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Seahawks once again Bovada favorites to win the Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:00
Last week, Seattle and Denver were co-favorites from Bovada to win the Super Bowl, each listed at 9-2. But after Seattle's win over the Broncos Sunday, the Seahawks are now the favorites, listed at 15-4, while Denver has fallen to 5-1.

Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:59

Handout photo of mud covering Pilgrim Peak Road near Mount Shasta(Reuters) - (Story corrects first two paragraphs to say "National Forest" instead of "National Park") California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to close over the weekend, a National Forest spokeswoman said on Monday. Mud and debris began flowing down Mud Creek Canyon on the southeast side of Mt. Shasta, a 14,000-foot volcano about 50 miles south of the Oregon border, on Saturday afternoon and continued through the night, Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Andrea Capps said. ...

Machine Learning: Making Adjustments in the Search for the Perfect News Feed

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:56
Companies like Facebook and Twitter are experimenting with their feeds, sometimes to the chagrin of users who like things the way they are.

First Draft: First Draft Video: Blunt on Fixing Washington

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:41
Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, a Republican who has served in the leadership of both the House and Senate, says Washington would work better if lawmakers returned to fighting out bills the old-fashioned way — in committee and then on floor.

White House tells universities to police work on dangerous pathogens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:40
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens that could be used both for legitimate purposes and for biowarfare or bioterrorism. The long-awaited guidelines, issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, lay out a framework for university safety review boards to identify research that falls into this category, known as "dual use research of concern." Such research must be reported to the federal government, the policy states. ...

Wiz Khalifa's wife files to end marriage to rapper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:39

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Wiz Khalifa, left, and Amber Rose arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The model cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple's breakup after a year of marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Amber Rose is ending her yearlong marriage to rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Apple pulls software update for iPhones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:38
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users' ability to make phone calls.

Judge OKs Minnesota teen move in school bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:38
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teen accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates will be transferred to a new facility.

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:36
The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

U.S. immigration agents arrest 19 for human rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:36

Agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San DiegoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents have arrested 19 fugitives sought for human rights violations committed in other countries, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Wednesday. Arrested last week during Operation No Safe Haven, the first nationwide crackdown of its kind, the 19 have outstanding removal orders and are subject to being deported, the agency said in a statement. Eight of the 19 are also convicted criminals. Those arrested and their home countries were not identified. ...

Apple pulls iOS update after software causes dropped calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:35
After rolling out the iOS 8.0.1 update earlier Wednesday, Apple withdrew it when scores of customers experienced dropped cellular service so they couldn’t make calls.

California town approves coyote trapping after spike in pet attacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:32
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials in a Southern California suburb beset by a surge in coyote attacks on pets, including a small dog snatched from its owner's living room, have approved a plan to trap and kill some of the wild canines roaming the town. The City Council of Seal Beach, a seaside community of about 25,000 residents south of Los Angeles, took the action this week following an uproar over a rise in coyotes venturing into neighborhoods to prey on dogs and cats. ...

Nigel Williams-Goss, not Washington, praised in preseason preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
Washington sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss is featured on the Northwest regional cover of Athlon Sports' 2014-15 college basketball preview, which hit the newsstands last week.

Get comfortable, it's going to be a long commute

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
Stuck in traffic? Find something interesting on the radio, because Wednesday morning's commute is going to be a long one.

So why wasn't Sunday's Super Bowl rematch on Prime Time TV?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:31
In the wake of Sunday's 26-20 Seattle win over Denver in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII, one question I've gotten quite a bit is why it wasn't the Sunday prime time game on NBC.
Categories: Sports Center

Old versus young on China's buses

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:30
The old man who stopped a bus because he wasn't offered a seat
Categories: BBC World News

Two victims identified in shooting at UPS facility in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:27

Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, AlabamaBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims killed a day earlier in a murder-suicide at a UPS facility in Alabama, where police said an employee who had been fired shot dead two supervisors before turning the gun on himself. The victims in the Tuesday shooting in Birmingham were Doug Hutcheson, 33, and Brian Callans, 46, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office said. ...

Obama sets out US leadership vision

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:27
US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Categories: BBC World News

DC police to start wearing body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 160 District of Columbia police officers will wear cameras that record them performing their duties as part of a six-month pilot program.

Woman dies in Snohomish County Jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:16
The Associated Press