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Spring comes, softly

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
Seattle Times reader Margaret Ridder’s photo of a flowering tree branch, artfully exposed.

North Seattle College names new president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
Warren Brown, an administrator with 17 years of experience in the state's community college system, has been named the next president of North Seattle College. He will start his new job in July.

Train operator in Chicago crash had fallen asleep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
The operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport acknowledged she dozed off before the accident and had also done so last month when she overshot a station platform, a federal investigator said Wednesday.

TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

Scientists create first 'designer chromosome'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:00
A souped-up yeast chromosome opens the door to new scientific discoveries.

Excerpts from FBI California corruption case docs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI on Wednesday filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against a California state senator who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. The affidavit names Sen. Leland Yee and 25 others, including Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown known as "Shrimp Boy," and Keith Jackson, Yee's campaign aide. Jackson is accused of multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

DealBook: Citigroup Fails Federal Reserve’s Stress Test for 2nd Time in 3 Years

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:56
The regulator effectively dashed hopes that Citigroup could increase dividends and repurchase stock, dealing another blow to the bank’s recovery plans.
    

Obama: Colosseum bigger than many baseball stadiums

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:55
President Obama imagines the old days at the Colosseum.

Governor Wants to Keep Tax Increase, Setting Terms for Re-Election in Illinois

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:51
Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois announced his plan to make permanent an unpopular temporary tax increase, stoking a debate that is becoming central to his bid for re-election.
    

Egypt army head runs for presidency

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:50
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announces he is resigning as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:45
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law has been found guilty by an American court of conspiring to kill US citizens, after the 9/11 attacks.
Categories: BBC World News

Sarah Palin endorses Handel in crowded Georgia race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:45
Sarah Palin picks ex-Georgia secretary of State over three congressmen in Senate race.

Turkey blocks YouTube after audio recording leaked

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:36
Video claims to portray Turkish security chiefs discussing false flag attack on Syria

Authorities: Mudslide missing number drops to 90

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:35

Searchers walk into the scene of a deadly mudslide that covers the road, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but authorities believe at least 24 people were killed. And scores of others are still unaccounted for, although many of those names were believed to be duplicates or people who escaped safely. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington authorities on Wednesday reduced to 90 the number of people missing from a community wiped out by a mudslide, as the families and friends of those still unaccounted for begin to confront the reality that some may never be found.


Christie: Weight-loss surgery 'life-changing'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:34

FILE - In a March 25, 2014 , file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, N.J. Christie says undergoing gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says undergoing stomach banding surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision."


2 firefighters die in smoky Boston brownstone fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:33

ADDS LAST SENTENCE - A firefighter, right, lowers his head at the scene of a multi-alarm fire at a four-story brownstone in the Back Bay neighborhood near the Charles River, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Boston. A Boston city councilor said two firefighters have died in a fire that ripped through a brownstone. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — A fire driven by strong winds raced through a brownstone on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them.


German Man to Return Nazi-Looted Art

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:33
Cornelius Gurlitt, the octogenarian hoarder of art plundered by the Nazis, will return the paintings to their original Jewish owners or those owners’ descendants.
    

Celebrating an explosive anniversary

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:31
This has been making the rounds all day --- the NFL's Tweet celebrating the 14th anniversary of the day the Kingdome was imploded to make way for what is now CenturyLink Field:
Categories: Sports Center

Councils 'divert' public health cash

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:25
Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
Categories: BBC World News