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Police: Man climbed scaffolding at National Cathedral

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have talked down a man who was climbing scaffolding at the National Cathedral. Metropolitan police tell WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/1ToFjpD) the man was discovered early Thursday and was about 200 feet in the air for about an hour and a half. Police treated the incident as a medical situation and managed to talk […]
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Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for ‘honor’

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope. Khurram Rasheed, police chief for the northern district of Abbottabad, said Thursday that the charred body of 17-year-old Ambreen Riasat […]
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Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for ‘honor’

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope. Khurram Rasheed, police chief for the northern district of Abbottabad, said Thursday that the charred body of 17-year-old Ambreen Riasat […]
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Georgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehicle

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle. Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said 29-year-old Deputy Anthony Freeman died at a hospital after a crash early Thursday in the central Georgia county. Gonzalez tells The Telegraph (bit.ly/1rwh6aT) newspaper that Freeman’s patrol vehicle was struck […]
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Georgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehicle

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle. Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said 29-year-old Deputy Anthony Freeman died at a hospital after a crash early Thursday in the central Georgia county. Gonzalez tells The Telegraph (bit.ly/1rwh6aT) newspaper that Freeman’s patrol vehicle was struck […]
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Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings. The results announced Thursday for the January-through-March period marked the 17th straight profitable quarter for […]
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Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings. The results announced Thursday for the January-through-March period marked the 17th straight profitable quarter for […]
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Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:14

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged with failure to return rental property and a judge told them […]
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Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:14

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged with failure to return rental property and a judge told them […]
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SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectations

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld’s first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator’s adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street’s view. President and CEO Joel Manby said in a written statement that the company’s recently announced decision to end all orca breeding and transition its shows toward more natural orca encounters — […]
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SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectations

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld’s first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator’s adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street’s view. President and CEO Joel Manby said in a written statement that the company’s recently announced decision to end all orca breeding and transition its shows toward more natural orca encounters — […]
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Some howl over Alibaba’s place in anti-counterfeiting group

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:38

SHANGHAI (AP) — The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors’ general counsel. In fact, Ma’s imminent speech — and the IACC’s April […]
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Some howl over Alibaba’s place in anti-counterfeiting group

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:38

SHANGHAI (AP) — The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors’ general counsel. In fact, Ma’s imminent speech — and the IACC’s April […]
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Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his job

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:31

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A compelling drama at Romania’s national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it’s not a production of “The Marriage of Figaro” or “The Barber of Seville” that’s grabbing the limelight, it’s an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government […]
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Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his job

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:31

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A compelling drama at Romania’s national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it’s not a production of “The Marriage of Figaro” or “The Barber of Seville” that’s grabbing the limelight, it’s an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government […]
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Candlelight vigil planned for slain Georgia college student

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:29

ATLANTA (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned to remember a Georgia college freshman who was stabbed to death at Fort Valley State University as he tried to help three female students. School officials say the freshman class plans the vigil for 19-year-old Donnell Phelps at 7 p.m. Thursday on the campus, about 30 miles […]
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Candlelight vigil planned for slain Georgia college student

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:29

ATLANTA (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned to remember a Georgia college freshman who was stabbed to death at Fort Valley State University as he tried to help three female students. School officials say the freshman class plans the vigil for 19-year-old Donnell Phelps at 7 p.m. Thursday on the campus, about 30 miles […]
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Woody Allen says he’s made wife Soon-Yi Previn’s life better

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn’s life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn’t traumatized him. Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted online Wednesday that the 45-year-old Previn had a difficult upbringing in South Korea […]
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Woody Allen says he’s made wife Soon-Yi Previn’s life better

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn’s life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn’t traumatized him. Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted online Wednesday that the 45-year-old Previn had a difficult upbringing in South Korea […]
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Woman battling breast cancer wins second big lottery prize

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:19

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the North Carolina Education Lottery say a woman battling breast cancer is celebrating her second big lottery win this year. A statement from the lottery says Gina Short of Mecklenburg County won the top prize of $250,000 in the All or Nothing game on April 29. Short said she […]
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