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Tuesday morning links: UW picked to advance to Wooden Legacy finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:01 takes a look at the holiday tournament brackets and Dana O'Neil predicts UTEP will top Washington in the finals at the Wooden Legacy.

All-Star Week: Catching up with UW standout Cristian Roldan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:01
Cristian Roldan was the Soccer America and Pac-12 freshman of the year whose seven goals and five assists helped lead the University of Washington to the NCAA quarterfinals.

U.S. to close three shelters as flow of migrant children wanes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:59
(Reuters) - Three interim shelters that have housed thousands of unaccompanied children who have come to the United States from Central America will close within weeks due to decreasing numbers of minors making the trip, officials said on Tuesday. More than 7,700 children have been sheltered in facilities on military bases in California, Texas and Oklahoma since they were opened in May and June, the Department of Health and Human Services said. "We have seen a decrease in the number of children crossing the southwest border," Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the department's Administration for Children and Families, said. Of the shelters to be closed, a facility at the Fort Sill Army base in Oklahoma will no longer be caring for children from Friday.

Three US migrant shelters to close

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:57
Three emergency shelters housing an influx of children from Central America who entered the US illegally will be closed because numbers are falling.
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Ireland clinch win over New Zealand

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:56
Ireland beat champions New Zealand 17-14 in the Women's World Cup and are on course to qualify for the semi-finals.
Categories: BBC World News

Prosecutors appeal child abuse suspect's release

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:54
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors have appealed a judge's order to release a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya that assists neglected children.

Ex-boss says longtime fugitive became a good man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:53

FILE - In this April 14, 2014 file photo provided by the Black Hawk County Jail in Waterloo, Iowa, is convicted armed robber Ronald Dwaine Carnes who eluded authorities for 41 years after escaping from a North Carolina prison. Carnes' former boss says he is a hardworking subordinate, friend and wants people to know he's is a good man who’s been out of trouble for decades. (AP Photo/Black Hawk County Jail, File)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Before learning his friend was really Ronald Carnes, an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973, Seattle businessman Carl Bryant knew him as Louie Vance, a trusted worker and confidant whom he had over for holidays and birthdays.

Health aide testifies in former Va. governor trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:53
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia health official testified Tuesday that she met with the wealthy nutritional supplements executive who lavished former Gov. Bob McDonnell with in gifts and loans, but nothing came of the meeting.

Samsung re-uses 'child labour' firm

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:51
Samsung will re-use a Chinese supplier suspended after evidence of child labour was found at its factory, but do 30% less business with it.
Categories: BBC World News

Five-year-old Minnesota 'mayor' loses bid for third term

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:49
(Reuters) - Robert Tufts lost election for a third term as honorary mayor of an unofficial northern Minnesota town but he took the defeat in stride and is looking forward to kindergarten, his mother said on Tuesday. Robert, who is 5 years old, did not campaign this year for mayor of Dorset, which picks an honorary leader in a drawing each August during its Taste of Dorset festival, Emma Tufts said. "He understood but as with anyone, still hoped he would win." Robert, who lives near Dorset and had won the mayoral drawing the previous two years, pulled the name of his successor, Eric Mueller, 16, of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, from a big barrel on Sunday, said Kathy Schmidt, president of Dorset's business association. Dorset, which has a population of about 22 and is approximately 160 miles north of Minneapolis, allows anyone to run for its unofficial mayor.

The Civil Wars music duo announce formal breakup

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:48

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, John Paul White, right, and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, in Austin, Texas. Williams and White issued a statement on their website Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 announcing the decision to split, which comes nearly two years after the duo pulled out of a world tour over irreconcilable differences. The duo met on a songwriting project for a put-together country act and had instant chemistry as songwriters. Their self-titled first album went gold and they won four Grammy Awards (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They're breaking up.

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Smoke reported on United flight to Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — A United Airlines maintenance team is trying to determine what caused a report of smoke aboard a flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Pittsburgh.

DealBook: After Long Fight, Judge Rakoff Reluctantly Approves Citigroup Deal

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Judge Jed S. Rakoff said he would approve a $285 million settlement, but added that the appeals court “has now fixed the menu, leaving this court with nothing but sour grapes.”

Juno Therapeutics snags $134M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Juno Therapeutics, the Seattle biotechnology startup unveiled in December by leading cancer scientists here and in New York, has raised $300 million in less than a year.

Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry.

Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:44

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1974 file photo, Richard Nixon waves goodbye with a salute to his staff members outside the White House as he boards a helicopter and e resigns the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974. He was the first president in American history to resign the nation's highest office. (AP Photo, File)YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

Mom, 2 kids not breathing when pulled from pool

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother and two of her children were hospitalized in grave condition Tuesday after she jumped in to a motel pool in Hollywood to help the struggling kids and all three were pulled from the water by a passer-by who learned CPR just last week, authorities said.

Jodi Arias to represent self at penalty trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:40

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. A judge has ruled, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, that Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias bathed in the spotlight soon after her arrest for the killing of her ex-boyfriend, and she remained there for years, offering jailhouse interviews, using Twitter from behind bars and spending 18 days on the witness stand during her murder trial.

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.