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CenturyLink giving parts of Seattle ultrafast broadband, finally | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:09
CenturyLink is finally offering ultrafast broadband service to some Seattle neighborhoods but only pockets of the city will be served as the project rolls out over the next year.

A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:09
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:08
Seattle police investigating last week's $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor's Office seeking criminal charges.

U.S. official: Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:07

generic_fp_breaking_newsU.S. official: Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene.


Albuquerque could scrap jail time for small amounts of pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:06
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Albuquerque in New Mexico may eliminate jail time for offenders caught with small amounts of marijuana after a city councillor proposed giving only small fines to those caught with less than an ounce of pot. City Councilor Rey Garduno says the legislation he introduced at a meeting late on Monday could save the state's biggest city as much as $5 million a year in court and jail costs. Under his plan, individuals possessing less than an ounce of marijuana would receive a $25 fine, as opposed to the current statute of 15 days in jail and a $50 fine. "We're treating people as criminals when alcohol and even tobacco may even be worse." Garduno's proposal for Albuquerque comes amid a growing movement of pro-pot advocacy across the country.

Cliven Bundy's son arrested on outstanding warrant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:06
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 34-year-old son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle-roundup dispute in April has been arrested in a separate case.

Boy, 12, charged with killing nine-year-old at Michigan playground: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:05
(Reuters) - A 12-year-old western Michigan boy has been charged as an adult in the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy at a mobile home park playground, police said on Tuesday. Michael Conner Verkerke, 9, was playing with three other children at the Kentwood, Michigan, playground at about 6 p.m. on Monday when the oldest of them, Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, allegedly pulled a knife and repeatedly stabbed Verkerke in the back, Kentwood police said. The victim ran to his home at the mobile home park, collapsed on his porch and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died late Monday evening, police said. Lawhorn, who lives in a neighborhood near the mobile home park, went to a nearby residence, called police and turned himself in, Kentwood Police Chief Thomas Hillen told Reuters.

Saddam Hussein's tomb damaged in fighting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:05
The tomb of Iraq's deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday.

Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:04
The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday it is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency led by jihadist militants.

Marvel's 'Guardians' lands $94.3M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:03
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is already orbiting $100 million at the box office.

Burglars who took Hank Aaron baseball rings sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:03

 New York Mets at Atlanta BravesTwo men who burglarized the Atlanta home of retired Major League Baseball star Hank Aaron and stole “priceless” rings destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Isiah Slaton and Amir Coleman pleaded guilty late Monday and early Tuesday to burglary and theft charges.


13 people hurt in NYC Theater District bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously.

Red ceramic poppies spill from Tower of London

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02
A blood-red sea of ceramic poppies is spilling from the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in World War I on the 100th anniversary of its start.

Double-decker buses collide in Times Square, 11 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02

Double-decker buses collide in Times Square, 13 injuredThe Fire Department of New York says a traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District has injured 11 people, three of them seriously.


US officials: US general killed in Afghan attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02

 US general killed in Afghan attackAn American general was killed in an apparent insider attack Tuesday by a member of the Afghan security forces, a Pentagon spokesman said, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.


Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:00
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal died Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Missing fishing boat captain has arrest warrant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:59

This undated photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department shows Timothy Lybrand. The Coast Guard suspended search for Lybrand, a captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat early Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach. (AP Photo/Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A missing captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest, authorities said Tuesday.


Restaurant Review: Ivan Ramen

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:58
Ivan Orkin, a Long Island native famous for cooking his interpretations of ramen in Tokyo, has opened a restaurant on the Lower East Side.

Wyoming couple charged with abuse for imprisoning child in cage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:55
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Wyoming couple are charged with felony child abuse for forcing the woman's 7-year-old son to live in an outdoor cage where they periodically fed him and sometimes freed him to use the bathroom, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Jena Harman and her live-in boyfriend, Alexander Smith, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted on child abuse and felonious restraint charges tied to allegations they kept the boy locked in a 6-foot cage outside their rural Wyoming home for weeks at a time, court documents show. ...