fierce opposition to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in an upcoming House vote. Unions can ill-afford another high-profile defeat. Industrial states including Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin have enacted "right-to-work laws" after electing Republican governors and legislative majorities. Walker is now a serious GOP presidential contender after winning major showdowns including a recall election against public-sector unions. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.


Missing Wall Street Journal reporter's death ruled drowning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:52
LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A medical examiner in New Jersey says the death of a Wall Street Journal reporter whose body was found in a river 14 months after he disappeared was an accident.

Woman with wife admits bigamy; didn't divorce husband first

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:40
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A woman who married her female partner last year without first divorcing her husband has pleaded guilty to bigamy and other charges in Virginia.

Wildfire smoke drifts into USA, creates red sunrises, sunsets

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:37

Wildfire smoke from Canada is causing some awesome sunrises and sunsets in the U.S.

       

Latest report on Amtrak crash expected today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:35

Did Amtrak engineer use phone before crash? Answer expectedThe National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release its latest findings Wednesday on last month's deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.


Man jailed over forced marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:33
A 34-year-old Cardiff man becomes the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.
Categories: BBC World News

Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:32
Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.
Categories: BBC World News

World Cup 2026 bidding delayed

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:20
The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup is postponed amid allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
Categories: BBC World News

Alton Towers amputee 'recovering'

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:20
A girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers is recovering well and stands for the first time, her brother says.
Categories: BBC World News

Salt shocker! NYC eyes high-sodium menu warnings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:16

City's health department proposes that restaurants add a salt shaker symbol on menus next to high-sodium items.

       

Suicide Bomber Targets Ancient Egyptian Temple in Luxor

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:14
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health officials said. No tourists were hurt in the attack.







Seeing-eye dog jumps between blind owner, bus in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:11

Seeing-eye dog jumps between blind owner, bus in New YorkA service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.


Secret weapon in China, Vietnam turf war: Swanky cruise ships

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:11

For $800, passengers will venture to remote rocks, little more than boring specks of land in an ocean wasteland.

       

First Draft: Today in Politics: Court Ruling Removes a Bump From Chris Christie’s Path

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:09
The House is continuing to consider the trade bill and President Obama is making a fiery defense of his health care law ahead of a Supreme Court ruling. But another court’s ruling could breathe new life into Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential hopes.







First Draft: Jeb Bush, in Berlin, Says West Is Confronting a ‘More Aggressive’ Putin

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:07
Mr. Bush labeled President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a “bully” and said that attempts to send him subtle signals were futile.







U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document Reveals

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:00
A newly leaked Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership annex dated December 2014 reveals the Obama administration is no longer demanding protection for pharmaceutical prices.







Cute alert! Meet the world's smallest deer species

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:59

A tiny deer is generating a giant dose of cuteness in New York City.

       

Photographer, model burned in photo shoot explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:59
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a photographer and a model suffered severe injuries when gas fumes ignited during a photo shoot at a Florida salvage yard.

Police investigating theft of newest 'Fifty Shades'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:58

A copy of the latest installment was reported missing Tuesday, according Penguin Random House UK.

       

Rocket Attack in Afghanistan Kills Civilian With U.S. Defense Dept.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:55
The employee, identified as Krissie K. Davis, 54, of Talladega, Ala., worked for the Pentagon agency managing the withdrawal of wartime equipment.