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Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:35

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic CityDozens of people were arrested as more than 100 casino workers shut down the expressway entrance to Atlantic City in protest of contract givebacks to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.


U.S. Steps Up Fight to Block ISIS Volunteers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:31
The Justice Department says it must focus on Americans traveling abroad because they could receive training, become radicalized, and then return to the United States to launch attacks.

Asia shares rise on US Fed minutes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:27
Asian markets are trading higher after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting reduced fears of an early interest rate increase.
Categories: BBC World News

Friends: Aid worker captured in Syria knew risks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:24

Ed Kassig, left, and wife Paula pray during a vigil for their son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who last week was named the next beheading target of the Islamic State terror group, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Kassig, and Indianapolis native and former Butler student, was captured by the Islamic State in October of 2013 while doing humanitarian work in Syria. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria had researched the region and knew the dangers, but he believed the good he could accomplish through his relief organization outweighed the risk, his friends said Wednesday.


As Trains Move Oil Bonanza, Delays Mount for Other Goods and Passengers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:20
Rail lines now move more than a million barrels of oil a day, causing major delays for Amtrak trains and holding up the transport of vital consumer and industrial goods.

Atlantic City casino workers block streets to protest cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:20
By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Atlantic City arrested 24 people who blocked streets in the New Jersey city on Wednesday as hundreds of casino workers demonstrated against plans by the Trump Taj Mahal to cut pension and health benefits. "Hopefully, we're getting our voices heard, making a statement that our health benefits are very important to us," said Paul Smith, 46, a cook at the Taj Mahal casino who came dressed in medical scrubs. There were no reported injuries and none of the demonstrators resisted arrest. Police estimated that 300 people took part in the protests. ...

Lawyer accused of rape quits chokehold death case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein, 70, appears at a press conference at his offices in New York. Rubenstein will no longer represent the family of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, his law partner announced that Rubenstein does not want a woman’s claim that he raped her to distract from the Garner case. Rubenstein has neither been charged nor arrested. He denies any criminal conduct. (AP Photo/File, Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney accused of raping a woman will no longer represent the family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold.


Twin Peaks and Gif culture

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:12
Why social media embraces Twin Peaks
Categories: BBC World News

Top five high school football games to watch this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:10
Two ranked SPSL teams face off

Quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:08
You want it, we've got it --- the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today, reviewing Monday night's win over Washington and previewing Sunday's game against Dallas:

US stocks surge as Fed sees more low rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:07
The U.S. stock market surged to its biggest gain of the year, erasing a loss from a day earlier.

UW’s John Timu tackles fatherhood from 1,000 miles away

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:06
John Timu’s infant son and wife live on a naval base in San Diego, but the Washington linebacker teammates call “Pops” is determined to be the best father possible.

Vulcan apartment tower fetches record price

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:06
Vulcan sold The Martin, a 188-unit apartment tower on 5th Ave., for a record per-unit price.

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:06

This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days. (AP Photo/Maynard Family)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.


Boeing’s first test tanker won’t fly before late November

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:06
Boeing said the first test plane for its KC-46 Air Force aerial-refueling tanker program is expected to fly late next month or early December. Boeing also said it will install military systems in the tankers at the modification center at Paine Field currently housing 787 re-work.

Rapid online growth bulks up Costco’s profits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:04
Rapid growth in e-commerce sales helped Costco beat Wall Street expectations in the annual earnings it reported Wednesday.

PC sales perk up, tablet revolution fades | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:03
The tablet revolution that was supposed to kill the PC industry is fading and people are buying new computers again.

Cleaning crew accused of stealing M's jerseys from Safeco store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:01
Members of a Safeco Field cleaning crew are accused of stealing more than $11,000 worth of Mariners jerseys from a store kiosk, police said.

Calling all Bigfoot believers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:01
Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Sasquatch roundup this weekend.

A few notes from Pete Carroll's press conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:01
Coming off the Monday night game at Washington and a trip back on Tuesday, the Seahawks got off to a little later start today with their usual press conferences and media availability.