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Four hurt in explosion in industrial area near San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:31
An explosion rocked a San Diego area energy storage depot on Wednesday, shattering concrete, blowing out a loading dock bay door and sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The midday blast at Quantum Energy Storage in an industrial area in Poway, just east of San Diego, also deformed another loading dock door and appeared to have caused a partial roof collapse. The San Diego Sheriff's Department confirmed that of five people injured in the blast, four were taken to the hospital.

Correction: Nevada Ranchers-Grazing Dispute story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:28
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — In a story June 5 about federal drought-restrictions on livestock grazing in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of privately-owned land in the North Buffalo allotment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, approximately 45 percent of the grazing allotment is privately owned, not a majority of the land.

Postcards from the Past: Madrona Beach, 1939

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:28
Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.
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Postcards from the Past: Madrona Beach, 1939

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:28
Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.
Categories: Sports Center

Postcards from the Past: Madrona Beach, 1939

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:28
Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

South Korean Hamlet, Under MERS Quarantine, Symbolizes Weaknesses in System

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:27
“You can’t leave here unless you have wings,” said a Buddhist monk who runs a temple in the village, Jangdeok, where all residents are quarantined.







One of the Angola Three recalls life in solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:23

In this Feb 12, 2015 image made from video and released by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Albert Woodfox walks into a courthouse in Louisiana. A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of Woodfox, the last of the “Angola Three” inmates who spent decades in isolation after forming a Black Panther Party to protest prison conditions. Tuesday’s order came a day after a federal judge ruled that the state can’t fairly try Woodfox, now 68, a third time for the death of a prison guard 43 years ago. (WBRZ-TV via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert King says he watched nearly three decades of his life fade away in solitary confinement inside Louisiana's Angola prison, sometimes glimpsing the world through a small window and longing for the few hours a week he might feel the sun on his face.


Watkins sues rival over amount of pepper in tins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:22
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A dust-up over pepper has landed in federal court in Minneapolis.

Minimum wage exemption: Unions bargain for wages; it’s what they do

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:21
It was disappointing to see The Times allow the staunchly anti-union Washington Policy Center to use its pages to attack unions for supporting a $15 minimum wage but allowing union members to be exempted from that minimum [“Union hypocrisy exploits union workers,” Opinion, June 6]. For all the hysterical verbiage, such as “strong-arming” and “coerce,” […]
Categories: Sports Center

Minimum wage exemption: Unions bargain for wages; it’s what they do

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:21
It was disappointing to see The Times allow the staunchly anti-union Washington Policy Center to use its pages to attack unions for supporting a $15 minimum wage but allowing union members to be exempted from that minimum [“Union hypocrisy exploits union workers,” Opinion, June 6]. For all the hysterical verbiage, such as “strong-arming” and “coerce,” […]
Categories: Sports Center

Minimum wage exemption: Unions bargain for wages; it’s what they do

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:21
It was disappointing to see The Times allow the staunchly anti-union Washington Policy Center to use its pages to attack unions for supporting a $15 minimum wage but allowing union members to be exempted from that minimum [“Union hypocrisy exploits union workers,” Opinion, June 6]. For all the hysterical verbiage, such as “strong-arming” and “coerce,” […]

Kansas officers speak about Jewish site shootings at hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:20

FILE - In this April 2014 , file photo, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., is wheeled out of a Johnson County, Kan., courtroom. Miller Jr., 74, of Aurora, Missouri, is accused of killing three people last year at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. Miller is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, for a hearing on motions, including one asking a judge to let him stay in the courtroom during recesses. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg, Pool, File)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who responded in the chaotic first moments after three people were fatally shot at two Jewish centers in Kansas last year had no idea how dire the situation was, two officers testified Wednesday.


Clifford more than just offense, says JC coach - Cougfan.com

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:17

Clifford more than just offense, says JC coach
Cougfan.com
WHEN WASHINGTON STATE basketball coach Ernie Kent added 7-0 center Conor Clifford to his 2015 recruiting class, it dramatically improved the Cougars outlook for this season. But how good is Clifford? Where will he help WSU most? We sought out his ...

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Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:17

ADAM LEWISSpecial to Cougfan.com
Cougfan.com
WHEN WASHINGTON STATE basketball coach Ernie Kent added 7-0 center Conor Clifford to his 2015 recruiting class, it dramatically improved the Cougars outlook for this season. But how good is Clifford? Where will he help WSU most? We sought out his ...

Fitness tracker firms in legal row

BBC World News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:17
The wearable fitness tracker, Jawbone, has filed a second legal case against its rival Fitbit.
Categories: BBC World News

Hollywood is helping stigma of mental illness fade away

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:13
It helps to see those portrayed as mentally ill in film and TV as successful, powerful and highly functioning.
Categories: Sports Center

Hollywood is helping stigma of mental illness fade away

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:13
It helps to see those portrayed as mentally ill in film and TV as successful, powerful and highly functioning.
Categories: Sports Center

Hollywood is helping stigma of mental illness fade away

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:13
It helps to see those portrayed as mentally ill in film and TV as successful, powerful and highly functioning.

Dungeness crab season in Hood Canal opening more than two weeks earlier than expected

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:10
Sport anglers can get a head start on the Dungeness crab fishery in Hood Canal that begins more than two weeks sooner than expected.
Categories: Sports Center

Dungeness crab season in Hood Canal opening more than two weeks earlier than expected

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:10
Sport anglers can get a head start on the Dungeness crab fishery in Hood Canal that begins more than two weeks sooner than expected.
Categories: Sports Center