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US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina. The guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated […]

Trump charms GOP critics as unity test begins

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is winning over his Capitol Hill critics after a one-day charm offensive that again demonstrates the power of his personality to drive his White House bid. Trump’s closed-door charisma on Thursday triggered a fresh wave of GOP optimism across Washington, even as deep concerns remain about the notoriously unpredictable New […]
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Trump charms GOP critics as unity test begins

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is winning over his Capitol Hill critics after a one-day charm offensive that again demonstrates the power of his personality to drive his White House bid. Trump’s closed-door charisma on Thursday triggered a fresh wave of GOP optimism across Washington, even as deep concerns remain about the notoriously unpredictable New […]
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Trump charms GOP critics as unity test begins

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is winning over his Capitol Hill critics after a one-day charm offensive that again demonstrates the power of his personality to drive his White House bid. Trump’s closed-door charisma on Thursday triggered a fresh wave of GOP optimism across Washington, even as deep concerns remain about the notoriously unpredictable New […]

House, Senate hope to craft quick anti-drug abuse compromise

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, which should be an easier lift than other issues facing lawmakers. The reason: Both parties have an election-year incentive to show they’re tackling a problem that’s killing people in America’s biggest cities and smallest towns. The House approved […]
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House, Senate hope to craft quick anti-drug abuse compromise

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, which should be an easier lift than other issues facing lawmakers. The reason: Both parties have an election-year incentive to show they’re tackling a problem that’s killing people in America’s biggest cities and smallest towns. The House approved […]
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House, Senate hope to craft quick anti-drug abuse compromise

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, which should be an easier lift than other issues facing lawmakers. The reason: Both parties have an election-year incentive to show they’re tackling a problem that’s killing people in America’s biggest cities and smallest towns. The House approved […]

New bank cyber-attack detected by Swift

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:53
Another bank has been hit by a cyber-attack similar to that used to steal $81m from Bangladesh's central bank in February.
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Obama to welcome Nordic leaders to the White House

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated to meet with the leaders of five Nordic countries for a summit the White House is billing as a welcome meeting of like minds. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are due to welcome the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark at a Friday morning […]
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Obama to welcome Nordic leaders to the White House

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated to meet with the leaders of five Nordic countries for a summit the White House is billing as a welcome meeting of like minds. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are due to welcome the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark at a Friday morning […]
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Obama to welcome Nordic leaders to the White House

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated to meet with the leaders of five Nordic countries for a summit the White House is billing as a welcome meeting of like minds. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are due to welcome the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark at a Friday morning […]

Iraqi officials: Attack on cafe north of Baghdad kills 13

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:47

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen and a suicide bomber have attacked a coffee shop north of Baghdad, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 wounded. The officials say the attack in the town of Balad started with three gunmen, armed with machine guns, shooting into the crowd in the cafe shortly after […]
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Iraqi officials: Attack on cafe north of Baghdad kills 13

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:47

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen and a suicide bomber have attacked a coffee shop north of Baghdad, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 wounded. The officials say the attack in the town of Balad started with three gunmen, armed with machine guns, shooting into the crowd in the cafe shortly after […]
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Iraqi officials: Attack on cafe north of Baghdad kills 13

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:47

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen and a suicide bomber have attacked a coffee shop north of Baghdad, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 wounded. The officials say the attack in the town of Balad started with three gunmen, armed with machine guns, shooting into the crowd in the cafe shortly after […]

German economy accelerates, grows 0.7 percent in 1st quarter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:46
BERLIN (AP) — The German economy accelerated in the first quarter, growing 0.7 percent compared with the previous three-month period thanks to spending at home and mild winter weather that boosted construction, official data showed Friday.

Video shows woman missing on cruise fell overboard; Coast Guard joins search

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:44

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is searching for a woman who went missing from a Carnival cruise ship.

       

Fearing Trump, some Democrats up pressure on Sanders to exit

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall. The new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and […]
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Fearing Trump, some Democrats up pressure on Sanders to exit

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall. The new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and […]
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Fearing Trump, some Democrats up pressure on Sanders to exit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall. The new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and […]

Greece migrant arrivals plunge by 90%

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:43

The number of migrants trying to reach mainland Europe by passing through the Greek islands plunged by 90% in April compared to the previous...