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Mayor rejects criticism about handling of ex-police chief

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:27

Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank looks on as he speaks with reporters during a news conference Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Burbank says he was forced to resign by Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker for the way he handled a sexual harassment claim. Burbank said he submitted his resignation after being told he would need to read a prewritten apology to avoid being fired. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The ousting of Salt Lake City's police chief amid growing questions about the handling of female officers' sexual harassment claims came abruptly. But activists and the police union were left wondering Friday why it didn't happen sooner.


Parents of NAACP leader say she lied about her race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:27

FILE - In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, now president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rachel Dolezal leads the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, teaches African studies to college students and sits on a police oversight commission.


Q&A: A look at California's senior water rights holders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:25
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers and other landowners who staked some of the earliest claims to California's water are the latest to face mandatory cutbacks ordered by the state during the relentless drought.

Jeni’s Ice Cream Finds Listeria Again, and Closes Its Facilities

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:25
Jeni’s closed its plant in Columbus, Ohio, this week after finding the bacteria, weeks after reopening after a recall for listeria contamination.







Got pot? San Francisco to host medical marijuana food fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:21

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Marijuana still is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn't stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, ice cream, popcorn and other treats from putting on the "Get Baked Sale," an outdoor food festival to showcase their wares, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana.


Utah board of ed member, wife, 2 children die in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:18

In this photo provided by The Houston Herald, authorities investigate a plane crash Friday, June 12, 2015 near Huggins, Mo. Authorities say C. Mark Openshaw, 43 a Utah State Board of Education member, his wife and two of their children died and another child was hurt when their small plane crashed while taking off from a relative's grass airstrip. The family was returning to their Provo, Utah, home after visiting relatives. (Doug Davison/Houstonherald.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDITKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member, his wife and two of their children died Friday morning and another child was hurt when their small plane crashed while taking off from a relative's grass airstrip in southwest Missouri, authorities said.


Massive data theft gets even worse for U.S.

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:14
In the latest turn of a massive security breach, U.S. officials said hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances. The data include information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, arrests and bankruptcies, as well as contacts and relatives. That is […]
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Massive data theft gets even worse for U.S.

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:14
In the latest turn of a massive security breach, U.S. officials said hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances. The data include information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, arrests and bankruptcies, as well as contacts and relatives. That is […]
Categories: Sports Center

Massive data theft gets even worse for U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:14
In the latest turn of a massive security breach, U.S. officials said hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances. The data include information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, arrests and bankruptcies, as well as contacts and relatives. That is […]

Police: Suspects fired most shots in Texas biker melee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:12
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas officers involved in a deadly shooting outside a biker gathering in Waco had disabled the automatic setting on their rifles, and most of the dozens of shell casings found at the scene were from suspects' guns, police said Friday.

U.S. Open tee times, groupings announced

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:12
Tiger Woods will tee off at 2:28 p.m. on the first hole. He will be grouped with Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen. Michael Putnam, who is from University Place and lives within walking distance of the course, tees off first at 7 a.m. Thursday on the first hole.
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U.S. Open tee times, groupings announced

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:12
Tiger Woods will tee off at 2:28 p.m. on the first hole. He will be grouped with Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen. Michael Putnam, who is from University Place and lives within walking distance of the course, tees off first at 7 a.m. Thursday on the first hole.
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U.S. Open tee times, groupings announced

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:12
Tiger Woods will tee off at 2:28 p.m. on the first hole. He will be grouped with Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen. Michael Putnam, who is from University Place and lives within walking distance of the course, tees off first at 7 a.m. Thursday on the first hole.

Report: Immigrant quotas benefit for-profit prison operators

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:07

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2009 file photo shows the privately-run South Texas Detention Center in Pearsall, Texas. According to a new report by a prison reform advocacy group, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement has to pay for 3,225 immigrant beds daily at five detention facilities in Texas _ the most of any state _  but the agency has not disclosed how many of those beds are left empty. The report alleges the quota system encourages incarceration and could be wasteful in times of slower immigration. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Minimum occupancy quotas at immigrant detention facilities nationwide benefit for-profit prison operators by guaranteeing the government pays for thousands of detainees, regardless of whether those spots are filled, according to a new report by a group that monitors immigrant detention.


Your Friday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:07
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the big stories.







Court blocks immediate release of last of Louisiana's 'Angola Three'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:05
Albert Woodfox, 68, is the last of three black inmates who gained notoriety for their long stays in isolation at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The men said they were targeted for joining the Black Panther Party and advocating for prison reforms. Woodfox is believed to have spent more time in solitary confinement than nearly any other prisoner in U.S. penal history, mostly in Louisiana's infamous Angola prison in a cell measuring roughly 6 feet by 8 feet (1.8 metres by 2.4 metres), according to his attorney.

VIDEO: Naked climbers given short jail terms

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:02
Four tourists who posed naked on a sacred mountain in Malaysia are sentenced to three days in jail and fined 5,000 Malaysian ringgit.
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New York woman arrested on charges of helping two prisoners escape: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female employee of an upstate New York prison was arrested on Friday on charges that she helped two inmates escape, New York State Police said.

Region’s companies continue to impress

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:00
A reassuring number of Northwest companies actually do things in the real economy, making sustainable revenues and profits, employing people.
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Region’s companies continue to impress

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 06:00
A reassuring number of Northwest companies actually do things in the real economy, making sustainable revenues and profits, employing people.
Categories: Sports Center