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Easter TV for Britton and Courtenay

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:07
Actor Tom Courtenay and former This Morning presenter Fern Britton are to feature in religious programmes to mark the Easter holiday, the BBC announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Kerry in Jordan for Talks With Palestinian Leader

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:06
Secretary of State John Kerry planned to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in an effort to salvage Middle East peace talks.
    

Snohomish County mudslide: Don’t build developments in harm’s way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:02
The story about prior warnings of a mudslide in Snohomish County should trigger some serious action [“Risk of slide ‘unforeseen’? Warnings go back decades,” Local News, March 25].

For bookmonger, lunch is a doable feast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:00
At lunchtime, Peter Miller could choose between pizza or Thai, bakery goods or burritos, or many other options within a short walk from his Second Avenue shop. Or he could pull out a lunch box and unwrap a sandwich from home.

How Washington mudslide victims are getting help

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:56

People gather Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.


Democrats to Try Long-Shot Tactic for House Immigration Vote

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:56
The move, a discharge petition, is intended to spur a House vote on an immigration bill. It would require 218 signatures, but it is rarely successful.
    

NTSB: Train operator asleep before Chicago crash

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:52
Woman admitted she "dozed off" before accident at O'Hare airport, NTSB official says.

3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel.

'Candy Crush Saga' maker goes public in $500M IPO

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
The maker of the popular mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" has raised $499.5 million in an IPO that values the Irish company at about $7.1 billion.

Obama prods allies while downplaying Russian power

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
President Barack Obama is using Vladimir Putin's audacious annexation of Crimea to make the delicate argument that Russia is no world power but that its actions threaten Europe's order and demand a punishing international response.

HTC updates One phone, emphasizes metal design

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features.

Pistorius trial: Beyond the evidence

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:45
Trial outcome hinges on athlete's stand and letter of the law
Categories: BBC World News

Sneaking into WTC a bad idea, seven people learn

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:43
New York "deepens" policing to keep jumpers and others from getting through security

TSA wants armed police at airport checkpoints

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:38
Report to Congress is in response to shooting at LAX that killed screener, wounded 3 others.

Carter: Obama may be embarrassed to discuss race issues

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:38
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about President Obama's approach to racial issues.

North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat.

Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday.

Report details killing of bombing suspect's friend

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
A Chechen mixed-martial-arts fighter grew increasingly agitated as he wrote a confession about his role in a 2011 triple slaying that got renewed attention after the Boston Marathon bombing, flipping a coffee table at an FBI agent and charging a Massachusetts State Police trooper with a pole before the agent shot him dead, according to an investigative report.

Houston bayou's evolution into busy port ongoing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
A century ago, the Houston Ship Channel was nothing more than a bayou meandering into the Gulf of Mexico. Today, massive ocean-going vessels carrying thousands of containers zip in and out of the channel, where a barge collided with a ship over the weekend, spilling 170,000 gallons of gooey tar-like oil into the water.

Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.