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APNewsBreak: Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Friday, 6:22 PM

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.

Toxic algae warning expanded for Oregon's Willamette River

Friday, 6:17 PM

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a green film shimmering on the surface of the Willamette River as it flows through Oregon's largest city is caused by toxic algae that can be dangerous to people and animals, public health officials said on Friday. Authorities also expanded the "warning zone" issued on Wednesday when the algae was first observed, declaring water recreation unsafe for the hundreds of boaters and swimmers who normally use the river daily at this time of year. ...

G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit

Friday, 5:59 PM

A woman waves a banner reading "Stop Putin" during a demonstration in support of Ukraine outside the White House as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with US President Barack Obama, on September 18, 2014Cairns (Australia) (AFP) - Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations.


Russian fighters intercepted by U.S. near Alaska

Friday, 5:52 PM

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials saidTwo Russian fighter jets recently entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said Friday.


Ex-Phoenix Suns player accused of stealing from Apple store

Friday, 6:08 PM

(Reuters) - Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Arizona, authorities said. The Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement that Chapman was identified by multiple employees at the store based on his previous celebrity status as an NBA player. It said Chapman is accused of picking up items and making it appear that he was paying for them through the store's self-checkout service, using an iPhone app. ...

NFL in crisis: Chief vows to put 'house in order'

Friday, 5:51 PM

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York CityNew York (AFP) - Embattled National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday promised to put the sport's "house in order" amid a firestorm over the NFL's handling of off-field violence involving players.


Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

Friday, 6:28 PM

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.


Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

Friday, 6:25 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race waits to speak at a "NH GOP Victory Rally" in StrathamBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away. ...


'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 line

Friday, 4:57 PM

'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 lineIn Sydney, a student complains that many people in front of her were letting friends cut in line. She feared she wouldn't get a phone. But then she allegedly caused an obstruction.>


When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

Friday, 4:24 PM

Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...


Toxic algae warning expanded for Oregon's Willamette River

Friday, 6:17 PM

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a green film shimmering on the surface of the Willamette River as it flows through Oregon's largest city is caused by toxic algae that can be dangerous to people and animals, public health officials said on Friday. Authorities also expanded the "warning zone" issued on Wednesday when the algae was first observed, declaring water recreation unsafe for the hundreds of boaters and swimmers who normally use the river daily at this time of year. ...

700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Friday, 5:50 PM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.