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Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]
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Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]
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Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:28

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic challenges. For months, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been working with teams of international consultants, regulators, advisers and government agencies to launch a “National Transformation […]

Surge of Americans tests limits of Cuba's tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:27

Tourists enjoy a ride in vintage cars in old HavanaCuba's tourism industry is under unprecedented strain and struggling to meet demand with record numbers of visitors arriving a year after detente with the United States renewed interest in the Caribbean island. Once a rare sight, Americans are now swarming Old Havana's colonial squares and narrow streets along with Europeans and Canadians. Cuba received a record 3.52 million visitors last year, up 17.4 percent from 2014.


After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]
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After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]
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After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:26

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance. A multimillionaire in his first public office, the former private equity investor drops by watering holes in the state capital of Springfield to have a lowbrow Stag beer, despite having belonged to […]

Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.
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Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.
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Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fires 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage that killed unarmed pair after chase.

Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]
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Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]
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Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They began deliberating the day before. Prosecutors accused John Bills, the former second-in-command […]

Character actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:25

Character actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94Character actor Abe Vigoda, who starred in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and played the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.


WSU recruiting: Tracking down Mr. X - Scout

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:18

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WSU recruiting: Tracking down Mr. X
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THERE MAY STILL be a Mr. X in Washington State's signing class eight days from now – after all, the Cougs just picked up a new verbal Monday night from a d-end heretofore off the radar in Danny Bender out of El Cajon, Calif. But if so, it won't be the ...
DE recruit Danny Bender flips from San Diego State to WSU CougarsThe Seattle Times

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Obama, Reid, Pelosi meet, discuss legislative priorities

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election. White House spokeswoman Jen Friedman says Obama, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid met at […]
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Obama, Reid, Pelosi meet, discuss legislative priorities

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election. White House spokeswoman Jen Friedman says Obama, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid met at […]
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Obama, Reid, Pelosi meet, discuss legislative priorities

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election. White House spokeswoman Jen Friedman says Obama, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid met at […]

U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:16

Handout image shows a transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the Zika virusBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread circulation of the mosquito-borne virus within the United States during warmer months. The U.S. Director of the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday called for intensified efforts to study the impact of Zika infections, citing a recent study estimating the virus could reach regions where 60 percent of the U.S. population lives. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil.


Attorney: Shooting victim says deputy used excessive force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:16
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was dressed for war and used excessive force when he shot a young black man four times, including once in the back, during a confrontation in 2013, the now-paralyzed man's attorney told a federal jury Tuesday.