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Reaction to the Ferguson grand jury's decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38
"There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation — and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy — I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another." — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri

Rio 2016 Olympics, Paralympics mascots appear in public

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:31
A yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The mascot for the Rio Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair.

Mariners lock up Kyle Seager with seven-year, $100 million extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:27
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, an All-Star last year after hitting 25 home runs with 96 RBI, has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the team.

Violence in Ferguson after no indictment announced

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:23
Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

North Carolina apologizes for spray-paint damage after victory at Duke

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:22
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora apologized to Duke’s David Cutcliffe after his team’s celebration of the Tar Heels’ victory against the Blue Devils left the visiting locker room at Duke damaged by spray paint.

Obama on Ferguson: U.S. 'has more work to do' on race relations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16

U.S. President Obama makes a statement in the wake of the decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Brown in Ferguson, at the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama issued an appeal on Monday for restraint by protesters and police after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teen last August. In a late-night appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama also urged Americans to understand that much work remained to be done to improve relations between black Americans and law enforcement. "We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. ...


Two days left to win Sounders-Galaxy tickets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16
Time is running out win tickets to the second leg of the Western Conference final -- and win other team prizes -- through a Seattle Times contest of your Sounders support.

Prep stars of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16
A look at the stars of the week.

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16
Here's the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: Seattle defense had its way with struggling Arizona offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16
Arizona’s unimaginative running attack was easily stuffed by the Seahawks defense, which was as healthy as it has been for a long time.

Hacker Disrupts Government Websites in Canada

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:14
A gyrating banana greeted many visiting the pages for Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa and Toronto police forces.

U.S. introduces menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:13

A Numero Uno pizza is served at Pizzeria Uno in ChicagoBy Toni Clarke and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) - The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods. "Obesity is a national epidemic that affects millions of Americans," Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters on a conference call on Monday. "Strikingly, Americans eat and drink about a third of their calories away from home. ...


Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

WA Cougars - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:08
It's that time of year again, folks. The beloved Apple Cup. A time where Washington is divided between crimson and purple in the state's longest-standing rivalry. It's also a time Coug and Husky fans alike get to dust off old jokes, jabs and one-liners at their respective in-state foes.
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Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:08
It's that time of year again, folks. The beloved Apple Cup. A time where Washington is divided between crimson and purple in the state's longest-standing rivalry. It's also a time Coug and Husky fans alike get to dust off old jokes, jabs and one-liners at their respective in-state foes.
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Source: Mariners and All-Star third baseman Kyle Seager agree to 7-year, $100 million extension

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:08
Kyle Seager is going to be wearing a Mariners' uniform for quite some time. And he will be paid handsomely to do so.
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VIDEO: No indictment over Ferguson killing

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:07
The grand jury in Missouri decides not to charge the police officer who shot the unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.
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Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:59

FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Brown Family, Ferguson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:


Missouri Gov. Nixon calls for peaceful response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:56
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for a peaceful response after the announcement that a white Ferguson police officer will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Man whose murder conviction was overturned is free

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:53
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A 69-year-old man convicted of murder 34 years ago was freed Monday after prosecutors told a judge they're no longer sure he committed the crime.

State AG: Cops don’t need to ask permission to use body-cams

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:48
Police officers using body cameras in Washington state do not have to ask the person they are recording for consent, even though Washington is one of several states that require “two-party consent” to record audio, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday.