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For 2014 Seahawks, wins will not come easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:46
After the Seahawks struggled to put away the Raiders, fans will just have to accept that it's just the way it’s going to be. If the Seahawks couldn’t blow out the NFL’s doormat at home, then it’s hard to see where the breathers, the gimmes, are going to come from moving forwa

Spaceship's descent device deployed prematurely

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:44

Law enforcement officers take a closer look at the wreckage near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif. Saturday, Nov 1, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday.

Asia shares down on China PMI data

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:43
Asian shares fall after Chinese manufacturing data shows slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.
Categories: BBC World News

Marijuana profits up in smoke under IRS rules Top Stories - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:42

Under tax code 280E, the government stands to make more money from pot sales than those legally selling it.


VIDEO: Tackling extremism at its roots

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:39
A project in London is trying to stop the number of young people going to fight in Syria and Iraq by tackling extremism.
Categories: BBC World News

Investigators in Virgin Galactic Crash Focus on Tail Booms

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:38
The Virgin Galactic space plane that broke apart on Friday shifted early into a high-drag configuration that is designed to slow it down.

More people voting early in 10 states than in 2010

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:31
More people have voted early in at least 10 states than in 2010, and Republicans and Democrats alike say the numbers show they have the advantage in key Senate and gubernatorial races heading into Tuesday.

Another brawl erupts after a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:31
Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Postrace incidents are becoming the norm, and this week’s melee left drivers Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon bloodied.

Obama's day: The pre-election economy Top Stories - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:30

President Obama meets with Fed Chair Janet Yellen.


VIDEO: Burkinabe army 'to hand over power'

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:20
Burkina Faso's military has said it will install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore's resigned.
Categories: BBC World News

MP wants Fraud Office to probe Fifa

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:20
An MP wants the Serious Fraud Office to look into the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding process after allegations of an FBI sting.
Categories: BBC World News

Virgin defends space safety record

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:17
Virgin Galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the US on Friday.
Categories: BBC World News

9 big moments from Seahawks-Raiders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:16
In Sunday's home game against the winless Oakland Raiders, the Seahawks looked strong in the first half but surprisingly uncomfortable in the second before pulling out a 30-24 win instead of the blowout many had predicted.

VIDEO: Smartphones used as hotel room keys

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:11
The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:11

Graduating student has "I Did It" written on her mortar board during Commencement Exercises at Boston CollegeBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid. A Reuters analysis of Federal Reserve data shows that over the past two decades the young with higher incomes have gone from owing less of the debt than the average household to owing considerably more. U.S. student loan balances have quadrupled since 2004 to $1.1 trillion (688. ...

Bollywood actor Amrapurkar dies

BBC World News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:08
Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who made his name playing villainous characters in Bollywood films, dies aged 64 after a lung infection.
Categories: BBC World News

Rant&Rave: Remembering a dear pet

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:06
RAVE To the wonderful staff at the critical care veterinary hospital, who showed such kindness and compassion in caring for my faithful friend, my poor sick dog, during his last hours on this earth. They sent me his paw print and some locks of his beautiful hair. My heartfelt thanks for helping me t

Boston Scientific faces first federal transvaginal mesh trials

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:03
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp on Monday was set to face its first federal trials in two courts over claims from women who say they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. One, in Charleston, West Virginia, involves allegations from four women over the company's Obtryx device, used to treat stress urinary incontinence. The other, in Miami, concerns women implanted with the Pinnacle, which treats pelvic organ prolapse. Boston Scientific has been hit with more than 23,000 suits in U.S. ...

Vancouver Canucks’ winning streak ends at 4 games

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:03
Filip Forsberg scored twice and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators held on for a 3-1 victory against the host Vancouver Canucks.

New settlement after civil-rights suit against Lakewood police reopened

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:01
Federal judge reopened a discrimination case after the plaintiff’s lawyer received an anonymous letter and a damning police document alleging racial profiling by a Lakewood officer.