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Coho fishing action building in many Puget Sound region rivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:09
%%%2191a98a738447b3035818cd4dff111a%%%The recent rainstorms have been a boon for river salmon anglers with good numbers of coho heading upstream.

U.S. Ebola patient flew on United Airlines to Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:08
By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Airlines believes the U.S. Ebola patient flew on its aircraft from Brussels to Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington on Sept. 20, based on information it received from federal officials, according to a company spokeswoman. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was "zero risk of transmission" on these two flights because the patient showed no symptoms at the time and therefore could not have been contagious, the United spokeswoman said. The CDC has said it is unnecessary to contact others who traveled on the flights, she added. ...

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:08

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. ...


EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:07
Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.
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Devil worship on the man-eating mountain

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:05
Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain
Categories: BBC World News

Judge: Was biased vs. white suspect; verdict OK'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.

Job hunting the big data way

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:03
How data crunching is dictating our job prospects
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Wenger praises 'electric' Welbeck

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:03
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Danny Welbeck is "electric" after his hat-trick in the 4-1 win against Galatasaray.
Categories: BBC World News

35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:02
Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.

VIDEO: The world's most beautiful train journey?

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:01
Norwegian railway line relaxes after successful summer
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Happy birthday, Julie Andrews

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:01
One of P&P's favorite stars (and definitely the most delightful interview of my career) turns 79 today. So here's a musical treat, featuring not one but two legendary performers. This is Andrews and Gene Kelly, singing and dancing "Just in Time," from a 1965 TV special. It's a joy.

APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:01
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.

Gerrard questions team-mates' desire

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:51
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Basel "wanted it more" in their 1-0 Champions League Group B win.
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Florida man convicted of killing unarmed teen over loud music

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:49

File photo of Defendant Dunn reacting on the stand during testimony in his own defense during his murder trial in Duval County Courthouse in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17. Dunn and Davis exchanged words before the shooting about the loud music coming from the SUV. ...


Florida man convicted of killing unarmed teen over loud music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:49

File photo of Defendant Dunn reacting on the stand during testimony in his own defense during his murder trial in Duval County Courthouse in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17. Dunn and Davis exchanged words before the shooting about the loud music coming from the SUV. ...


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Trooper accidentally shot in training exercise

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:49

This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, Trooper David Kedra is shown. Kedra was shot in the chest Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, near Philadelphia, state police said. Kedra, 26, was flown by helicopter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since June 2012. (AP Photo/ Pennsylvania State Police)SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.


Could the US start sending its oil overseas?

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:48
What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?
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Liberia, U.S. say Texas Ebola patient showed no symptoms before flying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:48
By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - The man being treated for Ebola in Texas showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left Liberia for the United States via Brussels on Sept. 19, Liberian and U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. The case is the first to be diagnosed outside West Africa during the current outbreak, raising the prospect that the worst epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever on record could spread to nations beyond the region. ...

LA officials give final approval to pay increase at large hotels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:47

Hotel worker Blanca Aldana cheers after a City Council vote to increase minimum wage at City Hall in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles city leaders gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would increase the wages of workers at large hotels to $15.37 an hour, prompting a warning from hotel industry officials they might sue over the "living wage ordinance." Mayor Eric Garcetti, who pledged last month to bring the city's overall minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, has promised to sign the hotel measure, which would establish one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The current California minimum wage is $8 an hour. ...


Slaying of mother and six children prompts Florida agency changes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:45
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities should have done more to respond to repeated warnings of problems in the family where a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children before killing himself last month, the state child welfare agency said on Wednesday. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) also announced immediate changes intended to improve accountability at the agency, long troubled by reports of inadequate protection for children in its care. ...