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Vote tally too close, recount ordered on Oregon GMO labeling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:56
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday. Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. "State law says that if the margin is no more than one-fifth of 1 percent of the total votes cast in that election... ...

Square Feet: In Moscow, a Financial District in Name Only

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:54
Moscow City was envisioned as a hub of emerging market finance, but Russia’s recent sanctions and economic troubles have kept buildings largely empty.

FBI raids Puerto Rico sewer authority PRASA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:50
By Edward Krudy NEW YORK/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a surprise raid at Puerto Rico's Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) on Tuesday in a probe the head of the commonwealth agency said was focused on a single case and not the entire agency. "They came for some very specific information that we openly provided regarding one case," Executive President Alberto Lazaro said in a telephone interview. "They took two piles of documents from the legal department and some electronic data from the IT department. ...

Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:50

Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimonyA grand jury in Ferguson, MIssouri, decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown

A few thoughts and links on the Mariners, Kyle Seager and possible trades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:48
Outside of the rainy Pacific Northwest, the news of Kyle Seager's $100 million contract extension was overshadowed by the Red Sox signing both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to about $185 million worth of contracts. It's typical fare for Seager, who is overlooked and under-appreciated nationally.

Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:47
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

NB Highway 99 reopens after accident in Battery Street Tunnel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:46
UPDATE, 6:24 a.m. | The accident in the Battery Street Tunnel has cleared and all lanes are open, but long delays are expected as traffic begins to clear, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Online valet parking soars in Seattle; Bellevue next | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:46
Add this to the list of ways Seattle tech workers outdo their peers in San Francisco:

Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:45
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged two Minnesota men with supporting Islamic State, the militant group that has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and carried out gruesome executions of civilians and foreigners. The U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis alleged in a criminal complaint that Abdi Nur, 20, and Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, had engaged in a conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, and that Nur had actually provided such support. Both men are U.S. citizens of Somali ancestry. ...

Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping Block

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:40

Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping BlockThe bar will likely serve its last beer in early December. Let's face it, Williamsburg has pretty much morphed into hipster Disneyland, complete with two Starbucks locations and absurdly priced condos. Now, Spike Hill, a bar and music venue that's long been an anchor for Bedford Avenue, is shutting down. The building is under contract and there's no official word on when the doors will close, but an employee told Gothamist that "early December" seems likely.

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Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:34
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

Missouri governor orders hundreds more National Guard troops to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the Ferguson, Missouri, area on Tuesday, following a night of looting and destruction of businesses. The violence occurred in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict white Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Video: UW coaches Pete Kwiatkowski, Jeff Choate, Bob Gregory preview the Apple Cup

WA Huskies - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:31
UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski after Tuesday's practice:
Categories: Sports Center

49ers focused on Thursday, not revenge

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:31
You don't go into conference calls with San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterback Colin Kaepernick expecting much.
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Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission in West Africa against Ebola can look a lot like summer camp.

Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:19
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.

Panel Rejects Sternest F.D.A. Warning for Steroid Shots

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:17
Recommending the toughest federal alert would have signaled to doctors that the risks of use outweighed any potential therapeutic benefit for patients.

Delhi media gossip sets Indian Twitter abuzz

BBC World News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:15
Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes
Categories: BBC World News