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Looking Beyond China, Some Companies Shift Personnel

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:02
As businesses pay more attention to Southeast Asia, some are relocating executives to Singapore.

Hau'oli Kikaha on UW's defense: 'The big-time guys need to make big-time plays'

WA Huskies - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:01
Hau'oli Kikaha isn't letting the Huskies' young defensive back take all the heat this week.
Categories: Sports Center

Oregon nurse pleads guilty to sexually abusing emergency room patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:56
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon nurse pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sexually abusing women in a Portland hospital's emergency room and is expected to be sentenced to 15 years in prison under terms of a deal with prosecutors, a court administrator said. Jeffrey McAllister, 39, was accused of assaulting nine patients and a hospital colleague at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center between 2009 and 2013, including two woman hospitalized for miscarriages, several with psychological problems and one immobilized by a broken back, charging documents show. McAllister pleaded guilty to seven counts of felony sex abuse, one count of unlawful sexual penetration, one count of attempted sex abuse and one count of patronizing a prostitute, a court administrator said. Eight of McAllister’s victims are suing Legacy Emanuel for failing to investigate the nurse despite multiple patient complaints.

Arizona sheriff calls for felony charges in deaths of 21 dogs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:52
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona sheriff on Tuesday called for felony animal cruelty charges against the owners of a kennel who he said left 21 dogs to die of suffocation and overheating while they were in Florida. He said an investigation into the incident in June had been completed, and that 21 felony charges and other misdemeanors are being sought each against kennel owners Todd and Maleisia Hughes, and caretakers Austin and Logan Flake.

Teen pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 3 youths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:48
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three other youths on a New Jersey street on Christmas night last year.

Sheriff accused of allowing inmates furloughs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:47
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Gadsden County sheriff was accused Tuesday of allowing inmates — including violent felons — out of jail without court permission for short periods so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms.

On the Runway Blog: Serena Williams Takes a Swing at Designing

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:46
Just two days after her United States Open victory, Serena Williams hosted her first-ever fashion show for HSN.

Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:46

This June 2014 released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows Pacific walruses in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. Researchers are trying to get a better handle on the size of the Pacific walrus population ahead of an expected decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the animals need special protections. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Researchers are trying to get a better handle on the size of the Pacific walrus population ahead of an expected decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the animals need special protections.

Football's return means big win for NBC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:45

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, a giant Super Bowl championship banner is unfurled on the field before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers in Seattle. The Nielsen company said Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, that Thursday's kickoff game between Seattle and Green Bay was up 7 percent over the corresponding opening game a year ago, while the inaugural Sunday night matchup of Indianapolis and Denver was down 7 percent from 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week.

U.S. House formally condemns Obama for Guantanamo prisoner swap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:40

A billboard calling for the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl near Spokane WashingtonHouse of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give Congress a 30-day notice before exchanging prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban who were being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The House voted 249 to 163, with 22 Democrats joining the Republican majority in favor of the resolution. The measure has no legal clout, but it castigates Obama a day before he is due to address the American public to seek support for military action against Islamic State in Iraq and, possibly, Syria. The House debated the measure as Obama met at the White House with congressional leaders, including Republican House Speaker John Boehner, to discuss his plans.

Co-founder of elephant care center killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:39

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, Jim Laurita, executive director and foounder of Hope Elephants, feeds a carrot to one of the two retired circus elephants at his not-for-profit rehabilitation and educational facility in Hope, Maine. Knox County Sheriff deputies said Laurita was found dead Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in the animals' barn. Police say Laurita appeared to have fallen and struck his head on a cement floor. A medical examiner will determine his cause of death. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed Tuesday when one of the animals stepped on him, police said in ruling his death an accident.

Mastro case gets new life in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:36
The widely watched legal drama starring Michael and Linda Mastro has been renewed for another season by a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which ruled that even though Linda fled to France she is entitled to appeal a bankruptcy court ruling about her big diamond rings and other assets.

Second Avenue bike lane: Some cyclists break the rules anyway

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:35
On Monday, the first day of the new bike lanes, I was southbound on Second Avenue in the left turn lane to Spring Street ["Revised 2nd Avenue bike lane signals change for drivers, riders," Local News, Sept. 8]. The new bike lane signal turned red and my left turn signal turned green. Fortunately, I

In Missouri, Michael Brown memorial preserved, protected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:34

A makeshift memorial is seen near the site where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, MissouriBy Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - It's still there. The stuffed animals, flowers, and candles mounded into a memorial in the middle of the street where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer changes almost daily. It has been a month since the unarmed Brown was shot at least six times in an altercation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds no longer gather daily at the site where Brown died, a quiet street that runs between the Canfield Green apartment buildings.

'Frozen conflicts' and the Kremlin

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:32
The Kremlin's ambiguous role in 'frozen conflicts'
Categories: BBC World News

Iran’s Talks With Russia May Strike at Sanctions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:32
The Iranian negotiator at nuclear talks said his country would not countenance any new economic penalties imposed by the United States.

U2 Is Giving Its New Album Away For Free on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30

 SplashWhere the streets have no name? More like where the album has no price! Apologies for that bad intro, but it comes with good news. Irish rockers U2 are giving their new album  Songs of Innocence away for free. Yes, for free! Read More > Other Links From U2

Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Respite possible for Hawaii community as lava flow shifts course

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:29
By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - A volcanic lava flow that threatens a subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island has shifted slightly, potentially sparing some homes but increasing the number of residents who may be "lava-locked" if the flow overtakes a highway, a civil defense official said on Tuesday. The lava flow from the continuously erupting Kilauea volcano is moving through forested terrain toward the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, and after a recent tack northward could reach nearby Highway 130 within 16 to 18 days, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory projections. "The flow is continuing moving parallel to the subdivision," said Darryl Oliveira, director of Big Island Civil Defense.

Sheriff accused of allowing prisoner furloughs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:28
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff in Florida is accused of allowing prisoners out of jail without court permission for short periods so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms.

While others exit, MGM wants back in to Atlantic City gambling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:24
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - As other companies abandon the New Jersey gambling hub of Atlantic City, MGM Resorts International could learn on Wednesday whether it will be allowed to re-enter the market as regulators review an old business deal that prompted the company effectively to pull out. The company asked New Jersey gaming regulators for permission to reclaim its 50 percent stake in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, one of the best-performing casinos in a city full of recent failures. The state's Casino Control Commission is considering MGM's request at a meeting on Wednesday. Boyd Gaming Corp. owns the other 50 percent and has effectively controlled the Borgata for several years.