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Women Charge Bias and Harassment in Suit Against Sterling Jewelers

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:25
A group of 12 women said they were paid less than men and were sexually harassed while working for the company’s stores, Jared and Kay Jewelers.

Guest: Fix food labels so we know what we’re eating

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:22
Fix food labels so we know what we’re eating, writes guest columnist Kurt Dammeier.

An updated look at Sounders FC's roster following the Kevin Parsemain signing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:21
Consider Sounders FC's finally settled to some degree. Kevin Parsemain's signing Friday means there are no longer any unsigned players from camp still with the group.

Opening the Internet, or closing it?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:20
With governments increasingly being called “stakeholders” in the use of the Internet, many are worried that if repressive regimes get more control over the Internet, they will do what China has done — restrict access to citizens, writes syndicated columnist

Editorial: Ukraine’s perilous evolution between the East and West

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:19
The future of Ukraine, and its political and economic reforms, are as consequential as neighbor Russia’s behavior.

Guest: High-school internships offer strong path to STEM careers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:16
If you’re raised in a family with a mom who’s a computer programmer and dad who’s an aerospace engineer, chances are you’ll take the right high school classes and consider pursuing a bright future in a STEM career.

Feds close investigation of Tesla battery fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:16
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.

New York governor says deal protects Tesla sales

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached to let Tesla Motors keep its five retail locations in the state as part of a compromise to strengthen auto dealer franchise protections while allowing Tesla's direct sales.

Attack at Wrong Door Turns Into Fatal Mistake for the Taliban, Reports Say

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:12
Explosions could be heard afterward at the house used by an American aid contractor, where three Americans and two other foreigners were trapped.

Flight 370 search shifts after new look at data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:12

Royal Australia Air Force C-17 lands at RAAF Base Pearce to deliver a Sea Hawk helicopter to help with the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, Friday, March 28, 2014. Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)PERTH, Australia (AP) — Three weeks into the mystery of Flight 370, investigators relying on newly analyzed satellite data shifted the search zone yet again, focusing on a swath of Indian Ocean where better conditions could help speed a hunt that is now concentrated thousands of miles from where it began.

GM adds 824k cars to ongoing recall

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:06
GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI investigating police shooting of camper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:04
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into the recent police shooting of a homeless camper as he appeared to be surrendering, officials said Friday.

Acid tank explosion injures 9 at Indiana plant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:00
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nine workers at a Rolls-Royce aircraft-engine assembly plant near the Indianapolis International Airport were injured Friday when a tank of nitric acid exploded and filled the building with a cloud of corrosive vapor, officials said.

After days of searching, volunteer pulls sister's body from Washington mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:59
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Days after risking his own life and defying arrest by joining the search for Washington state mudslide victims in a vast, mucky debris field near Oso, Dayn Brunner retrieved the body of the No. 1 person he had been looking for - his sister. Brunner, 42, recounted the tragic coincidence in an interview with Reuters on Friday, two days after it unfolded on the enormous mound of mud and rubble left by last Saturday's disaster, which has claimed at least 26 lives and left 90 people still missing. Brunner said he was on the mud pile on Wednesday afternoon when other rescue workers found a blue object and called him over to the spot. It was the same color as the car his sister, Summer Raffo, 36, was known to have been driving through the area when the slide struck.

Voter rights groups appeal documentation ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:56
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rights groups filed an appeal Friday of a judge's order that federal election officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring new voters to provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship.

Egypt detainees allege torture

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:51
Egyptian security forces torture and abuse detainees as young as 15, according to victim testimony gathered by the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:51
US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas screens jurors for trial of man charged with killing prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:48
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas court on Friday began screening thousands of potential jurors to serve in the October trial of a case that dominated headlines last year, when a man was accused of shooting dead three people, including two prosecutors. Nearly 3,000 people have been summoned to come to the Rockwall County court for the jury panel in the trial of Eric Williams, a former Kaufman County justice of the peace and attorney accused of murdering District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, according to Rockwall County officials. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Eric Williams, 46. McLelland and Hasse had prosecuted Eric Williams for the theft of office computer monitors, which cost him his job and law license.

Colorado is advised against creating state aerial firefighting fleet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:45

An aircraft releases a fire-retardant solution to help stop the spreading of the burning fires at Black Forest, ColoradoBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado needs to strengthen efforts to combat wildfires to prevent future destructive blazes but need not create its own state-run aerial fleet of water-dropping planes, a firefighting agency recommended on Friday. The agency‘s director, Paul Cooke, said in a statement that firefighting efforts should focus on early detection and suppression before blazes rage out of control. A series of wildfires burned almost 250,000 acres and killed six people in Colorado in 2012, making it the state's worst wildfire season on record. Last year, the state's single most destructive wildfire destroyed nearly 500 homes and killed two people on the outskirts of Colorado Springs.

NJ Gov. Christie on major push to shed scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:45

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pauses before answering a question Friday, March 28, 2014, in Trenton, N.J., about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, during his first news conference since his nearly two-hour back and forth with reporters in January, a day after documents revealing that the traffic jams were politically motivated were made public. Investigations led by federal authorities and New Jersey legislators are continuing to delve into the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, even as Gov. Chris Christie's own probe has concluded that he was not involved in the plot to block traffic. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has spent the past few days putting down traffic cones to separate himself from scandal.