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US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:55
Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:55
U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, but the small uptick suggests that they're still wary of buying too much ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.

Judge: Steven Powell in violation of court order

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:55
The Associated Press

Trucker charged in I-78 crash that killed 3 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:49

Trucker charged in I-78 crash that killed 3 peopleA truck driver is facing a number of charges following a crash on Interstate 78 back in May that left three people dead.


Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:48
Pranksters’ antics are forcing public safety officials to look at the air above them, generally thought safe and secure, as a place for potential trouble.






Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:46

In this photo provided Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 by the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium a white male cub nurses at the Omaha, Neb., zoo. Zoo officials say the cub is one of three born late last week, two boys and one girl, to Ahadi, one of the zoo's lionesses. (AP Photo/Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub.


Pro Football Focus previews Seahawks-49ers game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:46
Here is the weekly batch of links and stats from Pro Football Focus looking ahead to the Seahawks-49ers game:

Banker who lived to 109 credited unlisted number

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:43
JERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.

U.S. Ebola survivors say thankful for 'second chance'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:37

Amber Vinson hugs caregivers before her release from Emory University Hospital in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the United States in recent months met for the first time on Wednesday, saying their ordeals fighting the virus have not dampened their desire to help others and that they are grateful to be alive. Speaking together in an interview on NBC's "Today" show, they said while they have experienced some stigma following their treatments, they also have seen many acts of kindness. "There's been a mix, there's been a lot of scrutiny," said Dr. ...


HK policemen arrested over beating

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:34
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
Categories: BBC World News

Man dead after stabbing in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:33

Man dead after stabbing in North PhiladelphiaA man is dead after a stabbing on Wednesday morning in North Philadelphia.


See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:29

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. Practitioners say massage can be a preventive measure for younger animals and rehabilitative for older ones by boosting flexibility, circulation and immunity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.


At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:29

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Dr. John Fankhauser, left, shows his temperature reading to Carmel Clements, right, a supervising nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, outside his temporary home at the SIM headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Fankhauser is one of the more than 2,600 people who have undergone the 21-day ritual ordered by the federal government to guard against cases of Ebola from slipping into the country from West Africa. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around.


US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,208

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:24
As of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at least 2,208 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Judgment in favor of retired ATF agent voided

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:18
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has voided his earlier ruling that favored a retired federal agent who alleged the government breached a settlement of a complaint that threats made against him weren't properly examined after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Man wounded after several shots fired in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:16

Man wounded after several shots fired in WilmingtonPolice say a man was left wounded after several shots were fired in Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday morning.


Seahawks make biggest jump in national media's NFL power rankings

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:16
Here's our weekly roundup of updated NFL power rankings from national media and major newspapers. The Seahawks made the biggest jump in the league, as high as No. 4 in one ranking, but the San Francisco 49ers are lurking not far behind.
Categories: Sports Center

Wednesday morning links and notes: 49ers game coming quick

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:16
Little time to waste this week with a game Thursday night.
Categories: Sports Center

Truck spills dog food in I-5 ditch at Fife

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:10
The Associated Press