Woman: I kicked Pham, but not in the head

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:20
SANTA ANA – A woman charged with helping kill 23-year-old Annie Kim Pham during a fight outside a nightclub testified Monday that she kicked Pham – but in the back, not the head. Candace Brito, 27, said she kicked because she was scared for her...
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Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:20
A piece from the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, examined in photographs by defense consultants, had damage consistent with that from a fragmenting warhead, the kind carried by an SA-11 missile.
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The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:19
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
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In Italy, de Blasio Pauses to Meet With ‘Mirror-Image’

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:12
After meeting with Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black national official, Mayor Bill de Blasio described a “mirror-image feeling” of meeting a family that looks remarkably similar to his own.
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Journey Home Finally Begins for the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:55
The train bearing the bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 finally began its long journey to get them out of Ukraine’s war-torn badlands and closer to home.

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Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:55
Dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:51
Administrators, students and alumni at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are grappling with questions raised by a New York Times article examining the school’s handling of a sexual assault complaint filed by a female student last fall.
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Soldier Who Held His Post Is Awarded Medal of Honor

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:23
Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant, earned the medal for conspicuous gallantry after more than 200 insurgents tried to overrun his base, which was defended by just nine Americans, in 2008.
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Snee Retires After Two Rings and Too Many Injuries

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:03
Chris Snee of the Giants, a son-in-law of Coach Tom Coughlin, ended his 10-year career as a right guard after winning two Super Bowls and appearing in four Pro Bowls.
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DealBook: Cash Crops With Dividends: Financiers Transforming Strawberries Into Securities

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:03
With its steady income stream, farmland is proving to be a ripe offering for sophisticated investors.
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An adoptive mother writes to her child's anonymous birthmother

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:57
Editor’s note: Nicole and Javier, who asked that their last name not be given for personal reasons, and their son Nathan returned to Huntington Beach Fire Station 6 on Monday, a year after Nathan was surrendered there, in a basket, and shortly...
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After 150 Years of Rolling Them, Tampa Is Close to No Cigars

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:55
New regulations could lead to the closing of the last cigar factory in the historic Ybor City, a Tampa neighborhood that was once home to scores of cigar makers.
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Tour de France 2014: Ji Cheng Is Tour's First Chinese Rider

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:47
Ji Cheng, 27, of the Giant Shimano team, is the first Chinese rider in the Tour de France.
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Laguna Niguel mayor moves to county Board of Education

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:03
The board for Orange County’s Department of Education changed seats last week, swearing in one new member and giving the title of president to another member. Linda Lindholm, soon to be termed out as Laguna Niguel’s mayor, was sworn in by Orange...
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Man electrocuted at Mission Viejo High worked for booster club member

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:01
MISSION VIEJO – A construction worker electrocuted at Mission Viejo High School was an employee of a member of the football team’s booster club and was hanging a banner promoting an upcoming game without district or club approval, a club official...
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China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:30
Chinese accounted for roughly a million foreign visitors to Vietnam in the first half of the year. But in June, arrivals from the Chinese mainland fell about 30 percent.
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Mom sues over knife-wielding son's death by sheriff's deputy

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:41
The mother of a knife-wielding man shot to death by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy last year has filed a lawsuit against the county. Connor Zion, 21, died on Sept. 24 after sheriff’s officials said a deputy fired at him after he stabbed...
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Netflix Says It Topped 50 Million Subscribers

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:07
The company reported its business grew in the second quarter thanks to international customers and little adverse effect from an announced price increase.
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A year after being surrendered to H.B. fire house, baby reunites with firefighters

OC Register - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:59
“Attention staff, there is a visitor at the door.” One year ago, it was in the wee hours of the morning when firefighter paramedic Chris Galbraith was awakened by the robotic voice of Huntington Beach Fire Station 6’s doorbell. After sleepily...
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Well: A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:51
Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.
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