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Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments. Her husband — her high school sweetheart and an IT specialist — was an offline kind of guy, though he was surrounded by post-happy loved […]

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media. Trying to gauge which individuals in the United States pose […]
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Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media. Trying to gauge which individuals in the United States pose […]
Categories: Sports Center

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media. Trying to gauge which individuals in the United States pose […]

Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was charged Wednesday in the shooting, which critically wounded real estate agent Gwenevere […]
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Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was charged Wednesday in the shooting, which critically wounded real estate agent Gwenevere […]
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Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:08
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was charged Wednesday in the shooting, which critically wounded real estate agent Gwenevere […]

Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man troubles chief

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than a day after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a homeless man in a struggle near the beach, Chief Charlie Beck was questioning the need to use deadly force in the confrontation. Amid tensions nationwide over police killings of unarmed black men, Beck said he was “very […]
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Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man troubles chief

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than a day after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a homeless man in a struggle near the beach, Chief Charlie Beck was questioning the need to use deadly force in the confrontation. Amid tensions nationwide over police killings of unarmed black men, Beck said he was “very […]
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Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man troubles chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than a day after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a homeless man in a struggle near the beach, Chief Charlie Beck was questioning the need to use deadly force in the confrontation. Amid tensions nationwide over police killings of unarmed black men, Beck said he was “very […]

Baltimore mayor wins praise for seeking federal police probe

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:06
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices. After previously saying she was determined to fix the department’s problems herself, the Democratic mayor announced Wednesday that she has […]
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Baltimore mayor wins praise for seeking federal police probe

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:06
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices. After previously saying she was determined to fix the department’s problems herself, the Democratic mayor announced Wednesday that she has […]
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Baltimore mayor wins praise for seeking federal police probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:06
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices. After previously saying she was determined to fix the department’s problems herself, the Democratic mayor announced Wednesday that she has […]

Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
HONOLULU (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won’t be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault. If convicted, the women would have to register as sex offenders and could spend up to a year in jail, while […]
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Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
HONOLULU (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won’t be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault. If convicted, the women would have to register as sex offenders and could spend up to a year in jail, while […]
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Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
HONOLULU (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won’t be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault. If convicted, the women would have to register as sex offenders and could spend up to a year in jail, while […]

Relative: Marathon bomber followed older brother’s lead

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
BOSTON (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says Tsarnaev was close to his brother and followed his older sibling’s lead. Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of Tsarnaev’s sister Ailina, also testified in the sentencing phase of the trial about a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev’s older brother toward a […]
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Relative: Marathon bomber followed older brother’s lead

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
BOSTON (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says Tsarnaev was close to his brother and followed his older sibling’s lead. Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of Tsarnaev’s sister Ailina, also testified in the sentencing phase of the trial about a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev’s older brother toward a […]
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Relative: Marathon bomber followed older brother’s lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
BOSTON (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says Tsarnaev was close to his brother and followed his older sibling’s lead. Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of Tsarnaev’s sister Ailina, also testified in the sentencing phase of the trial about a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev’s older brother toward a […]

Volcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt. Increased earthquake activity at Mount Hakone prompted the Japanese Meteorological Agency to raise the alert level earlier this week to 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the […]
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