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Fierce heat on charred Greek ferry slows search for bodies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:20
Italian firefighters and forensic experts searching for bodies inside a fire-charred ferry braved fierce heat and thick, black smoke Monday for the third straight day but still did not reach the crucial site where the blaze broke out, authorities said.

Daily Rant&Rave: You're a mean one to steal Candy Cane Lane Grinch

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:16
RAVE To the auto shop who helped us dramatically reduce our car-repair bill and successfully fixed the family car. It’s good to know there are honest people of goodwill doing business this way. Thank you and happy new year!

Jan. 5 TV Picks: ‘The Bachelor’ on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, include “The Bachelor” on ABC, “Gotham” on Fox and “Scorpion” on CBS.

‘Portlandia’ tries a new approach for Season 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:16
An on-set interview with Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, stars of IFC’s “Portlandia,” which returns for Season 5 on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Concerns rise over law that fights prison rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:16
When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem.

5 things to know as GOP-led Congress convenes Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:16
The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.

Thousands of police turn their backs on NYC mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:13

A lone police officer stands front as other colleagues turn their backs while Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Liu and his partner, officer Rafael Ramos, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the second funeral for an officer gunned down in his squad car, repeating a stinging display of scorn for a mayor who many officers say is anti-police.

American Airlines, pilots union reach labor deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:13
The pilots union at American Airlines has agreed to put up for a vote a five-year contract proposal that would boost pay by more than 26 percent and offer smaller raises in later years.

Boy nearly drowns in Royal Caribbean cruise ship wave pool

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:08
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy nearly drowned in a wave pool on a cruise ship, and authorities have ruled the incident an accident.

VIDEO: Escaped emu dodges cars in Israel

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:08
An emu went on the run after escaping from a private farm in the Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv.
Categories: BBC World News

Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:05

In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo Zoe Reisen,10, of Dubuque, Iowa, sleds down a hill at Allison-Henderson Park on in Dubuque, Iowa. Faced with the potential bills from people who are injured sledding, Dubuque is one of the cities across the country the is opting to close hills rather than face the risk of large liability claims. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree.

German inflation at five-year low

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:02
Inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in more than five years in December, official figures have shown.
Categories: BBC World News

City Room: New York Today: Watching Police Turn Away

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:02
Monday: A photographer describes back-turning, a cold front blows in, and Eric Garner’s daughter leads a protest.

Gunmen Kill 3 Saudi Guards Along Border With Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:58
Four gunmen attacked a Saudi security patrol near the Iraqi border early Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least three more, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said.

Lebanon restricts Syria refugee flow

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:55
New restrictions on Syrians entering Lebanon come into force, further slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:52
Can the Republican leadership hold fractious lawmakers together to effectively exert their new power?

'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:50

'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting officerA man nicknamed "Eyeball" because of a tattoo that darkened the white part of his right eye pleaded guilty to shooting an Anchorage police officer.

Malian town attacked by militants

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:40
Islamist insurgents attack the Malian town of Nampala near the Mauritanian border, killing at least five people in a dawn raid.
Categories: BBC World News

More Home-School Pupils, Less Regulation

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:40
Known for one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation, Pennsylvania has relaxed some requirements, and that has brought it to the forefront in a lobbying war.