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The 100-mph-throwing art school kid: An incredible story of a scouting find

sports.yahoo.com — About 10 scouts showed up last fall for the Academy of Art University baseball team's pro day. They munched on powdered donuts and sipped the gratis Sunny D and figured this was like any other small-college showcase: a waste of a morning.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @JeffPassan: Art-school kid learns to throw 100 mph and signs for $250K. Fiction? Nope. And it just happened. The amazing story: yhoo.it/1rEEdKs

Jul 30, 2014

RT @JeffPassan: Art-school kid learns to throw 100 mph and signs for $250K. Fiction? Nope. And it just happened. The amazing story: yhoo.it/1rEEdKs

Jul 30, 2014

RT @JeffPassan: Art-school kid learns to throw 100 mph and signs for $250K. Fiction? Nope. And it just happened. The amazing story: yhoo.it/1rEEdKs

Jul 30, 2014

RT @JeffPassan: Art-school kid learns to throw 100 mph and signs for $250K. Fiction? Nope. And it just happened. The amazing story: yhoo.it/1rEEdKs

Jul 30, 2014

RT @JeffPassan: Art-school kid learns to throw 100 mph and signs for $250K. Fiction? Nope. And it just happened. The amazing story: yhoo.it/1rEEdKs

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UK holds emergency talks on growing Ebola threat

news.yahoo.com — Britain's Cobra emergency committee will meet Wednesday to discuss the "very serious threat" of Ebola, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said, as global fears soar over the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds in Africa.

Child's body found in wheel well of US military plane

news.yahoo.com — The body of an adolescent boy was found in a wheel well of a US military cargo plane after the aircraft landed in Germany over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The "apparent stowaway" was discovered Sunday night during a "routine post-flight inspection" of the C-130J aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference.
Jul 30, 2014

Body of adolescent boy, an apparent stowaway, found in wheel well of US military plane at Ramstein @AFP u.afp.com/es5 @YahooNews

European ransoms now Al-Qaeda's major funding: NYTimes

news.yahoo.com — Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least $125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, the New York Times reported. While Al-Qaeda's network was first funded by wealthy donors, "kidnapping for ransom has become today's most significant source of terrorist financing," said David S.

India fears 150 trapped in moonsoon landslide

news.yahoo.com — A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said. The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force.

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

news.yahoo.com — From Yahoo News: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @YahooNews: President Obama orders barbecue in Kansas City: yhoo.it/WMJTce Dines with 4 people who wrote him letters pic.twitter.com/pofswiandL

Jul 30, 2014

RT @YahooNews: President Obama orders barbecue in Kansas City: yhoo.it/WMJTce Dines with 4 people who wrote him letters pic.twitter.com/pofswiandL

Ameer Abdullah living his dream at Nebraska while completing a family tradition

sports.yahoo.com — CHICAGO - The Big Ten is addicted to tradition, a stance that has at times kept the conference from keeping up with its athletic peers. But embracing tradition has its positives, and one of the best rites of the Big Ten is the annual July luncheon.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @YahooForde: Column: Ninth of 9 children, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah says college football is a privilege, not indentured servitude yhoo.it/1qjzuwL

Jul 29, 2014

RT @YahooForde: Column: Ninth of 9 children, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah says college football is a privilege, not indentured servitude yhoo.it/1qjzuwL

Jul 29, 2014

Column: Ninth of 9 children, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah says college football is a privilege, not indentured servitude yhoo.it/1qjzuwL

Gaza: 20 morts palestiniens dans une école de l'ONU

fr.news.yahoo.com — Vingt Palestiniens qui s'étaient réfugiés dans une école de l'ONU ont été tués mercredi à l'aube à la suite de bombardements israéliens dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, selon les services de secours.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @afpfr: #Gaza: 20 morts palestiniens dans une école de l'ONU selon les services de secours u.afp.com/emp #AFP

Jul 30, 2014

#Gaza: 20 morts palestiniens dans une école de l'ONU selon les services de secours u.afp.com/emp #AFP

1,300 US newspaper jobs axed in 2013

Retired Andy Roddick can't play a little fun U.S. Open doubles with Mardy Fish, and he's displeased.

sports.yahoo.com — Retired American player Andy Roddick was all pumped to play the U.S. Open doubles with his lifelong friend Mardy Fish. Unfortunately, he seems to think the rules shouldn't apply to him. The idea was an inspired one and, as Roddick said, would provide a great American story in the early days of the U.S.

US Secretary of State heads to India to end relationship rut

news.yahoo.com — US Secretary of State John Kerry forecast a transformation Wednesday in Washington's troubled relations with India as he headed to New Delhi for ice-breaking talks with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the past two decades, the world's two largest democracies have described themselves as natural allies, sharing similar concerns over China's rise and Islamic extremism.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @trudyharry: John Kerry due to land in India on a mission to break the ice with India's Modi and repair rut in once warm ties @AFP yhoo.it/1AxRpa0

Ebola: l'épidémie est hors de contrôle, selon MSF

fr.news.yahoo.com — L'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest empire et risque de toucher d'autres pays, a averti le directeur des opérations de l'organisation Médecins sans frontières, Bart Janssens, dans un entretien publié mercredi par la Libre Belgique.
Jul 30, 2014

Oh, goody: Doctors Without Borders says West Africa's Ebola epidemic is out of control, worsening, spreading. u.afp.com/esx

The 10 best hotels in the world

in.lifestyle.yahoo.com — The votes are in! Travel and Leisure has named the 10 best hotels for 2014. Readers voted for their favourite hotels and resorts, evaluating them in categories like value, food, service, rooms, and ... more The votes are in! Travel and Leisure has named the 10 best hotels for 2014.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @YahooIndia: Two Indian #hotels have made the list of the world's best, released by #Travel + Leisure magazine. Guess which ones bit.ly/UASe0Y