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Egyptian Gets 25-Year Term in 1998 Embassy Bombings; Judge Calls Plea Deal Generous

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:42
Adel Abdul Bary, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans, received “an enormously generous plea bargain,” a federal judge in Manhattan said.






Rain-swollen Duckabush River floods homes at Brinnon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:37
Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:36
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
Categories: BBC World News

Teacher directive prompts vigil at San Francisco cathedral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:34

Billy Bradford, left, and others hold up signs as they gather with students and supporters at a vigil outside of St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is getting pushback from some parents, students and teachers at parochial schools after unveiling faculty handbook language calling on teachers to lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, birth control and other behaviors he describes as evil. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 100 people attended a vigil outside the Roman Catholic cathedral in San Francisco on Friday to protest the local archbishop's move to require teachers at four Catholic high schools to lead their public lives inside the classroom and out in accordance with church teachings on homosexuality, birth control and other hot-button issues.


Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:33
A rivalry weekend in England and Spain -- plus the final of the African Cup of Nations -- headline this edition of the Weekend Watch.

Leader of shellfish-poaching ring sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:31
The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison Friday for leading a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals.

Ken Norton, Jr. talks about leaving Seattle, heading to Oakland

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:31
Here are some highlights of what transcript of Ken Norton, Jr.'s interview with local reporters after it was announced today he was leaving the Seahawks and becoming Oakland's defensive coordinator:
Categories: Sports Center

Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach danger

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:31
A 6-year-old Missouri boy's mother, grandmother and aunt face charges after authorities said they staged his kidnapping because they believed he was too nice to people and they wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.

Report Finds No Evidence of Abuse at Immigration Center in Texas

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:30
Accusations of widespread sexual misconduct by guards were lodged at a center for women and children who were caught crossing the Southwest border illegally.






Answers about the use of police body cameras, ongoing costs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:28

In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, a body camera used by Des Moines Police Department school resource officers is worn by Sgt. Jason Halifax in Des Moines, Iowa. The rush by cities to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo., is saddling local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Body-worn cameras are the latest must-have devices in police work and are spreading fast to departments nationwide. But the technology is raising a lot of questions, from the cost to the accessibility of the footage. Here are answers to some questions about body cameras.


Soldiers in Brian Williams’ group tell their side of the story

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:28
More information has come forward with an account of what happened in Iraq in March 2003, based on interviews with four soldiers who were part of the mission that was shot down. Brian Williams, the NBC News anchor, was embedded on one of those missions.

Man stabbed in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:27
A 30-year-old man has been hospitalized after being stabbed in the chest at 911 Stewart St. in downtown Seattle.

Engineer Helped Passengers Escape Burning Train, Federal Investigator Says

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:26
Steven Smalls helped five or six people clamber out the side doors to safety, he told federal investigators, before the Metro-North train car was incinerated.






Four players --- two Seahawks, two Patriots --- fined by NFL for melee at end of Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:21
The NFL announced today that four players --- two Seahawks and two New England Patriots ---were fined for the melee at the end of the Super Bowl.

Pennsylvania family take plea deal in starving boy case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:20
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The mother and grandparents of a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was starved nearly to death have pleaded guilty to assault and other crimes in a deal with prosecutors, Mercer County District Attorney Robert Kochems said on Friday.Kochems said the boy's mother, Mary Rader, 28, and his grandmother, Deana Beighley, 48, pleaded guilty to first degree felony aggravated assault, which carries a mandatory sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison. Beighley's husband, Dennis Beighley, 59, pleaded guilty to the third degree felony of endangering the welfare of a child for his role in the abuse, in the town of Greenville, about 80 miles north of Pittsburgh. In Pennsylvania a third-degree felony carries a maximum possible sentence of seven years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

Mom, grandparents take pleas in case of starved 7-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:19

FILE-- In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, Mary C. Rader, left, and her mother, Deana Beighly, center, are escorted by sheriff's deputies from the courthouse to an awaiting police vehicle in Mercer, Pa. Rader is the mother of an 8-year-old boy who police say nearly starved. On Friday, Feb. 6, 2014, the mother and grandparents of a 7-year-old boy who was so malnourished that one doctor said he looked like a Holocaust survivor pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for failing to seek timely medical attention for him. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic,FILE)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother and grandparents of a 7-year-old boy who was so malnourished that one doctor said he looked like a Holocaust survivor pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault for failing to seek timely medical attention for him.


The new Palestinian city that lacks only one thing

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:13
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing
Categories: BBC World News

Montana moves to lose 'half-breed' from place names

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:12
By Laura Zuckerman Salmon, Idaho (Reuters) - A bill that would strip the word "half-breed" and another derogatory term for Native Americans from Montana place names, signs and maps won easy approval on Friday from a state House of Representatives committee. The measure, sponsored by a Republican lawmaker, expands a bill passed by the state legislature in 1999 that stripped place names of the word "squaw," used as a pejorative term for Native American women. The bill striking "half-breed" or "breed" from the titles of 17 geographic sites or features in Montana and renaming them cleared the State Administration Committee in a 20-0 vote and now moves to the full House.

Maps that shaped the world

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:10
The story behind five maps that shaped the world
Categories: BBC World News