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Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.

Morning Jolt: President Obama's poll numbers unchanged since March

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:41pm

According to a new CNN/ORC International poll, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is 42 percent, basically the same as it was in March. The numbers aren’t great, but the fact that they haven’t fallen further despite recent events shows that Obama is holding steady.

Today in the News: Del. man sues restaurant for injuries he got while robbing the place

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00am

"All of the Season's Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza." - Nigel Sykes, who tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware, at gunpoint, only to have the tables turned on him as he tried to get away. Now Sykes is suing for the injuries he suffered during the robbery, and a U.S. district judge has allowed the case to move forward.

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:45am

Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:15am

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

Virginia court rules in favor of Obamacare subsidies, contradicting earlier D.C. ruling

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:27am

A pair of federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a challenge to health insurance subsidies Tuesday, making a Supreme Court case likely.

Pooch Profile: Meet Barkley

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:57am

A little about Barkley’s backgroundBarkley is a male border collie mix brought to the Rescue Ranch recently. He is approximately 50 pounds and 1 1/2 years old. Volunteers say he is easily excited and would benefit from an active lifestyle. Barkley’s abilities and personalityBarkley is great with people and dogs, and could use some additional training. Volunteers say Barkley is very sweet and affectionate. He is doggy-door trained, [...]

Student attends Athlete Student Leader training program

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:52am

YREKA – Siskiyou County Athlete Committed leader Ashley Cain and five peers recently returned from the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center in New York, after a week-long Life of an Athlete Student Leader training program. "The objective of the Athlete Committed program is to change the lives of athletes and their families in a positive way through education about healthier eating, sleep, and hydration, spreading awareness of the effect of drugs and alcohol, and ways to [...]

Ladewig murder trial: Defense turns focus on victim

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:55am

Multiple witnesses took the stand Monday in the trial of Lukes Ladewig to testify that they had witnessed or experienced violence at the hands of Ladewig’s wife, Katie Pierce.

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:59am

A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

Morning Jolt: World Cup star James Rodriguez joins soccer powerhouse

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:41pm

James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly worth $121 million. The boyish-looking Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, meaning he scored the most goals of any player (six).

Today in the News: Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:00am

"I will not stand idly by. The price of inaction is too high." - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, announcing Operation Strong Safety, an effort to secure the border as thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied children try to cross into the U.S. Perry is sending about 1,000 National Guard troops to help patrol the border.

Booked into jail July 21, 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the July 21, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:00am

When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:45am

A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.

Rockside Ranch looks to improve

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:14am

ETNA – Tucked in Scott Valley is a grass-based, multi-species farm teaching young adults the values and hard-work and ethics through farming and family. In 2011, Craig and Jennifer Thompson finally decided to tackle the challenge of owning a farm. Craig Thompson comes from a family of rice farmers, and Jennifer Thompson was looking to public relations before they decided to purchase the ranch. "In 2011 everything just fell into place," said Craig Thompson. [...]

Lieutenant Governor candidate Ron Nehring visits Siskiyou County

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:33am

California Republican Lieutenant Governor hopeful Ron Nehring came to Yreka on Saturday, building up support at the regional summer meeting of the Siskiyou County Republican Women Federated.

Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza, official says

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:00am

Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."

Morning Jolt: Access to Malaysia flight crash site improves

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:40pm

European officials have finally been granted access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a spokesman said today. The crash site is controlled by pro-Russian rebels, and until today, there had been issues getting access.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:05am

Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.

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