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US state regulators hire outside lawyer in rare dispute with SEC

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:19
WASHINGTON: State securities regulators have hired a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer to help them win a rare and high-stakes jurisdictional dispute with the SEC.

Chief: 25 could be detained in airport bag thefts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:18

A passenger enters the terminal Thursday March 27, 2014 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Police say six people were arrested Wednesday March 26, 2014, after officers served more than two dozen search warrants after a months-long investigation into baggage theft at Los Angeles International Airport. Officials say those arrested were primarily employees or ex-employees of contracting companies hired to handle luggage and do not work for the airport itself. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say as many as 25 baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport could be detained by the end of an investigation into the theft of thousands of dollars in valuables from luggage.

Seahawks add free agent cornerback Phillip Adams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:18
The Seahawks have signed free agent cornerback Phillip Adams, according to a report from

SPD's Jim Pugel to retire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:18
Assistant Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel has decided to retire, effective Monday, ending a 31-year career in which he served a stint as interim police chief during one of the most tumultuous times in the department's history.

‘Sabotage’: Thriller goes down in a hail of bad words, deeds

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16
A 1.5-star review of “Sabotage,” a dreary, hyperviolent thriller about a phenomenally foulmouthed team of DEA commandos who steal $10 million in cartel cash and then are serially bumped off in extremely gruesome ways. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars.

Whipping up the classics, from British films to ‘Raiders’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16
Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include the “As You Like” film series; the Human Rights Watch Film Festival; and ’80s films “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Raising Arizona.”

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16

‘Ernest & Celestine’: a mouse, a bear, a forbidden friendship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16
A 3.5-star movie review of “Ernest & Celestine,” a funny, lovely story of the forbidden friendship between a mouse and a bear. It won France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for an Oscar.

McPhee heads AP All-State Girls Basketball Teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16
Brittany McPhee of Mount Rainier heads the Associated Press All-State Girls Basketball Teams, as voted on by a panel of sports writers from across the state.

Insurance sign-ups surge in final days

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:16
In the last few days that people can buy health insurance for this year, the state is at last seeing a surge in sign ups.

Mandatory porn site age checks urged

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.
Categories: BBC World News

Potential Crackdown on Russia Risks Also Punishing Western Oil Companies

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:13
Any stricter sanctions on Russia for its occupation of Crimea would likely be opposed by Exxon Mobil, BP and other companies with projects in Russia.

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:12
How Putin recreated the Soviet Union of his childhood
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:10
By Jon Herskovitz and Lisa Maria Garza AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld a Texas law on Thursday that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable regulation. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found on Thursday that a federal judge erred last year in blocking the law. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed it to go into effect but had sent parts of the case back to the appeals court for review. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges, the ability to admit a patient for treatment at a hospital usually by being recognized as a doctor who can use hospital facilities, at an adequately equipped hospital within 30 miles of their practice.

President Obama Meets With Pope Francis

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:09
President Obama and Pope Francis on Thursday skirted social issues that have generated tension between some Roman Catholic leaders and the president.

Why the Seahawks will be fine without Jared Allen

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:09
The Seahawks didn’t lose free agent Jared Allen. They never had him, and the Super Bowl champions need to stick to their well-thought-plan to uncover underrated talent in free agency and the NFL draft.
Categories: Sports Center

The Mariners’ Nick Franklin is working on becoming an outfielder

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:04
With the starting shortstop job going to Brad Miller, Nick Franklin has been working on becoming an outfielder so he can contribute to the Mariners.
Categories: Sports Center

Richard Sherman trash talks a kitten?

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:01
This is pretty funny. ...
Categories: Sports Center

VIDEO: 'Inch by inch' search of mudslide area

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:00
Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief Steve Mason explains the efforts that are going on to try and find victims of the mudslide in Oso, Washington state.
Categories: BBC World News

Can US gas exports change the global market?

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:59
Can US gas exports change the global market?
Categories: BBC World News