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Washington state woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:42
A Washington state woman on Thursday claimed a $90 million Powerball lottery jackpot after buying a ticket for the first time, and said she would quit her job at plane maker Boeing Co and buy a new Subaru.

NASA's Orion has 'bull's eye' landing after test mission

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:37

First attempt Thursday was scrubbed after a valve problem on the rocket.

       

Police cases converge to stir national debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:36
NEW YORK (AP) — From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national conversation Thursday about racial justice and police use of force.

Obama meets with GOP governors about economy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:35

President Obama talks with seven incoming governors, four of them Republican.

       

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:35
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

9 arrests after search warrants are served at massage parlors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:32
Nine people were arrested after detectives served search warrants on 10 massage parlors and residences throughout King and Snohomish counties Thursday, officials said.

A look inside Bellevue’s football program

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:31
A season that began in August will culminate Friday night with the state championship game against Eastside Catholic at the Tacoma Dome. We followed Bellevue football all week, and this is an account of the week Bellevue hopes to make history.

Couple cleared in daughter's death arrives in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:30

In this photo posted on the Twitter account of the David House Agency, Matthew Huang, top right, and his wife Grace, left, greet unidentified family members or friends upon their arrival in the United States, presumably in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The couple cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter reunited with family members following a legal battle that kept them in Qatar for nearly two years, including almost a year spent in jail. Matthew and Grace Huang arrived with smiles on their faces, according to The David House Agency, which represents them. "Mission accomplished. Matt and Grace are in Los Angeles. They have not stopped smiling," the agency tweeted. (AP Photo/David House Agency)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. couple cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter arrived home to Los Angeles on Thursday and reunited with family members following a legal battle that kept them in Qatar for nearly two years, including almost a year spent in jail.


Sherlock star to play Doctor Strange

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:29
Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the role of Stephen Strange in Marvel's 2016 release.
Categories: BBC World News

Analysis: Iran airstrikes in Iraq pose problem for U.S.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:07

Iraq may be passing U.S. intelligence on the Islamic State to Iran.

       

Protests keep rocking Mexico

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:02

One of the biggest was in response to the Sept. 26 attack on students.

       

Mistrial in Honolulu police chief mailbox theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:59
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal trial involving a mailbox stolen from the home of the Honolulu police chief ended in a mistrial Thursday, soon after it got underway and provided glimpses into the chief's family squabbles and raised allegations about department misconduct.

1 killed in Bothell car-pedestrian collision

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:50
Update at 10:48 p.m.: The victim is a female from Bothell, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Bothell’s bond goes deep with friends’ fun-fueled passing attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:48
Quarterback Ross Bowers and receiver Dayzell Wilson’s close friendship and good humor have pushed Bothell to the Class 4A state championship football game Friday in Tacoma. The Cougars face defending state champ Chiawana of Pasco at 7:30 p.m.

Tiger Woods returns with 77

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:48
In his first competition in nearly four months, Tigers Woods wound up with a 5-over 77 at Isleworth in Windermere, Fla., his home course for his first 16 years as a pro.

Referee for Seahawks-Eagles: Bill Vinovich

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:46
The Seahawks' relationship with officials this season has been, shall we say, a little frayed.

Bellevue is diverse, but its City Hall is lagging

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:46
Bellevue is more racially diverse than Seattle, but the city’s own workforce is 86 percent white and almost 70 percent male. A new city diversity plan hopes to address that and better serve the community.

Medicaid lawsuit targets school consultants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:46
The state Attorney General’s Office on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a consulting company that gave guidance on Medicaid reimbursements to the Centralia School District and dozens of other districts.

Phoenix police officer shoots dead unarmed black man during scuffle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:43
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A Phoenix police officer shot to death an unarmed black man during a struggle and authorities said the officer believed the individual had a gun, in the latest fatal incident amid national turmoil over the policing of black communities. On Thursday night, some 200 demonstrators protested against the killing of 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon, marching to Phoenix police headquarters and blocking streets, broadcaster CBS5 reported. ...