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Gulf waterway near Houston partly reopened after barge accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:33
A section of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from where it intersects the Houston Ship Channel to Mile Marker 348 on the ICW, has been opened to one-way traffic westbound until one of four vessels involved in the collision is removed. The Coast Guard said it does not believe a significant amount of product was released into the waterway.

Officials: Oil train didn't speed before Montana derailment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:32

Derailed oil tanker cars lie off track near Culbertson, Mont., Friday, July 17, 2015. The tank cars were hauling fuel from North Dakota and derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident's cause.


Keillor says he’s sure: He’s retiring from his ‘Prairie Home’

NBA - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:30
Garrison Keillor said he definitely plans to step down as host after next season — following four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion.” His 30-city “America the Beautiful” cross-country tour, billed as his farewell tour, starts next week.
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Keillor says he’s sure: He’s retiring from his ‘Prairie Home’

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:30
Garrison Keillor said he definitely plans to step down as host after next season — following four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion.” His 30-city “America the Beautiful” cross-country tour, billed as his farewell tour, starts next week.
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Keillor says he’s sure: He’s retiring from his ‘Prairie Home’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:30
Garrison Keillor said he definitely plans to step down as host after next season — following four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion.” His 30-city “America the Beautiful” cross-country tour, billed as his farewell tour, starts next week.

Oregon teen lauded after saving elderly woman from burning car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:29

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue handout photo shows the charred remains of a car fire in Beaverton, OregonPhillipe Bittar, 19, pulled Sally Moeller, 78, to safety after he and his brother noticed a car engulfed in flames at a gas station in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Saturday afternoon. "Had this individual not broken out the window and pulled the patient out of the burning car and to safety, I don't believe she would have survived," Damian said in a statement.


Hearing in Microsoft federal tax case is postponed

NBA - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:27
This week’s hearing in a tax dispute between the Internal Revenue Service and Microsoft, set to be heard in U.S. District Court in Seattle, has been postponed, the judge presiding over the case said in an order posted on Monday afternoon. The Redmond software company and the IRS jointly requested a postponement of Tuesday’s hearing, […]
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Hearing in Microsoft federal tax case is postponed

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:27
This week’s hearing in a tax dispute between the Internal Revenue Service and Microsoft, set to be heard in U.S. District Court in Seattle, has been postponed, the judge presiding over the case said in an order posted on Monday afternoon. The Redmond software company and the IRS jointly requested a postponement of Tuesday’s hearing, […]
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Hearing in Microsoft federal tax case is postponed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:27
This week’s hearing in a tax dispute between the Internal Revenue Service and Microsoft, set to be heard in U.S. District Court in Seattle, has been postponed, the judge presiding over the case said in an order posted on Monday afternoon. The Redmond software company and the IRS jointly requested a postponement of Tuesday’s hearing, […]

AP Exclusive: 'Breaking Bad' actor runs for Albuquerque seat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:26

FILe - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Steven Michael Quezada an actor on the series "Breaking Bad," arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Quezada is jumping in a race for a heated county commissioner seat in Albuquerque. Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad", said Monday, July 20, he will announce this week that he will run for the Bernalillo County Commission. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Citing the growth of urban sprawl and a need for more Mexican-American elected officials, "Breaking Bad" actor Steven Michael Quezada said he is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Submarine launches undersea drone in a 1st for US Navy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:26
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — In a first for the U.S. Navy, a submarine has launched and recovered an underwater drone used in a military operation.

Gusty Winds Drive Central Washington Wildfire to 800 Acres; Evacuations ... - The Weather Channel

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:25

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Gusty Winds Drive Central Washington Wildfire to 800 Acres; Evacuations ...
The Weather Channel
(Washington State Patrol). The fire originally began Sunday in Grant County near Quincy, but by Monday 30 mph wind gusts fed the flames, and the blaze measured about 800 acres. The Grant County Sheriff's Office ordered a level 1 evacuation for about 50 ...

Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:22

This Friday, July 17, 2015 photo shows Rick Diehl chewing kernels from his winter wheat fields in East Helena, Mont. They’re shriveled and undersized, but crunchy. “That’s how I know they’re ready,” Diehl said. Drought conditions have adversely affected the quality of winter wheat in the Northwestern United States. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest.


Evacuations ordered as brush fire threatens Washington state town - Business Insider

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:20

Evacuations ordered as brush fire threatens Washington state town
Business Insider
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Wind-swept flames from a brush fire in eastern Washington state that erupted over the weekend have leapt across a major U.S. interstate, forcing officials to close the highway and order residents to flee dozens of homes, police said ...

UN accredits Freedom Now in a victory for the United States

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:18
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Monday approved U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world in a victory for the United States and a defeat for China and other opponents.

Death penalty sought in death of child pushed off bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:17
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek capital punishment for a young mother accused of killing her 20-month-old son by pushing him off a bridge into a river even as defense attorneys prepare for a possible mental health defense.

Suspect arrested after Pioneer Square stabbing

NBA - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:16
Suspect arrested in non-fatal stabbing of man in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
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Suspect arrested after Pioneer Square stabbing

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:16
Suspect arrested in non-fatal stabbing of man in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
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Suspect arrested after Pioneer Square stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:16
Suspect arrested in non-fatal stabbing of man in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

The beautiful creatures with a deadly streak

BBC World News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:14
The beautiful creatures with a deadly streak
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