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Was Jared Allen a need for the Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
The Jared Allen sweepstakes ended Wednesday with the Seahawks being left out in the cold. He chose to dance with the Chicago Bears for four years and $32 million, and now the Seahawks must…do what exactly?

Wednesday morning links, notes and line-ups -- Corey Hart playing in a minor league game today

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
Categories: Sports Center

Was Jared Allen a need for the Seahawks?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
The Jared Allen sweepstakes ended Wednesday with the Seahawks being left out in the cold. He chose to dance with the Chicago Bears for four years and $32 million, and now the Seahawks must…do what exactly?
Categories: Sports Center

Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:59

This combination of images provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows a new solar system object dubbed 2012 VP113, indicated by the yellow arrow, that was observed on November 2012 through a telescope in Chile. New research published in the journal Nature reveals it’s the second object to be discovered in the far reaches of the solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. (AP Photo/Carnegie Institution for Science, Scott S. Sheppard)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.

U.S. Air and Space museum evacuated for suspicious package

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:58
Washington's National Air and Space Museum was evacuated on Wednesday after reports of a suspicious package, and one person was found unconscious in the building, authorities said. A Washington police bomb squad is investigating the package in one of the museum's galleries, said a Smithsonian Institution spokeswoman. A police spokeswoman said officers have blocked off streets around the museum on the National Mall, just a few blocks from the White House.

China rare earth caps 'break rules'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:57
China's caps on exports of rare earth elements break global trade rules, the World Trade Organization rules.
Categories: BBC World News

A Murdoch Son Returns to the Top Ranks of His Father’s Companies

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:56
Lachlan Murdoch will share a leadership role with his father, Rupert Murdoch, while another son, James, is elevated in the ranks of 21st Century Fox.

Killed Rwandan 'was rebel adviser'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:50
A murdered ex-Rwandan intelligence chief was advising South African and Tanzanian intelligence as they prepared to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to battle M23, the Rwandan-backed rebel group, the BBC learns.
Categories: BBC World News

Hospital infections less common, new report says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report suggests hospital infections are not as common as previously thought — but still 1 in 25 patients are infected.

Suit filed over abduction from Philly school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a kindergartener abducted from her Philadelphia classroom and found shivering and partially clothed at a playground the next day accused the school district of "reckless indifference" in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

State official investigating Albuquerque shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is launching an investigation of the latest fatal shootings by Albuquerque police.

Video: UW offensive line coach Chris Strausser mic'd up at practice

WA Huskies - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:46
Categories: Sports Center

Michigan won't recognize gay marriage benefits, pending appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:43
(Reuters) - Same-sex marriages performed last week, after a federal judge overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage, were valid but the benefits conferred have been suspended as the ruling has been stayed, pending an appeal, Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday. Clerks in four Michigan counties issued hundreds of marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Saturday after a federal judge in Detroit ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage adopted by voters in 2004 violated the U.S. Constitution. Michigan's attorney general, Bill Schuette, appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which issued a stay on the decision Saturday afternoon and has extended the stay until the court rules on his appeal. Snyder said the same-sex unions performed from the time of U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling until the stay was granted on Saturday were valid when entered into.

Threat to World Cup host city lifted

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:43
The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is confirmed as a host city for this summer's World Cup after key legislation is passed.
Categories: BBC World News

California state Senator Leland Yee arrested: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:41

California State Senator Leland Yee speaks about state budget impasse in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California state Senator Leland Yee was arrested on Wednesday as federal investigators conducted public corruption raids across California, shaking up the election season in the nation's most populous state. In addition, federal authorities arrested Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Peter Lee said, referring to a figure previously convicted in a San Francisco organized crime probe. Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who is currently running for secretary of state, was indicted on public corruption charges, ABC7 News in San Francisco reported on Wednesday.

Military official: Shooter came on base in truck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:39

FILE - In this May 3, 2004 file photo, security personnel wait to inspect vehicles entering Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. A sailor was fatally shot at the world's largest naval base late Monday, March 24, 2014, and security forces killed a male civilian suspect, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Mort Fryman)NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A civilian who disarmed a guard and fatally shot a sailor on a docked destroyer before being killed himself entered the base on a tractor-trailer with a transportation worker's credential, according to the Navy and a military official.

US and EU mull new Russia sanctions

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:38
After talks in Brussels, EU and US leaders say they are considering "deeper sanctions" against Russia if its troops move further into Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

Ohio high school gunman appeals life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:34

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. The age of Lane, a teen gunman in a school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio, is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. Lane's defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a teenager who pleaded guilty to killing three students in a high school cafeteria asked an appeals court Wednesday to toss out his sentence of life without parole because he was 17 at the time of the shooting.

A Success, but Wobbly From the Start

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:28
The New York City program, which has nearly 100,000 annual members, has faced financial concerns as well as issues like forces of nature and misadventures in paperwork.

TSA union: agency needs its own armed officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:28

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday March 26, 2014, that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by the shooting at the airport last fall. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.