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Wal-Mart will buy 13 of Target’s shuttered Canada stores

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, already Canada’s biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S. with some haste. The company is buying 13 former Target stores and one distribution center and said it will hire 3,400 new employees. It is spending $290 million to buy […]
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Wal-Mart will buy 13 of Target’s shuttered Canada stores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, already Canada’s biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S. with some haste. The company is buying 13 former Target stores and one distribution center and said it will hire 3,400 new employees. It is spending $290 million to buy […]

US military bumps up threat level at bases in North America

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has increased the threat level at bases across North America. Officials say the incremental boost will likely mean heightened vigilance and more random bag or vehicle checks.

Justice Department Begins Civil Rights Inquiry Into Baltimore Police

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:03
The investigation will focus on whether the Baltimore police exhibit a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.







Shares surge on election outcome

BBC World News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:03
Shares and the pound jump as election results give the Conservatives a majority in the House of Commons.
Categories: BBC World News

Marcia Brown, author and award-winning book illustrator, dies

NBA - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
Marcia Brown, a celebrated author and illustrator of children's books whose work ranged from the bold strokes of "Once a Mouse" to the more abstract and lyrical sketches of "Cinderella," has died at age 96.
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Marcia Brown, author and award-winning book illustrator, dies

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
Marcia Brown, a celebrated author and illustrator of children's books whose work ranged from the bold strokes of "Once a Mouse" to the more abstract and lyrical sketches of "Cinderella," has died at age 96.
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Marcia Brown, author and award-winning book illustrator, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
Marcia Brown, a celebrated author and illustrator of children's books whose work ranged from the bold strokes of "Once a Mouse" to the more abstract and lyrical sketches of "Cinderella," has died at age 96.

Stock indexes jump after US reports hiring gains last month

NBA - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in midday trading after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring last month. The gain of 223,000 jobs in April suggested that the economy may be regaining its footing after a slow start to the year. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 276 points, or […]
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Stock indexes jump after US reports hiring gains last month

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in midday trading after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring last month. The gain of 223,000 jobs in April suggested that the economy may be regaining its footing after a slow start to the year. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 276 points, or […]
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Stock indexes jump after US reports hiring gains last month

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 00:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in midday trading after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring last month. The gain of 223,000 jobs in April suggested that the economy may be regaining its footing after a slow start to the year. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 276 points, or […]

Folk singer behind popularity of 'We Shall Overcome' dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:54
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, has died at 87.

Sub-tropical storm Ana forms off southeast US coast: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:52

Subtropical Storm Ana is seen in a view from the NOAA Suomi National Polar-obiting Partnership day/night band satelliteSub-tropical storm Ana formed off the southeast coast of the United States with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km/h), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Thursday. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was located about 170 miles (275 km) south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Miami-based federal weather forecaster said. Ana, which began drenching the South Carolina coast with heavy rain on Thursday, is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm in the next day or so with winds of 50 miles per hour (81 km/h). A tropical storm warning was in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina.


Pedestrian struck, killed by dump truck in Upper Southampton, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:49

Pedestrian struck, killed by dump truck in Upper Southampton, Pa.A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a dump truck in Upper Southampton, Bucks County.


Former UW standout Kasen Williams released by Bengals after reportedly failing physical

WA Huskies - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:48
Might the Seahawks bring in Williams for a look?
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Nigeria college targeted by gunmen

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:47
Dozens are wounded in a gun and suicide bomb attack on a college in north-east Nigeria as the army continues its offensive against Boko Haram.
Categories: BBC World News

Kenya opens anti-poaching laboratory

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:44
A forensic laboratory opens in Kenya that will build up a DNA database of wild animals to help secure successful prosecutions of poachers
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Sports of The Times: In Alex Rodriguez’s Big Moments, Yankees Start to Look Small

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:41
Something was missing when Rodriguez passed Willie Mays on the career home run list: the heartfelt joy when player and organization are of one accord.







Miliband resigns as Labour leader

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:37
Ed Miliband steps down as Labour leader after his party's disappointing general election showing.
Categories: BBC World News

Cops: Man burglarized home after seeing occupant dead inside

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:36
ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man broke into a house and stole $200 worth of valuables after he peeked inside the residence and noticed that the occupant was dead.