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Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

9 hours 10 min ago

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.

Morning Jolt: U.S. economy bounces back

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:29pm

The U.S. economy recovered from its worst quarter in five years to post a gain of 4 percent in the second quarter of this year. That beat economists’ estimates of 3 percent, according to CNN Money.

Today in the News: Senate confirms new VA secretary

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00am

Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the Senate today for Veterans Affairs secretary, CNN reported. McDonald will replace Eric Shinseki, who led the VA until the health care scandal forced him to resign. McDonald is a former Army officer.

Business update: Study says 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Booked into jail July 29, 2014

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the July 29, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:00am

Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and several apartment blocks, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.

House to vote on slimmed-down immigration bill for border

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:00am

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.

Grand Jury: New Siskiyou jail is "imperative"

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:01am

Siskiyou County is looking to build a new jail with state funds, and this year’s Grand Jury has weighed in on the importance of completing the project.

Kidder Creek Camp set to expand

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:49am

ETNA – After nearly 38 years, Kidder Creek Camp in Scott Valley, an outdoor spiritual recreation camp, is looking to expand.Since it’s inception in 1976, the camp has been providing exciting outdoor adventures to kids in the surrounding areas. These adventures include ranch camp, whitewater rafting, timberline camp, backpacking, high ropes course and peak ascent.  New camp director Warken said the camp is community oriented. In its beginning years, 99 [...]

Bikers roll into Etna

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:44am

Etna rolled out the red carpet Monday for Bicycle Rides Northwest, with two days of activities for the bikers participating in the Klamath Knot California Bicycle Ride.The ride, which began July 26 in Ashland Ore., covers ground through Weed, Etna, Orleans, Happy Camp, Lake Selmac and back to Ashland.This is only the second time the group has gone through Siskiyou County, said BRNW [...]

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:54am

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

Morning Jolt: Surgeon general warns of dangers of tanning

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:31pm

The U.S. surgeon general today warned people to stop tanning, both in the sun and in tanning salons. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak called skin cancer a “major health problem” and wants to highlight the issue. The statistics show that about 5 million people in the U.S. get skin cancer every year.

Business update: Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:00am

The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers.

CA tries to cut water, but is it working?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:46am

LOS ANGELES –The sprinklers outside the California’s state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can’t take them at all.In ways big and small, the state government is conserving water to try to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s request that everyone — from residents to businesses to [...]

Korean War vets honored by SKorea government

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:43am

21 Siskiyou County residents receive Ambassador for Peace medals

Ladewig found guilty

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:41am

YREKA – The jury entered deliberations late Thursday afternoon in the trial of Lukes Ladewig, and by 3 p.m. Friday, had delivered a verdict of guilty on all counts.Ladewig’s wife, Katie Pierce, died October 17, 2012, as the result of blunt force injuries to the head suffered the night before.Investigators in the case testified during the trial that they had discovered blood throughout the home of Pierce and Ladewig, as well as other signs of a struggle. [...]

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:00am

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.

Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:00am

A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:00am

Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.

Morning Jolt: Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:22pm

Two online real estate giants are expected to merge after Zillow announced it will buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The deal has to be approved by the boards of both companies, and final approval is expected next year, USA Today reported. According to the New York Times, Zillow had 83 million users last month, while Trulia had 54 million.

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