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Impressions from Seahawks’ practice: The secondary, receivers, Frank Clark, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:20
Here are our daily impressions from Seahawks' practice with items on the secondary, the receiving corps, Frank Clark, and more.
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Impressions from Seahawks’ practice: The secondary, receivers, Frank Clark, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:20
Here are our daily impressions from Seahawks' practice with items on the secondary, the receiving corps, Frank Clark, and more.

McAuliffe plans to reappoint high court pick

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:19

Judge Rossie D. Alston, from Manassas, Va, smiles as he leaves the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, after appearing before the Joint Judicial Panel where he was interviewed for the Virginia Supreme Court. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A rancorous partisan battle over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pick for the state Supreme Court quickly escalated Monday and could be headed to court.


China chemical firm warns that auditor questioning finances

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Morgan Stanley-backed Chinese chemical manufacturer that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation last year has informed investors that auditors may not stand behind the company's financial statements.

VIDEO: Smugglers help Yazidis escape IS

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:14
An Iraqi businessman whose family were held hostage by Islamic State militants is helping to smuggle other hostages out of territory held by the violent group.
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‘Star Wars’ to take off at Disneyland

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:11
Themed lands, based on the Star Wars films, will be constructed at Disney theme parks in California and Florida.
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‘Star Wars’ to take off at Disneyland

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:11
Themed lands, based on the Star Wars films, will be constructed at Disney theme parks in California and Florida.
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‘Star Wars’ to take off at Disneyland

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:11
Themed lands, based on the Star Wars films, will be constructed at Disney theme parks in California and Florida.

IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:06

FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. The IRS says thieves used an agency website to steal tax information from as many as 220,000 additional taxpayers. The agency first disclosed the breach in May. Monday’s revelation more than doubles the total number of potential victims, to 334,000. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed.


Lockdown at US nuclear site ends

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:02
A lockdown at a nuclear processing site in South Carolina comes to an end after a security alert triggered by a bomb-sniffing dog.
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Your Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:01
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day









Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:50

Lorne Brunson stands on a hill overlooking remains of his homestead on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, which was lost to a wildfire Saturday near Coyote Canyon in Fruitland, Wash. Firefighters across the Pacific Northwest are working to protect property from fast-moving wildfires that destroyed multiple homes in eastern Oregon, cut off power in Washington and forced thousands of evacuations throughout the region. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review, via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITFire crews stepped up their attack Monday against wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds to flee in Western states.


Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Last Love Song,’ a Biography of Joan Didion

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:50
The Didion who emerges here is a frail, angst-ridden outsider and a shrewd Hollywood and New York insider, a vulnerable witness to history and a hardheaded survivor.









Death toll from California mid-air collision rises to five

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:50

Authorities investigate the crash site where a twin-engine Sabreliner collided with a single-engine Cessna 172 as both were on approach to land at Brown FieldThe death toll from a mid-air collision between an executive jet used by military contractor BAE Systems Inc and a small plane over Southern California on Sunday has risen to five, according to a fire department spokesman. The fiery crash left debris and bodies scattered over more than a mile (1.6 km) and sparked brush fires in the area where the wreckage landed near the U.S border with Mexico, San Diego-based Cal Fire Division Chief Nick Schuler said on Monday. A twin-engine Sabreliner crashed with a single-engine Cessna 172 at around 11 a.m. on Sunday some two miles (3 km) from Brown Field Airport in San Diego County, Schuler said.


San Antonio police probe second anti-Semitic vandalism case in a week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:46
Anti-Jewish vandalism was discovered on Monday at a San Antonio synagogue, the second anti-Semitic vandalism case in the city in the past week, police said. The two incidents raised concern among authorities and prompted Governor Greg Abbott to call the incidents offensive and disturbing. In the most recent incident, the words "JEW" and "JEWS" were spray painted on a storage building at Congregation Agudas Achim, the largest conservative synagogue in the city.

Amazon's data-driven approach becoming more common

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:45

FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. A New York Times article portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff. Amazon’s CEO said in a memo to staff on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, that the article doesn’t accurately describe the company culture he knows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.


UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.

Search for Good Samaritans that lifted car off little girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:45

Search for Good Samaritans that lifted car off little girlThis weekend a group of everyday heroes came together to lift a car off a little girl, saving her life.


Grief and memories at funeral for 8 fatally shot in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:44

Members of the Jackson family arrive for a memorial service at Fallbrook Church, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Houston for a couple and six children killed in a mass shooting Aug. 8 in northwest Harris County. David Conley, the father of one of the children, faces capital murder charges from the shooting. Killed in the Aug. 8 shooting were Conley's former domestic partner, 40-year-old Valerie Jackson, her husband, 50-year-old Dwayne Jackson; 13-year-old Nathaniel, 11-year-old Honesty, 10-year-old Dwayne, 9-year-old Caleb, 7-year-old Trinity and 6-year-old Jonah. Authorities say Nathaniel was Conley's son with Valerie Jackson. The Jacksons were the parents of the other five children. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP )HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of relatives, friends, teachers and classmates converged on a Houston church Monday to share grief, hope and memories of a family of eight, including six children, who were killed at their home earlier this month.


Pregame notes and lineups: Hisashi Iwakuma named American League player of the week, roster move brings bullpen help

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:44
Hisashi Iwakuma was named the American League player of the week on Monday afternoon. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering what he accomplished last week. He tossed the fourth no-hitter of the season, limiting the Orioles to just three base on balls in nine innings. He became the second Japanese-born player to throw a no-hitter. […]
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