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As Refugee Tide Swells, Lebanon Plans a Visa Requirement for Syrians

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:02
Some 1.1 million Syrians are said to have sought refuge in Lebanon, a nation of four million people.

Cactus Bowl game day: Huskies vs. Oklahoma State

WA Huskies - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:01
UW Game Day: Cactus Bowl
Categories: Sports Center

Donna Douglas, the Fairest ‘Beverly Hillbilly,’ Dies at 82

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:52
Ms. Douglas played the shapely daughter of the mountaineer Jed Clampett on the wildly popular television sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

In Sweden, the Land of the Open Door, Anti-Muslim Sentiment Finds a Foothold

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:51
Amid the relentless stream of migrants to Europe that has fueled a backlash against immigrants, directed most viciously at Muslims, arson is suspected at mosques in three Swedish cities over the last 10 days.






Live updates: No. 21 Washington at California

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:47
We’ll tip off the chat at 6:30 p.m. ahead of Washington's Pac-12 opener at California.

U.S. hockey team is eliminated from world junior championship by Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
The United States was eliminated from the world junior hockey championship with a 3-2 loss to Russia in the quarterfinals in Montreal. The Americans lost despite a 41-25 advantage in shots on goal.

Guest: Here’s how Washington could save millions in health-care costs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget extends Medicare reimbursement levels to Medicaid primary-care providers. State lawmakers should extend that level of reimbursement to primary-care providers in 2015 and beyond.

The first pop quiz of 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Let’s see what you remember about 2014, writes syndicated columnist Gail Collins.

Seattle's Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner named to Associated Press All-Pro Team

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner were each named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, announced today. Safety Kam Chancellor and running back Marshawn Lynch were each named to the Second Team.
Categories: Sports Center

A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer’s Funeral

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Zhao Ru, a famed Chinese calligrapher and Bensonhurst resident, created two scrolls, one for the wake and one for the funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu.

Cactus Bowl live updates: Huskies vs. Oklahoma State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:37
Join me for a pregame chat starting at 6:30 p.m. PT to preview the Huskies' Cactus Bowl matchup against Oklahoma State from Tempe, Ariz.. Stick around during the game for chatter and live updates throughout.

Saudi King, 90, Hospitalized; Pneumonia Is Diagnosed

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:36
The king’s health is scrutinized for any hint of a leadership change in Saudi Arabia, a top oil producer and American ally.






When Celebrity Fortunetellers Talk, the Lebanese Listen

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:34
In a region where many governments criminalize divination, Lebanon stands apart for featuring its star soothsayers on New Year’s Eve, when they make predictions in TV specials.

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31

This photo provided by the Clatsop County Sheriff's office and taken in Astoria, Ore., shows Dorothy Wing, the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died Dec. 20, 2014, at a Seaside, Ore., home that has been accused and jailed in her death. After a grand jury indictment, officers arrested 24-year-old Wing Dec. 31, 2014, on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment. (AP Photo/Clatsop County Sheriff)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with the girl's death.


Snohomish, Pierce counties burn bans downgraded to Stage 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31
The burn bans in Snohomish and Pierce counties have returned to a Stage 1 ban after being upgraded Thursday amid concern about rising pollution levels.

Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31
A father and son killed a North Carolina couple and set their home on fire, and then drove to West Virginia, where they wounded two police officers in a New Year's Day shootout during a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.

AirAsia boss applies deft touch in crash response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:28

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes walks upon arrival to visit the command center of the search operation for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun. From the highly visible compassion shown by Fernandes to details such as changing the airline’s bright red logo to a somber gray online, experts say the Malaysia-based budget carrier’s initial response to the tragedy is a textbook example of how to communicate in a crisis. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — If AirAsia bounces back from its first fatal disaster, much of the credit will go to its effusive founder Tony Fernandes and a well-oiled communications machine.


Mourners line up at wake for slain NYPD officer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:28

Uniformed police officers from across the country joined family, friends and loved ones for the wake of officer Wenjian Liu.

       

Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:27

Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. TurnpikeGet ready to pay more to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a five percent toll hike will take effect starting this weekend.


Woman whose labor started on plane welcomes son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:26

In this Jan. 1, 2015, photo Allison and Zach Peery check on their new son, Karl William Peery, in the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Allison Peery went into labor on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, while flying from California to Wisconsin on a Delta Air Lines flight, leading the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Geoff Liesik) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is starting the new year a little differently than she expected after she went into labor on an airplane more than two months before her baby's due date.