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Tomb of Egyptian queen unearthed by archaeologists

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:26

Researchers believe the tomb belongs to the wife of Pharaoah Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago during the 5th Dynasty in Egypt.

       

More Iraq, Afghanistan veterans to serve in Congress

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:25

114th Congress convenes with 25 lawmakers who have served in recent wars.

       

Flu widespread in 43 states

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:23

Visits to doctors' offices suggest flu season is not half over. The CDC urges flu shots.

       

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, 49, dies of cancer

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:20
Stuart Scott, a prominent ESPN sportscaster who was known for infusing his reports with a blend of pop-culture references, slang and memorable phrases that made him something of a pop-culture figure in his own right, died Sunday in a hospital near Hartford, Conn. He was 49.

Rapper Joey Bada$$ charged in Australia on concert tour

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:19
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An official and media say New York hip hop artist Joey Bada$$ has been charged in Australia with assaulting a security guard before a performance last week.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Heavy rains are likely to bring flooding, landslides, avalanches

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:15
Landslides, avalanches and flooding are possible as heavy rains soak Western Washington through Monday. The National Weather Service forecast major flooding at the Tolt River near Carnation and issued a flood warning for the Puyallup River near Orting.

ArtsBeat: ‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Do We Really Want Anything to Change?

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:12
Just when you think the social order is about to crumble, the show snaps back to order.






Taiwan ex-president granted parole

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:09
Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is to be released from prison after being granted one month of medical parole, the justice ministry says.
Categories: BBC World News

Recruiting game awaits new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:05
Jim Harbaugh, introduced as Michigan’s coach to great fanfare last week, is temporarily stifled, limited by the recruiting dead period. Until Jan. 15, college coaches can only call a prospect on the phone, write a letter or send an email.

Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:03
Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

Limiting Rest Is Found to Help Young Concussion Patients

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:03
Researchers found the opposite of what they had expected: Patients who stayed at home for two days or less had fewer remaining symptoms when returning to normal activity than those who were secluded for five days.

10th-ranked Utah men rout UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:01
Utah, ranked 10th in the nation, limited UCLA to 29 percent shooting and beat the visiting Bruins 71-39. The Utes improved to 12-2.

Teen programmer crowd-funds for African orphans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:01
Suraya Shivji taught herself to write software and then built iPhone gaming apps that help raise money for kids she met at an orphanage in Uganda.

Monday Memo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:01
A look at business events during the week

Suicide bomber kills 4 people in Somalia's capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:00
A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a moving convoy of Somalia's U.S.-trained elite forces in Mogadishu, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Sunday.

U.S. health worker arrives in Nebraska for Ebola evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:58
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - An American health care worker possibly exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived at a hospital in Omaha on Sunday for evaluation and any necessary treatment, an official said. The patient was taken by ambulance from the Omaha airport to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where three other patients were treated last year, said Taylor Wilson, hospital spokesman. Wilson would not disclose the age or gender of the patient, whom he said was flown directly from Sierre Leone to Omaha in an air ambulance. ...

Washington State picks up first Pac-12 road win in nearly two years

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:57
Jordan Railey scored a career-high 17 points and Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double as WSU beat California 69-66 on Sunday.

Washington State picks up first Pac-12 road win in nearly two years

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:56
Jordan Railey scored a career-high 17 points and Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double as WSU beat California 69-66 on Sunday.

Cougars Lock Down Cal For First Pac-12 Win

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:49
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)- Jordan Railey believes Washington State's ball movement on offense is finally coming together after two months of sporadic outings.The Cougars finally have a road win in the Pac-12 - their first in nearly two years - to prove it.Railey scored a career-high 17 points, Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double and Washington State beat ...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:47

FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to students during an special assembly at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif. The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs and cultures. Zuckerberg created a "Year in Book" page and urged his friends to join him in the project. As of Sunday afternoon, it had more than 89,000 likes. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more "book" to Facebook.