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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:23

40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.


US student rallies support Hong Kong protesters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:14

People hold up customized umbrellas during a rally in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.


Ten percent of female University of Oregon students raped: survey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:09

In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, water flows near a reflecting pool outside the new 145,000-square-foot University of Oregon Football Performance Center on the University of Oregon campus Eugene, Ore. The glass facade reflects the Casanova Center, which houses non-football athletic operations. (AP Photo/Brian Davies)By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - About 10 percent of female University of Oregon students surveyed have been raped while attending the school and the vast majority of those sexual assault cases were never reported to campus officials, school researchers found. The findings come after the school faced criticism over its handling of an alleged rape involving three basketball players that preceded the resignation of former university president Michael Gottfredson. ...


Orr: Deal with Detroit museum avoided costly legal fight

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:02

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testifies on 17th day of Detroit's bankruptcy trial.

       

Teen seriously injured in Tukwila stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:02
A teenager suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in Tukwila.

The Secret Service is serving without protecting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
What we’ve discovered over the past week and a half about the crackerjack operations of the Secret Service boggles the mind, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni

Editorial: Seattle’s special-education program needs more pressure from the state, school district

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
After years of prompting the Seattle’s special-education program to fix ongoing problems, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is finally enacting real consequences. But is progress on the horizon?

Radio recap: General manager Jack Zduriencik goes around the dial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
After meeting with the media yesterday for an extended period of time, general manager Jack Zduriencik appeared on all three sportstalk radio stations in town (yes, there are three.) to wrap up the season. He said pretty the same thing on all of them with a few interesting nuggets.

Radio recap: General manager Jack Zduriencik goes around the dial

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
After meeting with the media yesterday for an extended period of time, general manager Jack Zduriencik appeared on all three sportstalk radio stations in town (yes, there are three.) to wrap up the season. He said pretty the same thing on all of them with a few interesting nuggets.
Categories: Sports Center

Trooper accidentally shot in training exercise

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:01
The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.

Man survives jump from 'suicide bridge'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:58

N.J. town asks state to offer security barriers on the span.

       

Jack Zduriencik’s job is simple: Build Mariners’ offense

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:57
The Mariners have had trouble scoring runs in recent years. If the Mariners are going to build on their 87-win season of 2014, GM Jack Zduriencik must finally get the offense right.
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. Will Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:52
Supplies of ZMapp, which is seen as the most promising experimental treatment for Ebola, are expected to be limited to hundreds or thousands of treatment courses by early 2015.

Police made tough call with UVa student missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:50

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.


Amazon, Apple add 'ethnic and racial prejudice' warning to 'Tom and Jerry'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:50

Users looking to view the show will see a disclaimer on Amazon Prime and iTunes.

       

Angler lands a 23 pound chinook at Sekiu on Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:46
The Strait of Juan de Fuca clear into Puget Sound continues to offer anglers good coho fishing, and in some places you can add chinook to the catch.

Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:45
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.
Categories: BBC World News

Concern in complex where Ebola patient stayed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:40

Residents say they haven't received information from CDC or health dept.

       

Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy late October

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:38

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said he was "not in a position to make a decision right now." Earlier in the day, Klein surprised the courtroom by ruling that the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...


Spooky stats: Expected Halloween trends for 2014

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:37

Americans are projected to spend like foolish ghouls this Halloween, according to a recent survey by the American Retail Federation.