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GM tells dealers to stop selling some Chevy Cruzes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:28
General Motors Corp. has told dealers to stop selling about 21,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars from the 2013 and 2014 model years. But the company won't say why. The order covers Cruzes equipped with ...

Los Angeles couple get three years in jail in Qatar for death of adopted child

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:24

Matthew and Grace Huang, a U.S. couple who were accused of murdering their adopted daughter Gloria, stand outside the entrance of the Court of First Instance after their trial in DohaA Los Angeles couple was sentenced to three years in jail in Qatar on Thursday for causing the death of their adopted African-born daughter, who was found to have died of starvation, in a case that has raised concern in Washington. Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January last year after their 8-year-old daughter, Gloria, died unexpectedly.


Texas Monthly Editor to Lead Times Magazine

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:23
Under Jake Silverstein the magazine will have a closer relationship with the newspaper, The Times’s managing editor, Dean Baquet, said.
    





US lawmakers eye attack at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of Congress and local officials were meeting Friday at Los Angeles International Airport to discuss lessons learned from an attack last fall that killed a security officer and injured three other people.

30m financial policies to be probed

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:22
Regulators are to investigate firms running 30 million old financial policies - including pensions and endowments - worth £150bn over fears customers are subjected to "unfair" conditions.
Categories: BBC World News

One dead, another hurt in Edmonds stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:18
Update at 1:09 p.m.:| Two people will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery as a result of the stabbing, Edmonds police say.Edmonds police says the fatal stabbing wasn't random and that all parties involved knew each other.

With camo rings, young couple planned wedding by the river

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:16
Young and in love, Alan Bejvl and Delaney Webb were planning their wedding when disaster hit.

Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:14

In this Thursday, March, 27, 2014 photo, three Stradivarius violins are seen, from left, South Korean Chee-Yun, plays the 1714 "Leonora Jackson,” Russian-American Philippe Quint plays the 1708 "Ruby,” middle and Margaret Batjer, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, right, plays the the 1716 "Milstein” during a rehearsal at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Xiang "Angelo" Yu is holding the nearly 350-year-old Stradivarius violin casually by the neck and explaining why he'd like a little more time to make its acquaintance.


A few more thoughts on Jackson and Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:13
Whatever concerns there are about DeSean Jackson off the field hasn't stopped teams from immediately inquiring about his services for the future, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, who Tweeted recently:

Mugabe threatens EU summit boycott

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:12
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may not go to an EU-Africa summit because his wife has not been provided with a visa, officials in Harare say.
Categories: BBC World News

Feds support Hawaii driver's license lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:10
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver's license.

$1.5M needed to save Rosie the Riveter's plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:08
A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in little more than a month to save the site from being demolished.

Landslide in Washington state one of deadliest in nation's history

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:06
The landslide that destroyed a rural community in Washington state was one of the deadliest in U.S. history.

Blackberry posts $5.9bn annual loss

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:06
Smartphone maker Blackberry reports a loss of $5.9bn for its latest financial year, but says it is on "a path to returning to growth and profitability".
Categories: BBC World News

Writers criticise prison book rules

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:02
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy leads a group of writers and actors protesting against new prison rules stopping people sending books to inmates.
Categories: BBC World News

Christie: 'Bridgegate' hurt standing

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:01
New Jersey Governor and presumed White House hopeful Chris Christie says a row over a traffic jam on a bridge to New York City has hurt his standing.
Categories: BBC World News

Tosh Lupoi linked to Alabama opening

WA Huskies - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:01
Rumblings out of Alabama are that former Washington assistant coach Tosh Lupoi could be the Tide's next director of player personnel.
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US recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:59

FILE - In this March 22, 2014 file photo Pennye Mattson, right, places a wedding ring on Sherrie Tyler, left, while being married in a group by the Oakland County Clerk in Pontiac, Mich., after a federal judge has struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday, March 28, 2014 extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.


BMW plans $1 billion expansion in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:55

U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, center, shakes hands with Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group, left, as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, right, watches after a news conference at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, S.C., Friday, March 28, 2014. The company announced a $1 billion expansion for the plant. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)GREER, South Carolina (AP) — BMW is celebrating its 20th anniversary of building cars in the United States by investing $1 billion in its plant in South Carolina to build two of its new X-series vehicles at the facility that ushered in a wave of foreign automakers building Southern plants.


NC regulators cite Duke Energy for crack in dam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say they've cited Duke Energy for a crack in a dam at a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River.