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Super Bowl XLIX scouting report

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:16
Here is the scouting report for Super Bowl XLIX that ran in Friday's special section:
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Man who died in 2012 gets reappointed to county board

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:14
Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board.

Crash on interstate caused by trucker pulling his tooth

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:14
Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth.

AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:10

FILE - This May 28, 2012, file photo shows a newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz at a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York where Patz lived before his disappearance on May 25, 1979. The memorial was set up near a building that housed a convenience store where Pedro Hernandez, accused of killing Patz, told police 33 years after they boy's disappearance, that he choked the 6-year-old and put the still-living boy into a plastic bag, boxed up the bag and left it on a street. Opening statements in Hernandez's trial are set for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. Opening statements were made Friday in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012 but says his admissions were false.


A Good Appetite: Parm Dishes to Warm Weary Souls

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:05
When carefully and lovingly cooked with excellent ingredients, parmigiana is a fantastic dish, one worth learning how to make just right. (Article plus video.)






Woods shoots worst round of career

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:02
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.
Categories: BBC World News

Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:00
PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler.

Israel Takes New Step to Expand West Bank Housing

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:52
The government published bids for the construction of 450 units, a move that angered the Palestinians and came amid growing tensions with the Obama administration.






Kansas man gets three years for letting baby die in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:51
(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Friday for letting his 10-month-old foster daughter die in a hot car while he smoked marijuana and watched television. Seth Jackson, 29, who pled guilty in November to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced to 32 months in prison, a Sedgwick County District Court official said. Police said he left the baby in a vehicle in Wichita, Kansas, for several hours on July 24 as temperatures in the city hovered around 90 degrees.

Boston writer compares the Super Bowl cities ...

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:51
And gives the edge to Boston, naturally
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Marshawn Lynch’s mode: just about that brand, boss

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:49
Marshawn Lynch may get fined for wearing a “Beast Mode” hat this week. But it’s been a boon for a booming brand that Lynch wants to sell in department stores around the country.
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The Seattle perspective on this city vs. city silliness

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:47
Who wins? Let’s settle it on the field, boss
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Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:45
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
Categories: BBC World News

Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

BBC World News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:45
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
Categories: BBC World News

U.Va. head: School to be national leader on campus safety

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:45
After being thrown into the national spotlight on issues of sexual assault, the University of Virginia will consider plans to create a research institute on violence, offer new courses on campus safety and use surveys to create new strategies — all in an effort to become a national leader in improving campus safety.

Seahawks Announce Former Safety Kenny Easley will serve as Honorary Captain for Super Bowl XLIX Coin Toss

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:40
Straight from the team, here's a press release on Kenny Easley being picked to serve as the honorary captain for the coin toss Sunday:
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman's criticisms

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:37
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held his traditional Friday-before-the-Super-Bowl press conference, and among  the topics were three related to the Seahawks. Here's what he said:
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Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.

Huskies hoops links: Is Washington's season over?

WA Huskies - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:31
There's a vocal contingent of naysayers who believe the Huskies doomed their chance to dance in the NCAA tournament when they dismissed record-setting sophomore center Robert Upshaw on Monday following a violation of team rules.
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Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 03:25

From left, Joseph Weekley and his attorney Steve Fishman sit at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. At the prosecutor's request, a judge dismissed the last charge against Weekley, a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid. Two trials against Weekley ended without verdicts on a charge of reckless use of a gun. Weekley shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones as she slept on a couch in a Detroit home in 2010. It occurred during a frenzied raid by elite officers who burst through the door to search for a murder suspect after throwing a flash grenade to confuse anyone inside. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — At the prosecutor's request, a judge on Friday dismissed the last charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid and said she's willing to be the "scapegoat" if critics don't like the result.