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Facebook posts strong 4Q as company closes gap with Google

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:30

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is growing rapidly as it enters adolescence, putting it in a position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most powerful company. Facebook’s fourth-quarter report released Wednesday provides the latest gauge of the social-networking company’s impressive strides. The results marked the first time that Facebook’s quarterly revenue has surpassed $5 billion. […]
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Facebook posts strong 4Q as company closes gap with Google

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:30

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is growing rapidly as it enters adolescence, putting it in a position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most powerful company. Facebook’s fourth-quarter report released Wednesday provides the latest gauge of the social-networking company’s impressive strides. The results marked the first time that Facebook’s quarterly revenue has surpassed $5 billion. […]

Missouri Sen. McCaskill serves on jury, rules for plaintiff

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:24

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has done something that her congressional colleagues in Washington have found elusive — reaching a consensus, even if it was during her first-ever stint on a jury. The Democrat and 11 other jurors sided Wednesday with a 51-year-old St. Louis County man, Leotis Tate, in his lawsuit […]
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Missouri Sen. McCaskill serves on jury, rules for plaintiff

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:24

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has done something that her congressional colleagues in Washington have found elusive — reaching a consensus, even if it was during her first-ever stint on a jury. The Democrat and 11 other jurors sided Wednesday with a 51-year-old St. Louis County man, Leotis Tate, in his lawsuit […]
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Missouri Sen. McCaskill serves on jury, rules for plaintiff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:24

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has done something that her congressional colleagues in Washington have found elusive — reaching a consensus, even if it was during her first-ever stint on a jury. The Democrat and 11 other jurors sided Wednesday with a 51-year-old St. Louis County man, Leotis Tate, in his lawsuit […]

Atlantic City Airport evacuated due to possible explosive device

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:24

Atlantic City Airport evacuated due to possible explosive deviceThe Atlantic City International Airport has been evacuated as authorities investigate a possible explosive device.


Saudi Arabia Keeps Pumping Oil, Despite Financial and Political Risks

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23
Even as petroleum prices plummet and the kingdom burns through its financial reserves, the Saudis are betting they can win an oil war of attrition.









Watch the trailer: New film from Bob Nelson, Oscar-nominated for ‘Nebraska’

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

Bob Nelson — a Northwest native, Whidbey Island resident, “Almost Live!” veteran and 2014 Oscar nominee for the screenplay “Nebraska” — has a new film completed, and it’s another father-son tale. “The Confirmation,” which Nelson both wrote and directed, stars Clive Owen as a small-town dad trying to reconnect with his young son; also in […]
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Watch the trailer: New film from Bob Nelson, Oscar-nominated for ‘Nebraska’

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

Bob Nelson — a Northwest native, Whidbey Island resident, “Almost Live!” veteran and 2014 Oscar nominee for the screenplay “Nebraska” — has a new film completed, and it’s another father-son tale. “The Confirmation,” which Nelson both wrote and directed, stars Clive Owen as a small-town dad trying to reconnect with his young son; also in […]
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Watch the trailer: New film from Bob Nelson, Oscar-nominated for ‘Nebraska’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

Bob Nelson — a Northwest native, Whidbey Island resident, “Almost Live!” veteran and 2014 Oscar nominee for the screenplay “Nebraska” — has a new film completed, and it’s another father-son tale. “The Confirmation,” which Nelson both wrote and directed, stars Clive Owen as a small-town dad trying to reconnect with his young son; also in […]

4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]
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4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]
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4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]

Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]
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Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]
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Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]

Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, on Russian-made rockets for military satellites. James told the committee the department is working to end the use of the Russian engines as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.


FBI: Wounded officer led drug raid, shot outside bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Officials work the scene where a sheriff's deputy was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a drug raid he was leading was shot outside a bedroom by an assailant who later told police he was a drug dealer and that he thought he was being robbed, the FBI said Wednesday.


Europe Raises Pressure on Greece to Tighten Its Borders

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:16
European Union authorities filed a report saying Athens needs to slow the flow of migrants, the first step toward allowing countries to the north to extend border controls.









New U.S. general named to lead international forces in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:03
Lieutenant General John "Mick" Nicholson, the current head of NATO's Allied Land Command, has been chosen as the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday amid concerns about setbacks in the fight against the Taliban. Nicholson, whose selection must be confirmed by the Senate, would replace General John Campbell, who has commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan for the past 18 months and is expected to retire. Nicholson is a veteran of multiple deployments in Afghanistan.