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Retractable Super Bowl field gets plenty of TLC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:26
The 92,000-square-foot, 19 million-pound surface at University of Phoenix Stadium was custom ordered by the NFL for the big event and last weekend’s Pro Bowl.

State ranks high in disparity of income gains since recession

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:26
A report concludes that in Washington and and 16 other states, all the income growth from 2009 to 2012 went to the top 1 percent.

‘Empire’ May Provide Fox the Big Hit It Needs

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:23
Ratings for the hip-hop drama lead the network and have increased steadily since the show’s introduction, lifting Fox out of last place in the network ratings war.

Open Source: Egypt Condemns Western Outrage at Fatal Shooting of Protester

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:21
The Foreign Ministry expressed dismay that the killing of a female activist in Cairo had drawn widespread condemnation from the West.

Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill for Murder

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:16
The execution ended a long legal fight that led to several court-ordered reprieves and frequently tested the state’s standards for capital punishment.

Storm That Glanced at Region Hit Hard in New England

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:15
High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England as the storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power.

Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:14

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Garcia Glenn White. Garcia White faces lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 for fatally stabbing twin 16-year-old girls at a Houston apartment where their mother also was killed. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:11

snowNEW YORK (AP) — New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system — a loss that wasn't crippling overall but had the biggest impact on small businesses and hourly workers.

Leaders in New York and New Jersey Defend Shutdown for a Blizzard That Wasn’t

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:10
The winter weather laid bare the civic and political high-wire act of the modern snowstorm.

Manus detainees 'to be sent home'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:08
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.
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Ga. executes man who killed fellow inmate; his lawyers argued he was intellectually disabled

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:07
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Ga. executes man who killed fellow inmate; his lawyers argued he was intellectually disabled .

Spy agency employee was flying drone that crashed at White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:06

U.S. President Obama walks with Saudi King Salman at Erga Palace in RiyadhAn employee of a U.S. spy agency has confessed to operating a small drone that crashed on the grounds of the White House, the agency said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of incidents that raised questions about the president's security. A spokesman for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) said that an off-duty employee had told the U.S. Secret Service, which guards the presidential mansion, that he had been flying the four-propellor drone when it crashed on Monday. The NGA is a Defense Department agency whose principal job is to analyze photographs taken by spy planes and satellites. The spokesman said that the Secret Service was investigating and at this point the man was not facing disciplinary action.

Couple in Ga. shot dead after responding to Craigslist offer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:03
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:02

Keith Hardison, director of the Division of State Historic Sites & Properties, left, talks about Private Luke Martin's life as a member of the First North Carolina Colored Troops to Harvey Gooding, president of the modern Civil War reenactors for the 37th Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Private Luke Martin's weapons were on display at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center on Saturday, June 21, 2014, along with North Carolina's copy of the 13th Amendment. (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Sara Pezzoni)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.

Media day Patriots' quotage: head coach Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Browner, Devin McCourty

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:01
So there are a mountain of press conference transcripts being released by the NFL. Here's a few of the more important or more interesting ones from the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady didn't say much. Darrell Revis talked about his comparisons to Richard Sherman and who is the bes
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Seahawks 12th Fan of the Week: Cheers from Iceland

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:01
The Seattle Times highlighted a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan predicted the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.
Categories: Sports Center

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:57

Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Vandenburg and Cory Batey, two former Vanderbilt football players, are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo, Pool)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

American Bible Society moving from New York to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:53
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia after almost two centuries in New York City.

Apple’s China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in Earnings

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:53
The introduction of a large-screen iPhone in China helped propel Apple’s profit to $18 billion and its revenue to nearly $75 billion.

Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:50

In this Nov. 5, 2014 photo, a person walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.