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Britain’s palace guards still there, but harder to see

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:01
Growing fears of lone-wolf attacks against British targets, inspired by far-flung extremist movements like the Islamic State, appear to have prompted the government to pull the royal guards back from exposed public locations to safer, less visible places.

Washington State dismisses cornerback Daquawn Brown

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:57
According to Internet reports, the Cougars have dismissed their leading tackler and most experienced defensive back.

Jimmy Lake has Washington secondary headed in right direction

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:43
In his second go-round as Huskies position coach, Jimmy Lake’s young Huskies have overcome injuries and the loss of Marcus Peters to become much improved heading into Friday’s TicketCity Cactus Bowl against Oklahoma State.

Transgender teen: 'My death needs to mean something'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:41

Sharon Coolidge of 'The Cincinnati Enquirer' writes about the death of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen.

       

Plan to negotiate debt revisions wins UN approval

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:35
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a plan late Monday to develop a new legal framework to restructure national debts, a move aimed at avoiding the kind of speculative action that led Argentina to a second default.

The dump that holds the secrets of the disappeared

BBC World News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:32
The dump where bodies lie under piles of waste
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Autopsy shows Los Angeles police shot man 3 times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:32

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks at news conference about the autopsy of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Beck says nothing in the autopsy of Ezell Ford is inconsistent with the statements of the two officers involved in the fatal shooting, but he says no conclusion has yet been reached on whether the shooting was within department policy. Ford was unarmed when police confronted him on a street near his home Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report released Monday on a 25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police appears to affirm initial statements by officers about the struggle that led to the close-range shooting, police said.


Seahawks injury updates: Kearse should return for playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:31
RENTON — The Seahawks should get second-leading receiver Jermaine Kearse back by their first playoff game in two weeks.

Convicted Putin foe arrested en route to protest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:30

Navalny was given a suspended sentence of three and a half years on Tuesday.

       

House GOP leader once addressed white supremacists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:30

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise served in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a 2002 convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)As Republicans struggle to attract more votes from minorities heading into the 2016 presidential election, a House GOP leader has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists, though his office denies any association with the group's social views.


Victims of G.M. Deadly Defect Fall Through Legal Cracks

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:29
The experience of some accident victims and their families shows that opportunities to raise public alarm bells about defective ignition switches were sometimes lost.

How 'The Interview's' VOD grosses could change the game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:26

FILE-In this Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, a computer screen shows Sony Pictures' film, "The Interview" available for rental on YouTube Movies, in Los Angeles. Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days.


Letter carrier sentenced for delivering marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:23
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Maryland has been sentenced for delivering packages of marijuana to a conspirator on her route.

Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:23

Rainer died Tuesday at her home in London

       

Timothy Dowd, Detective Who Led Son of Sam Manhunt, Dies at 99

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:21
Under Inspector Dowd’s direction, over 300 police officers scoured New York City for the serial killer, David Berkowitz, in a search described as a needle-in-a-haystack endeavor.






Hurdle in Hunt for Missing Jet: Tracking System

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:21
As the search for AirAsia’s Flight 8501 continued, aviation experts said the difficulty in locating it underscored the limitations in how planes are tracked.






Greek Patience With Austerity Nears Its Limit

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:20
The vast majority of Greeks are still experiencing the hardships of reform, with little evidence that the measures are working.

Chinese access to Gmail cut, regulators blamed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:17

FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, a security guard walks past while foreign visitors are seen inside the Google China headquarters in Beijing. Connections to Google Inc.'s popular email service have been blocked in China amid efforts by the government to limit access to the company's services. Records from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China to Gmail dropped to zero on Saturday, Dec. 27 although there was a small pickup on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)BEIJING (AP) — Chinese access to Google Inc.'s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. company's services, which are popular among Chinese seeking to avoid government monitoring.


Remaking Medicine: Success of Kentucky’s Health Plan Comes With New Obstacles

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:13
A poor state with a starkly unhealthy populace, Kentucky is becoming a symbol of the Affordable Health Care Act’s potential, and its obstacles.

Remaking Medicine: Success of Kentucky’s Health Plan Comes With New Obstacles

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:13
A poor state with a starkly unhealthy populace, Kentucky is becoming a symbol of the Affordable Health Care Act’s potential, and its obstacles.