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Airlines boost on-time rating, but Spirit often runs late

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:46
DALLAS (AP) — If you get on a Spirit Airlines flight, there’s a 50-50 chance that your flight will be late. Perhaps then it is no surprise that Spirit has the highest complaint rate of any major U.S. airline. Spirit, a low-fare, high-fees carrier with a clientele of mostly leisure travelers, had by far the […]
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Airlines boost on-time rating, but Spirit often runs late

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:46
DALLAS (AP) — If you get on a Spirit Airlines flight, there’s a 50-50 chance that your flight will be late. Perhaps then it is no surprise that Spirit has the highest complaint rate of any major U.S. airline. Spirit, a low-fare, high-fees carrier with a clientele of mostly leisure travelers, had by far the […]

Schumer proposes plan for Hudson River rail tunnels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:43
NEW YORK (AP) — In a bid to create momentum for a massive overhaul of the crumbling passenger rail corridor between New Jersey and New York City, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday proposed the creation of a new nonprofit development corporation to plan and finance the project. He said none of the existing transportation entities operating in the region have the wherewithal to pull it off alone.

Tentative Greek Debt Accord Might Do Little to Revive Economy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:42
The plan, outlined in a 20-hour negotiating session, would provide aid worth up to about $95 billion in exchange for harsh austerity terms.









Aug. 25: Free Day in Washington state parks - The Columbian

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:39

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Aug. 25: Free Day in Washington state parks
The Columbian
25 will be a free day for visitors to Washington state parks in honor of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service. Visitors to Washington state parks will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks on that day. Fees will not be waived for ...
Washington State Parks announces 'free day' for Aug. 25Kirkland Reporter

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Homemade Ice Cream — Without All the Heat

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:34
Philadelphia-style ice cream eliminates the need for a stove top when making the delectable treat. (Article plus video.)









3 Lowe's workers out over request for no black drivers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:31
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three managers at a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Virginia are "no longer with the company" for their involvement in fulfilling a customer's request that no black drivers deliver to her home, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

Quarterback out after 'sucker punch'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30
A quarterback for the New York Jets will not be able to play for at least six weeks after a team-mate "sucker-punched" him and broke his jaw.
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Olympia man accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty to sex crimes

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30
An Olympia-area man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County.
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Olympia man accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty to sex crimes

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30
An Olympia-area man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County.
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Olympia man accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty to sex crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30
An Olympia-area man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County.

Maryland musician convicted of wire fraud in Montana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Donald "Ski" Johnson Johnson arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Johnson was convicted of wire fraud July 28, 2015, in Butte, Mont., for misrepresenting himself as a Grammy-nominated saxophone player and soliciting money for a children's cancer foundation that prosecutors say benefited only him. Sentencing is set for Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of wire fraud in Montana for misrepresenting himself as a Grammy-nominated saxophone player and soliciting money for a children's cancer foundation that prosecutors say benefited only him.


Lowe's lets go managers who barred black driver from delivery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:16
U.S. home improvement chain Lowe's Companies Inc has let go three managers in Virginia who barred a black employee from making a delivery when a woman complained about his race, a spokesman said on Tuesday. "We have no tolerance for discrimination of any kind," spokesman Steve Salazar said. The delivery driver, Marcus Bradley, an 11-year employee of Lowe's in Danville, Virginia, told ABC affiliate WSET last week that a woman refused to let him into her home because he was black.

Arkansas plans to put panic buttons in school classrooms statewide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:14
Arkansas will put panic buttons in classrooms statewide this year, with officials saying on Tuesday the plan would be the most comprehensive public school emergency alert system in the nation. The so-called panic button apparatus initially links to a community’s 911 system and can also guide designated emergency personnel to the precise location of the event. “To our knowledge it is the first statewide deployment of our technology in the U.S.,” said Noah Reiter, director of industry solutions for Rave Mobile Safety, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, whose system will be used by the state.

Michigan jury says hugs in prison allowed, awards inmate $1,251

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:13
A Michigan inmate was awarded $1,251 after a jury ruled his rights were violated when a guard barred him from hugging his wife during a prison visit. Kevin King, 52, who is serving a life sentence for a 1982 murder, was awarded $1 in Detroit federal court last week for a violation of his First Amendment rights and $1,250 as punitive damages. Jurors found that prison officer Tiffaney Williams retaliated against King and his wife for previous complaints when Williams ordered them not to touch each other during a 2012 visit at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan.

VIDEO: Unseen Diana pictures auctioned

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:12
A collection of behind-the-scenes photographs from the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 is to be auctioned in the United States.
Categories: BBC World News

Aretha Franklin cancels Las Vegas show because of exhaustion

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling her Friday-night show in Las Vegas because of exhaustion. The 73-year-old singer said in a statement Tuesday that she has to reschedule the show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace after driving her bus from Detroit to the West Coast for concerts. She recently performed in Los […]
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Aretha Franklin cancels Las Vegas show because of exhaustion

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling her Friday-night show in Las Vegas because of exhaustion. The 73-year-old singer said in a statement Tuesday that she has to reschedule the show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace after driving her bus from Detroit to the West Coast for concerts. She recently performed in Los […]
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Aretha Franklin cancels Las Vegas show because of exhaustion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling her Friday-night show in Las Vegas because of exhaustion. The 73-year-old singer said in a statement Tuesday that she has to reschedule the show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace after driving her bus from Detroit to the West Coast for concerts. She recently performed in Los […]

Jets' QB Geno Smith punched in jaw by teammate, out 6-10 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:10

Jets' QB Geno Smith punched in jaw by teammate, out 6-10 weeksNew York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks after being punched in the jaw by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali.