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Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:07

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, workers at Newport News Shipbuilding prepare the bow section of the nuclear powered Virginia class submarine, USS Illinois, to be moved into the new submarine building facility at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. With some U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s submarine force said Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, that the military is turning to private companies such as Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels.


Apology for 'Muslim Birmingham' claim

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:04
A US terrorism commentator apologises for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during an interview on Fox News.
Categories: BBC World News

Itineraries: A Touch to Ease Stress

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:01
In November, OTG, which designs, builds and operates airport dining outlets, began installing iPads at Newark Liberty International Airport.






First Look: Green Bay Packers

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:01
Here's our First Look at the Green Bay Packers, Seattle's opponent in the NFC Championship game Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
Categories: Sports Center

Oil price falls to six-year low

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:00
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen again taking it to a six-year low.
Categories: BBC World News

Volkswagen, Ford take top awards at the Detroit auto show

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:00
Ford's big move to aluminum for the body of its flagship F-150 truck has helped it garner some additional material: The hardware that comes with the North American Truck of the Year Award.

UN to hold meeting Jan. 22 on growth of anti-Semitism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism on Jan. 22 in response to a request from dozens of nations, including Israel, the United States and all European Union members.

Pacific Northwest Book Awards announced

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:59
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced its 2015 awards. Chosen from 250 entries, they include three novels, a food memoir and two children's books. Here are the winners:

Egypt acquits 26 men in trial over police raid on gays

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:48
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation inside the courtroom as some of the defendants uncovered their faces and wept openly in relief.

Nigeria estimates Baga deaths at 150

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:47
Nigeria says the number of casualties in an assault by Boko Haram on the town of Baga last week was lower than previously believed.
Categories: BBC World News

Charges dismissed against Ohio school superintendent in rape case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
By Elizabeth Daley STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) - Prosecutors said they would drop charges against an Ohio school superintendent, accused of obstruction of justice in a rape case involving a 16-year-old girl, in exchange for his resignation. Michael McVey, 51, a high school superintendent with Steubenville City Schools, agreed to resign and never accept another position with the district before an Ohio judge on Monday. ...

State girls basketball rankings -- 4A, 3A, 2A

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
Here are the latest state girls basketball rankings for 4A, 3A and 2A.

Updated Super Bowl odds show Seahawks even more of a favorite

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
Here are a bunch of updated NFL and Super Bowl odds from Bovada.

Is Keystone still necessary as oil, gasoline prices dip?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:41

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troopsFrance ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.


Federal judge weighs marijuana's classification

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:39
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin.

G.O.P. Governors Face Test in Shift on Ideological Agendas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:37
Republican governors taking their oaths this month have expressed more muted, less-ideological priorities, but are likely to be challenged by conservative lawmakers.






Colorado patient won't be tested for Ebola: state health officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:36
DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored for Ebola at a Denver hospital is now considered low risk for the deadly virus and does not yet warrant testing, Colorado health officials said on Monday. The individual, who had a history of travel to an Ebola-affected country, was referred to Denver Health Medical Center after developing a fever, the Colorado Department of Health Medical Center said in a written statement. "In consultation this morning with CDC (U.S. ...

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:34

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, health care tax form 1095-A in seen in Washington. If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get those forms out in time, creating the risk of delayed tax refunds for millions of consumers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.


Life for killer who met boy online

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:30
A computer engineer is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming.
Categories: BBC World News