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‘The Arsonist’: the passage of homecoming in a small town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:21
Sue Miller’s novel “The Arsonist” chronicles the return of an aid worker to her small New England hometown as she struggles with both finding her place and helping her elderly parents.

Does Morality Exist in the Music Business?

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:12

Does Morality Exist in the Music Business?From the outside, it can seem formulaic, but from the inside of the industry, behind the closed doors of the ivory towers and backrooms of clubs, there is a reality that seriously hinders my faith in believing a career can be launched without cheating.

Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:10

Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleBy Mary Papenfuss BERKELEY California (Reuters) - A California college town known for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinal marijuana dispensaries give away free a small amount of their pot to the poor. Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously late on Tuesday to instruct local outlets to provide marijuana equal to 2 percent of their sales to patients on low incomes. "It's an equity issue," Council member Darryl Moore told Reuters. "We want to ensure that those who are in need have access to the medication necessary to treat their condition." Under the law, which takes effect next month, the marijuana given away free must be of the same quality as that given to paying customers.

Nazi suspect denied bail in US on German warrant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An elderly Nazi war crimes suspect will remain jailed in Philadelphia as part of a German criminal case after a U.S. judge denied him bail this week.

Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:02
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

Keri Russell drawn to ‘intimate moments’ in ‘Apes’ sequel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:01
The actress is reunited with “Felicity” co-creator Matt Reeves, director of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which opens July 11.

Flat wages? Actually many have been declining | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:01
It has been well documented that wages adjusted for inflation for most workers have been stagnant since the mid-1970s. The one exception: from the late 1990s until 2002. This is a key driver of rising inequality. But researchers at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College have added a new twist.

Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:01
A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.

Boehner non-committal on Obama immigration plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:01
House Speaker John Boehner is criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border. But the Ohio Republican also is being noncommittal on whether the House would vote to approve the president's request.

Washington State Wine Is the New Bordeaux

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:00
Washington State's rising reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon has been enhanced by a local winery winning one of the most prestigious prizes at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Man gets 17 years for nursing home beating death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man will spend 17 years in prison for beating his nursing home roommate to death with a metal piece from a wheelchair.

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:55
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California this spring, officials said Tuesday.

Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:39

FILE - This March 22, 2011 file photo shows boxes of General Mills cereals in Portland, Ore. The Minneapolis-based company, which last month announced a cost-cutting plan that will include a review of its manufacturing plants, is working to adapt its offerings as it grapples with the changing eating habits of Americans. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.

Accused Silk Road creator loses bid to dismiss U.S. indictment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:34
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man accused of creating Silk Road, which U.S. authorities said was an online drug marketplace, lost his bid on Wednesday to dismiss a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to deal illegal narcotics and launder money. Ross Ulbricht, who prosecutors said was known online as "Dread Pirate Roberts," had claimed he did not conspire with Silk Road users who might have broken the law by completing transactions on the now-defunct website, using the digital currency bitcoin. In a 51-page decision, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said, "the design and operation" of Silk Road and Ulbricht's role as an "intermediary" between website users justified letting prosecutors pursue their case. "Whether the government can prove the facts alleged is not a question at this stage." Forrest also said the federal money laundering statute encompasses bitcoins, noting that the virtual currency's value can be expressed in dollars.

Police trying to ID body found in Cohansey River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:29

Police trying to ID body found in Cohansey RiverPolice in Bridgeton, New Jersey are trying to identify a man found dead in the Cohansey River.

Washington Grants $14.3 Million for Power-Storage Systems

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:29
Washington state awarded $14.3 million in matching grants to three utilities to develop battery systems to store power from intermittent, renewable sources.

NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:26
The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.
Categories: BBC World News

Michigan man charged with murder in death of soccer referee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:26
(Reuters) - A soccer player accused of punching a referee and fatally injuring him during a weekend game in a Detroit suburb has been charged with second-degree murder, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, had been charged with assaulting referee John Bieniewicz, 44, during a game in Livonia, Michigan, but the charges were upgraded following his death, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. "The entire soccer world mourns with the family upon the death of John Bieniewicz," Worthy said.

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