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California suspect beaten by police files claim against city: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:29
Police in the city of Salinas said 28-year-old Jose Velasco had been assaulting his mother on the street when officers used batons and Tasers to subdue him. The video, which has logged hundreds of thousands of views, showed five officers pinning him to the ground and repeatedly striking him with batons. It was a reckless disregard for the civil rights of Mr. Velasco," civil rights attorney John Burris, who is representing Velasco, told reporters on Thursday.

New upscale dishwashers give your kitchen Euro style

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:29

Fans of European luxury goods, take note.

       

Flash audit: 'Serious concerns' about personnel computer fix

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:24

FILE - In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The agency that failed to secure data on millions of federal workers is now being criticized by its own independent watchdog over a plan to modernize its aging computer networks. In a “flash audit,” issued Wednesday, the inspector general for the Office of Personnel Management raised “serious concerns” about a proposed $91 million computer overhaul, saying it had not followed management guidelines and granted a no-bid contract with a single vendor. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the Office of Personnel Management's independent watchdog tried to warn the public about the agency's cybersecurity failures.


Clarkson 'not offered Top Gear job'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:21
The BBC has denied it invited Jeremy Clarkson back as host of Top Gear, months after he was axed from the job.
Categories: BBC World News

Pastors rethink security in wake of church shooting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:20

Churches, like schools, are considered soft targets for violence.

       

Some blacks feel fatigued after barrage of racial incidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:16

People attend a prayer service to mourn the lives lost at the shooting in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015, at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Ala. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people, including the pastor at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church. (Bob Gathany/AL.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The weariness, the rage, the depressing conviction that black life is stuck in a murderous loop fueled by racism — these emotions resounded in black America after the deadly shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.


Obama's day: Mayors meeting in San Francisco

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:08

President addresses a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

       

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:05
"Of all cities, in Charleston, to have a horrible hateful person go into the church and kill people there to pray and worship with each other is something that is beyond any comprehension and is not explained." — Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. after a white gunman allegedly opened fire in an historic black church in South Carolina, killing nine people.

Rant & Rave: Ranger helps keep wilderness pristine

NBA - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:00
Readers praise Alpine Lakes Wilderness ranger, complain about traffic
Categories: Sports Center

Rant & Rave: Ranger helps keep wilderness pristine

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:00
Readers praise Alpine Lakes Wilderness ranger, complain about traffic
Categories: Sports Center

Rant & Rave: Ranger helps keep wilderness pristine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:00
Readers praise Alpine Lakes Wilderness ranger, complain about traffic

India hotel fire leaves 10 dead

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:50
At least 10 people are killed and several others are injured in a fire in a hotel in northern India, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

Fire at Germantown home filled with debris

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:48

Fire erupts at Germantown home filled with debrisPhiladelphia firefighters battled a stubborn fire at a home on Bloyd St.


Snoqualmie Pass - 6/18/2015 11:27:41 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:45
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/18/2015 11:27:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Thursday, June 18 to Friday June 19; approximately one hour at a time, the eastbound lanes of I-90 will close multiple times throughout the night between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek. Westbound drivers may experience minor delays for a single-lane closure during the same time frames. Over size loads are prohibited from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday in support of the closures.

Weather:


Woman dies after suspected smuggling boat hit by U.S. border vessel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:33
A woman aboard a suspected immigrant smuggling boat died on Thursday after the skiff collided with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vessel in the waters off the coast of southern California, customs officials said. The vessel was first spotted off the coast of Encinitas, a city about 22 miles (35 km) north of San Diego, by Customs' Office of Air and Marine, according to a Customs spokeswoman.

LA photo exhibition seeks to recapture the Rosie Riveter era

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:33

In this Friday, June 12, 2015, photo, a photo of Maria Elena Durazo, the first female president of UNITE HERE Local 11 from 1988 to 2006, photographed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Deanne Fitzmaurice, is displayed as part of an exhibit at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit features 15 color photographs by Fitzmaurice juxtaposed against 25 World War II-era photos of "Rosie the Riveter," the catchall name for the women who, with rivet guns and other tools in hand, kept American manufacturing running while their male counterparts were off fighting the war. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her male colleagues jokingly call her a forewoman, and Ami Rasmussen jokes right back that she's really a fivewoman because when it comes to building trains she can do the work of five men.


Emergency summit called over Greece

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:33
Leaders from eurozone nations are to hold an emergency summit on Monday after the latest attempts to resolve the Greek debt crisis failed.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Charleston gunman 'taught to hate'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:32
The gunman who killed nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, had been "taught to hate", civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson says.
Categories: BBC World News

Mateschitz 'drained' by Red Bull form

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:30
Owner Dietrich Mateschitz claims Red Bull's poor results are draining his "will and motivation" to remain in F1.
Categories: BBC World News