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AP PHOTOS: Turkey farmers connect with NYC buyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:47

In this Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, photo, a gang of Broad Breasted Whites roam their paddock before they are harvested for Thanksgiving at Violet Hill Farm, in West Winfield, N.Y. The turkeys' lives are starkly different from their factory farm brethren as the nearly 250 fully-pastured turkeys spend their time roaming a constantly cycling series of green spaces. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — On a cold and rainy November morning, farmers Mary Carpenter and Paul Dench-Layton waded arm-in-arm into the large soggy paddock that's home to their Broad Breasted Whites, nearly 250 gobbling, barking, and bumbling Thanksgiving turkeys.


Quotes and video: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Here is some video and some quotes from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's meeting with the media today (no cardboard cutouts here):

Western Washington men smash Multnomah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Jaamon Echols scores 20 points and Jeffrey Parker has 19 and a career-best 15 rebounds in the Vikings’ 108-75 rout.

Justin Forsett finds his niche with Baltimore Ravens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Justin Forsett, a former Seahawk who is playing for Baltimore, is third in the NFL in rushing and leads all running backs in yards per carry.

Cougars’ Toni Pole hopes he gets one more chance in Apple Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Washington State senior defensive lineman Toni Pole missed last week’s game because of a foot injury but hopes to play against the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday.

Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:41
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Richard Sherman and cutout Doug Baldwin criticize NFL policies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, with Baldwin speaking from behind a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself, were critical of NFL policies on Tuesday, particularly the league’s $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch.

Theater of the absurd: Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin stand up for Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin held a mock news conference Tuesday to rage against the machine — in particular, the NFL and the $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.

UPS holiday recruits learn perils of package delivery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
United Parcel Service is on a hiring binge, determined to perform better than last year, when harsh weather and a surge in last-minute online shopping orders caused more than a few packages to be delivered after Christmas.

The Short List: Ginsburg's stent; the truth about indictments; winter weather

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:23

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U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:20

Steven Gibson and Mark Hightower celebrate after their marriage ceremony at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little RockBy Steve Barnes and Emily Le Coz LITTLE ROCK, Ark./JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states. Judges Kristine Baker in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Carlton Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi, ruled that the bans on gay matrimony denied guarantees of equal protection under the law for gay couples. ...


How Kam Chancellor fired up the Seahawks with his pregame speech, physical game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:16
Finally healthy, Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor fired up his team with an emotional pregame speech, then lit up the Cardinals with his physical play.

Two UW assistants were once on WSU sideline in Apple Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:16
Bob Gregory played for Cougars in mid-1980s; Jeff Choate was on Mike Leach’s first WSU staff.

Local malls dangle new gifts to challenge online shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:16
From skating rinks to same-day delivery, local malls are trying to figure out how to stay ahead of online commerce in what many experts predict will be a bustling holiday retail season.

Sounders’ Chad Marshall earns defender of year award

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:16
Sounders’ Chad Marshall was easy winner in the players’ voting, helping him capture the MLS defender of the year award for the third time.

In Seattle, a ‘community ... in pain’ protests Ferguson decision in peace

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:08
Thousands, including high-school students, marched through Seattle on Tuesday in a second day of protests against a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo.

White Pass - 11/25/2014 8:42:26 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:03
White Pass US12
11/25/2014 8:42:26 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Satus Pass - 11/25/2014 8:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:03
Satus Pass US97
11/25/2014 8:41:30 PM

Temperature: 49 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Cloudy

Stevens Pass - 11/25/2014 8:44:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:03
Stevens Pass US2
11/25/2014 8:44:57 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining