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Earthquake Q&A recap: Tips for preparing for NW ‘Big One’

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:35
Seattle Times science writer Sandi Doughton hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit on Tuesday in which she and two local quake experts answered questions about earthquake science and preparation.
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Earthquake Q&A recap: Tips for preparing for NW ‘Big One’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:35
Seattle Times science writer Sandi Doughton hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit on Tuesday in which she and two local quake experts answered questions about earthquake science and preparation.
Categories: Sports Center

Earthquake Q&A recap: Tips for preparing for NW ‘Big One’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:35
Seattle Times science writer Sandi Doughton hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit on Tuesday in which she and two local quake experts answered questions about earthquake science and preparation.

Oklahoma GOP post compared food-stamp recipients to animals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:30
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican Party has removed a post from its official Facebook page that said giving people food stamps is akin to feeding animals in national parks.

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:28
SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – No report on angling success. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 453 spring Chinook salmon, 87 jacks, 146 mini-jacks, 362 summer steelhead. Most Read StoriesIf you think New Yorker’s earthquake story is scary, better read thisTeen survives 2 days in rugged […]
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State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:28
SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – No report on angling success. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 453 spring Chinook salmon, 87 jacks, 146 mini-jacks, 362 summer steelhead. Most Read StoriesIf you think New Yorker’s earthquake story is scary, better read thisTeen survives 2 days in rugged […]
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State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:28
SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – No report on angling success. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 453 spring Chinook salmon, 87 jacks, 146 mini-jacks, 362 summer steelhead. Most Read StoriesIf you think New Yorker’s earthquake story is scary, better read thisTeen survives 2 days in rugged […]

Truck drivers search for parking amid rise in big rigs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:23
MONROE, Ohio (AP) — The amount of semitrailers on the road has climbed in recent years, but the number of parking spots for drivers to stop and rest hasn't kept pace, leading to what truck drivers and industry leaders describe as a safety hazard that puts truckers on the road for too long.

Eric Garner’s Family Says Settlement Will Not Stall Push for Police Reform

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:20
The family members, making their first public comments about a $5.9 million payment from New York City, revived their calls for a federal case against the officers involved in Mr. Garner’s death.









Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:14
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.
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Tennessee man pleads not guilty to Muslim assault plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:09
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee man has pleaded not guilty to soliciting another person to burn down a mosque in a small Muslim enclave in New York.

Haiti orphanage founder says he never abused children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:08

Michael Geilenfeld arrives at U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Geilenfeld, an orphanage founder, and Raleigh, North Carolina-based Hearts with Haiti have brought a civil lawsuit against activist Paul Kendrick who they say made reckless allegations and "vicious attacks" that hurt Geilenfeld's fundraising efforts and damaged his reputation. This month, the Haitian National Police arrested Geilenfeld on charges of indecent assault and conspiracy, dramatically cuffing him at the orphanage in Port-au-Prince and hauling him away in the bed of a pickup truck. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The founder of an orphanage in Haiti who is accused by a Maine activist of molesting boys told jurors that he never sexually abused children and that he wouldn't wish his imprisonment in Haiti on his worst enemy.


Drug lord formally regains Chicago Public Enemy No 1 title

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:06

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, from left, Al Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, Jack Riley, Special Agent In Charge for the DEA, Chicago Field office, and Peter Bensinger former administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announce that Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, is Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1, during a news conference in Chicago. Now that Guzman has escaped a prison in Mexico, he’s regaining his infamous title. The Chicago Crime Commission says it will gather Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to formally restore Guzman’s title as Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The head of a crime-fighting body that's restored Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's title as Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1 is "outraged" at the reputed drug lord's escape from a Mexican prison.


Stolen tractor crashes into 2 Arizona homes, starts fires

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A stolen construction tractor crashed into a home, where it started a fire and then broke free and smashed into a second home before firefighters could shut it down. There were no reported injuries from the incident in Tucson early Tuesday morning, but officials declared both homes total losses. “It looks […]
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Stolen tractor crashes into 2 Arizona homes, starts fires

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A stolen construction tractor crashed into a home, where it started a fire and then broke free and smashed into a second home before firefighters could shut it down. There were no reported injuries from the incident in Tucson early Tuesday morning, but officials declared both homes total losses. “It looks […]
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Stolen tractor crashes into 2 Arizona homes, starts fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A stolen construction tractor crashed into a home, where it started a fire and then broke free and smashed into a second home before firefighters could shut it down. There were no reported injuries from the incident in Tucson early Tuesday morning, but officials declared both homes total losses. “It looks […]

U.S. judge narrows Michael Brown family suit against Ferguson

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-police officer who fatally shot the unarmed, black 18-year-old. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Tuesday dismissed four of the seven counts from the suit […]
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U.S. judge narrows Michael Brown family suit against Ferguson

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-police officer who fatally shot the unarmed, black 18-year-old. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Tuesday dismissed four of the seven counts from the suit […]
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U.S. judge narrows Michael Brown family suit against Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-police officer who fatally shot the unarmed, black 18-year-old. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Tuesday dismissed four of the seven counts from the suit […]

Man convicted of murder in deadly Indiana house explosion

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:03
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A jury convicted an Indianapolis man of murder, arson and insurance fraud Tuesday for his role in a house explosion that devastated a subdivision nearly three years ago, killing a couple living in the neighborhood. Mark Leonard, 46, was found guilty of all counts against him. Prosecutors alleged Leonard was […]
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