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Theater news: The Rep taps Kaminski, Pocket Theatre opens

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:34
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes ...

Huskies pay tribute to Abner Thomas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:31
Carol James, widow of legendary Washington coach Don James, was among those to pay tribute to Abner Thomas during a celebration of life service before a packed room at the Don James Center on Thursday afternoon.

Pac-12 happy to react to the affirmative vote for autonomy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:31
Obviously, the NCAA Board of Directors' affirmative vote today to allow the so-called "Big Five" expanded voting power to set its own standards didn't take the Pac-12 by surprise. The league issued a statement after the vote expressing its satisfaction at being able to chart its own course, unencumb

Huskies pay tribute to Abner Thomas

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:31
Carol James, widow of legendary Washington coach Don James, was among those to pay tribute to Abner Thomas during a celebration of life service before a packed room at the Don James Center on Thursday afternoon.
Categories: Sports Center

Cabin stowaway re-arrested at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:29
A woman who sneaked aboard a commercial flight at the San Jose International Airport without a ticket this week and flew to Southern California was re-arrested on Thursday after she turned up at Los Angeles International Airport, police said. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was spotted by officers wandering through terminals at the Los Angeles airport in what police described as "a scouting mission," a day after a judge ordered her to stay away from the airfield, Los Angeles airport police said in a statement. Hartman had pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a misdemeanor stowaway charge following her arrest on Monday for illegally boarding a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles.

Princeton Considers End to Limit on Number of A’s

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:29
A feeling by many students that a policy to thwart grade inflation hurt them.

In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:28
Walmart is looking to grab a bigger share of the billions of health care dollars being spent in the United States and to benefit from the shifting delivery system that has resulted from the Affordable Care Act.

The price of Erdogan's popularity

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:22
Turkey's PM goes for the presidency after 11 years in office
Categories: BBC World News

Judge OKs bail in Philadelphia police indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:22

Philadelphia police officer Brian Reynolds walks from the Federal Building Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. A U.S. trial judge has upheld rulings that grant house arrest for the Philadelphia police officer charged with robbing and beating drug suspects. An indictment last week accuses a group officers of beating drug suspects as they stole more than $500,000 in cash and cocaine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has upheld rulings that grant house arrest to four of six Philadelphia police officers charged with robbing, beating and kidnapping drug suspects.


Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:20

In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., speaks on the National Mall in Washington. Walsh says he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a college research paper. Walsh said in a statement Thursday he’ll leave the race but keep the seat he was appointed to until his term ends in January 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project, leaving fellow Democrats to scramble for a replacement with the election less than three months away.


Ukrainian Army’s Artillery Hits Hospital, Killing Dental Patient

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:19
The barrage was apparently aimed at a rebel headquarters in Donetsk when it hit a hospital nearby.






San Francisco man gets jail for insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for using insider information to profit off The Walt Disney Co.'s $4 billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment.

Detroit-Area Man Convicted of Murdering Teenager at His Porch

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:12
Theodore P. Wafer, 55, was found guilty of shooting Renisha McBride, 19, who banged on his front door in the middle of the night in Dearborn Heights, Mich.






More airlines cancel Hawaii flights as storm looms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:11

Crowds line up inside the departures terminal at the Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. With Iselle, Hawaii is expected to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it is Hurricane Julio. Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday they are waiving change fees for passengers trying to leave before the hurricanes hit the islands. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — More airlines are canceling flights as a hurricane pushed closer to Hawaii and a second major tropical storm loomed behind it.


Fewer Colorado teens think pot harmful, use down since legalization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:10
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The number of Colorado high school students who believe marijuana is harmful has fallen since the state legalized recreational pot, while teen use of the drug has declined slightly during the same time, health officials said on Thursday. Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana by adults in ballot measures approved by voters in 2012. Retail marijuana stores opened in Colorado on Jan. 1 and in Washington last month. The survey found that one in five students admitted using marijuana within the last 30 days, down from 22 percent of those surveyed in 2011. One-third said they have tried pot.

2 Officials at Queens Tutoring Center Are Charged With Assaulting Children

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:10
Students from South Korea were hit and denied food and bathroom breaks at Crown Academy, the district attorney's office said.






Judge tosses suit claiming botched circumcision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:09
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who claims a botched circumcision resulted in the amputation of his penis, ruling Thursday that the complaint wasn't specific under state malpractice law.

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.
Categories: BBC World News