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Ex-Virginia governor, wife request separate trials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:16
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are asking a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case.

Wednesday Memo: Report: Mudslide hill dangerous ... Police shootout ... Garrison Keillor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:09
Snohomish County's own report said the hill that gave way and led to the deadly mudslide area was dangerous. Why is it that reports such as this surface only after the damage is done. You have to ask, "Was anyone paying attention? Snohomish County? The developers who built homes the path of the slid

Child welfare: Continue federal home-visiting program funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:07
We applaud King County Sheriff John Urquhart’s guest column “How visits to families with young children helps law enforcement” [Opinion, March 21]. As stated, home-visiting programs enhance public safety and save taxpayer dollars.

Obama pays tribute to WWI at Flanders Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:07
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to American troops who died a century ago in the struggle to save Europe in World War I.

Testers say federal health care website runs slow

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:07
If you're waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, a little extra patience might come in handy.

NTSB issues safety alert on wrong airport landings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:06
(Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday about how airplane pilots can avoid the "potentially catastrophic mistake" of landing at the wrong airport. The regulator's move followed an incident in January in which a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in Branson, Missouri; The alert outlined five measures pilots can take to avoid a wrong airport landing, and provides additional flight safety resources.

Jared Allen signs with the Bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:05
While you were sleeping  this morning, the Chicago Bears announced they had signed defensive end Jared Allen.

Conn. girl placed in Mass. custody in care dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:03
BOSTON (AP) — A Connecticut girl has been placed in the permanent custody of Massachusetts child welfare officials amid a legal dispute involving different medical diagnoses by two hospitals.

Conn. girl placed in Mass. custody in care dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:03
BOSTON (AP) — A Connecticut girl has been placed in the permanent custody of Massachusetts child welfare officials amid a legal dispute involving different medical diagnoses by two hospitals.

Father: Military policeman was shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:03

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) — Navy officials are searching for answers about what might have motivated a civilian to approach a docked destroyer, struggle with security personnel, disarm a sailor, then shoot and kill a military policeman coming to help.


Father: Military policeman was shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:03

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) — Navy officials are searching for answers about what might have motivated a civilian to approach a docked destroyer, struggle with security personnel, disarm a sailor, then shoot and kill a military policeman coming to help.


More ships waiting on Houston Channel cleanup: Coast Guard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:58

Firefighters work to extinguish a five-alarm blaze at a massive multi-story luxury apartment complex under construction in HoustonMore ships were waiting on Wednesday morning to sail through the Houston Ship Channel as the cleanup of a Saturday fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The number of ships waiting to move to the port of Houston through the channel, the waterway through which more than a tenth of U.S. refining capacity receives crude oil, had risen by 12 overnight to 87, the Coast Guard said. To limit the spread of fuel oil floating in Galveston Bay, the Coast Guard stopped ship movements overnight when darkness would prevent crews from seeing the thick, black substance in the channel. As of Wednesday morning, 51 ships were waiting to sail to the port of Houston and 36 were waiting to sail outbound.


20-year sentence for 2003 murder in Ephrata

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:46
EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A killer at the age of 12, the now 23-year-old Evan Savoie has been sentenced in Ephrata, Wash., to 20 years in prison.

Secret Service agent found drunk in hotel room

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:43

Members of the US Secret Service's Counter Assault Team, known in the agency as CAT, are seen before boarding helicopters at a landing zone in Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday. The three agents were benched for "disciplinary reasons," said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan, declining to elaborate. Donovan said the incident was prior to Obama's arrival Monday in the country and did not compromise the president's security in any way.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.


Portugal’s Move to Sell Miró Works Raises Debate of Preservation vs. Privatization

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:43
Since the onset of the euro crisis, nations have sought to shed state assets. But some see the sale of cultural heritage as a step too far.
    

Portugal’s Move to Sell Miró Works Raises Debate of Preservation vs. Privatization

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:43
Since the onset of the euro crisis, nations have sought to shed state assets. But some see the sale of cultural heritage as a step too far.
    

Obama Pays Tribute at Graves of World War I Soldiers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:37
The president laid a wreath and visited the graves of three American privates who died at Flanders Fields in Belgium.
    

Obama Pays Tribute at Graves of World War I Soldiers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:37
The president laid a wreath and visited the graves of three American privates who died at Flanders Fields in Belgium.
    

Grace period on 'Obamacare' deadline

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:36
The Obama administration extends the 31 March deadline for those unable to get medical insurance in time under the healthcare law.
Categories: BBC World News

BoE in China currency clearing deal

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:32
The Bank of England and the People's Bank of China agree a plan to make London a hub for Chinese currency clearing and settlement.
Categories: BBC World News