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The Latest: Teachers’ union wants local control for district

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:49

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Detroit teachers’ union president says emergency manager Darnell Earley’s decision to step down is a step in returning the district to local control. Ivy Bailey said Tuesday that “appointing another emergency manager […]

The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:48

This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley at a news conference in Saginaw, Mich. Earley, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit's troubled school district, is leaving the job about 4½ months early, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):


UN Group: Arrest of Washington State Woman in Mexico Illegal - ABC News

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:46

UN Group: Arrest of Washington State Woman in Mexico Illegal
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A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico's 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed. Nestora Salgado is a resident of the Seattle suburb of Renton who ...

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Clinton’s narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:46

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders — and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters. Topping the list of concerns is Clinton’s staggering disadvantage with young voters, a crucial Democratic constituency that overwhelmingly sided with Sanders. Clinton supporters are also worried that the […]
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Clinton’s narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:46

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders — and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters. Topping the list of concerns is Clinton’s staggering disadvantage with young voters, a crucial Democratic constituency that overwhelmingly sided with Sanders. Clinton supporters are also worried that the […]
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Clinton’s narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:46

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders — and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters. Topping the list of concerns is Clinton’s staggering disadvantage with young voters, a crucial Democratic constituency that overwhelmingly sided with Sanders. Clinton supporters are also worried that the […]

Toyota Credit settles US discrimination allegations

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:44

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Credit Corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the settlement Tuesday. A government investigation found that dealers were marking up interest rates on loans to minority […]
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Toyota Credit settles US discrimination allegations

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:44

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Credit Corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the settlement Tuesday. A government investigation found that dealers were marking up interest rates on loans to minority […]
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Toyota Credit settles US discrimination allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:44

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Credit Corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the settlement Tuesday. A government investigation found that dealers were marking up interest rates on loans to minority […]

Arizona-Washington St. Preview - CBSSports.com

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:41

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Arizona-Washington St. Preview
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Arizona opens a two-game swing through the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday night when it takes on a Washington State team that sits last in the Pac-12. The Wildcats climbed to No. 7 in the poll after a 94-82 win at Arizona State in their conference ...
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Expert: Deputy justifiably shot unarmed man over dark object

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:41
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy justifiably shot and paralyzed an unarmed black man because the man's actions made the deputy believe he was drawing a gun and was about to shoot him, a police training expert told a federal court jury Tuesday.

US Education official apologizes for judgment, collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:40

 Investigation of the CIO' on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's chief information officer collapsed Tuesday after undergoing grueling questioning from lawmakers about his work on side businesses with subordinates, failure to pay taxes on his profits and award of a government contract to a friend's company.


Chicago schools to cut spending after teachers reject offer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will cut about $165 million from its current budget through layoffs and lower pension contributions after its contract offer to teachers was rejected on Monday, school Chief Executive Forrest Claypool said on Tuesday. "We do not want to do this," Claypool told reporters, referring to the planned cuts. Bond investors became skittish last week over proposed legislation backed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and fellow Republicans to take over the troubled school system and potentially allow it to file for municipal bankruptcy.

House GOP to vote to repeal Obama's health care law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans launched their latest, doomed try to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Tuesday. With no chance of succeeding, the House vote was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Controller: Mismanaged mail a big problem in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:38

 Mismanaged mail a big problem in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia officials unveiled some serious mismanagement at the city's mail distribution center.


Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:35

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus an international emergency. A spike in the number of Brazilian babies born with brain defects and abnormally small heads […]
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Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:35

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus an international emergency. A spike in the number of Brazilian babies born with brain defects and abnormally small heads […]
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Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:35

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus an international emergency. A spike in the number of Brazilian babies born with brain defects and abnormally small heads […]

Oklahoma ex-school band director charged with having sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:34
A former Oklahoma school band director was arrested on Tuesday on charges of having sex with a girl under his direction when he was working at a middle school, police said. Kyle Whitmus, 33, faces five counts of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 14, the Oklahoma State Board of Investigation said. Investigators believe Whitmus had a sexual relationship with a preteen girl at the Luther Middle School just east of Oklahoma City.

Report finds issues in state's response to Baltimore unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — Weaknesses in Maryland's response to last year's civil unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray included the inexperience of some emergency management staff and reliance on inaccurate information, according to a new state report.