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Lawyers for Florida quarterback, accuser, dispute payoff proposal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:32

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston speaks at news conference in TallahasseeBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers involved in the case over rape accusations against Florida State University star quarterback, Jameis Winston, angrily accused each other of seeking a financial payoff to silence his female accuser, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Heisman Trophy-winning athlete was asked to pay $7 million to win the silence of the woman who claimed he raped her, Winston's lawyer, David Cornwell, wrote in a 13-page letter dated on Tuesday. ...


Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in hot-car death of Georgia toddler

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Georgia man indicted for murder after leaving his 22-month-old son strapped in a hot car for seven hours in June, the local district attorney announced Wednesday. The case against Justin Ross Harris, 33, has riveted the United States, with authorities saying that he exchanged explicit photos with women online as his son was dying. Harris' defense attorney has called his son's death a horrible accident. ...

De Blasio Walks Tightrope Between Municipal Politics and International Influence

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, a virtual unknown not so long ago, is now determined to cultivate a profile on the international stage.

It's lights out for Sawant's plan to change City Light rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal to consider radically changing how City Light charges for electricity went dark Wednesday due to a lack of support from her colleagues.

Cops: Saw ambush suspect, found his dirty diapers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:29

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper helps create a perimeter in the search area for Eric Frien near the intersection of Happy Hill Lane and Bear Town Road in Canadensis, Pa, on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014. The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but Frein, the suspect, has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens)WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITA suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left by him, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.


Ex-Detective Takes Stand in Defense of His Actions in Disputed ’91 Murder Case

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:26
Louis Scarcella, a former New York police detective, testified for the first time since his work in dozens of criminal prosecutions in Brooklyn came under broad scrutiny.






Man shot in the head in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:24

Man shot in the head in South PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was shot twice in the head in South Philadelphia.


Mariners fading fast after Blue Jays batter Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:18
Hernandez allows eight earned runs, and Seattle suffers fourth consecutive loss to drop three games behind second wild card.
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Judge Denies BP’s Request to Recoup Overpayments to Oil Spill Victims

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:18
At a hearing in Federal District Court in New Orleans, Judge Carl J. Barbier rejected BP’s request that it be allowed to claw back the extra money paid out under an old accounting method.

Deborah Cavendish, rescuer of Chatsworth estate, dead at 94

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:16
The Dowager Duchess, the last of the six eccentric Mitford sisters, was an author and businesswoman who helped turn her husband’s ancestral estate, Chatsworth, into a tourist attraction.

Mexico to take part in UN peacekeeping missions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:15

President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Wednesday that his country has decided to participate in U.N. peacekeeping missions again for the first time in decades.


Prosecutor: Hawaii prison gang 'kings of castle'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:09
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prison gang formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members are "kings of their castle," a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday at the start of a racketeering trial for a former prison guard and an inmate.

The Uncatchable

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:09
How Greece's most wanted man became a folk hero
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Navajos to Get $554 Million to Settle Suit Against U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:04
The Navajo Nation will receive $554 million after agreeing to end its claim that the federal government mismanaged tribal resources.

White Pass - 9/24/2014 4:33:49 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03
White Pass US12
9/24/2014 4:33:49 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/24/2014 4:37:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03
Satus Pass US97
9/24/2014 4:37:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/24/2014 4:22:50 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03
Stevens Pass US2
9/24/2014 4:22:50 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/24/2014 4:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03
Blewett Pass US97
9/24/2014 4:33:43 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/24/2014 4:24:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/24/2014 4:24:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Amazon's head of digital music, video to depart

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:02

Amazon signage is seen during Amazon's premiere screening of "Transparent" at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's head of digital music and video is departing the e-commerce company by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether Bill Carr, who is a vice president, is leaving Amazon to take another job. An Amazon spokeswoman said Carr is planning to spend time with family. Carr, 47, has been instrumental in Amazon's push to take on Netflix Inc and Hulu in streaming online video, according to the Wall Street Journal, which initially reported the departure. ...


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