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House committee chairman: Spin off air traffic control

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:50

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, an air traffic controller works in the tower at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. The chairman of the House transportation committee says he'll introduce a bill this month that takes control of air traffic operations away from the government and places it under the control of a non-profit corporation run by airlines and other segments of the aviation industry. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.,, says keeping air traffic operations under government control would be "the surest road to failure." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House transportation committee said Monday he'll introduce a bill that takes control of air traffic operations away from the government and places it under the control of a non-profit corporation run by airlines and other segments of the aviation industry.


U.S. Open fan experience at offers mental test

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:48
There are three golf simulators inside the American Express Championship Experience pavilion at Chambers Bay, measuring things such as distance, launch, backspin and ball speed. Fans also can play interactive digital games to enhance focus.
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U.S. Open fan experience at offers mental test

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:48
There are three golf simulators inside the American Express Championship Experience pavilion at Chambers Bay, measuring things such as distance, launch, backspin and ball speed. Fans also can play interactive digital games to enhance focus.
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U.S. Open fan experience at offers mental test

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:48
There are three golf simulators inside the American Express Championship Experience pavilion at Chambers Bay, measuring things such as distance, launch, backspin and ball speed. Fans also can play interactive digital games to enhance focus.

Woody Harrelson to play Lyndon B. Johnson in film

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:47

Another film spotlights the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

       

Man tries to steal cash register from Old City restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:45

Man tries to steal cash register from Old City restaurantPhiladelphia police are searching for a man who burglarized an Old City restaurant.


Theater shooter's psychiatrist found his behavior bizarre

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:43

But she didn't think that his problems were enough to send him to a mental ward.

       

Arizona lawman Arpaio suffers setback in U.S. civil rights case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:30

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces newly launched program aimed at providing security around schools in Anthem ArizonaA federal judge gave the U.S. Justice Department a partial victory on Monday in its lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio that alleges sweeping civil rights violations. In a written ruling, U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver let stand the findings of another federal judge in a separate 2007 lawsuit filed by civil rights groups. The judge in that case ruled Arpaio's deputies racially profiled Latino drivers and unlawfully detained them.


OPM still trying to determine how many hurt by hack

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:28

Director Katherine Archuleta said 4.2 million federal workers will be notified by June 19 that their personnel records have been compromised...

       

Prison worker charged with aiding escapees appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:25

Joyce Mitchell heads into Plattsburgh City Court for her hearing, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mitchell is charged with helping convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from Clinton Correctional Facility. (Rob Fountain/Press-Republican via AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made another court appearance Monday as a manhunt in far northern New York marked its 10th day.


Shell Arctic drilling rig departs Seattle surrounded by protesters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:24

Activists protest the Shell Oil Company's drilling rig Polar Pioneer in Seattle, WashingtonA Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig that will search for oil in the Arctic left its temporary base in Seattle on Monday for the trip north to Alaska as dozens of activists in kayaks tried to stop it, authorities said. Live television showed the rig being towed out of its terminal at the Port of Seattle with kayakers fanning out in an arc as it moved into the Puget Sound. Twenty-five people were detained by the Coast Guard for violating a safety zone around the vessel and were fined $500 each, Coast Guard spokesman George Degener said.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:19

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush formally joins the race for president with a speech at Miami Dade College, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Ubisoft unveils ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ and other titles

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:18
LOS ANGELES — Ubisoft debuted a trio of new games at E3. The video game publisher unveiled “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” “For Honor” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands” on Monday during its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “The Fractured But Whole” is a superhero-themed follow-up to “South Park: The Stick of […]
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Ubisoft unveils ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ and other titles

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:18
LOS ANGELES — Ubisoft debuted a trio of new games at E3. The video game publisher unveiled “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” “For Honor” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands” on Monday during its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “The Fractured But Whole” is a superhero-themed follow-up to “South Park: The Stick of […]
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Ubisoft unveils ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ and other titles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:18
LOS ANGELES — Ubisoft debuted a trio of new games at E3. The video game publisher unveiled “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” “For Honor” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands” on Monday during its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “The Fractured But Whole” is a superhero-themed follow-up to “South Park: The Stick of […]

Plea Deal for Chuck Blazer Is Unsealed

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:16
Blazer, a former American soccer official, secretly cooperated with a federal investigation of FIFA for nearly two years before pleading guilty.







EA hypes ‘Star Wars’ games

NBA - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:15
Electronic Arts showed off the upcoming “Star Wars: Battlefront,” while announcing an expansion for “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and a mobile card game.
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EA hypes ‘Star Wars’ games

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:15
Electronic Arts showed off the upcoming “Star Wars: Battlefront,” while announcing an expansion for “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and a mobile card game.
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EA hypes ‘Star Wars’ games

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:15
Electronic Arts showed off the upcoming “Star Wars: Battlefront,” while announcing an expansion for “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and a mobile card game.

WNBA talk: Ex-Kennewick star Leilani Mitchell back in WNBA with Phoenix

Seattle Storm - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:14
Editor’s note: Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week she speaks with Phoenix point guard Leilani Mitchell. Born in Richland, the former Kennewick High star skipped the 2014 WNBA season to complete paperwork for her Australian passport and compete with its national team. Her […]
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