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Mariners fans, keep hope alive — at least for opening day

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:46
To be a Mariner fan is to have the hope beaten out of you. The optimism seems to diminish with each succeeding season until a certain defeatist attitude has taken hold, the nagging certitude that somehow, eventually, it will all fall apart. Today, however, is the day to believe.

Felix Hernandez set for 7th opening-day start

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:46
It’s still special to Felix Hernandez. Even after all these years, the thrill of making the start on opening day hasn’t lost its meaning to the Mariners ace.

Pilot program gives parents tools to boost babies’ brains

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:46
A new campaign to help parents put into practice the latest findings from infant brain research is being tested in South King County.

Orson Welles' camera among 70 items up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:36
The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to own some of his personal possessions, and that's just how he would want it.

Frozen is highest-grossing animation

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:35
The Disney musical recently reached $1.072 billion (£644.5m) at the worldwide box office, overtaking Toy Story 3.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola death toll at 78; 'unprecedented epidemic'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:34
Guinea death toll from Ebola at 78; Senegal closes border in 'unprecedented epidemic'

Huskies baseball runs win streak to 10

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:31
Washington scored five times in the 14th inning to beat USC 8-3 Sunday in Los Angeles to sweep the Trojans and run its winning streak to 10 games.

Louisville Region: Maryland upsets top-seeded Tennessee, 73-62

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:31
Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as fourth-seeded Maryland upset No. 1 seed Tennessee, 73-62, on Sunday in the Louisville Region semifinal

Death toll reaches 21 as slide searchers ‘look for that miracle’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:31
The death toll from the Snohomish County mudslide climbed by three to 21 on Sunday, and searchers found four additional victims who are not part of that official count. The number of people still missing after nine days of searching stands at 30.

Darrington hails its homegrown heroes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:31
Darrington’s first responders are praised for their early and lasting work searching through debris at the massive mudslide east of Oso.

State used outdated data to allow logging on slope

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:25
TIMES WATCHDOG: The state Department of Natural Resources used outdated boundaries to restrict logging above the Snohomish County slope that collapsed, failing to incorporate newer research that would have protected land later clear-cut, according to a Seattle Times analysis.

China demand boosts Huawei profits

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:25
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei says strong demand from China helped it to increase annual profits by 34%.
Categories: BBC World News

Australian PM vows search for jetliner will go on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:22

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, addresses the media with former Defense Force Chief Angus Houston, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss at RAAF base Pearce on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Bullsbrook, near Perth, Australia. Abbott said the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but that it will go on as long as possible. Abbott said Monday that although no debris has been found in the southern Indian Ocean that can be linked to the plane missing for more than three weeks, the searchers are "well, well short" of any point where they would scale the hunt back. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)PERTH, Australia (AP) — The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday.


North Korea sending message to U.S. with missile barrage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:21
North Korea's show of force comes as the U.S. and South Korea conduct joint exercises

Midwest Region: Aaron Harrison’s long three-pointer vaults Kentucky past Michigan, 75-72

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:16
Aaron Harrison made a three-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

Va. couple wins lottery three times in same month

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:14
A Virginia couple has been on an incredible run.

India court commutes Bhullar's death

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:08
India's top court commutes the sentence of death row prisoner Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, accepting his plea that the government took a long time to decide his mercy plea and also on grounds that he was mentally ill.
Categories: BBC World News

Family at odds with examiner over suicide ruling

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:04
Loved ones say James Jewell's lesson on gun safety took a tragic turn.

Remembering Brazil's decades of military repression

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:59
Brazil’s brutal military rule through the eyes of a detainee’s son
Categories: BBC World News