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NSA pledge on data of non-Americans

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:11
The US electronic spying agency will no longer be allowed to keep indefinitely data collected from foreigners with no intelligence purpose.
Categories: BBC World News

UW recruiting notes and nuggets a day before National Signing Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:09
First, a look at Chris Petersen's second recruiting class at UW, a day before National Signing Day:

Intel chief warns US tech threatened by China cybertheft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. defense intelligence chief warned Tuesday that America's technological edge over China is at risk because of cybertheft.

Same-sex couples poised to marry in Alabama after stay denied

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:06
Same-sex weddings could begin in Alabama next week after a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused a request by the state's attorney general to delay gay marriages until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states can forbid them. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's motion for an extended stay in a brief order that clears the way for the conservative state to become the 37th in the United States to allow gay couples to wed. Strange said he was disappointed by the ruling and immediately filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the decision by a federal judge that struck down Alabama's laws banning same-sex marriages last month. "The confusion that has been created by the District Court’s ruling could linger for months until the U.S. Supreme Court resolves this issue once and for all," Strange said in a statement.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:01
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending February 2, 2015:
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Hezbollah faces hard choices between fighting Israel, Sunnis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:01
Hezbollah's ambitions are spreading far beyond its Lebanon home as the militant Shiite movement appears increasingly bent on taking on Sunni foes across the Middle East. It has sent thousands of its fighters into Syria and senior military advisers to Iraq, helped Shiite rebels rise to power in Yemen and threatened Bahrain over its abuse of the Shiite majority.

Books of The Times: ‘Selected Letters of Langston Hughes’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:58
“Selected Letters of Langston Hughes” traces the writer’s career from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s through the arrival into the American consciousness of black nationalist firebrands in the 1960s.

Tesco's ex-bosses to share £2m payout

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:55
Tesco's former chief executive and finance director will together share a £2.2m payout after the supermarket chain said it was "contractually committed" to make the payments.
Categories: BBC World News

Atty for 1 in disabled woman beating: Client had helped her

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:54
NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer says a woman who pleaded guilty to assaulting a partially paralyzed woman had helped her leave an abusive relationship.

Congo urged to sack 'killer' general

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:50
A leading rights group in the Democratic Republic of Congo calls on the government to annul a controversial general's appointment to lead the fight against rebels.
Categories: BBC World News

Cipriani & Easter return for England

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:49
Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are in the squad for England's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff.
Categories: BBC World News

EPA: Keystone XL's climate impacts need to be revisited

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

T Magazine: Permanent Midnight

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:44
What is a true self? For an author whose rare illness forces her to live in literal darkness, the issue is far from metaphorical.

State transportation commission to present I-405 express toll lane rates proposal

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:44
The Washington State Transportation Commission will discuss and take comments on its proposed rate structure for tolling new express lanes on Interstate 405 tonight at Bellevue City Hall. The lanes will open later this year between Bellevue and Lynwood.

England will control own tax - Hague

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:42
Scottish MPs would lose the right to impose income tax, schools and health changes on England under proposals outlined by Commons Leader William Hague.
Categories: BBC World News

Groupon founder takes a detour with new audio tour app

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:42

In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 photo, Detour co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason uses his new Detour app to take an audio tour of Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco. Nearly two years after being fired as Groupon’s CEO, Mason is setting out on a new entrepreneurial journey selling unconventional audio tours of major cities on a new iPhone app called Detour. The first set of excursions weave through some of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods while regaling listeners with tales about the city’s lore. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two years ago, Andrew Mason faced an unexpected detour when he was ousted as CEO from the online discount site he founded, Groupon. Now the tech executive's back on the entrepreneurial path, with an iPhone app selling unconventional audio tours of major cities. It's called — you guessed it — Detour.

Suspect sought in Mayfair 7-Eleven robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:41

Suspect sought in Mayfair 7-Eleven robberyPhiladelphia police are looking for the armed gunman who targeted a Mayfair 7-Eleven

Knight goes from court to hospital

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:38
Former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is taken to hospital shortly after pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder.
Categories: BBC World News