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Honor James Brady by taking real action on gun violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
Don’t let James Brady’s life pass without taking real action to enact sensible gun-safety measures, writes Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Stop the blockade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
Guest columnist Dore Gold offers three ways for Israel to deal with Hamas [“How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?” Opinion, Aug. 5].

Second Helpings: Cafe Juanita

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
The big news that Café Juanita will be spiffed up and expanded to include a bar, hopefully by spring, came on the eve of the 3.5-star review that appears today in The Seattle Times. Chef/owner Holly Smith told me she has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Kirkland property, which will

McIlroy halfway leader at US PGA

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.
Categories: BBC World News

Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:40

 Rev. Jim JonesDOVER, Del. (AP) — A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.


Interm Police Chief Harry Bailey to retire from SPD next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:37
Former Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey will retire from the Seattle Police Department for the second time on Friday, Aug. 15, Chief Kathleen O'Toole wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Missing Washington girl was victim of homicide, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:33
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The body of a child found near a mobile home park in Washington state was positively identified on Friday as a missing 6-year-old girl, and police said the death has been ruled a homicide. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the FBI, said an autopsy concluded that the body found Thursday was that of Jenise Wright, who was to have entered the first grade this year. Jenise went to bed on Saturday night in her family home near Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, and was not seen by family members the next day, according to sheriff's deputies. Her parents reported Jenise missing after she failed to show up for Sunday dinner, telling the sheriff's office they had not been alarmed at first because she often wandered around the mobile home park where the family lived.

Missing Washington girl was victim of homicide, police say

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:33
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The body of a child found near a mobile home park in Washington state was positively identified on Friday as a missing 6-year-old girl, and police said the death has been ruled a homicide. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the FBI, said an autopsy concluded that the body found Thursday was that of Jenise Wright, who was to have entered the ...

Inquiry Seeks Twitter User in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Case

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:32
A lawyer for a Twitter user who claimed responsibility for putting white flags on the bridge said the site had received a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a bid to identify his client.

Half a Ton of This, Half a Ton of That: Russia Is Calm Over Food Import Bans

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:30
Retaliatory sanctions against Western products have led to a “buy Russian” campaign and some signs that there were ways around the problem.

Oracle sues Oregon over health exchange fiasco, claiming breach of contract

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:29
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle sues Oregon over health exchange fiasco, claiming breach of contract.

Struggling Woods misses US PGA cut

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:25
Tiger Woods' hopes of appearing at next month's Ryder Cup look bleak after he misses the halfway cut at the US PGA.
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook: Yields on 10-Year Treasuries Fall, Confounding the Experts

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:21
The 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.42 percent with some analysts contending the decline was a response to current events.

Death of Reagan press secretary James Brady ruled a homicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:21

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this file photoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday. Police are investigating Brady's death on Monday as a homicide because of the ruling, Officer Hugh Carew said. Depending on the results of the investigation, gunman John Hinckley Jr., 59, could be charged with Brady's death. Brady, then Reagan's press secretary, was shot in the head by Hinckley during the assassination attempt.


Kansas attorney general to appeal capital rulings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:20

FILE - In this combination of 2013 file photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr. The Kansas Attorney General announced Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate death sentences for two brothers over the fatal shooting of four people in snow-covered soccer field. The Kansas Supreme Court, which overturned their death sentences in July, hasn't upheld a death sentence since the state enacted a new capital punishment law in 1994. (AP Photo/Kansas Department of Corrections)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate death sentences for two brothers over the fatal shootings of four people in a snow-covered soccer field and for another man convicted of killing a couple.


Document: Boy accused of murder wanted to go jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a western Michigan playground told authorities he wanted to go to jail and did not know the victim, according to a court document filed Friday.

Malaysia Steps In to Save Its Reeling National Airline

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:17
The government announced a stock buyback and a restructuring plan for Malaysia Airlines, which has lost two planes this year and is mired in debt.






Virginia governor's wife hid gifts, says corruption trial witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:15

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The wife of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was known among staffers for hiding gifts in the executive mansion, an aide to the governor testified during the first couple's corruption trial on Friday. Matt Conrad, McDonnell's deputy chief of staff, said aides were worried that if some of the gifts hidden by first lady Maureen McDonnell were also intended for the governor they needed to be recorded on financial disclosure forms. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife face 14 counts of corruption and bribery for allegedly accepting the gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for supporting his former company Star Scientific, a dietary supplements maker. Paul Perito, the former chairman and chief operating officer of Star Scientific, now known as Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc, testified that he had no idea of Williams' largesse toward the McDonnells.


State pot sales hit $3.8 million in 1st month

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:13
SEATTLE — During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.

Death of Washington girl, 6, ruled a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:08

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed a body found in the woods near a mobile home park where a Washington girl went missing was that of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, authorities said Friday