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2 charged with beating actor in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men have been charged with assaulting an actor who had told them to leave a Hollywood parking lot where they were driving wildly on Thanksgiving.

Done deal: Mariners announce seven-year extension for Kyle Seager

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Mariners. He will be paid $7.5 million each of the first two years of the deal, allowing the team financial flexibility to sign DH Nelson Cruz and possibly others.

Another glitch afflicts an estimated 6,000 exchange customers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
About 6,000 enrollments in health plans offered by the Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange were improperly canceled because of an error, according to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which manages the exchange.

Three dead, two dozen hurt after Tennessee school buses collide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Tuesday afternoon after a school bus crossed a concrete median on a Tennessee highway and crashed into another school bus traveling in the opposite direction, police said. Two young girls from the Knox County Schools and a woman who worked as a teacher's aide died in the crash that happened just before 3 p.m., Knoxville police said. "It's a horrible tragedy," Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told a news conference aired by WATE television news. "Our hearts go out to these families who have lost loved ones today ... ...

At local motels, no room for the homeless, paid or not

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
When you’re poor enough, sometimes even money can’t buy you a room for the night.

Reno gunman had depression when he killed doctor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:03
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man who fatally shot a doctor and critically injured two other people before killing himself in a Reno medical office a year ago was suffering from depression and kept a manifesto raging about the pain and suffering he blamed on what he believed was a botched vasectomy, a new police report said Tuesday.

2 children, adult killed in Tenn. school bus crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:03
Two buses bringing children home from school collided on a Tennessee highway Tuesday afternoon, killing two students and an adult and injuring another 27 people.

Obama Is Said to Pick Ashton Carter, Physicist and Ex-Deputy, as Defense Secretary

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:03
President Obama has settled on Mr. Carter, the Pentagon’s former chief weapons buyer, but is waiting for him to be vetted before making a formal announcement, officials said.






Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki catching on

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:02
Injuries were a problem for tight end Tony Moeaki early in his career. But he caught on with the Seahawks this season and has been a major contributor in recent weeks.

Ross Connors: Best football player in Bellevue history?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:01
Coaches say his “nose for the ball” sets him apart for the Wolverines, who seek a seventh straight state 3A title Friday night.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby sued by Southern California woman claiming he abused her in 1970s when she was 15.

Former Seattle City Council aide weighing 4th District bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:01
He recently left his job as aide to Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, his resume is packed with government work and he shares his views via a self-published Northeast Seattle newsletter called 4 to Explore.

2 children, adult killed in Tenn. school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:57

Authorities work the scene of an accident involving two school buses in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Two school buses have collided on a Tennessee highway, injuring at least 20 people. Darrell DeBusk, a Knoxville police spokesman, says three people who were most seriously injured were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. At least 17 additional students were being transported to East Tennessee Children's Hospital with minor injuries. There was no immediate word on what caused the crash or the exact condition of those who were injured. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two buses bringing children home from school collided on a Tennessee highway Tuesday afternoon, killing two students and an adult and injuring another 27 people.


Netanyahu Fires Ministers and Calls for Elections

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:54
The move by Israel’s prime minister comes after days of intense political bickering with centrists in his coalition.






Indianapolis council rejects Ferguson-inspired sign ban

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:50

The sign ban was floated by GOP councilman in response to "hands up, don't shoot" signs.

       

Cut scholarships but halt tuition hike at California universities: lawmakers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:44

Students walk towards dorm rooms as new UCLA students move into campus residence halls in preparation for the new school year, in Los AngelesBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A group of California lawmakers has proposed gutting a much-touted middle-class scholarship program for students at California's two public university systems, the latest salvo in tense negotiations over funding. Democrats in the state Senate on Tuesday proposed shutting down the scholarship program and using the money to avoid controversial tuition hikes approved for the prestigious University of California, increasing funding for that system as well as the California State University. ...


Michigan high court OKs drunken judge's suspension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:41
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered a 90-day suspension for a judge who towed a boat and a trailer at a public boat launch while highly drunk.

As National Guard Prepares to Leave Ferguson, Michael Brown’s Stepfather Faces Investigation

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:38
St. Louis County police officials said they were investigating Louis Head’s comments as part of a broader inquiry into the widespread violence following the grand jury’s decision.






Feds planning new rules on movie captions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:37

Deaf moviegoers say the proposal doesn't go far enough without open captioning.

       

Australia's growth disappoints

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:35
Australia reports weaker-than-expected economic growth for the July-to-September quarter, largely due to a drop off in mining investment.
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