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Editorial: Re-elect Chad Magendanz and Jay Rodne in the 5th Legislative District

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:14
The 5th Legislative District is well served by incumbent Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz.

Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday.

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09

This June 1, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2012. Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections)NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

VIDEO: James Foley's images of conflict

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:03
The conflict reporting of James Foley
Categories: BBC World News

Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:02
Where forty-niners once roamed, a plan to dig up 240,000 ounces of gold is vehemently opposed by local residents who fear damage to the environment and their way of life.

Five keys to the Cougars’ season

WA Cougars - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:01
A closer look at what the Cougars need to do to be successful.
Categories: Sports Center

Washington State Cougars 2014 schedule: Breaking it down

WA Cougars - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:01
The Cougars open against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Times reporter Bud Withers takes a look at the season ahead.
Categories: Sports Center

Bodies of 3 Mount Rainier climbers identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:58
The bodies recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier have been identified as three of the six climbers who were killed in a fall in May.

Never mind: Seattle cancels Tuesday's Aurora/N. 40th lane closures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:53
The Seattle Department of Transportation  is canceling a road-patching job it had scheduled for Tuesday on Aurora Avenue North at North 40th Street.

Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:50

Protestors march down in Ferguson, MissouriBy Tim McLaughlin FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor. "Our city charter provides that our mayor is the spokesperson for the city," James told Reuters, in his first public statement since Ferguson patrol cop Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, who was unarmed, six times on Aug. 9. Ferguson's black residents complain that they do not have a voice in the town's power structures, and that lack of representation has contributed to the anger that has sparked rioting, they say.

9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

The king of the leakers

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:47
The man who exposes the technology industry's secrets
Categories: BBC World News

Oregon gunman planned to kill ‘bunch’ of people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:46
A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to “kill a bunch of other people” and then himself.

Dog on tracks sparks Hong Kong protest

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:44
How a dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest
Categories: BBC World News

The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:39
True stories behind the 1944 liberation of Paris
Categories: BBC World News

3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:32
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.

Urban areas are hives for wild bees

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:31
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.
Categories: BBC World News

BT warns of rise in phone bills

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:27
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge denies restraining order in San Francisco rent case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:25
By Joaquin Palomino SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a motion for a temporary restraining order that would have frozen for the plaintiffs a controversial San Francisco city law that makes landlords pay a hefty fee when evicting tenants to take properties off the rental market. Federal Judge Charles R. Breyer denied the motion for a temporary restraining order, which was filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the married couple, Daniel and Maria Levin, and a handful of other property owners. The Levins own a two-unit house in San Francisco, living in the upper unit and renting out the lower one.