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U.S. believes Syria used chemicals The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
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Images of the walrus were captured over the weekend by a photographer not affiliated with the agency near Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 700 miles northwest of Anchorage and 300 miles southwest of Barrow.
Many male walrus never leave the Bering Sea but females, especially mothers with pups, ride the edge of the sea ice as it moves north in summer through the Bering Strait and into the Arctic Ocean.
In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and over water that exceeds 2 miles deep, beyond the diving range of an adult walrus.
With this year's low summer sea ice, it's not surprising to see walrus on shore looking for a place to rest, Margaret Williams of the World Wildlife Fund in Anchorage said in a statement.
It's unclear whether halting payments for the current St. Louis football stadium, or refusing to make them for a potential new stadium, would hurt the state's high credit rating, a state official told Missouri lawmakers Thursday.
The uncertainty comes after several legislators vowed to block spending for a new stadium without a vote by the public or the Legislature — a challenge to efforts by Democratic Gov.
A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation.
MSU police arrested Phu-Qui Cong "Bill" Nguyen, a freshman from Madison, after a campus alert warning of an "active shooter" prompted a lockdown.
Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said Nguyen was on the phone with an Army recruiter in the Jackson area when the recruiter became concerned that Nguyen was considering suicide and directed a co-worker to call MSU.
Richard Corey, who provides information technology support for the university's engineering school, said he received a text alert to his phone, prompting him and about a dozen other people to lock themselves into the engineering dean's office on the second floor of the McCain Engineering Building, which faces the Drill Field.
Corey said he watched through a window as students were evacuated from the student union across the field, and then saw police cars pull onto the grassy area.
 again, it's a bit jarring to see a perennial playoff contender, a team that won the NL East just two years ago, sitting near the bottom of the standings and on pace for its worst season since 1990.
With about five weeks to go in a lost season, the Braves (54-73) have dropped 31 of 43 games and are used to playing before sparse crowds at Turner Field.
A three-game series against the last-place Rockies this week failed to attract an announced turnout of even 20,000, though things should pick up this weekend when the New York Yankees visit Atlanta.
The Braves made that clear last winter when they began dealing away their most valuable assets, all with an eye toward building another contending team by the time they move into a new suburban stadium in 2017.
Even with all those moves, which brought in few major leaguers and largely helped re-stock a depleted farm system, the Braves approached the All-Star break with a .500 record and some thoughts of improbably contending for a playoff spot.
With that, general manager John Hart raised the white flag and put everyone with a bit of value on the market.
After the deadline for making non-waiver trades, Hart completed his season-long quest to dump third baseman Chris Johnson in a deal that left little doubt the Braves are far more concerned with 2017 than they are this season or next.