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3 postal workers accused of rigging Operation Santa program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:21

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2007 file photo shows the Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in New York. Three New York postal workers have been accused of stealing gifts destined for underprivileged children by rigging the Operation Santa program where they worked. Federal criminal charges including conspiracy and mail fraud against two current and one former postal worker were unsealed Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in federal court. The unsealing came the day the three were arrested.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Three postal workers played the Grinch and stole laptop computers, a toy train, boots and other gifts destined for underprivileged children by rigging the Operation Santa program where they worked, authorities said.


Police in Washington state hunt for escaped convict - Reuters

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:18

Police in Washington state hunt for escaped convict
Reuters
A work crew supervisor noticed the two men had fled an area where they had been clearing brush and trimming bushes at the Clark Rifles Range in southern Washington state on Tuesday, Larch Corrections Center spokeswoman Danette Gadberry said.

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Your Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:18
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the day’s big stories.







Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:15

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans discussed a proposal Wednesday to temporarily help millions of people who could lose federal health care subsidies should the Supreme Court annul the aid, which has been a pillar of President Barack Obama’s health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.


Third day of practice rounds at U.S. Open

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:15
The third practice round for this week's U.S. Open is under way at Chambers Bay in University Place on Wednesday.
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Third day of practice rounds at U.S. Open

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:15
The third practice round for this week's U.S. Open is under way at Chambers Bay in University Place on Wednesday.
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Third day of practice rounds at U.S. Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:15
The third practice round for this week's U.S. Open is under way at Chambers Bay in University Place on Wednesday.

ACLU sues Idaho in push to improve public defender system

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:14

American Civil Liberties Union -Idaho spokesman Leo Morales, standing with ACLU attorneys at the Statehouse in Boise, announces a federal lawsuit over over Idaho's patchwork public defense system on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Boise. The civil rights group contends that state officials have known for at least five years that high case loads, low budgets and a system that changes from county to county means that low-income defendants aren’t being fairly represented in court. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A national civil liberties group has brought its fight to overhaul the criminal defense system for low-income defendants to Idaho with a lawsuit that says the state hasn't done enough to make sure poor people are being fairly represented.


Malaysian opposition falls apart

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:14
Malaysia's precarious opposition alliance collapses just months after its leader, Anwar Ibrahim, was jailed for sodomy.
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U.S. regulators compile Takata recall data from automakers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:13

A flag with the Takata logo flies alongside an American flag outside the Takata Corporation in Auburn HillsAutomakers affected by the Takata air bag inflator recall have loaded the ID numbers of millions of recalled vehicles into a searchable system, allowing consumers and government officials to examine the data, U.S. safety regulators said on Wednesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will begin combing through the filings of 11 automakers to see how their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) match with information provided earlier by Takata Corp . "We’ll revise that number if necessary," NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said.


FAA investigating close call at Chicago’s Midway Airport

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:13
CHICAGO (AP) — Two passenger jets began to take off at the same time on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, prompting a controller to shout over the radio for one of the pilots to halt to avoid a collision, aviation officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating Tuesday night’s near collision  […]
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FAA investigating close call at Chicago’s Midway Airport

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:13
CHICAGO (AP) — Two passenger jets began to take off at the same time on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, prompting a controller to shout over the radio for one of the pilots to halt to avoid a collision, aviation officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating Tuesday night’s near collision  […]
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FAA investigating close call at Chicago’s Midway Airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:13
CHICAGO (AP) — Two passenger jets began to take off at the same time on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, prompting a controller to shout over the radio for one of the pilots to halt to avoid a collision, aviation officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating Tuesday night’s near collision  […]

Police in Washington state hunt for escaped convict

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:11
Police in Washington state were hunting on Wednesday for the second of two non-violent prisoners who escaped from an outside-prison work crew cleaning up a gun range, a spokeswoman for the minimum-security corrections facility said. A work crew supervisor noticed the two men had fled an area where they had been clearing brush and trimming bushes at the Clark Rifles Range in southern Washington state on Tuesday, Larch Corrections Center spokeswoman Danette Gadberry said. Fugitive Randall Marlow, 44, convicted of theft and other property crimes, was being pursued by about two dozen Department of Corrections officials backed by local law enforcement, Gadberry said.

Foster Farms suspends 5 after undercover video shows abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:08

Bob Barker, former host of “The Price is Right” and a longtime animal rights advocate, speaks during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Barker criticized poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group released video showing chickens being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while still alive. California-based Foster Farms says it has suspended five employees. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.


WSU lab at heart of Chipotle’s quest to make a better tortilla

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:05
The goal: create a tortilla that is as soft, pliant and tasty as something an abuelita might make in her kitchen but one that can be produced on a vast scale.
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WSU lab at heart of Chipotle’s quest to make a better tortilla

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:05
The goal: create a tortilla that is as soft, pliant and tasty as something an abuelita might make in her kitchen but one that can be produced on a vast scale.
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WSU lab at heart of Chipotle’s quest to make a better tortilla

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:05
The goal: create a tortilla that is as soft, pliant and tasty as something an abuelita might make in her kitchen but one that can be produced on a vast scale.

Capitalism is a ‘Dirty’ business in Andrew Hinderaker’s play

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:01
A review of the play “Dirty,” by Andrew Hinderaker, co-presented by Washington Ensemble Theatre and ACT Lab.
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Capitalism is a ‘Dirty’ business in Andrew Hinderaker’s play

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:01
A review of the play “Dirty,” by Andrew Hinderaker, co-presented by Washington Ensemble Theatre and ACT Lab.
Categories: Sports Center