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Seahawks, Randy Johnson, Cactus Bowl: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:32
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Police say girl was alive when father tossed her over bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:32
Five-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was likely alive when her father dropped her over a bridge railing, sending her into the waters of Tampa Bay, police said Friday.

Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Hit and run driver arrested after damaging Delaware Co. firehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:22

Driver faces DUI in Chester Twp. firehouse hit-and-runPolice say a driver has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident that caused damage to a firehouse in Chester Township, Delaware County early Saturday morning.


For Jeb Bush, Evolving Views Over 2 Decades

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:19
Allies say the former governor of Florida, a possible Republican contender for the presidency in 2016, has tried to present himself as less harsh than in the past.

Maryland police: 5 killed in Queen Anne's County crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:19

15 a.m. Saturday on Route 50 in Wye Mills. The car and truck crashed at an intersection near Chesapeake College. The truck apparently rolled over the car before coming to a rest. (AP Photo/NBC4 Washington)WYE MILLS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say five people are dead after a Virginia family's car collided with a tractor-trailer in Queen Anne's County.


Measles makes it to Seattle from Disneyland; several areas risky for infection

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:19
At least 17 people have been confirmed with measles after visiting Disneyland in Southern California, including a Grays Harbor County teen and a young woman who traveled through Seattle while contagious.

Are Seahawks set to make Russell Wilson the game's highest-paid quarterback?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:16
It's no surprise at all to hear reports such as today's from NFL.com that the Seahawks will take care of Russell Wilson contractually after this season.

George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:15

This booking photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman, 31,was arrested on an aggravated assault charge in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs)MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.


Former LA mayor Villaraigosa considering Senate run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat Barbara Boxer will vacate after deciding not to seek re-election to a fifth term.

30 years later, 'Back To The Future' car in legal battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:01
In the 1989 sequel to "Back to the Future," Michael J. Fox's character uses his flying time machine to travel to a 2015 filled with flying skateboards, automated dog-walkers and self-drying jackets.

Health-Law Suit Hints at G.O.P. Divide

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:59
Relatively few Republican state officials are signing on to briefs in a case challenging subsidies, which may reflect a more pragmatic view of the law.

Health-Law Suit Hints at G.O.P. Divide

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:59
Relatively few Republican state officials are signing on to briefs in a case challenging subsidies, which may reflect a more pragmatic view of the law.

Republicans, court ship oil pipeline decision back to Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:57

Dozens of demonstrators rally in support of Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, outside the White House in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.


4 men die as van, truck collide near Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:55
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A van carrying farm workers collided with a semi-truck near the central California city of Fresno, killing four of the men inside the van, authorities said.

Connecticut teacher accused of sexual assault re-arrested for threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:55
(Reuters) - A former Connecticut high school teacher who pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with an underage student has been arrested on a separate charge of threatening someone connected to her case, police said Saturday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, was taken into custody on Friday after approaching a former student whom she was barred from contacting and making unspecified threats, according to a police report. ...

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:54

Obama speaks during a visit to KnoxvilleBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a U.S. company. Internet security became a national focus after a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blamed on North Korea. The attack and subsequent threats of violence against theaters prompted Sony to scale back its release of "The Interview", a comedy film that depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ...


Maintenance worker killed in concrete crusher accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:53
SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker performing routine maintenance on a concrete crusher was killed when he somehow got entangled in the machinery.

Trout action galore especially in Southwest Washington lakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:46
%%%40915475aad2df698d7e27bfd9092308%%%Trout anglers looking for some freshly planted trout should head to Southwest Washington where a half dozen lakes are now teeming with fish.

Study: White men get most entry-level TV directing jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:46
Women and minority directors are losing out on crucial entry-level jobs, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Friday.