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Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground, coming to rest just a few hundred feet from the beach and drawing plenty of onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 8 min ago

FILE - This April 14, 2014, file photo shows former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo, as he leaves court at the Edward R. Roybal Federal building in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, Calif., has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison Wednesday April 16, for a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small city just outside Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.

Kyle Anderson, Zach LaVine enter NBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine made it official today, they're leaving UCLA and entering the NBA draft.

Officials investigate response time in 911 killing

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 min ago

This undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows of Richard Kirk. Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home. Police officers arrived just after Kristine Kirk was shot in the head Monday, April 14, 2014, about 15 minutes after she called 911. Police are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the killing. (AP Photo/Denver Police)DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago

Kevin Edson arraigned in Municipal Court and charged with possession of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat in BostonA Boston man who was arrested on Tuesday for walking through the finish area of the Boston Marathon hooded and carrying a black backpack was formally charged on Wednesday with a bomb hoax and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation, officials said. The man, 25-year-old Kevin Edson, was arraigned on charges including making a false bomb threat and possession of a hoax device after telling police officers that he was carrying a "rice cooker," prompting the evacuation of a crowded downtown street that hours earlier had been the site of a memorial for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In that attack, homemade pressure cooker bombs left in backpacks near the finish line killed three people and injured 264.

Roster move coming?

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Update Wednesday morning: A Nick Franklin tweet confirms that he is on his way to Texas via airplane. The Mariners aren't confirming or denying it. But that's standard as they have to wait until his plane actually lands and he's in the ballpark before they make the move.

Yellen Signals Continued Need to Keep Rates Low

New York Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
In a speech in New York, Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said the labor market still needed a lift from monetary policy, despite an improving economy.

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 17 min ago

Kate McClintock, 12, left, Kate Green, 13, and Lilly Bond, 13, look at their smartphones at Lilly's home in Evanston, Ill. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The friends are seventh-graders at Haven Middle School in Evanston, which has been at the center of a controversy over its dress code. Parents and students, including these girls, complain that the school's restrictions on girls' attire, including leggings, is inconsistent and targets girls with certain body types. The district is reviewing the school and district policies. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

BBC World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
Categories: BBC World News

Federal judge strikes down North Dakota 'heartbeat' abortion law

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 21 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked North Dakota from enforcing the country's most restrictive abortion law, a ban on ending a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception. North Dakota's only abortion clinic had challenged the law approved by the state legislature in 2013, and U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland last July had temporarily blocked it from taking effect. "The state of North Dakota has presented no reliable medical evidence to justify the passage of this troubling law," Hovland wrote in a 25-page opinion released on Wednesday. Hovland said the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the constitutional right of women to end a pregnancy before the fetus is determined to be viable for more than 40 years and the federal court is obligated to uphold that precedent.

Family is key to understanding accused Boston bomber: attorney

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 min ago

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston MarathonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The accused Boston Marathon bomber's relationship with family, and particularly with his slain older brother who prosecutors contend helped plan the attack, is key to understanding his case, defense lawyers argued on Wednesday. Attorneys for 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued in federal court that the defendant should be able to meet with his sisters without being monitored by an FBI agent cooperating with prosecutors, and needs access to more information investigators have gathered on his dead brother to mount a full defense to charges that carry the threat of execution. Tsarnaev is accused of planting two homemade bombs with his brother at the finish line of the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 and, three days later, in the shooting death of a university police officer. "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the youngest of three children.

Wednesday Seahawks live chat

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 32 min ago
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Categories: Sports Center

UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

BBC World News - 1 hour 34 min ago
The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
Categories: BBC World News

Morning links: Lots of comings and goings in Pac-12

WA Huskies - 1 hour 35 min ago
On the day the Pac-12 said hello to new California coach Cuonzo Martin, the conference also said goodbye to Arizona stars Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson who are leaving for the NBA.
Categories: Sports Center

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.03 or 1.0 percent, to $3.14. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.14 or 1.1 percent, to $13.12. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago.