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Mark Cuban is right to warn about greed, but the NFL is smart enough to adjust

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:09
NFL has the brain trust to stay in its prominent position in the sports world
Categories: Sports Center

Candy Crush firm valued at over $7bn

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:07
The games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, King, is valued at over $7bn (£4.2bn) after it raises $500m via a share sale in New York.
Categories: BBC World News

Recalling Seattle's top five compensatory pick selections

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:01
As noted in the earlier blog, Seattle was not awarded any compensatory picks for the 2014 Draft, selections given to teams that had a net loss of free agents in 2013.
Categories: Sports Center

Two BASE jumpers injured in 500-foot fall into Idaho canyon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:01
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Two men were hospitalized after plunging nearly 500 feet into an Idaho canyon in the latest of a spate of accidents in the extreme sport known as BASE jumping, authorities said Tuesday. The incident at Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls on Monday came just a day after a man died in Utah's Zion National Park trying to BASE jump, a dangerous derivative of sky-diving in which participants leap from cliffs, high buildings or other structures while wearing parachutes. The Idaho jumpers, James Rawe, 24, and Austin Carey, 22, slipped off a bridge over the canyon and became entangled in their parachute, said Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Stewart.

Report raises questions about mudslide precautions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:01

Thick, oozing mud is cleared from Washington Highway 530 by workers using heavy equipment, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on the western edge of the massive mudslide that struck the area Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the community where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing.


Seahawks sit, wait on Jared Allen’s decision

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:00
Offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, a 14-game starter for Seattle in 2013, signs with Cleveland Browns.
Categories: Sports Center

Stay blocking Michigan same-sex marriages extended pending appeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:58

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San Diego(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court panel extended a temporary hold on Tuesday on a federal judge's ruling that struck down a Michigan ban on gay nuptials, blocking the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples pending an appeal. A federal judge in Detroit struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, and county clerks issued more than 300 marriage licenses to gay couples on Saturday before the appeals court temporarily stopped the judge's decision from taking effect. The appeals court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's granting of a stay after a federal judge last year overturned Utah's ban on gay weddings. Clerks immediately began issuing marriage licenses while Utah's attorney general appealed the ruling.


Facebook buys virtual reality firm

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:57
Facebook announces it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company specialising in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).
Categories: BBC World News

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:55
D.C. spire has been closed for repairs since 2011 earthquake.

Newark airport closes briefly after minor plane engine fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:54
Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the main hubs serving New York City, closed for about 10 minutes on Tuesday afternoon after a minor fire broke out in or near the engine of a US Airways plane, an airport spokesman said. The plane taxied to the gate and was sprayed with water from trucks, according to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the agency that runs the airport. Everyone stayed on the plane and no one was hurt, the Port Authority said. The airport reopened at 5:54 p.m. US Airways would not immediately comment on the incident.

U.S. spy court to have new presiding judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:52
Judge Thomas Hogan, who has been a federal judge in Washington, D.C., since 1982, will begin work as the presiding judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on May 19, the court said in a statement. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who has exclusive authority over the makeup of the 11-judge spy court, made the appointment.

Venezuela arrests three generals

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:51
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says three air force generals have been arrested for plotting an uprising against his government.
Categories: BBC World News

Spring storm brings blizzard warning for Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:50

A snow-covered carnation sits at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The calendar may say it's spring, but the mid-Atlantic region is seeing snow again. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisories for much of the region Tuesday. The advisories warn that periods of snow could make travel difficult, with slippery roads and reduced visibility. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just days after the official end of one of the snowiest winters on record, another storm began its trek up the Interstate 95 corridor Tuesday, blanketing Washington and dropping flurries in Philadelphia on its way to Cape Cod, which was expected to be hardest hit.


VIDEO: Frantic call after deadly landslide

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:42
Rescue efforts continue after a landslide in the US state of Washington killed at least 14 people.
Categories: BBC World News

Square Feet: Macau Rides High on New Round of Casino Construction

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:41
A construction boom in the Asian gambling hub epitomizes the rising spending power of Chinese consumers.
    

UN condemns Egypt death sentences

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:35
The UN condemns an Egyptian court's decision to sentence to death 528 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as another 683 go on trial.
Categories: BBC World News

Bits Blog: In Two Settlements, Money for Apple and Amazon Customers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:33
Customers of the two companies were told they could get some money back as a result of separate legal settlements with the government. Both cases revolve around Apple.
    





UN: 60 staffers remain detained or in captivity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is marking a day of solidarity with the dozens of staffers around the world who remain in detention or in the hands of their abductors.

Scientist warned of mudslide danger 15 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:32

Thick, oozing mud is cleared from Washington Highway 530 by workers using heavy equipment, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on the western edge of the massive mudslide that struck the area Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the village where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing.