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Seattle’s biggest fan, ‘Big Lo,’ now a slimmed-down author, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:18
Lorin “Big Lo” Sandretzky, among the most recognizable Seahawks fans, is hoping for a lopsided win Saturday.

Economy Up, G.O.P. Wants a Little Credit

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:18
How both parties finesse an economic recovery that is clearly gathering steam will have major ramifications for the coming presidential election cycle.

Port Authority’s Reorganization to Start With Exit of Executive Picked by Christie

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:16
The departure of Deborah Gramiccioni marks the start of the restructuring of the authority’s management after the lane-closing affair that entangled Gov. Chris Christie and several of his allies.






VIDEO: 'Calling out the Taliban'

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:16
Facebook challenge to confront a firebrand cleric
Categories: BBC World News

UW men’s basketball approaches crossroads in game with WSU

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:16
The Huskies are on a three-game losing streak after an 11-0 start and are looking to rectify things against Washington State at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Education spending: Suck it up and pay taxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:16
In “Spending more on public education” [Opinion, Jan. 7], state Sen. Christine Rolfes asks, “Do we look for more revenue, even though no one wants to pay more taxes?” The same issue reports on the latest Elway Poll finding that 48 percent of those polled said lawmakers should

AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:15
The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night.

Chicago Man Is Indicted on Charge of Trying to Aid ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:11
Mohammed Hamzah Khan, a 19-year-old Muslim, was charged with trying to travel to Syria in October to join the terrorist army trying to overthrow governments in the Middle East.

US 'recommends charges' for Petraeus

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:07
US prosecutors recommend bringing criminal charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus, the New York Times reports.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge denies gag order in rape case against Virginia abduction suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:04
By John Clarke WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - A Virginia judge denied a gag order request on Friday in a rape and attempted murder case against Jesse Matthew, the man also charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a Virginia student whose body was discovered in October on a farm after a five-week search. Fairfax County Judge David Schell denied a request by Matthew's defense attorney to ban all parties involved in the case from talking to the media. "The public has the right to be informed," Schell said. "It's important to facilitate an appropriate flow of information. ...

What to watch in Saturday's Seattle-Carolina game

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:01
Here are three things to watch in Saturday's Seattle-Carolina game from beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.
Categories: Sports Center

Prosecutor in NY chokehold case running for Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:58
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York prosecutor who handled the case in which a white police officer was cleared in the chokehold death of a black man said Friday he's running in a special election for Congress.

Job Growth Fails to Help Paychecks of Workers

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:57
The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June 2008, but average hourly earnings fell 0.2 percent, erasing some of the gains of last month.






Dozens Said to Have Died in Boko Haram Attack

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:54
Refugees in northeast Nigeria described a days-long rampage of shooting, looting and arson by the Islamist terror group.

Rod Taylor, 84, Target in ‘The Birds,’ Dies

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:53
Mr. Taylor made more than 50 films, including “The Birds” and “The Time Machine,” and acted alongside Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith and Jane Fonda.

1 killed as small plane crashes on Los Angeles street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:53

15 p.m. shortly after takeoff from Van Nuys. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small plane crashed Friday in a Los Angeles intersection just south of Van Nuys Airport, killing the one person aboard, authorities said.


Parties take step toward settlement for oil train victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:49
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parties involved in a proposed $200 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train disaster that killed 47 people asked a Canadian judge Friday to give them until September to pin down the details.

California governor plans big budget with downturn in mind

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:45

Gov. Jerry Brown references a chart showing the increase in school funding in the past four years as he unveiled his proposed 2015-16 state budget plan at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Brown's record $113 billion state spending plan provides $120 million boost to the University of California system but didn't provide as much funding as the 10-campus system wanted because Brown said California's budget is precariously balanced. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ever mindful that the next economic downturn could be right around the corner, Gov. Jerry Brown released a record $113 billion California spending plan on Friday that resists calls for expanding social services and instead dedicates billions for paying down debt and saving for a rainy day.


Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:44
Would you have been considered beautiful in the ancient world?
Categories: BBC World News

Remembered: CES founder 'Analog Jack' Wayman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:43
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started the Consumer Electronics Show in 1967 was known affectionately as "Analog Jack" by family and friends.