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Sen. Roach maintains thin lead in District 31; Sen. Sheldon holding in second place in District 35

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:38
Election results updated Thursday evening gave us new numbers in a some area legislative primaries.

Google using search clout to widen use of encryption

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:36
Websites that automatically encrypt their services will now be boosted higher in Google’s recommendation system, the search giant said.

Seattle Park District continues trend toward victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:36
A proposal to create a Seattle Park District to fund city parks and community centers continued to widen its lead in Thursday's vote count.

Sony 4K TV looks pretty, costs a pretty penny

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:35

But for premium shoppers who don't want to go all out, it's a a great value buy.

       

Stock exchange says Malaysia Airlines shares suspended ahead of an announcement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:33
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Stock exchange says Malaysia Airlines shares suspended ahead of an announcement.

Sounders trade David Estrada to D.C. United

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:32
David Estrada, who was drafted by the Sounders in 2010 and appeared in 41 games in five seasons with Seattle, was traded to D.C. United for a third-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Eastside Catholic 24th on MaxPreps Top 25 Non-Public Teams List

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:31
Eastside Catholic of Sammamish ranks 24th on the MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Non-Public Teams list, released last week. The Crusaders went 11-3 last season, losing to Bellevue 52-20 in the Class 3A finals.

Outdoor enthusiasts use gadgets to stay plugged in

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:30
The latest gadgets are on display this week in Salt Lake City at the world’s largest outdoor-gear trade show.

U.S. airdrops food and water to Iraqis

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United State on Thursday airdropped food and water to Iraqi minorities threatened by Islamic militants and pleading for assistance, increasing the Obama administration's involvement in Iraq's growing battle against the extremists.

Sen. Alexander faces tea party-styled challengers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:28

Gov. Bill Haslam, left, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander react to remarks by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. during a get out the vote rally Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Alexander is being challenged by state Rep. Joe Carr and Memphis radio station owner George Flinn for his senate seat. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state's increasingly conservative electorate.


Uighurs’ Veils Signal Protest Against China’s Restrictions

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:27
The Chinese authorities have cast a net over a wide range of Uighur practices, including veils and long beards, seen as signs of religious extremism.

Online game maker Zynga cuts outlook

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:22
Online game maker Zynga cuts its outlook for 2014 as its losses continue to widen, and due to delayed launch of new games and features.
Categories: BBC World News

US Launches Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:16
The United States is sending cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS, the White House announced today.

Plagiarism row senator leaves race

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:16
Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh drops his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarised part of a university paper he wrote in 2007.
Categories: BBC World News

Arkansas woman pleads not guilty in mountain death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:16

In this police booking photo provided by the Yell County Sheriff's Department in Danville, Ark., Brooke Sueann Floyd poses for a photo, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2014. Floyd, whose husband and son were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains, has been charged with felony manslaughter. (AP Photo/Yell County Sheriffs Department)DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of her 10-month old son after the boy and her husband were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains after a four-day search.


3 top spots in North Cascades

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:12
For camping, learning or a simple backwoods escape, try these destinations.

Sports of The Times: N.C.A.A.’s Vote on New Rules Creating Divisions Among Conferences

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:07
Granting autonomy to the five richest conferences would contradict the stated mission of the N.C.A.A., which is to govern college sports in a fair manner.

Outer edge of hurricane brings rain to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:07

Workers at the Menehune Water Company load five gallon bottles of water into a customer's truck, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Aiea, Hawaii. Hawaii is bracing for two back to back hurricanes, Iselle and Julio, which are on course to hit the Islands. Bottles of water are quickly disappearing off shelves in Hawaii causing many people to line up for several hours to purchase water directly from the company. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday afternoon as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22 years and whose path another hurricane closely followed.


Jihadists Rout Kurds in North and Seize Strategic Iraqi Dam

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:01
The dam supplies electricity for a large region of northern Iraq, including the city of Mosul. Its capture has alarmed residents, already fleeing their homes from advancing Sunni extremists.






Marathon suspect makes new push to move trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:00
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have made a second push to move his trial out of Boston, arguing that he cannot get a fair trial there because of the emotional impact of the deadly attack.