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After being ‘lost’ vs. Columbus, Sounders to face similar foe in Vancouver

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:53
A Sounders loss at B.C. Place would send Vancouver seven points clear of them in the standings — and give an early Cascadia Cup boost to the team that marched into CenturyLink Field and swiped the trophy with a 1-0 win in October.

Hooters Casino Hotel sold for $70 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:51

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2006 file photo Hooters hotel-casino, located one block from the Las Vegas Strip, is seen in Las Vegas. A real estate broker representing the owners of the Hooters Casino Hotel says the near-Strip property has sold for about $70 million to a New York-based hotel investment company. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A real estate broker representing the owners of the Hooters Casino Hotel said the property near the Las Vegas Strip has sold for about $70 million to a New York-based hotel investment company.


Seymour Hersh Article Alleges Cover-Up in Bin Laden Hunt

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:49
The article in The London Review of Books claims that Pakistan harbored Osama bin Laden for years, and that once the United States found out, the countries worked together to plot the raid.







Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:46

FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Of the nearly 50 self-driving cars rolling around California roads and highways, four have gotten into accidents since September, 2014. That’s when the state officially began permitting these cars of the future, which use sensors and computing power to maneuver around traffic. Three accidents involved Lexus SUVs run by Google Inc. The fourth was an Audi retrofitted by the parts supplier Delphi Automotive. Google and Delphi said the accidents were minor and their cars were not at fault.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.


Near end of presidency, Obama finds more urgent voice on race

NBA - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:45
A president who has been restrained in addressing racial controversies now is raising his voice and declaring he’ll make lifting up impoverished communities and the young men within them the cause of his post-presidency years.
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Near end of presidency, Obama finds more urgent voice on race

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:45
A president who has been restrained in addressing racial controversies now is raising his voice and declaring he’ll make lifting up impoverished communities and the young men within them the cause of his post-presidency years.
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Near end of presidency, Obama finds more urgent voice on race

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:45
A president who has been restrained in addressing racial controversies now is raising his voice and declaring he’ll make lifting up impoverished communities and the young men within them the cause of his post-presidency years.

Washington State Sen. Andy Hill sounds like 2016 challenger to Gov. Jay Inslee - seattlepi.com (blog)

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:45

seattlepi.com (blog)

Washington State Sen. Andy Hill sounds like 2016 challenger to Gov. Jay Inslee
seattlepi.com (blog)
State Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, sure sounded like a candidate for Governor when Benton County Republicans stood to applaud him Friday night at their annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Republican state Senator Andy Hill seems to be mounting a challenge to ...

More bad news for Washington's drought - KING5.com

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:43

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More bad news for Washington's drought
KING5.com
Washington State's snow pack level is now averaging just 17 percent of normal, based on measurements made on May 1, 2015. That's down from a state wide average of 24 percent on April 1, which is the traditional benchmark for the peak of the state's ...

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Mom plans to sue after autistic daughter removed from plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:43
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman said Monday she intends to sue United Airlines after her flight home made an emergency landing, and authorities removed her family from the plane after she and the flight crew had problems finding her autistic 15-year-old daughter something to eat.

How I scored the best seat in the opera house

NBA - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:41
Columnist Nicole Brodeur sits among the supernumerary luminaries at Seattle Opera and drops by Seattle Humane’s Tuxes & Tails benefit.
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How I scored the best seat in the opera house

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:41
Columnist Nicole Brodeur sits among the supernumerary luminaries at Seattle Opera and drops by Seattle Humane’s Tuxes & Tails benefit.
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How I scored the best seat in the opera house

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:41
Columnist Nicole Brodeur sits among the supernumerary luminaries at Seattle Opera and drops by Seattle Humane’s Tuxes & Tails benefit.

Sister Helen Prejean Says Tsarnaev Shows Remorse for Boston Bombing

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:38
Sister Prejean, who met with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev five times in prison, said he seemed “genuinely sorry” for killing and maiming people at the 2013 Boston Marathon.







Police say they didn't see FBI bulletin before Texas attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:38
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Hours before two would-be terrorists attacked a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, the FBI sent local authorities the license plate number and photo of one of the shooters, who had a prior terrorism-related conviction, but police said Monday they didn't see the intelligence bulletin in time.

Washington state schools seek waiver from US test-result penalties - Yahoo News

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:37

Washington state schools seek waiver from US test-result penalties
Yahoo News
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state, which already lost an exemption from some requirements of U.S. education law, is asking not to be penalized for lower test scores this year as districts switch to a standardized exam tethered to tougher standards, ...
Washington schools chief asks feds to hit "pause button" on Common Core test ...The Seattle Times

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Woman gets life sentence in granddaughter's running death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:37
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about candy was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Inslee signs measure expanding animal cruelty laws

NBA - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:35
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure making it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions, like extreme heat or cold.
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Inslee signs measure expanding animal cruelty laws

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:35
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure making it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions, like extreme heat or cold.
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Inslee signs measure expanding animal cruelty laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:35
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure making it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions, like extreme heat or cold.