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Black lawmakers brainstorm strategy at nightly dinners

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:23

Lawmakers have four-year tradition of eating dinner together every night Congress is in session.

       

Asia’s string of airplane disasters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:22
Five crashes in a tragic 12 months for Asian air travel

Kam Chancellor played through MCL injury in Super Bowl according to Seahawks.com

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:22
Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor played with a torn MCL and a bone bruise in his left knee in the Super Bowl, according to a story this afternoon on Seahawks.com, the team's official web site.
Categories: Sports Center

Maternal pot use under microscope in Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:20
Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use.

Fugitive treasure hunter to remain behind bars in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:20
A deep-sea treasure hunter was ordered Wednesday to remain behind bars in Florida while his extradition process is delayed and his former investors press for details on what happened to millions of dollars in gold he found in a historic shipwreck.

How much is too much television?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:19
Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there's not enough time to see everything on her list.

Immigrants still face health care enrollment snags

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:18

Identity verification still ensnares immigrants on HealthCare.gov.

       

Video: Lorenzo Romar after UW's 78-74 loss at Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:16
Here's video of the postgame interview with coach Lorenzo Romar following Washington's 78-74 defeat at Oregon.

Harvard bans sex between professors and undergraduates

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:13

A previous policy discouraged relationships but did not ban them.

       

Noah's Ark developers sue for tax incentives

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:08

The state of Kentucky rejected the developers application for tax incentives.

       

Female jihadist 'guide' to life under IS

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:04
Islamic State's 'guide' for women and the jihad
Categories: BBC World News

A-10 warplane tops list for friendly-fire deaths

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:58

The embattled A-10 tops list for friendly fire deaths.

       

Ukraine peace plan proposed amid pressure for lethal aid

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:53

French president said the two have a proposal "based on the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

       

Downward Ebola trend suddenly reverses itself

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:53

There was a jump to 124 new cases of the deadly virus this week in West. Africa.

       

Australian wins race up Empire State Building in 12 minutes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:44

FILE - The Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline are seen from the Rainbow Room, New York City’s landmark restaurant atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo. Hundreds of people will take to the stairs at the Empire State Building on Wednesday night Feb. 4, 2015, climbing from the lobby to the 86th floor observatory. They'll be going up the 1,576 steps as part of the 38th annual Empire State Building Run-Up. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian woman won the annual race up the Empire State Building's stairs for the sixth time, a record for the women's event.


Small plane crashes into Texas TV tower, pilot killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:36
(Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane died on Wednesday night after crashing into a TV tower in western Texas, officials said, knocking a television station off the air. The single-engine plane crashed into the tower near the Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas around 8 p.m. local time, said Lubbock Police Sergeant Phil Rolan. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Piper PA-46 and was approaching the airport after departing from Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Winners of 2015 MacArthur awards for nonprofit organizations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:34
CHICAGO (AP) — Recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions were announced by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation on Thursday. Here is a list of the winners and the amount of financial support they received as part of the award:

US tilts toward arming Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:29
The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kiev and Munich.

Joseph Young’s late shot helps Oregon beat UW men’s basketball, 78-74

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:28
Needing a win to rejuvenate their postseason aspirations, the Washington men’s basketball team began the second half of the Pac-12 race with a 78-74 loss against Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena.