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“It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.”
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The Best of Times?


By many reckonings, it appears to be the best of times in America: We enjoy a robust economy, reinforced by continually advancing technologies. At least one computer in every home, and a personal telephone on almost everyone’s belt. People are buying their 3rd and 4th cars. Our military is the most feared throughout the world. Indeed, in many ways, it seems like the best of times.

 

 

 

 

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President Obama Speaks About Our Plan on ISIL

At MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida yesterday, President Obama spoke to servicemen and women about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.

"In a world where technology provides a small group of killers with the ability to do terrible harm, it is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists," the President said.

See the President's five key points about our strategy to defeat ISIL:

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Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:53:31 PMGo to full article
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University presented a posthumous degree to the family of a Dutch doctoral student who was among those killed when a passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine this summer.
 

Sources: Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:53:26 PMGo to full article
Sources: Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaSources tell Action News that the persons of interest are claiming an incident in Center City Philadelphia, characterized as a hate crime on a gay couple, was a mutual fight.
 
 

AccuWeather: Sun & Clouds, 70s Today

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:53:24 PMGo to full article
AccuWeather: Sun & Clouds, 70s TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks warm.
 
 

Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:50:24 PMGo to full article
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge says he's concerned Oklahoma won't be able to give its execution team more training before three inmates are scheduled to go to be executed this fall.
 

Suspect assaulted Delaware state trooper with her own Taser, police say

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:49:34 PMGo to full article
Suspect assaulted Delaware state trooper with her own Taser, police sayA suspect shot by a Delaware state trooper after police say he assaulted the trooper with her own Taser is recovering.
 
 

U.S. fines company $3 million over bogus Ab Glider weight loss claims

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:49:28 PMGo to full article
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Icon Health and Fitness will pay $3 million to settle charges that it violated an earlier consent order from the Federal Trade commission by saying that using its "Ab Glider" for three minutes a day would result in significant weight loss. A 1997 administrative order by the commission prohibited Logan, Utah-based Icon and its related entities from making unsubstantiated claims about the potential weight loss from exercise equipment. ...
 

US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:48:50 PMGo to full article
PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that the Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday.
 

NY man denies plotting to aid Islamic State group

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:47:22 PMGo to full article
FILE- In this June 2, 2014, file photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Mufid Elfgeeh, of Rochester, N.Y., is shown. Elfgeeh, who was accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others, is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Office, File)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military has denied new federal charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
 
 

Officers kill armed suspect in St. Louis suburb, police say

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:47:18 PMGo to full article
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - St. Louis County police shot dead a man who they said pointed a rifle at them after a short foot chase about two miles from an apartment complex where a white Ferguson officer killed an unarmed black teen in August, sparking protests. The county police officers, who are assigned to Jennings, Missouri, have been placed on administrative leave following the late Wednesday shooting, St. Louis County Police Sergeant Brian Schellman said. He said the officers are white and the suspect black. He did not identify them. Police recovered a loaded rifle, he said. ...
 

Detroit policeman's negligence led to girl's death: prosecutors

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:46:42 PMGo to full article
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Prosecutors told a Detroit jury on Thursday that a police officer's willful negligence led to the 2010 shooting death of a sleeping 7-year-old girl during a raid - a case that sparked concerns about use of police force. In opening statements in the retrial of Joseph Weekley, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter and negligent use of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, his attorney said his gun went off when the child's grandmother grabbed it. ...
 

Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization bill

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:45:02 PMGo to full article
Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization billPhiladelphia City Council has passed a bill that would decriminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana.
 
 

New evacuations ordered in face of raging California wildfire

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:44:57 PMGo to full article
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities issued new evacuation orders on Thursday for Northern California mountain communities after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size overnight, scorching more than 100 square miles of drought-parched timber and brush. A force of nearly 3,700 firefighters struggled to stop the forward march of the King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of 11 major wildfires raging across California, but had managed to cut containment lines around 5 percent of the flames as of Thursday morning, officials said. ...
 

Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:44:55 PMGo to full article
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they were chasing on foot.
 

Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:43:50 PMGo to full article
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.
 

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:42:28 PMGo to full article
Author and founder of the Central Asia Institute charity, Greg Mortenson pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in the backyard of his home in Bozeman, Mont., Sept. 16, 2014. Mortenson is responsible for the creation of numerous schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, Mortenson has been accused of numerous offences including exaggeration of facts in his books and financial crimes within Central Asia Institute. Mortenson is the author of the bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.
 
 

Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:41:35 PMGo to full article
A law enforcement officer arrives for a funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who is charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday.
 
 

Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:37:26 PMGo to full article
These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
 
 

Slain officer eulogized as 'no ordinary trooper'

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:35:57 PMGo to full article
Slain officer eulogized as 'no ordinary trooper'The head of the Pennsylvania state police says slain Cpl. Bryon Dickson "was no ordinary trooper."
 
 

Google, Mercedes, Audi get California permits for self-driving cars

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:35:38 PMGo to full article
Members of the media take photos of a Google self-driving vehicle at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California(Reuters) - California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said on Thursday. Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each went to Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG's Audi, said Bernard Soriano of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are all luxury brand vehicles. Soriano said Audi was the first to apply for the permits, followed by Daimler and then Google. ...
 
 

Prosecutor: Rowland sought to hide campaign work

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:35:31 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Closing arguments have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Gov. John G. Rowland.
 
 

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:34:11 PMGo to full article
Miranda Barbour is led into court by sheriff deputies in Sunbury PennsylvaniaSUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.
 
 

Missouri officer smelled pot before Taser incident

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:34:04 PMGo to full article
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer who used a stun gun on a 17-year-old during a traffic stop says he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and saw him recording the incident on an iPhone.
 

Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:33:39 PMGo to full article
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roman Catholic church officials in Philadelphia say an assistant high school coach has resigned after an altercation in which two gay men were beaten.
 

Woman stabbed at employment agency in South Philadelphia

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:30:14 PMGo to full article
Woman stabbed at employment agency in South PhiladelphiaA woman is hospitalized in critical condition after police say she was stabbed at an employment agency in South Philadelphia.
 
 

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:26:37 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Nooyi made a double-edged statement Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."
 
 

Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:24:06 PMGo to full article
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims.
 

Rulings coming soon on Tsarnaev trial delay, venue

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:18:22 PMGo to full article
FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Lawyers for Tsarnaev are scheduled to be in federal court in Boston for a status hearing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. is expected to discuss pending motions, which include requests from the defense to move the trial outside Massachusetts and to delay the start of the trial by at least 10 months. Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday said he expects to rule soon on whether to move Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial out of Massachusetts and whether to delay it by almost a year.
 
 

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:17:36 PMGo to full article
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.
 

Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:09:26 PMGo to full article
FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley and Charles Jones hold a photo of their 7-year-old daughter Aiyana Jones in an attorney's office in Southfield, Mich. Aiyana was killed while she slept on a couch by a Detroit police officer accused of handling his gun recklessly during a frantic search for a murder suspect in 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police team flunked his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old girl who was asleep on the couch, a prosecutor said Thursday at the start of an involuntary manslaughter trial.
 
 

First lady introduces new class of student poets

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:07:49 PMGo to full article
First lady Michelle Obama gestures during remarks before a poetry reading in the Blue Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities hosts the event to honor the 2014 National Student Poets, five high school students who are receiving the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. From left, Cameron Messinides, of Greenville, S.C., Madeleine LeCesne, of New Orleans, La., Ashley Gong, of Sandy Hook, Conn., Obama, Julia Falkner, of Louisville, Colo., and Weston Clark, of Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets.
 
 

Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:58:40 PMGo to full article
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.
 

U.S. attorney general announces grant to study police racial profiling

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:55:48 PMGo to full article
United States Attorney General Holder holds a news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and implement changes to combat any findings of racial profiling. The cities, which have yet to be chosen, will serve as pilots to test strategies for building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Holder said. ...
 
 

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at large

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:51:01 PMGo to full article
Slain officer eulogized as 'no ordinary trooper'Hundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.
 
 

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:49:27 PMGo to full article
AP10ThingsToSee- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, of Italy, crashes during a first free practice session for Sunday's San Marino Moto GP grand prix at the Misano circuit in Misano Adriatico, Italy, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
 
 

U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:43:23 PMGo to full article
By LAURA ONITA LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on Thursday. The inquiry by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) tried to find out whether officials responsible for the project ignored a number of apparent warning signals before building the towers. ...
 

Iraq loses U.S. appeal over U.N. oil-for-food program suit

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:39:35 PMGo to full article
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Iraq's effort to sue dozens of companies for allegedly conspiring with the Saddam Hussein regime to frustrate the United Nations' oil-for-food program. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Iraq's government could not recoup damages under a U.S. anti-racketeering law because it remained accountable for the Hussein regime's effort to defraud the U.N. program, despite having repudiated that effort and the regime's legitimacy. ...
 

Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:39:06 PMGo to full article
NEW YORK (AP) — Executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead, a lawyer said Thursday in closing arguments at a U.S. civil trial.
 

Judge won't say if he'll resign over assault case

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:34:52 PMGo to full article
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.
 

PHOTOS: Funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:28:18 PMGo to full article
PHOTOS: Funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon DicksonImages from the funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson.
 
 

Woman stabbed at job training facility in South Philadelphia

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:25:08 PMGo to full article
Woman stabbed at employment agency in South PhiladelphiaA woman is hospitalized in critical condition after police say she was stabbed at an employment training facility in South Philadelphia.
 
 

Towboat sinks in Mississippi River, Coast Guard sets safety zone

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:19:21 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said it has restricted traffic on the Mississippi River near Chester, Illinois, on Thursday after a tow boat sank in the major commercial shipping waterway overnight. The boat's two crew members were safely rescued by another towboat, the Coast Guard said. A safety zone was established from river mile marker 104 to 106 after the towing vessel Maverick sank around 12:30 a.m. CDT (0530 GMT) about 80 miles southeast of the busy Port of St. Louis. ...
 

More videos show missing Va. student, male walking

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:08:38 PMGo to full article
Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about Graham, who has been missing since early Saturday, Sept. 13. Police say she was last heard from at 1:20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.
 
 

Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop US legal appeal

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:04:36 PMGo to full article
A supporter of the Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami holds up an image of Aafia Siddiqui amidst a demonstration in front of parliament in IslamabadBy David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system is unjust. Islamic militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made Aafia Siddiqui's release a condition for freeing certain foreign hostages. Islamic State, for example, proposed swapping American journalist James Foley for her, but he was executed after their demands, which also included an end to U.S. ...
 
 

Albania central bank chief fired amid fraud case

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:01:55 PMGo to full article
Central Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, center, sits behind bars in a court room in Tirana Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. The Albanian Parliament has discharged central Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, who is charged with abuse of office, for alleged mismanagement in connection with a multi-million dollar theft from the bank's reserves. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing.
 
 

PHOTOS: Most Wanted by Philadelphia Police

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:42:04 PMGo to full article
PHOTOS: Most Wanted by Philadelphia PoliceHelp Philadelphia Police find their most wanted violent fugitives.
 
 

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:37:23 PMGo to full article
U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen delivers opening remarks at her news conference in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
 
 

Tropical storm spares Arizona's metro areas

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:33:28 PMGo to full article
Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southeastern Arizona but spared the state's major metro areas.
 
 

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:31:26 PMGo to full article
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right after signing agreements in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Xi vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for the world as he and Modi began talks Thursday to deepen cooperation through investment and trade. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure at a rare meeting.
 
 

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:29:19 PMGo to full article
Janet Jones, foreground left, leads a Vixen Workout fitness concert at the Highline Ballroom, in New York, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.
 
 

Missing Virginia student seen on videos, talked to man: police

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:25:05 PMGo to full article
Charlottesville Police Dept. missing persons poster of Hannah Graham a University of Virginia student missing since the weekend(Reuters) - Police have found surveillance videos showing a missing University of Virginia student and a witness saw her talking to a man the morning she disappeared, authorities said on Thursday. Hannah Graham, 18, a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia, was last heard from in a text message early on Saturday after a night of drinking. Police have deployed bloodhounds and dozens of officers in their search, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in the case. ...
 
 

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:20:14 PMGo to full article
Kroger Pharmacist Ralph Winston removes air bubbles from a flu vaccineWASHINGTON (AP) — Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter — and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated.
 
 

Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:18:51 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact _ that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.
 
 

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:02:54 PMGo to full article
FILE - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske poses for photos after ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 file photo. Kerlikowske scheduled a news conference Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 in Washington to discuss what his office said were “developments toward CBP’s commitment to increase transparency and accountability.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
 
 

US to train veterans to install solar panels

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:59:27 PMGo to full article
President Barack Obama speaks at U.S. Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama consulted with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants during his visit. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, James Borchuck, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
 
 

A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:57:25 PMGo to full article
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book Three Cups of Tea came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here is a glance at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
 

4 Mexican fishermen rescued after boat sinks

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:51:04 PMGo to full article
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Four fishermen from Mexico have been rescued after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles from South Padre Island, Texas.
 

Doctor: Rob Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:31 PMGo to full article
Doctor: Rob Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapyToronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse could not - drop his bid for re-election.
 
 

Connecticut woman caught on camera stealing statue from gravesite

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:49:07 PMGo to full article
Connecticut woman caught on camera stealing statue from gravesiteThe family of 19-year-old Brandon Reeve had surveillance cameras installed at his grave in Middletown after items began disappearing a few years ago.
 
 

55 indicted in El Paso gang investigation

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:38:09 PMGo to full article
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say 55 suspected gang members and associates in far West Texas have been indicted on charges including murder, drug dealing and extortion.
 

Authorities: 5th grader with gun had list of names

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:30:03 PMGo to full article
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names.
 

Nebraska jail worker resigns in Lego theft case

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:08:50 PMGo to full article
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska corrections officer has resigned after police posted a video showing the theft of Legos from a Wal-Mart store.
 

Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎03:07:15 PMGo to full article
France's Laurent Freixe, right, Executive Vice President and CEO Nestle Europe speaks next to Jose Lopez, Nestle Executive Vice President Operations and Globe before the launch of the second stage of the Nestle Needs YOUth initiative, the "Alliance for Youth", in the Nestle Headquarters, in Vevey, Switzerland, Thursday, September 18, 2014. Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed. The alliance of major companies set a goal of creating tens of thousands in additional jobs — or apprenticeships and internships that lead to jobs — over the next several years. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.
 
 

ISIS planned random beheadings in Australia, police say

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:45:38 PMGo to full article
ISIS planned random beheadings in Australia, police sayPolice on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group.
 
 

2 men have 1993 convictions overturned

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:43:52 PMGo to full article
NEW YORK (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl.
 

US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:36:11 PMGo to full article
US home construction drops 14.4 percent in AugustWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the pace of building apartments.
 
 

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:17:18 PMGo to full article
A 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible that was stolen 46 years ago is shown to the media by the U.S. Customs and Protection agency in Carson, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The car was recovered at the Port of Long Beach by the California Highway Patrol along with four other cars in a container en route to the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.
 
 

Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:14:50 PMGo to full article
HELSINKI (AP) — The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power plant.
 

News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:03:29 PMGo to full article
BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.
 

More videos show missing Virginia student, others

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:42:35 PMGo to full article
More videos show missing Virginia student, othersPolice say they've reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing a missing University of Virginia student and others walking the night she disappeared.
 
 

Fiery crash injures driver in Buena Vista

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:27:03 PMGo to full article
Fiery crash injures driver in Buena VistaA motorist is hospitalized after a fiery crash in Buena Vista, New Jersey.
 
 

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:16:01 PMGo to full article
This Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Washington County, Ore., Animal Services in Hillsboro, Ore., shows a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget. The 7-year-old dog who went missing from her Pennsylvania home outside of Philadelphia on April 22 has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. Deborah Wood of the County's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter says a good Samaritan found Gidget this month in Tualatin, Oregon. A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed her owner and hometown. Wood says Gidget was a little thin, but otherwise in good condition. It's a mystery how the dog ended up in Oregon. The shelter and the owner are trying to figure out how to get the dog back to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Washington County Animal Services)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
 
 

Attorneys for accused Boston bomber due in court on Thursday

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:09:02 PMGo to full article
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber are due in court on Thursday as they resume sparring with prosecutors over issues including defense requests to move the trial out of Boston and to delay it past its scheduled Nov. 3 start. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, could face execution if he is convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city. ...
 

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:08:28 PMGo to full article
Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...
 
 

Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in Philadelphia

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:37:50 PMGo to full article
Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with last week's brutal attack on a gay couple.
 
 

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest in Scranton

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:05:49 PMGo to full article
Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at largeHundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.
 
 

Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:04:33 PMGo to full article
A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.
 
 

10 Things to Know for Today

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:00:50 PMGo to full article
Yes campaign and No campaign posters stand outside a polling place in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
 
 

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to car crash

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎11:25:39 AMGo to full article
Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to car crashA SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.
 
 

AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again Today

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎11:15:45 AMGo to full article
AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks warm.
 
 

EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎10:52:41 AMGo to full article
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.
 

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in Olney

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎10:52:00 AMGo to full article
Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in OlneyPolice are searching for the armed suspect who held up a 7-Eleven store in Philadelphia's Olney section early Thursday morning.
 
 

Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎10:15:43 AMGo to full article
This Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows Korea Electric Power Corp's headquarters, center, in Seoul, South Korea. The consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered 10.55 trillion won ($10.1 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.
 
 

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎09:33:39 AMGo to full article
Janet Jones, second left on stage, leads a Vixen Workout fitness concert at the Highline Ballroom, in New York, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.
 
 

Quotations in the News

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎09:03:07 AMGo to full article
"This is the best of a long list of bad options." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants.
 

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎08:44:33 AMGo to full article
Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm appears to have spared Tucson from its line of fire, but it is slamming much of southern Arizona.
 
 

Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎08:32:10 AMGo to full article
Donn Hewes leads his work horses back toward the stables from the pasture at The Northland Sheep Dairy Farm in Marathon, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
 
 

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎08:26:26 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a chef walks in the headquarter campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.
 
 

Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎07:51:43 AMGo to full article
Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.
 
 

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎07:41:58 AMGo to full article
Money traders of a foreign exchange dealing company work under an electric screen indicating the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against yen in six years. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes.
 
 

Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎07:31:12 AMGo to full article
The smoldering empty shell of a local library and a Head Start center are all that remain Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, the day after a wildfire swept through Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon Border took reckoning of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.
 
 

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎07:08:42 AMGo to full article
Balloons held by Yes supporters float next to balloons and posters held by No supporters after a No campaign event where a number of speeches were made by different people and politicians in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.
 
 

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:32:38 AMGo to full article
Drag queens from left, Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif. San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site's requirement that users go by their "real names" on the site. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.
 
 

Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:27:47 AMGo to full article
This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a geologist from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory using a radar gun to measure the speed of the lava flow from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton said the slow-moving lava is expected to bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, and the lava is about 19 days from reaching Pahoa Village Road. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.
 
 

Today in History

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:00:47 AMGo to full article
Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.
 

Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:47:00 AMGo to full article
The smoldering empty shell of a local library and a Head Start center are all that remain Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, the day after a wildfire swept through Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said.
 
 

AccuWeather: Summer Makes A Comeback

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:41:49 AMGo to full article
AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says summer will make a final appearance before Fall officially arrives Monday.
 
 

Catholic HS coach fired in connection to gay couple attack in Philadelphia

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:39:15 AMGo to full article
Catholic HS coach fired in connection to gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia says they have fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection to an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.
 
 

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:32:29 AMGo to full article
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.
 
 

Drexel University receives $50 million gift for law school

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:29:23 AMGo to full article
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

 
‎18 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:28:49 AMGo to full article
Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic CityAtlantic City officials have voted to ban the sale of toy guns.
 

 

 

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