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WSU roars back to surprise Utah, 28-27

WA Cougars - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:01
Cougars fall behind 21-0 less than 10 minutes into the game before making a comeback.
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De Blasio’s Executive Order Will Expand Living Wage Law to Thousands More

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:00
Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to sign the order, which also raises the hourly wage, on Tuesday. The administration estimates that about 18,000 wage earners will be affected.

James Shields, an Imported Ace, Is an Important Piece for the Royals

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:00
Over the last two years, perhaps no one player has done more than Shields to change the culture and the mind-set in Kansas City.

Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:56
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:55
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

Scientists Trace Extreme Heat in Australia to Climate Change

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:52
Five groups of researchers analyzing last year’s Australian heat waves came to the same conclusion: They could not have been as severe without human influence.

Gas victims in apartment identified as father, son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:42
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people found dead at a California apartment filled with toxic gas have been identified as a father and his teenage son.

Jurors see video of Auburn triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:37

FILE -In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Desmonte Leonard enters the courtroom before opening statements in Opelika, Ala. A Lee County judge told jurors to return Monday morning for a second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery. Prosecutors say Leonard opened fire at a large party at an apartment clubhouse in June 2012. Three people were killed and three others were injured. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News, Todd J. Van Emst)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Video shown in court Monday depicted the chaotic scene of a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man, with the victims falling and struggling on the ground as partygoers scattered amid the crack of gunfire.

A U-Turn for a Terminal Built in Texas to Import Natural Gas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:36
Qatar Petroleum wants to export American gas by converting the terminal to export from import at a cost of at least $10 billion.

Texas jury convicts woman of murder in 'black widow' trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:36
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas jury in what has been dubbed a "black widow" trial convicted a 45-year-old mother of four of murder and evidence tampering on Monday for shooting to death her husband in a 2011 plot to collect insurance money, an official said. Michele Williams was acquitted of a second count of tampering that related to her husband's corpse, Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney's office, said in an email. ...

Wal-Mart: Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbelts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:36

 Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbeltsActor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

Martial-arts film ‘Brush with Danger’ shot in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:32
An interview with Livi Zheng, a UW graduate who produced, directed and starred in a martial-arts inflected action film shot in Seattle, “Brush With Danger.”

HomeStreet picks up small SoCal bank for about $130M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:31
The parent of HomeStreet Bank has agreed to acquire Simplicity Bancorp of Covina, Calif., gaining seven retail bank branches in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings -- Week 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:31
It's a big upcoming weekend of prep volleyball, so you just might see a fair amount of movement in the state rankings next Monday.

Flat roofs no longer required on L.A. skyscrapers as city repeals rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:26
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles has scrapped a 1950s rule requiring its skyscrapers to have flat roofs and helipads, giving architects a freer hand to shape the skyline of America's second-largest city. The city of Los Angeles has ordered that all high-rise buildings have a flat roof and helipads since 1958. It has been the only major U.S. city with such an ordinance, which was intended to accommodate fire-fighting and life-saving equipment. ...

Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:25

The White House is seen through layers of fencing, including the new temporary one which appeared yesterday, creating a wider bufferBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who chairs a House subcommittee on national security oversight, told CNN an alarm box near the front entrance had been muted, leaving interior personnel unaware of the intrusion before the suspect burst through the open front door. ...

F.C.C. Appears Poised to Loosen Sports Blackout Rule, Despite Protests by the N.F.L.

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:24
If the commission, which is expected to vote on the rule on Tuesday, strikes it down, cable and satellite providers could show games even if they are not sold out.

St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:20

 David Gray and Tod Martin; Miranda Duschack and Mimo Davis, and Terry Garrett and Bruce Yampolsky celebrate after St. Louis Recorder of Deeds announced she had officialy recorded their marriages at St. Louis City Hall. Garrett and Yampolsky watched during a hearing Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in St. Louis as an assistant Missouri attorney general argued that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.

Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:18

A police vehicle sits outside of 954 East 900 South in Springville Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, where a family of five was found dead the night before. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Laura Seitz)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday.

Trial Opens in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:16
Prosecutors alleged that teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores.