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Seahawks position review: A somewhat strange season for the Legion of Boom

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:18

It was a somewhat unusual season for the Legion of Boom, as the Seahawks' secondary again was one of the best in the NFL but had a few uncharacteristic setbacks and hurdles to overcome.
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Seahawks position review: A somewhat strange season for the Legion of Boom

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:18

It was a somewhat unusual season for the Legion of Boom, as the Seahawks' secondary again was one of the best in the NFL but had a few uncharacteristic setbacks and hurdles to overcome.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks position review: A somewhat strange season for the Legion of Boom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:18

It was a somewhat unusual season for the Legion of Boom, as the Seahawks' secondary again was one of the best in the NFL but had a few uncharacteristic setbacks and hurdles to overcome.

Virginia resident tests positive for Zika virus: AP

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:17
A Virginia resident who traveled outside the United States has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing health officials. Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine said the resident traveled to a country where the Zika virus transmission is ongoing, according to AP. Levine said this person poses no risk to other residents, because it is not mosquito season in Virginia, AP reported.

U.S. judge rules against Louisiana abortion restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:16
A federal judge on Tuesday found unconstitutional a 2014 law that imposed tough restrictions on Louisiana abortion providers and threatened to close four of the state's five clinics. The law requires physicians who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the place where the abortion is performed. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles granted a preliminary injunction sought by abortion providers, finding that the law violated women's rights to obtain an abortion.

Experts: Activists' indictment shows disapproval of videos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:13

This Oct. 22, 2015, photo shows a Planned Parenthood in Houston. A grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. The footage from the clinic in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury's decision to indict two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood might be less about sending someone to jail than about expressing disapproval for how the pair conducted their investigation, legal experts said Tuesday.


If Republicans Want Fewer Abortions in Washington State, They Should Support This Birth Control Bill - TheStranger.com (blog)

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:09

If Republicans Want Fewer Abortions in Washington State, They Should Support This Birth Control Bill
TheStranger.com (blog)
Want to reduce unintended pregnancies? Give women more control of their health care, not less. ballykdy/Shutterstock. Republican lawmakers say they want women to have fewer abortions. All over the country, they're supporting laws chipping away at a ...

States ask Supreme Court to block Obama carbon emissions plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:06
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. states led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to combat climate change. The 26 states filed a stay application with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts after an appeals court in Washington declined last week to block Obama's Clean Power Plan while litigation over its lawfulness goes ahead.

Men reportedly attack 13-year old girls in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:06

Seattle police are working to find the men, who reportedly wore hooded sweatshirts when they approached the girls on the street.
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Men reportedly attack 13-year old girls in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:06

Seattle police are working to find the men, who reportedly wore hooded sweatshirts when they approached the girls on the street.
Categories: Sports Center

Men reportedly attack 13-year old girls in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:06

Seattle police are working to find the men, who reportedly wore hooded sweatshirts when they approached the girls on the street.
Categories: Sports Center

Men reportedly attack 13-year old girls in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:06

Seattle police are working to find the men, who reportedly wore hooded sweatshirts when they approached the girls on the street.

Chicago police recruiters open up about race, shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04
If potential police force recruits in Chicago fail to ask about police shootings and race relations, recruiters bring it up anyway. At a time of U.S.-wide protests over police shootings of black men, the 12,000-strong Chicago police force, which is 23 percent African-American and 52 percent white, is trying to hire new officers, especially minority officers. On Tuesday, 16-year veteran officer Denise Gathings, an African-American, addressed 20 potential recruits, 19 of them black and one Hispanic.

Could we see 4 New Yorkers for president?

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline. Then the place got cleaned up, and after the heroism (and stoicism) of Sept. 11, 2001, much of the hostility was replaced with affection. Perhaps nothing signifies the change in status more than the prospect of four […]
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Improve transparency, restore trust in state government

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Improvements to state ethics rules are needed and shouldn’t die quietly in legislative committee.
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Could we see 4 New Yorkers for president?

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline. Then the place got cleaned up, and after the heroism (and stoicism) of Sept. 11, 2001, much of the hostility was replaced with affection. Perhaps nothing signifies the change in status more than the prospect of four […]
Categories: Sports Center

Improve transparency, restore trust in state government

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Improvements to state ethics rules are needed and shouldn’t die quietly in legislative committee.
Categories: Sports Center

Could we see 4 New Yorkers for president?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline. Then the place got cleaned up, and after the heroism (and stoicism) of Sept. 11, 2001, much of the hostility was replaced with affection. Perhaps nothing signifies the change in status more than the prospect of four […]

Improve transparency, restore trust in state government

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:04

Improvements to state ethics rules are needed and shouldn’t die quietly in legislative committee.

Factbox: 12 facts about the Zika virus as outbreak spreads in the Americas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:02
The number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus rose to 22 on Tuesday, more than double the number a month ago, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). An outbreak of the virus is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947 and was unknown in the Americas until 2014.