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China Export Quotas on Metals Violate World Trade Law, Panel Finds

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:13
Beijing’s reduction in exports of rare earth elements, on environmental grounds, violated World Trade Organization rules, the group concluded.

State health officials collecting ticks

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:13
The Washington State Department of Health is once again asking people across the state to submit ticks found outdoors.

Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

Nations League tournament 'from 2018'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:07
A third major tournament for European countries after the World Cup and European Championship is expected to start from 2018.
Categories: BBC World News

HHS grants extra time to enroll for health care

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:07
People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

St Andrews to vote on women members

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:07
St Andrews-based club Royal and Ancient urges its 2,500 members to vote in favour of abolishing its men-only policy.
Categories: BBC World News

Easter TV for Britton and Courtenay

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:07
Actor Tom Courtenay and former This Morning presenter Fern Britton are to feature in religious programmes to mark the Easter holiday, the BBC announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Kerry in Jordan for Talks With Palestinian Leader

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:06
Secretary of State John Kerry planned to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in an effort to salvage Middle East peace talks.

Snohomish County mudslide: Don’t build developments in harm’s way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:02
The story about prior warnings of a mudslide in Snohomish County should trigger some serious action [“Risk of slide ‘unforeseen’? Warnings go back decades,” Local News, March 25].

For bookmonger, lunch is a doable feast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:00
At lunchtime, Peter Miller could choose between pizza or Thai, bakery goods or burritos, or many other options within a short walk from his Second Avenue shop. Or he could pull out a lunch box and unwrap a sandwich from home.

How Washington mudslide victims are getting help

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:56

People gather Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.

Democrats to Try Long-Shot Tactic for House Immigration Vote

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:56
The move, a discharge petition, is intended to spur a House vote on an immigration bill. It would require 218 signatures, but it is rarely successful.

NTSB: Train operator asleep before Chicago crash Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:52
Woman admitted she "dozed off" before accident at O'Hare airport, NTSB official says.

3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel.

'Candy Crush Saga' maker goes public in $500M IPO

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
The maker of the popular mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" has raised $499.5 million in an IPO that values the Irish company at about $7.1 billion.

Obama prods allies while downplaying Russian power

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
President Barack Obama is using Vladimir Putin's audacious annexation of Crimea to make the delicate argument that Russia is no world power but that its actions threaten Europe's order and demand a punishing international response.

HTC updates One phone, emphasizes metal design

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46
HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features.

Pistorius trial: Beyond the evidence

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:45
Trial outcome hinges on athlete's stand and letter of the law
Categories: BBC World News

Sneaking into WTC a bad idea, seven people learn Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:43
New York "deepens" policing to keep jumpers and others from getting through security

TSA wants armed police at airport checkpoints Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:38
Report to Congress is in response to shooting at LAX that killed screener, wounded 3 others.