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Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
By Fiona Ortiz HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-ridden U.S. city.    Since the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, families of victims have held rallies across Chicago, where more than one person a month is shot dead by police. The Ferguson protests started in August when a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, who witnesses say was trying to surrender. ...

Well: Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:42
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.

Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash did not take evasive action: official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39

Investigator-in-charge Jennifer Morrison and NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt view the wreckage of a bus crash in near DavisAUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - There was no sign the driver of a truck that hit a bus, killing four college softball players from Texas, tried to avoid the collision after he left an Oklahoma highway traveling at about 70 miles per hour, U.S. officials said on Monday. The 18-wheel tractor trailer was headed northbound late Friday on Interstate 35, a major north-south corridor, when driver Russell Staley, 53, veered across the median and struck a bus carrying the women's team from North Central Texas College. ...


Costco in Cabo severely damaged by Hurricane Odile, looters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:35
Costco’s Mexican unit says its Cabo warehouse could be closed for months to recover from damage by Hurricane Odile and a subsequent wave of looting.

Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34
Boeing is moving significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region, affecting 2,000 jobs mostly in engineering.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:32
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

Holder leaves mark on Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
During U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure, the Justice Department launched a civil-rights investigation of the Seattle Police Department, which led to a landmark settlement agreement with the city in 2012.

Oregon nabs No. 1 spot in NFF-Football Writers poll, and my vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
Oregon was idle last weekend, but took over the No. 1 spot in the new National Football Foundation-Football Writers Assn. of America Super 16 poll. Florida State, which struggled to beat North Carolina State, fell to second.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.
Categories: Sports Center

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:27
WASHINGTON: Boeing Co plans to announce further streamlining of its defense business on Tuesday, moving significant portions of its defense operations out of Washington state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The consolidation would focus on defense support services and would not affect Boeing’s P-8A spy plane or KC-46 aerial refueling tanker programs, the sources said ...

U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:22

FAA Administrator Huerta holds news conference announcing expanded use of portable electronic devices at Reagan National Airport in WashingtonBy Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation safety agency's top official said on Monday he ordered a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the U.S. Midwest. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency will not hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage affected more than 3,000 flights. ...


The TV Watch: ‘Selfie,’ ‘A to Z’ and Others Refresh the Romantic Comedy

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:20
Several new network comedies attempt to breathe life into a genre that has been lagging at the box office.






Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:20
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city's largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated mental health unit, according to a ruling released on Monday. Robert Hinton was seriously hurt in the April 3, 2012, incident at the Rikers Island jail complex, where he suffered facial injuries and a back fracture, according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Tynia Richard. Hinton was resisting being transferred to a new cell when he was beaten, the ruling said. ...

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:17

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crashParamedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in South Philadelphia Monday evening.


Cooper Health CEO and wife killed in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:16

Cooper Health CEO and wife killed in New Jersey house fireThe CEO of the Camden-based Cooper Health System and his wife were both killed in a house fire in New Jersey.


Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:15
Peter Crouch scores the only goal as Stoke record a narrow win to leave Newcastle still looking for a first league victory.
Categories: BBC World News