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Theater shooting judge denies evidence sharing motions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:51
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says attorneys won't have to share more details of what key witnesses will testify about at trial.

Hopes rise of halting Adelaide fire

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:47
Firefighters tackling a 12,500-hectare bushfire in South Australia say they are growing more confident they can contain it.
Categories: BBC World News

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:46
Here is the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks place Jordan Hill on IR, sign DB Steven Terrell

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:44
The Seahawks this afternoon announced they have placed DT Jordan Hill on Injured Reserve, signed S Steven Terrell from the practice squad to the active roster and signed DT Jimmy Staten to the practice squad.
Categories: Sports Center

2 Dead in Shooting at Texas V.A. Clinic

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:44
The shooting took place at the Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso, and the dead included the suspected gunman, officials said.

Will drivers keep plugging in to electric gars as gas prices fall?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:40
Interest in alternative-fuel vehicles has usually sagged when there was a big drop in gas prices. This time, electric-car boosters are hoping things will be different, noting that overall U.S. plug-in sales climbed more than 30 percent in 2014.

Flurry of year-end home sales brings strong finish to 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:40
A dip in the number of King County homes sold during 2014 can be traced to the tightest supply of active listings in more than a decade. December’s median single-family home price was up 4.8 percent over the year.

8 years after fatal crash, Toyota lawsuit heads to trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:38

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, Koua Fong Lee embraces his wife, Panghoua Moua, in St. Paul, Minn., after learning charges against him, including criminal vehicular homicide, were dropped. Eight years after a crash involving a Toyota Camry driven by Lee that killed three Minnesota residents and resulted in a prison sentence for him, a lawsuit against the automaker goes to trial Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Tom Weber, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.

Taiwan envoy admits U.S. kept in the dark over controversial flag raising

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:38
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's top envoy to the U.S. on Wednesday said that Taiwan did not let U.S. officials know about a flag-raising ceremony on American soil, indicating that by leaving the U.S. in the dark it would give Washington deniability about the controversial matter with China. Taiwan's de facto embassy in Washington hoisted a Taiwanese flag on New Year's Day, which local media reported was the first such flag-raising since the U.S. switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to Beijing in 1979. ...

Asia stocks snap 2 days of losses, growth woes temper gains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:36

Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, trader Edward Schreier, right, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The U.S. stock market is edging higher in early trading as the price of oil extends its slump. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets snapped two days of declines Wednesday but gains were tempered by worries about the plunge in oil prices and renewed doubts about Greece's membership of the euro currency bloc.

Analysis: Knicks Bet Firmly on the Future, Which Is Anything but Firm

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:35
With this season’s monumental collapse, rebuilding through free agency and the draft may become the team’s new mantra.

Medtronic shareholders OK $48 billion Covidien acquisition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:35
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shareholders of medical device maker Medtronic on Tuesday approved the acquisition of Dublin, Ireland-based surgical supplier Covidien PLC in a corporate deal valued at about $48 billion.

UPDATE: All lanes of I-90 WB at Snoqualmie Pass now open

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:34
The Associated Press and staff reports

Pacific Topsoils to appeal fine over worker’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:34
The Everett company thinks the number and severity of the proposed violations are inconsistent with the facts and the law.

Randy Johnson leads latest class of Hall of Fame inductees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:33
Joining legendary former Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson was a pair of dominant right-handed pitchers: Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, and longtime Astros second baseman Craig Biggio. It was the largest induction class since 1955.

Quotes and video: Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:31
Here's what Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media today, with some video below and then some quotes:
Categories: Sports Center

Randy Johnson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Edgar Martinez falls short again

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:30
Much like a left-handed hitter opting to take the day off on games Randy Johnson was scheduled to start, the decision to induct Johnson into the Baseball Hall of Fame was easy and intelligent.

For some Russians, mortgage costs soaring due to ruble slide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:30

In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, Dmitry Dervenyov, 50, right, and his wife Svetlana Suvorova, 32, sit in their flat in St.Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry his wife Svetlana have finally managed to refinance their 15-year dollar mortgage loan with DeltaCredit bank into rubles on Friday, Dec. 23, 2014. The refinancing increased their monthly payments in rubles almost twice compared to the beginning of the year but it still made them feel safer.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — When they took out a mortgage on a small two-room apartment seven years ago, Oksana Li and her husband hoped to make a new home for themselves and their young son.

VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:29
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
Categories: BBC World News

Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:26

Paso police block off an entrance to the Beaumont Army Medical Center as other officers search for a gunman during a shooting incident in El PasoEL PASO, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed.