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Guest: Where do hungry kids go during the summer?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:15
The reduced-price and free lunches available to low-income students ensure kids get at least one good meal during the day. But what about summer vacation, writes guest columnist Linda Nageotte.

Activists carry coffin of woman killed by Phoenix police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:15
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing. Michelle Cusseaux's family and other supporters paraded the 50-year-old woman's wooden casket through downtown Phoenix a day ahead of her funeral in what they said was a symbolic move to show they will not let her death pass without action. "She can no longer speak, so we must do that for her," said the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, who helped lead the demonstration that also went to the U.S. "We are not giving up." Phoenix police have launched two investigations into the Aug. 14 killing of Cusseaux, who died from a single gunshot wound after she threatened police with a claw hammer at the door of her apartment.

Rain after wildfires triggers mudslides in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:15
Mudslides on land left bare by fires knock house off its foundation, maroon vehicles on highways as extreme weather plagues much of U.S.

Speed hiking through nature

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:14
Columnist Froma Harrop wonders if the marvels of nature and speed hiking mix.

Editorial: Re-elect Chad Magendanz and Jay Rodne in the 5th Legislative District

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:14
The 5th Legislative District is well served by incumbent Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz.

Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday.

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09

This June 1, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2012. Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections)NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

VIDEO: James Foley's images of conflict

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:03
The conflict reporting of James Foley
Categories: BBC World News

Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:02
Where forty-niners once roamed, a plan to dig up 240,000 ounces of gold is vehemently opposed by local residents who fear damage to the environment and their way of life.

Five keys to the Cougars’ season

WA Cougars - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:01
A closer look at what the Cougars need to do to be successful.
Categories: Sports Center

Washington State Cougars 2014 schedule: Breaking it down

WA Cougars - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:01
The Cougars open against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Times reporter Bud Withers takes a look at the season ahead.
Categories: Sports Center

Bodies of 3 Mount Rainier climbers identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:58
The bodies recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier have been identified as three of the six climbers who were killed in a fall in May.

Never mind: Seattle cancels Tuesday's Aurora/N. 40th lane closures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:53
The Seattle Department of Transportation  is canceling a road-patching job it had scheduled for Tuesday on Aurora Avenue North at North 40th Street.

Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:50

Protestors march down in Ferguson, MissouriBy Tim McLaughlin FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor. "Our city charter provides that our mayor is the spokesperson for the city," James told Reuters, in his first public statement since Ferguson patrol cop Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, who was unarmed, six times on Aug. 9. Ferguson's black residents complain that they do not have a voice in the town's power structures, and that lack of representation has contributed to the anger that has sparked rioting, they say.

9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

The king of the leakers

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:47
The man who exposes the technology industry's secrets
Categories: BBC World News

Oregon gunman planned to kill ‘bunch’ of people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:46
A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to “kill a bunch of other people” and then himself.

Dog on tracks sparks Hong Kong protest

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:44
How a dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest
Categories: BBC World News

The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:39
True stories behind the 1944 liberation of Paris
Categories: BBC World News