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Report: Sprint kills plan to buy T-Mobile

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Sprint has reportedly spiked its plan to acquire T-Mobile for $32 billion, ending the latest speculative rollercoaster ride for the Bellevue-based carrier.

Guest: How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Many have declared that the Israel Defense Forces have behaved “disproportionately,” but the accusations have no merit, writes Los Angeles Times guest columnist Dore Gold.

Bellevue football ranked third in the nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Belllevue, state champs in Class 3A in 2013, is third in the nation in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Medium School Football Rankings.

Blue vs. blue does not equal red

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:06
Will progressives and independents desirous of reform get off their big rear ends Sept. 9? writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: Keep working on getting Kenneth Bae out of North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Kenneth Bae has been held captive in North Korea for nearly 20 months. A new video reveals his health continues to deteriorate. The U.S. State Department must act quickly to secure his release.

Teenagers indicted in killings of homeless men

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers were indicted Tuesday for the brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque.

Body of missing Oregon woman found

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:02
Update at 4:55 p.m.:

Missing Oregon mother found dead near abandoned car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:02
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A stay-at-home mother of two young children who seemingly vanished from her small Oregon community while running household errands nearly two weeks ago was found dead on Tuesday a short distance from her SUV, authorities said. Police said in a statement there is no reason to suspect foul play in the death of 38-year-old Jennifer Janelle Huston, who disappeared on July 24 after telling her husband she was going to run errands in Dundee, on the outskirts of Portland. Huston's SUV did not appear to have crashed or to have been damaged, Newberg-Dundee Police Captain Jeff Kosmicki said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Oklahoma teen accused of raping Kenyan children to remain in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teen accused of raping and molesting orphans during a mission trip to Kenya was ordered on Tuesday to remain in custody when a judge suspended an earlier decision to release him on bond. On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ruled that 19-year-old Matthew Durham of Edmond could be released on a $10,000 bond on the basis of his father's agreement to act as custodian, the surrender of his passport and a 24-hour home lockdown.

Hawaii loads up on supplies as 2 major storms loom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — When a pallet full of bottled water ran out at a Honolulu warehouse store Tuesday, shoppers loading up on supplies ahead of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward Hawaii hovered around until a worker refilled it. Then, it quickly emptied again.

U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Tuesday from a Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.

Microsoft hires Qualcomm's Peggy Johnson to head global business development

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01
Microsoft has hired Margaret (Peggy) Johnson to head its global business development efforts.

2 Tourist Buses Collide in Times Square, Injuring at Least 15

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:00
The accident caused at least one traffic light to crash to the ground and left the sidewalk littered with broken glass and other debris.

Atlanta Hospital Admits Second American With Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:00
A North Carolina missionary, Nancy Writebol, was admitted to Emory University Hospital after coming to the United States from Africa.

Russia Moves to Deport Wife of an Activist

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:58
The American wife of Ivan Y. Pavlov, a human rights lawyer in St. Petersburg, was called a “threat to national security” by Russian authorities.

US grand jury indicts Oklahoma child abuse suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old man is accused of traveling from Oklahoma City to Kenya so he could sexually abuse children at an orphanage there, according to charges in a three-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury Tuesday.

Kerry: US investment helping Africa

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:57
US investment in Africa is fighting extremism, bringing stability and improving Africans' lives, US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC.
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Deal may be near for Colorado woman accused of aiding Islamist insurgents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers defending a Colorado woman accused of providing material support to Islamist militants fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq may be close to resolving the case, court records show. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1986, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in April for allegedly preparing to join the Sunni Muslim insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, which has shortened its name to "Islamic State." She has not been charged. In a motion filed in U.S District Court in Denver last week, federal public defender Robert Pepin said he is in "continuing discussions" with prosecutors concerning a potential deal in the criminal case against the suburban Denver teen. Conley was arrested by federal agents at Denver International Airport as she was about to board a plane bound for Germany.

Corrosion led pipe to burst that swamped UCLA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54

Car owners pick up personal property from their cars Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, that were damaged and recovered from a parking structure that flooded after a water main break July 29, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. At least 340 vehicles damaged by last week's massive flood on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles are available for retrieval by their owners. The school has arranged to have insurance adjusters on site. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corrosion and structural problems caused a pipe to burst that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars, officials said Tuesday.

Secret Papers Describe Size of Terror Lists Kept by U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:51
Documents show that more than 20,000 U.S. citizens and permanent residents are included in a federal database.