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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:20
State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

Obama develops response for escalation in Ukraine, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:19
With tensions rising in Europe and the Middle East, President Obama emphasized that a military response would not resolve either situation.

Reign’s Kim Little is named league MVP

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:19
One day after Reign FC’s Laura Harvey was named the league’s coach of the year, midfielder Kim Little was announced as its Most Valuable Player on Thursday after a vote of journalists, players and team officials.

New roundabout aims to make Hwy. 9 safer in growing Marysville

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16
A new $6.7 million, dual-lane roundabout opens Friday to control speeds on Marysville’s Highway 9, one of many fast-growing, fast-driving areas.

Cybercriminals take largest toll on financial institutions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16
Losses from cybercrime exceeded $23 million, on average, at U.S. financial services companies in fiscal 2013 — the highest average for any sector, according to a Ponemon Institute survey.

FDIC: Banks neared record profit in 2nd quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16
Lending also was up for the quarter, with loan and lease balances growing 2.3 percent — the fastest growth since 2007.

Change the narrative surrounding police

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16
They are not the enemy

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16

This 2005 photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Troy Kastigar. Officials have said that Kastigar, a friend of Douglas McAuthur McCain, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab. In August 2014, U.S. officials confirmed that the 33-year-old McCain was killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.


Tony Stewart will race this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:13
Tony Stewart will end three weeks of seclusion and return to NASCAR racing this weekend in Atlanta, his first public appearance since his car struck and killed a fellow driver at a dirt-track race Aug. 9, Stewart’s team said Thursday.

U.S. levels new Iran sanctions as nuclear talks in limbo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:13

Officials say they're targeting entities helping Iran evade existing sanctions

       

Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
Categories: BBC World News

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11

Rosa ParksDETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.


Farage sights set on more defections

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:10
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook: Businesses Are Winning Cat-and-Mouse Tax Game

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:07
Corporations are finding ways to legally avoid paying federal taxes, causing business income tax revenue to be stagnant.






FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:03
HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

Detroit bankruptcy judge tosses hold-out creditor's charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:01

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitBankruptcy Court judge late on Thursday removed allegations made by one of Detroit's remaining hold-out creditors against mediators in the city's historic municipal bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes chastised Syncora Guarantee Inc for claiming in an Aug. 12 court filing that mediators, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Rosen and attorney Eugene Driker, are biased. James H.M. Sprayregen, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis representing Syncora said they "respectfully disagree with Judge Rhodes." "We still have concerns about the fairness of the mediation process," he said in a statement.


Prosecutors finish closing arguments in McDonnell trial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:55

The defense was to begin closing late Friday in the ex-Va. governor's corruption trial.

       

Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:54
The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday, officials said. The plane went down on Wednesday in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Washington, sending up a thick plume of smoke. More than 100 police and rescue personnel searched the rugged area, backed by helicopters and other aircraft, Massachusetts' Barnes Air National Guard Base said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we are doing all we can to support them during this very difficult time," Col. James Keefe, Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, said in a statement.

No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White HillsBy Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident." But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearby Las Vegas. The shooting at the Arizona Last Stop in White Hills, near the Nevada border, has touched off debate over shooting ranges offering machine guns to casual visitors and the wisdom of giving children access to high-powered firearms.


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:49

Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.