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Save loads by renting your car away from the airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:16
I was just reminded, through experience, of this great trick for thrifty travelers.

Delightful Turkish in Wallingford

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:16
Bodrum Bistro brings the flavors of Turkey to a charming storefront in Wallingford.

Recruiting Notes: Myles Gaskin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:16
We're checking in with Sports analysts on national siging day. Here's what Adam Gorney, a West Coast Analyst, had to say about O'Dea's Myles Gaskin (UW).

French prisons fertile ground for Islamists

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:14
French prisons are fertile ground for extremists
Categories: BBC World News

Federal officials to conduct safety inspection of DC subway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities say they will conduct a safety inspection of Washington's subway system following a fatal accident last month.

VIDEO: The world's inequality in 50 seconds

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:11
A 50-second video explaining how global wealth has resulted in both more and less equality, as part of the BBC's A Richer World season.
Categories: BBC World News

Man says tried to sell guns linked to Saddam Hussein family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:10
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted scheming to sell several firearms federal prosecutors say are believed to have once belonged to the family of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

Why you should, and shouldn't, worry about measles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:07

This Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo shows boxes of the measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine inside a freezer at a doctor's office in Northridge, Calif. Vaccinations can cause minor side effects including redness at the injection site and sometimes mild fever, but medical experts say serious complications are rare and much less dangerous than the diseases that vaccines prevent. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK (AP) — Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.

A new beginning for Detroit

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:06
The fight for a new beginning in post-bankrupt Detroit
Categories: BBC World News

Bering Sea health: Fishing is not a threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:01
In their guest column “Saving ocean habitat before it’s drained, Opinion, Feb. 1,” the authors suggest that protecting the Bering Sea canyons would help “save the oceans.” While it is true that the oceans are threatened in many ways, the Bering Sea is not threatened by

National Signing Day: Live updates on the Huskies' 2015 recruiting class

WA Huskies - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:01
10:50 a.m. — Cool video on the class released by UW:
Categories: Sports Center

UN Security Council condemns killing of Spanish peacekeeper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" last week's killing of a Spanish peacekeeper in southern Lebanon.

'I did kill those cops,' suspect says of California slayings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:00

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes. Bracamontes is accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies in Northern California dead and a motorist seriously wounded. Bracamontes said that "I did kill those cops" and asked to be executed "whenever you're ready," during an appearance in a Sacramento Superior Court, Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies stunned a courtroom Wednesday by blurting out that he committed the crimes and is ready to be executed.

Priest's son charged in death of parents, 5-year-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:00

Pastor, Wife, Their Son Found Dead Inside West Houston ApartmentHOUSTON (AP) — The son of an Episcopal priest has been charged in the brutal killings of his parents and his 5-year-old brother at their Houston apartment, police said Wednesday.

Cameras appear in court for first time in Cook County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:58

Sandra Wortham, the sister of slain Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV, cries as she gives a statement during the sentencing hearing for Toyious Taylor and Paris McGee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Chicago. Taylor and McGee were sentenced to life in prison for their role in the killing of her brother in 2010. The hearing Wednesday was the first time that news cameras were allowed inside a Cook County criminal courtroom. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, John Kim, Pool)CHICAGO (AP) — Two men who acted as lookouts during the killing of an off-duty Chicago police officer were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the first Cook County criminal court hearing to be recorded by news cameras.

California says will appeal ruling making foie gras legal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:58

Foie gras is being prepared by Hot's Kitchen Sous Chef Aaron DuBois before a foie gras victory party at Hot's Kitchen in Hermosa Beach, CaliforniaBy Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's attorney general on Wednesday filed notice that her office will appeal a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's two-year ban on sales of foie gras, a delicacy made from fatty duck and geese liver. California outlawed foie gras sales and production in 2004, but the ban did not take effect until 2012. Animal rights activists, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States cheered Attorney General Kamala Harris' move. "Kamala Harris is right to appeal this questionable ruling.

Two states looking at Tesoro's and Marathon's strike plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:55
By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesoro Corp and Marathon Petroleum Corp's contingency plans to employ replacement workers at two of their refineries after union employees hit the picket lines are under scrutiny by inspectors in both Kentucky and California, officials of the two states said Wednesday. Kentucky's Labor Department opened an investigation into Marathon’s Catlettsburg refinery after it received a compliance complaint on Monday, a day after union workers walked out, agency spokesman Daniel Lowry said. In California the state's Department of Industrial Relations had planned inspections at Tesoro's Carson refinery before the strike, once it was clear that the company and the local chapter of the United Steelworkers were not going to agree on a new contract, agency spokeswoman Julia Bernstein said Wednesday.

Powerball jackpot climbs to $317 million after lull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:54

A store clerk hands a customer his Powerball ticket at a local grocery store in Hialeah, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The Powerball jackpot is expected to have a prize of $317 million by Wednesday night's drawing. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's been a while, but there's a giant Powerball jackpot that's expected to have a prize of $317 million by Wednesday night's drawing.

Ebola virus sent out of high-security lab was likely dead: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:53

A transmission electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles in this undated handout image released by the USAMRIID in Fredrick, MarylandBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An internal investigation of an Ebola incident at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory in December found that samples sent to a lower-security lab were "unlikely" to have contained live virus and posed no threat to staff, the CDC said on Wednesday. The close call followed mishaps involving anthrax and a deadly strain of bird flu, raising questions about how the agency handles the world's deadliest pathogens. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the agency had made "real progress" to improve safety, "but we have more to do." The report found that on Dec. 22, a scientist working with Ebola, which in 2014 caused the worst recorded outbreak in West Africa, inadvertently transferred a small amount of virus from a high-biosecurity lab to a lower-biosecurity one not authorized to handle live Ebola. "That concerned me," said Scott Becker of the? Association of Public Health Laboratories.

I-76 WB in Upper Merion shut down after truck carrying Girl Scout Cookies crashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:51

I-76 WB in Upper Merion shut down after truck carrying Girl Scout Cookies crashesThe westbound lanes of I-76 have been shut down following a crash involving a tractor trailer that was carrying Girl Scout Cookies.