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Obama may allow air defense help for Syria rebels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:32

President Barack Obama walks past an honor guard during the arrival ceremony at King Khalid International airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 28, 2014. President Barack Obama is in Saudi Arabia to reassure the key Gulf ally that his commitment to the Arab world isn't wavering. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday.


Nato names Stoltenberg next chief

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:29
Norway's ex-PM Jens Stoltenberg is appointed next Nato secretary general, replacing Denmark's Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Categories: BBC World News

Black Lips: punk, surf, blues & more | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:25
By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

Travis faces further assault charge

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:25
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is to be charged with a further offence of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Categories: BBC World News

ABC News Hires Ray Kelly, Former New York City Police Commissioner

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:25
Mr. Kelly, a 43-year veteran of the police department in New York, will be a consultant and expert commentator for all the network’s news programs.
    

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coastal river steelhead checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:22
%%%1b22ead05332040bb0f1094dcdffe943%%%Here are the latest state Fish and Wildlife sport fishing winter steelhead checks from the northern Olympic coastal rivers:

VIDEO: Soldiers' remains returned to China

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:21
More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korean and US forces are finally being returned home.
Categories: BBC World News

Lufthansa pilots' union calls strike

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:18
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa will hold a three-day strike from 1 April, their union announces.
Categories: BBC World News

An eye-opening trip reveals depth in the Deep South

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:17
A visit to the Deep South finds that new immigration issues have revived old concerns about civil rights.

AUDIO: Swedish man on finding giant rat

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:17
A Stockholm man has told the BBC about the moment he caught a giant rat in his kitchen.
Categories: BBC World News

Insurgents attack Kabul guest house

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:17
A Taliban attack on a guest house in Kabul has come to an end with police killing the last gunman inside, Afghan military sources say.
Categories: BBC World News

Friday Memo: Tough conditions at mudslide site ... Seattle area grows ... Boeing engineers wait and wonder

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:16
This won't make it any easier: As much as an inch of rain could fall today at the site of the massive mudslide, and that will only make the already nightmarish rescue and recovery effort that much more difficult.

Bin Laden’s son's trial: A fantasy world where civil and military courts coexist

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:16
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith enjoyed consideration under civil proceedings, but prior legal practice and the Geneva Conventions all regard terrorists as beyond the pale and outside civil laws [“US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts,” Nation & World, March 26].

Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code during TV interview, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:14
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code during TV interview, dies.

Washington state death toll expected to soar

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:06
By Eric M. Johnson and Jonathan Kaminsky ARLINGTON, Wash./DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Rescue officials said the death toll from a catastrophic mudslide in Washington state is soon expected to climb far higher, as some residents voiced anger that they were prevented from helping in the initial disaster response six days ago. At least 26 people were known to have perished when a rain-soaked ...

Washington state death toll expected to soar

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:06
By Eric M. Johnson and Jonathan Kaminsky ARLINGTON, Wash./DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Rescue officials said the death toll from a catastrophic mudslide in Washington state is soon expected to climb far higher, as some residents voiced anger that they were prevented from helping in the initial disaster response six days ago. At least 26 people were known to have perished when a rain-soaked ...

Lion cub rescued in Washington ends up in NM

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:05

This March 5, 2014 image courtsey of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park shows Zia the 5-month-old lion on an outcropping in the mountain exhibit. Zia was rescued by a hunter in Washington last October and nursed back to health by him and his family before being turned over to wildlife officials. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Mary Streng, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park)CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An orphaned mountain lion cub rescued by a hunter in Washington has found a home in southern New Mexico.


Odd Man Out When Vote Was 445-1 On Crimea

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:39
The 1 in the Duma’s 445-1 approval of the Crimea annexation is a deputy from Siberia’s largest city who was skewered by Russian social media afterward.
    

In Local Election, a Referendum on Turkey’s Leader

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:38
The contest for mayor of Istanbul, to be decided this Sunday, could determine the political future of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.