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Slain French Police Officer Becomes Symbol of Protests

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:12
Along with “I Am Charlie,” protesters adopted the slogan “I Am Ahmed” — after Ahmed Merabet, the officer killed outside the Charlie Hebdo office, whose parents were from North Africa.

SPD considers carrying heroin overdose cure; Portland trial began this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:10
UPDATED at 11: 55 a.m. | Seattle police say they're looking into having officers carry a drug to treat people suffering from life-threatening overdoses of heroin and other opiates.

Thousands of drug convictions at stake in Massachusetts case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:10
BOSTON (AP) — None of the tens of thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a Massachusetts lab tampered with evidence should face the possibility of a harsher sentence if they seek a new trial, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Thursday.

Seattle one of 24 cities interested in hosting Copa America Centenario matches

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:09
We're barely a week into 2015, but some in the U.S. soccer world are already looking ahead to 2016. That's when the United States will host the inaugural Copa America Centenario, the combined North and South American continental championship.

Minnesota man accused in Gambia coup attempt denied release

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:08
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused in a failed coup in the West African nation of Gambia has been denied release as his case is pending.

Paris attack: UK steps up security

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:06
Security is stepped up at UK ports, border controls and a major railway station following the shootings at the Paris office of magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Categories: BBC World News

Bird flu prompts emergency quarantine of poultry in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:05
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state agriculture officials said on Thursday they have imposed an emergency eight-month quarantine on poultry and eggs in two counties in the southeastern part of the state to contain an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu. The quarantine restricts the movement of eggs, poultry or poultry products out of the quarantine zone, which makes up roughly 20 miles (32 ...

Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:05
Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards.

FCC chairman hints at utility-style rules for Internet

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:04
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appears poised to propose new rules that would classify Internet service providers as public utilities in a move designed to ensure everyone has the same access to free content online.

Applications for US jobless aid fall, suggests strong hiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:04
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that employers expect ongoing economic growth and the need to hold onto workers.

Russia imposes sex rules for drivers

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:01
Russia says transsexual and transgender people will be barred from driving on medical grounds, in a controversial move.
Categories: BBC World News

Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.73 pct.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:01
Average U.S. mortgage rates started the year by dipping to new lows, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking its lowest level since May 2013.

Man pleads guilty in grave digging in search of 'real will'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:01
A New Hampshire man accused of helping a woman ransack her father's grave in search of his "real will" pleaded guilty in a plot a prosecutor described as "something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story."

Honda to pay $70 million for failure to report deaths, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:59

An airbag logo is seen on a steering wheel of Honda Motor Co's all-new hybrid sedan "Grace", which installed the airbag made by Takata Corp, during its unveiling event in TokyoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co has agreed to pay $70 million to the U.S. government in penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths and other consumer claims involving its cars, transportation officials said on Thursday.


New video released in officer shooting of Cleveland boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:56

Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice looks on as Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference in ClevelandBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland police tackled, handcuffed and detained the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice after an officer fatally shot the boy in a city park in November, according to security video released by the city on Thursday. The girl can be seen in the footage running toward the site on Nov. 22 after Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice, 12. After being handcuffed, she was put into a squad car several feet away from her brother's body. Rice family lawyer Walter Madison identified her as Rice's sister. ...


'Bodies strewn' across Nigeria town

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:54
Bodies lay strewn on the streets of a key north-eastern Nigerian town following on-going raids by militant Islamists, officials tells the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Army post reviews security after veterans' clinic shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:52

Douglas Lindquist, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso office, right, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in El Paso, Texas. The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday's shooting as Jerry Serrato, who was medically discharged from the Army in 2009 after serving in Iraq two years earlier. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is ramping up protection anew following a shooting at a veterans' clinic in which a former worker killed a psychologist then committed suicide.


Theater shooting lawyers spar over gunman's volunteer videos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:47
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are arguing over whether videos of James Holmes' volunteer work as a teenager can be shown during sentencing if he is convicted.

How the national media is picking the Seahawks' game

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:46
Here's our weekly roundup of how the national media is picking the Seahawks game (hint --- they like the home team).
Categories: Sports Center

Avian flu causes emergency poultry quarantine in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:44
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu.