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Ex-CBC radio hosts apologizes; sex assault charge dropped

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

TORONTO (AP) — A criminal charge against a former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host was dropped Wednesday after he reached an agreement with prosecutors that included an apology for thrusting his hip into a former colleague’s backside. Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of “Q,” a popular radio show on culture heard in Canada and many […]
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Ex-CBC radio hosts apologizes; sex assault charge dropped

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

TORONTO (AP) — A criminal charge against a former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host was dropped Wednesday after he reached an agreement with prosecutors that included an apology for thrusting his hip into a former colleague’s backside. Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of “Q,” a popular radio show on culture heard in Canada and many […]

Counseling group cancels conference to target Tennessee law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry addresses the crowd at Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony at Walk of Fame Park in Nashville, Tenn. The American Counseling Association’s leader says the group hopes to send a message by canceling its conference in Nashville in 2017. The cancellation comes after the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law allowing therapists to decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. Mayor Barry and tourist officials in the Music City have vocally opposed the legislation and warned of a possible backlash. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — By canceling its conference in Tennessee next year, the American Counseling Association wants to put other states on notice that new LGBT laws can carry consequences, the group's leader said.


$3M of opium seized from Minnesota women at Chicago airport

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

CHICAGO (AP) — Customs officials seized nearly 70 pounds of opium from three Minnesota women arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on a flight from Southeast Asia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the three women arrived at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday on a flight from Laos, via Japan. Officers found 470 packets of […]
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$3M of opium seized from Minnesota women at Chicago airport

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

CHICAGO (AP) — Customs officials seized nearly 70 pounds of opium from three Minnesota women arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on a flight from Southeast Asia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the three women arrived at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday on a flight from Laos, via Japan. Officers found 470 packets of […]
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$3M of opium seized from Minnesota women at Chicago airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

CHICAGO (AP) — Customs officials seized nearly 70 pounds of opium from three Minnesota women arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on a flight from Southeast Asia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the three women arrived at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday on a flight from Laos, via Japan. Officers found 470 packets of […]

Migrant deal in question as Turkey refuses terror law change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:37

A woman walk with her baby on fields as a group of refugees and migrants leave the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on Tuesday May 10, 2016. About 54,000 refugees and migrants are currently stranded in Greece as 10,000 are camped in Idomeni, after the European Union and Turkey reached a deal designed to stem the flow of refugees into Europe’s prosperous heartland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey has officially refused to change its anti-terror laws to satisfy European Union demands as part of its efforts to secure visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, raising questions about the future of the EU's migrant deal with Ankara.


AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]
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AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]
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AP Explains: Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:36

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially […]

Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]
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Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]
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Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has struck a deer and flipped over while trying to land at a New Hampshire airport. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23HMm2E ) that two people were aboard the plane and were able to get out safely Wednesday morning. The main runway at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport was closed while […]

Race, Culture and a Hit Called ‘Hamilton’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:35
The Times’s theater critics discuss a season defined by “Hamilton” and other sophisticated works that focused on race, history and cultural reclamation.

Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]
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Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]
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Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:31

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. The town council in northern Zug last […]

Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]
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Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]
Categories: Sports Center

Panama files show Russian crackdown on offshoring is failing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27

MOSCOW (AP) — The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists […]