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Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:53

A woman shows the new Lumia 830 smart phone during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.


An Appraisal: Joan Rivers Could Never Stop Working

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:45
Joan Rivers seemed as if she just couldn’t stop herself from telling jokes, driven by a desperation that was all her own.






Former Governor in Virginia Guilty in Bribery Case

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:44
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of doing favors for a businessman in exchange for gifts and loans.






Seahawks’ Pete Carroll still hungry for more success

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:41
For Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, winning a Super Bowl wasn’t validation or redemption. As he begins his team’s back-to-back quest, he’s ready for more success.
Categories: Sports Center

Nevada museum blast resulted from 'simple oversight,' fire official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:39
(Reuters) - A chemical flash that injured 13 people, including several children, in a Nevada museum was triggered by a "simple oversight" by a presenter trying to simulate a smoke tornado for visitors, a fire official said on Thursday. Officials said one child remained hospitalized in good condition on Thursday, a day after the demonstration went awry at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno. Fire Chief Michael Hernandez said the child was expected to be released on Thursday. All the other people hurt in the blast were either treated at the scene or were released from hospital on Wednesday evening for injuries described by Renown Regional Medical Center as superficial burns and airway irritation.

Judge orders ballot tool to help blind in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:39
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal judge says Maryland has failed to ensure the rights of blind and disabled people to vote privately and independently and must implement an online ballot-marking tool for November's elections.

PHOTOS: Twitter reacts to Joan Rivers' death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:37

 Twitter reacts to Joan Rivers' deathHollywood reacts to the passing of comedienne Joan Rivers.


U.S. Justice Department to examine St. Louis County police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:35

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in FergusonAttorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that the Justice Department is reviewing the way the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri responded to protesters in Ferguson in the wake of the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. In announcing a broad civil investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, whose officer shot Brown, Holder said the St. Louis County Police Department had requested an "after-action report" on its response to the protests.


New York health officials investigating Rivers cardiac arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:35
The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.

VIDEO: Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:34
The comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81, her daughter has announced.
Categories: BBC World News

US services firms expand at fastest pace on record

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:34
U.S. services firms expanded in August at the fastest pace on record.

Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:33
Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.

Indianapolis man charged with baking dog to death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:26
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man faces felony charges alleging that he killed a friend's dog by putting the canine in a sweltering oven.

The Bot Speaks: Greetings From the NYT 4th Down Bot

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:25
I exist for just one purpose: to encourage smarter thinking about N.F.L. fourth downs.

A closer look at the Ferguson Police Department

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:24

Attorney General Eric Holder, center, accompanied by Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Molly Moran, left, and Ronald Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to announce the Justice Department's civil rights division will launch a broad civil rights investigation in the Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The announcement that the Justice Department will conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department comes nearly a month after Michael Brown's death first raised doubts about the suburban law-enforcement agency.


For Dante de Blasio, a New Commute (and a Mayoral Escort)

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:20
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who for years drove his son to school, dropped him off at Brooklyn Technical High School for the first day of his senior year.

PHOTOS: Joan Rivers through the years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:16

 Joan Rivers through the yearsSee Joan Rivers through the years of her timeless career. Rivers passed away today, September 4th surrounded by family and friends.


Guest Guesser: Seattle Times football contest is still spry at 75

WA Huskies - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:16
BY BILL KOSSEN / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF
Categories: Sports Center

House mover pushing historic lodge away from river

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:12
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says a house mover is using equipment and possibly animals to push a historic lodge away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area.