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GM John Schneider: Seahawks can't veer from plan with Lynch

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:46
Are you getting concerned about Lynch? “You know, no. Everybody loves Beast Mode. We love him and respect the guy. I think what he’s done in this community, for this franchise, is outstanding. It’s one of those deals where you can never get inside somebody’s head. We’re
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Marshawn Lynch still a no-show; Seahawks officially sign 3

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:46
The Seahawks have officially announced a few roster moves this morning.
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Washington ferry loses power in Puget Sound

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:42
SEATTLE -- The Washington state ferry Tacoma lost power while on a run and got stuck in the middle of Puget Sound Tuesday afternoon, stranding hundreds on board. The Tacoma was traveling from Seattle to Bainbridge Island with 405 passengers and 138 cars on board when it lost propulsion just before 1 p.m.  "At first I was a little nervous, and I wanted to pay attention to my surroundings and ...

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:36

William Schmid, 18 months, of Gardners, Pa., plays outside the Crayola Experience attraction Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Easton, Pa. Crayola announced Tuesday it will build a second attraction at The Florida Mall in Orlando, Fla., to open in summer 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new place does well.

England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:35
England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump.
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How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:33
The Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:33

FILE - This April 14, 2014 file photo shows a section of the I-75 Phase II modernization project under way in Dayton, Ohio. The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels. Under a schedule outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the Senate would take up that bill Tuesday. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation — billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:32
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was walking home after playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends when he was hit in the back by 10 bullets.

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:32

Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks to the media at a homeless shelter Monday, July 28, 2014, in Lewiston, Maine. LePage, the governor of the state with the largest percentage of white people, placed thousands of miles from the southern border, has thrust the issue of immigration to the forefront with his criticism over the federal government's placement of eight immigrants in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

Safety board finds fault in derailment, response

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:32
Systemic errors led to a 2012 train derailment in New Jersey that released a dangerous gas into the air, sickening residents and emergency responders, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a scathing report.

Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:31

FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.

U.S. marshals released from hospital following New York shootout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:27
Two U.S. marshals wounded in a shootout in New York's upscale Greenwich Village neighborhood were released from the hospital on Tuesday, while a police detective remained hospitalized in stable condition, officials said. The three officers were attempting to arrest 32-year-old Charles Mozdir on Monday on child molestation charges filed in the San Diego area, when Mozdir opened fire in the smoke shop where he worked, authorities said. Mozdir was recently on CNN's "The Hunt" reality television show with former "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, which sets out to catch fugitives, said U.S. Marshals spokeswoman Lynzey Donahue. Greenwich Village, a lower Manhattan neighborhood whose residents include celebrities and New York University students, rarely experiences violent crime.

Four California teens charged in murder of China graduate student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:27
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four teenagers were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a graduate student from China not far from the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Two of the suspects, 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen and Andrew Garcia, 18, could face the death penalty if they are found guilty at trial in the high-profile case. The other two suspects, aged 16 and 17, were also charged with first-degree murder but will not face the death penalty if they are convicted because they are minors, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:25
More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead.
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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:19

Clean air advocates cheer as Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, speaks at a rally outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

UW releases another teaser video

WA Huskies - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:16
Well, this is pretty neat:
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Guards at New York City jail accused of drug trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:10
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three guards at New York City's Rikers Island Correctional Facility have been indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into the city's largest jail complex and selling contraband to inmates, authorities said on Tuesday. The charges stem from a investigation involving wire taps and undercover agents posing as friends and family members of inmates who met up with the Department of Correction officers, according to the city Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. The prosecutor's office alleged that the officers accepted contraband pills and payment from the undercover agents. Two officers face charges of drug possession and trafficking narcotics, including cocaine and the powerful painkiller oxycodone, into Rikers Island, along with other contraband, the prosecutor said.

Daniel Halloran Found Guilty of Taking Bribes and Orchestrating Payoffs

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:10
Daniel J. Halloran III, a Queens Republican, was found guilty of bribery, conspiracy and other charges.

Baltimore poised to impose strict new youth curfew

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:10
Baltimore, faced with high crime rates, is set to impose one of the strictest U.S. curfews for young people, with the mayor facing residents on Tuesday to explain the new rules. Backers of the law, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, say it will not criminalize children, but will take them off the street and put them and their families in touch with social services agencies. This is a city and we are going to make sure that we keep our kids safe,” Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, said in May. Rawlings-Blake is holding a meeting on Tuesday night at the University of Baltimore to answer questions from residents about the law. CRIME RATE City Councilman Brandon Scott, who sponsored the bill, said the great majority of his constituents backed the new curfew.

Idaho suspends plan to kill wolves in wilderness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:09
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservationists claimed victory on Tuesday after Idaho wildlife managers suspended the killing of wolves in a protected wilderness area for preying on elk prized by commercial hunters. The state's Department of Fish and Game hired a hunter last year to trap and kill wolves in the central Idaho mountains, responding to complaints from sportsmen who say the wolves threatened big-game animals. The push by state wildfire managers to kill wolves was challenged by a lawsuit from conservation groups represented by the environmental law firm Earthjustice that said it violated principles of limiting human intervention in wilderness areas. Overall, Idaho aims to reduce its total wolf population to 150, from about 600 now, through recreational trapping and hunting, and state wolf-control actions including shooting from aircraft.