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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Christie Was Interrogated By Feds Over Bridge Scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:19
NJ Gov. Chris Christie, a potential presidential contender, was interrogated recently by federal investigators probing the 2013 lane-closure scandal that has threatened h

Oscar-nomination predictions: Bet on ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Selma’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:19
Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald predicts whose names will be called when the Oscar nominations are announced on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Texas county to allow indigent defendants to pick own lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:18
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Everybody who has ever watched a television crime drama knows the line where suspects are advised of their rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution that include, "if you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you." Starting on Monday, defendants in one central Texas county will be told as part of that warning that if they cannot afford a lawyer they have the right to choose an attorney at government expense under a test program with statewide implications. ...

Seahawks Derrick Coleman gets Super Bowl ring back thanks to good luck and a good samaritan

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:16
Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman is again the owner of his Super Bowl ring after having lost it in the back seat of a limo.
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The New Old Age Blog: A New Direction

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:15
The blog is ending, but our coverage of caregiving and aging is not. The New Old Age will run as a twice-monthly column by Paula Span on nytimes.com and frequently in Science Times.






Adult, 2 children overcome by carbon monoxide in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:14

Adult, 2 children overcome by carbon monoxide in KensingtonPhiladelphia fire officials are investigating a carbon monoxide incident that sent three people to area hospitals.


Mentally ill man killed at Ohio airport shot his mom in 1999

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:12

Emergency vehicles converge at the ticketing level at Port Columbus International Airport after officials say an airport police officer shot and killed a man after a confrontation, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Airport spokesman David Whittaker says the officer was not injured and airport operations are normal. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man fatally shot after authorities said he lunged at an officer with a knife outside an Ohio airport tried to kill his mother in 1999, according to court records released Friday.


Prosecutor says shopper cleared in fatal Ohio mall shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:12
CINCINNATI (AP) — A shopper who fatally shot a 16-year-old boy trying to rob him of limited-edition Nike sneakers outside a mall days before Christmas acted in self-defense, a prosecutor said Friday.

Nebraska high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:08

FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo is a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" placed in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a decision that could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project, which Republicans have vowed to make a key part of their 2015 agenda in Congress. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court threw out a challenge Friday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case.


Dozens of Cuban activists released

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:02
The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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Burlesque impresario Jimmy Berg keeps Seattle bawdy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:01
“Burlesque audiences are open to new experiences. They are there to be surprised and shocked and turned on a little bit.”

Don’t forget the offense played part in the Seahawks’ success

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:01
While you’re busy giving appropriate praise to the defense, give Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Co. credit for what they’ve become this season.

Why is Russell Wilson a better quarterback than Cam Newton?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:01
Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, who meet Saturday in the NFC Divisional playoffs, are easy to contrast. But some of the success Wilson has enjoyed comes from the playoff-ready Seahawks team he plays for.

Court weighs overturning gay marriage bans in three southern states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:59

File photo of demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court after two high-profile decisions supporting same-sex marriage were announced in WashingtonBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday appeared receptive to arguments in favor of striking down same-sex marriage bans in the conservative southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Two of three judges on a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans expressed skepticism over the bans, with Judge Patrick Higginbotham noting a "sea change" on opinion over gay rights in recent decades and questioning why states wanting to incentivize procreation would allow sterile opposite-sex couples but not same-sex couples to marry. ...


California women accused of starving daughter face trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:58
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Two Northern California women accused of chaining up their 8-year-old adopted daughter to prevent her from getting food will face trial on torture and other abuse-related charges.

US House passes Keystone pipeline bill

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:56
The US House has passed a bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
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Judge seeks details in reviewing fraud claims against Pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:46
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge said Friday he wants more information about business arrangements between the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and several trucking companies that claim they were cheated by the retail giant.

Cleric Abu Hamza jailed for life

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:46
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is jailed for life by a New York court for multiple terror offences, following his extradition from the UK.
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Pro Football Focus previews Seattle-Carolina game

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:46
Here is the weekly package of links and stats from Pro Football Focus previewing Seattle's divisional playoff game Saturday:
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