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E.P.A. Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:38
The agency said the rules were designed to ensure that oil and gas companies reduced waste and sold more gas that would otherwise be lost.









Clinton endorsed by 2 ex-South Carolina governors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:38

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting endorsements from two former Democratic governors in the early-voting state of South Carolina, including one who helped lead President Barack Obama's first campaign.


First Draft: White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staff Member

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:37
The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member, officials said Tuesday, adding a longtime advocate for transgender rights to the office of presidential personnel.









Hurricane Sandy’s Red Tape Makes a Veteran Say, ‘I’d Rather Go Back to Fallujah’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:34
A recent letter from FEMA to 142,000 homeowners acknowledged that its procedures may have been seriously flawed, and that they may be eligible for additional payment. But the storm victims have been hesitant to face more red tape.









How one migrant made it in the US

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:30
How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
Categories: BBC World News

S Sudan fighting after deal fails

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:30
Rebels accuse South Sudan's government of resuming attacks after President Salva Kiir fails to sign a peace deal aimed at ending the civil war.
Categories: BBC World News

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

NBA - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]

Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

NBA - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.
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Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Acid attack survivor's beauty campaign

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:25
An Indian woman who survived an acid attack is trying to help other survivors reclaim their pride at her beauty salon.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama hires first transgender worker

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:24
The White House hires its first openly transgender full-time member of staff, called Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, officials confirm.
Categories: BBC World News

Raging U.S. wildfires burn homes, force evacuations, kill horses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:23

Smoke rises from the TePee Springs fire in the Payette National Forest near Riggins, IdahoBy David Ryder and Laura Zuckerman CHELAN, Wash./SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Dozens of wildfires burning across the drought-parched U.S. Northwest on Tuesday have destroyed scores of structures, sparked evacuation orders for thousands of people, and killed at least 27 wild horses. More than 100 homes have been destroyed since Friday in Washington state, Idaho and Oregon, authorities said. About 200 U.S. soldiers have been called in to reinforce civilian firefighters battling almost 90 blazes that have blackened more than 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) across the country's arid West.


Suspect in fatal Seattle-area shooting spree held on $5 million bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:22
Nathen Ryan Terault, 34, was charged on Monday with first-degree murder, robbery and a dozen counts of assault, among other crimes, Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist's office said in a statement. Lindquist's office said the episode began when officers tried to pull over Terault for speeding on Aug. 11. It said he eventually ditched his car near the home of 71-year-old Richard Johnson, about 40 miles south of Seattle, and shot the man twice, killing him.

VIDEO: Police stop speeding car to deliver baby

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:21
When Seattle police officer Anthony Reynolds pulled over a car he had observed speeding and jumping red lights, little did he suspect that he would be helping to deliver a baby.
Categories: BBC World News

Campers killed by tree limb in Yosemite were teenage boys

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:21
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Two young campers killed by a falling tree limb in Yosemite National Park have been identified as 14-year-old boys from Orange County in Southern California.

A Court Ordered Washington State to Fix the Unfair Way It Pays Teachers—by ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:21

Slate Magazine (blog)

A Court Ordered Washington State to Fix the Unfair Way It Pays Teachers—by ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
A decadeslong standoff over school funding in Washington state reached a dramatic climax last week when the state's Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to pay a fine of $100,000 a day until lawmakers figure out a more equitable way to fund K–12 ...
Washington State Gets Failing Grade On School FundingCBS Local

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