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Feds help asked in Florida prison death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:06
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys who represented Trayvon Martin's family have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of a Florida inmate who had told relatives she feared for her life in prison.

Turkish Inaction on ISIS Advance Dismays the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:05
As fighters with ISIS bore down Tuesday on the Turkish border, President Obama’s plan to fight the militant group without being drawn deeper into the Syrian civil war was coming under acute strain.






Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:02

Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials sayYosemite National Park officials have confirmed that a plane associated with the "Dog Rock Fire" burning in Yosemite National Park, has crashed.


Laborer who spent time on death row in Texas goes free

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:01

Judge says man's original lawyers did a poor job.

       

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:00

Turkish riot police detain protesters as they use tear gas to disperse people who were protesting against Turkey's policy in Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Seahawks MNF national media reaction: Rants for penalties, raves for Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:59
From Russell Wilson's remarkable performance to the Seahawks' ridiculous number of penalties, the national media had plenty to write about after the Seahawks' 27-17 victory at Washington on "Monday Night Football."

Russell Wilson saves Seahawks from themselves

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:57
The Seahawks were rusty against Washington on “Monday Night Football” but quarterback Russell Wilson came to the rescue in a 27-17 victory that improved Seattle’s record to 3-1.

EU to probe Amazon’s tax strategy in Luxembourg

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:56
The inquiry, which will explore whether Luxembourg broke the European Union’s competition rules, follows similar investigations into the tax arrangements of Apple in Ireland and Starbucks in the Netherlands.

Oregon cities scramble to tax pot in case it becomes legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:55
At least 20 Oregon cities and counties are racing to approve taxes on marijuana in case voters legalize its recreational use in November.City taxes would come in addition to a state tax written into the ballot measure.

Lawyers Challenge Lewdness Arrests at Port Authority Bus Terminal

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:55
The Legal Aid Society says that the police are overzealously enforcing lewdness laws and, as a result, are arresting innocent men.

Aurora, Interbay and Sodo lane closures this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:54
Traffic slowdowns are coming to Aurora Avenue North, to West Emerson Street, and to South Spokane Street this week, as workers fix damaged road decks, if the weather cooperates.

Texas man impersonates cop to real police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:53
A 41-year-old Midland, Texas, man got a surprise when he tried to impersonate a police officer and berate a fellow driver. The driver he chastised was a police detective.

Hawaii boy survives 6-story fall down trash chute

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:53
An 8-year-old Hawaii boy survived a six-story fall down a condominium building trash chute and was pulled out by a neighbor who lowered a fire hose to him.

California fire crews lose contact with air tanker fighting blaze near Yosemite National Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:51
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California fire crews lose contact with air tanker fighting blaze near Yosemite National Park.

In This Election, Obama’s Party Benches Him

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:49
Democratic candidates — even those in states like Virginia that the president carried in 2008 and 2012 — do not want President Obama to campaign for them.

Health Law Drug Plans Are Given a Check-Up

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:46
Early studies of prescription drug use by people buying health insurance through health exchanges suggest that they are often sicker than those insured by employers.

Speaker series launches Oct. 15 with panel on early education

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:46
Next Wednesday, The Seattle Times will launch a new speaker series called LiveWire with a panel discussion on early learning.

Wynnefield Heights deli robbed for second time in 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:44

Wynnefield Heights deli robbed for second time in 2 weeksTwo armed men are being sought in connection with a holdup at a Wynnefield Heights deli.


Ebola Patient on Ventilator and Getting Kidney Dialysis, Officials Say

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:43
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who is battling the virus, is also being treated with an experimental antiviral drug in a Dallas hospital.