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Books of The Times: David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Explores a Girl’s Journey

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:46
“The Bone Clocks,” by David Mitchell, follows a captivating heroine from her days as a spirited teenage runaway to her worried existence as a grandmother in a crumbling society.

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show

WA Huskies - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:46
USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal.
Categories: Sports Center

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show

Seattle Storm - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:46
USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal.
Categories: Sports Center

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:39

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya coalition flashes the V sign for victory at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.


State’s psychiatric boarding ban is delayed until justices can rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:38
The state Supreme Court’s ban on the controversial practice known as psychiatric boarding will not go into effect until the court rules on a motion asking for a delay. The ban was originally scheduled to take effect Wednesday.

Boston has worst drivers of any big U.S. city: Allstate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:38
(Reuters) - New York may have its aggressive, horn-honking drivers but it is a bastion of tranquility and safety compared to Boston, home to the worst drivers of any U.S. "A Boston driver, on average, will get into a collision every 4.4 years," Kari Mather, a spokeswoman for insurer Allstate Corp, said on Tuesday. The company's annual report, titled "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report," is based on client collision damage data in 2011 and 2012. It found Boston ranked dead last among cities with more than 1 million residents in their metropolitan area.

Celtic 0-1 NK Maribor

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:36
Celtic drop into the Europa League after losing at home to NK Maribor in their Champions League play-off.
Categories: BBC World News

Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:36
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

Wall Street market report

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:34
Wall Street Market Report
Categories: BBC World News

Bevell wants continued consistency from Seahawks offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:33
The Seahawks are off the field following their Tuesday practice. We are in the time of year where we are not allowed to report specifics from practice. And since it's not the regular season, the team does not have to provide injury reports. So, in a nutshell, not much to report on from actual practi

Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:32

This Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo shows Rosa Parks' landmark home at 634 Cleveland Court in Montgomery, Ala. "Vandals came in and pilfered it. They went in and tore out the walls and they stole the copper pipes and pretty much destroyed the apartment," said Evette Hester, executive director of the Montgomery Housing Authority. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday.


Landon Donovan to Play Farewell Game for U.S. Soccer Team

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:31
Donovan will be called up for one final appearance with the United States national team when it plays Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn.

Study: Seattle drivers are bad -- and getting worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:31
Seattle places near the top on a lot of city rankings -- but when it comes to driving, we're not winning any prizes.

Don’t be scared away, says Napa Valley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:31
Only two of Napa’s almost 150 hotels closed by quake and only a dozen of 500 wineries damaged, say officials who want economically-vital tourists to keep visiting the California region.

ABC News makes changes at top broadcasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:31
ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.

Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:29

Former FBI director Freeh makes remarks regarding his report on child abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant coach Sandusky during a news conference in Philadelphia in this file photoBARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.


Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:29

U.S. President Obama speaks about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Missouri, from the White House in WashingtonBy Mark Felsenthal CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families. The president was embarrassed earlier this year when it was revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been covering up lengthy delays in providing healthcare to former military personnel. Obama, speaking at the American Legion's national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced steps to improve availability of mental health care for military personnel as they move to civilian life and expanded research into post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.


Girl, 9, kills Arizona shooting instructor with Uzi in accident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:27
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said on Tuesday. They said that Charles Vacca, 39, had been standing next to the girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills near the Nevada border on Monday morning showing her how to fire the automatic weapon.