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Seattle, Tacoma dockworkers begin work slowdown, shippers say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:01
Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have begun a work slowdown in Seattle and Tacoma, management said, in the first large job action since their contract expired in July.

After Deadline Blog: When Spell-Check Can’t Help

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:54
Here’s another batch of word mix-ups, both familiar and novel. Some are pure homophone errors, other examples show confusion between similar words with related, but not identical, meanings.






U.S. faults Ringling Bros for May collapse that injured eight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:54

Emergency personnel attend to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers who were injured when the scaffolding they were performing on collapsed in ProvidenceBOSTON (Reuters) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is responsible for May incident in which a chandelier-like apparatus carrying eight acrobats fell to the ground during a show in Rhode Island, U.S. regulators said in findings released on Tuesday that seek to fine the circus' owner. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company had improperly loaded the steel clamp that held the rigging for the "hang-hang" act, in which performers were held aloft by their hair. ...


Williamsburg's Second Starbucks Opens With Coffee Seminars and Live Music, Hoping to Fit In

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:45

Williamsburg's Second Starbucks Opens With Coffee Seminars and Live Music, Hoping to Fit InThe shop is getting off to an even rougher start than the first Williamsburg Starbucks. The second Williamsburg Starbucks opened yesterday and its doing what it can to blend into the neighborhood, in its own very Starbucks-y way. One visitor told DNAinfo: "It's somehow uglier to me than if they constructed a run-of-the-mill Starbucks." Starbucks is trying out a variation of this model in a few markets.


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Pistorius jailing 'shockingly light'

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:44
South Africa's prosecutors seek permission to appeal against athlete Oscar Pistorius' "shockingly light" sentence, court papers show.
Categories: BBC World News

Latest News: Election Day, Where to Vote, Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:42
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.






Ninja Turtles climb back to number one

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:40
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to the top of the UK and Ireland film chart a week after it was knocked off the top spot by Brad Pitt's Fury.
Categories: BBC World News

Challenge at Mission Peak: Finding a Place to Park

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:36
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1,500 to 2,000 people come to climb Mission Peak. However, there are only 42 parking spaces.

Restaurant Review: Tuome in the East Village

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:36
Thomas Chen brings a clear and fresh point of view to his cooking, particularly when he interprets Chinese flavors.

Zambia row over ruling party sacking

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:30
Zambia's interim president reinstates the defence minister as a row unfolds about succession following the death last week of President Michael Sata.
Categories: BBC World News

Pakistan mob kills 'blasphemy' pair

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:29
A Christian couple in Pakistan are beaten to death and burned by a crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola crisis: A village fights back in Sierra Leone

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:26
How villagers are clubbing together to fight Ebola
Categories: BBC World News

EU cuts growth forecasts as big economies falter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:25

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the German Employers' Conference (Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag) in Berlin, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. The annual conference serves as a place to exchange ideas between top representatives from politics, business and society. Word in background is part of the meeting's name 'Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag),' German Employers' conference. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd von Jutrczenka)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cut its already low economic growth forecasts further on Tuesday, indicating the recovery will remain sluggish amid problems for the bigger countries, particularly France and Germany.


City Room: New York Today: Elections Arrive

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:23
Tuesday: Voters head to the polls, a balmy day, and a visit from Henry Kissinger.






Books of The Times: Book Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:22
Amy Poehler’s new book, “Yes Please,” includes backstage “Saturday Night Live” stories, lists, old photos and guest essays from both her parents.

German train drivers' union calls 4-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:22

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the German Employers' Conference (Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag) in Berlin, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. The annual conference serves as a place to exchange ideas between top representatives from politics, business and society. Word in background is part of the meeting's name 'Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag),' German Employers' conference. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd von Jutrczenka)BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers on Tuesday called its members out on a four-day strike, escalating a bitter contract dispute with the national railway operator just as the government considers how to rein in the power of small unions.


Peace record takes on X Factor

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:18
A charity song commemorating the truce football match during World War One is taking on the X Factor winner for the Christmas number one.
Categories: BBC World News

Rocket crash stirs uncertainty about space tourism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:16

In this Nov. 1, 2014, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, Virgin Galactic pilot Todd Ericson, right, talks with NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart, second from left, at the SpaceShipTwo accident site with investigators in Mojave, Calif. The cause of Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has not been determined, but investigators found the "feathering" system, which rotates the tail to create drag, was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed, National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said. (AP Photo/NTSB)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted its shape prior to the deadly crash.


‘Maleficent,’ ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ ‘Hercules’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Nov. 4, include Disney’s “Maleficent,” a retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”

The 35th Seattle International Comedy Competition starts Nov. 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:16
The Seattle International Comedy Competition kicks off its 35th annual iteration of the touring comedy festival/contest on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Columbia City. Talent director Peter Greyy talks about what makes a successful entrant.