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35 Killed, 43 Injured in Shanghai Stampede

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:19
The deaths and injuries occurred at Shanghai’s popular riverfront Bund area, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.






APNewsBreak: Elon Musk, actress wife split again

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Talulah Riley, left, and Elon Musk attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Musk and his wife are divorcing for a second time. The entrepreneur and his wife, Riley, issued a joint statement Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, announcing they are splitting amicably after they remarried in July 2013 following their previous breakup. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Elon Musk split up with wife, Talulah Riley, for the first time, he told the whole world.


'The Interview': Satire must be used carefully

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16
I was beginning to feel alone in my opinion on the topic of the movie “The Interview” until I read Rekha Basu’s column in The Seattle Times ["Should satire be as clueless as ‘The Interview’?" Opinion, Dec. 27]. Satire is often wickedly funny and effective, but in an inc

2 officers hurt in Vegas police helicopter crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16
A Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two police officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, authorities said.

Four slightly hurt by Rose Bowl 'dust devil' in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A freak funnel of wind struck a concession area outside the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena during a pregame event on Wednesday, tossing tents and canopies through the air and slightly injuring four people, a fire department official said. The burst of wind, which a National Weather Service specialist called a "cold dust devil," was caught in a video clip posted on YouTube showing vendors and bystanders, including a person dressed in a cow costume, yelling and running for cover. ...

The top trends of 2015 (maybe)

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:13
What will be the top social media trends of 2015?
Categories: BBC World News

Mission Ends in Afghanistan, but Sacrifices Are Not Over for U.S. Soldiers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:09
As United States combat operations formally ended, many military families said they sensed they had already been forgotten.

New year, new you... new fitness band

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:08
Why I love to hate my fitness band
Categories: BBC World News

Seth Smith talks about joining the Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:01
Of all the things that happened in Seth Smith's life over the last 48 hours, being traded to the Mariners might have been the easiest thing for him to predict.
Categories: Sports Center

Philly prepares to ring in the New Year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:58

Ringing in the New Year across the regionWith fireworks and lots of fun - Philadelphia is preparing to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015.


Clippers 99, Knicks 78: Knicks’ Fresh Start Yields a Familiar Result

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:52
Andrea Bargnani, J. R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony all started for the Knicks, who lost again anyway, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Extra Points video: Bob Condotta on Seattle's bye week plans.

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:46
Here's our latest Extra Points video with Bob Condotta talking about Seattle's bye week plans:
Categories: Sports Center

States’ Minimum Wages Rise, Helping Millions of Workers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:45
Statewide or districtwide, minimum wage increases will go into effect in 20 states by Thursday, and, all told, 29 states will exceed the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour at the beginning of January.

DealBook: Stock Markets Hit High in 2014 as Bull Run Endured

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:44
The run-up has continued nearly 70 months, making it the fourth-longest bull market since World War II, according to data from Standard & Poor’s.






Arrest Statistics Decline Sharply; Police Unions Deny an Organized Slowdown

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:41
Union officials say policing the nightly demonstrations and the deaths of two officers have had an impact.

Storm brings snow, cold to West for New Year's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:41

Ryanne Girard, 9, and her sister, Harper, 2, are stuck in the slush while they attempt to sled down a hill after a rare snow storm hits parts of Southern California Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Temecula, Calif. A blustery winter storm has dumped snow across the West, forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies, and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.


Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:39

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.


With Schoolgirls Taken by Boko Haram Still Missing, U.S.-Nigeria Ties Falter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:39
Distrust between the two countries has resurfaced as the search for nearly 300 kidnapped girls has lost momentum.

Murders Drop to a Record Low, but Officers Aren’t Celebrating

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:38
In the week since two patrolmen were shot dead, police officers have cut back on policing minor offenses — yet reported crimes still fell.