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Fed likely to signal coming rate hike if economy strengthens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — With evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from a winter slump, the Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming — just not quite yet. Many economists say that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will most likely raise its key short-term rate when […]

Multi-alarm fire damages building in West Chester

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:55

Multi-alarm fire damages building in West ChesterTenants were out in the heat Tuesday morning surveying the damage from a multi-alarm blaze that kept firefighters busy for much of Monday night in West Chester.


Executive gets 12 years in crashed helicopter fraud case

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:50
A former executive has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison after admitting he falsified performance records for a helicopter that crashed in 2008, killing seven firefighters and two pilots battling a forest fire in Northern California.
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Executive gets 12 years in crashed helicopter fraud case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:50
A former executive has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison after admitting he falsified performance records for a helicopter that crashed in 2008, killing seven firefighters and two pilots battling a forest fire in Northern California.
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Executive gets 12 years in crashed helicopter fraud case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:50
A former executive has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison after admitting he falsified performance records for a helicopter that crashed in 2008, killing seven firefighters and two pilots battling a forest fire in Northern California.

Gray case motion would bar attorneys from sharing evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:50
BALTIMORE (AP) — After her request for a broad gag order was denied, Baltimore's top prosecutor is asking a judge to bar attorneys representing the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death from sharing evidence in the case before it goes to trial.

United Airlines to end service at NYC's JFK airport after losses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:48

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200, with Tail Number N796UA, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San FranciscoUnited Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to end service in October at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years because it offered few connections to other cities, and add flights at its Newark, New Jersey, hub. Beginning Oct. 25, United Continental Holdings Inc will transfer its only flights from JFK, which serve Los Angeles and San Francisco on Boeing Co 757 aircraft, to Newark Liberty International Airport, its hub in New Jersey with hundreds of connecting flights. The move marks an effort by United to win travelers in the highly competitive transcontinental market, where rivals American Airlines Group Inc , Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp have invested heavily in renovating aircraft cabins and airport terminals.


Nadal crashes out at Queen's Club

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:44
Rafael Nadal makes an early exit at Queen's Club with a three-set defeat by unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.
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Army veteran gets 17 months for White House intrusion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army veteran who got over the White House fence and inside the executive mansion before being stopped has been sentenced to 17 months.

St. Louis Cardinals being probed for hacking Houston Astros: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:43

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Carter hits a two-run homer off pitcher Motte during a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida.The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for hacking into the computers of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about player personnel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. Compromised information includes internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports, the Times reported, citing law enforcement officials. There is evidence that officials of the Cardinals, who won the 2006 and 2011 World Series and are one of the sport's most respected franchises, broke into a network of special databases, the report said.


More than 2 dozen arrests in Delaware prostitution bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:42

More than 2 dozen arrests in Delaware prostitution bustAuthorities in Delaware have announced 28 arrests, including one person who was arrested twice, in connection with a joint operation targeting prostitution in New Castle County.


Prosecutor: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:40
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor in New York says a West Point cadet collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts.

TSA: Airport workers with alleged terror ties aren't threats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says none of the 73 airport workers found to have unspecified ties to terrorism is actually a suspected terrorist or threat to aviation security.

Nintendo marks Super Mario’s three decades

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:38
LOS ANGELES — Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise turns 30 this year, a relatively youthful mark for a human but a positively elderly age for a video game series.  Reggie Fils-Aime, the chief executive of the company’s North American unit, says that alone is evidence of the company’s success at reinventing itself. “If there’s a secret […]
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Nintendo marks Super Mario’s three decades

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:38
LOS ANGELES — Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise turns 30 this year, a relatively youthful mark for a human but a positively elderly age for a video game series.  Reggie Fils-Aime, the chief executive of the company’s North American unit, says that alone is evidence of the company’s success at reinventing itself. “If there’s a secret […]
Categories: Sports Center

Nintendo marks Super Mario’s three decades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:38
LOS ANGELES — Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise turns 30 this year, a relatively youthful mark for a human but a positively elderly age for a video game series.  Reggie Fils-Aime, the chief executive of the company’s North American unit, says that alone is evidence of the company’s success at reinventing itself. “If there’s a secret […]

Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]
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Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]
Categories: Sports Center

Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]

Why South Africa let Sudan's Bashir escape justice

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
Why South Africa let Sudan's leader flee in defiance of the law
Categories: BBC World News