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US consumer confidence falls in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:55
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs.

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:54
RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University's fifth president.

Breaking Silence, Top Leader Says Iran Is Standing Up to West in Nuclear Talks

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:47
After a deadline for a nuclear deal was extended, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said world powers had tried and failed to bring Iran “to its knees.”






Been hitting the sauce? Then take a Sriracha tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:46
Seeing the source of the beloved, spicy condiment at the Sriracha factory tour in Southern California.

A needless attack on TVW detracts from real need for more transparency

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:46
TVW provides an important service for Washington state, airing raw video of legislative meetings and policy-oriented events that no other channel does. Not even close. Thanks to tvw.org, busy people like you and journalists like me don't have to drive all the way to the state Capitol to see what's g

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:46

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, watches are on display at Kmart in New York. The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the day to grab the best bargains of the holiday shopping season. But new data from various companies that track the specials now say Thanksgiving is taking that crown, at least online. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.


Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to shooting on I-405

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:45
Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred between 2:30-3 a.m. on Nov. 23 on SB I-405 near Renton.

Want the best deal? Skip the turkey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for the best deal? You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving.

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:42

U.S. troops stand guard in front of a police medical warehouse in KabulBy Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. "If they hadn't done that, the mission would have lost bases," the source said. Under the U.S. ...


Man admits killing boy he met online

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:38
An "internet predator" admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy after meeting him online.
Categories: BBC World News

UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said Monday.

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:31

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal casePennsylvania State Police investigators are now treating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother of three who seems to have simply vanished as a criminal case.


Police: Man, 35, slept in Philadelphia-area school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:30
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — Police outside Philadelphia say they found a man sleeping in a school hallway with a glass smoking pipe and a bag of synthetic marijuana marked "Scooby Snax."

News: Updates: Aftermath of the Grand Jury’s Decision

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:30
Following the events the day after the release of the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Mo.






Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:28
Pope's surprise assault on EU's malaise
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook Column: Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Misplaced Rage at Obama’s Treasury Nominee

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:22
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s wrath toward Antonio F. Weiss is misdirected, and her understanding of the inversion deal on which she bases her opposition appears misinformed.

France puts Russian warship on hold

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:20
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:18
Repercussions of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation and a grand jury decision over the death of Michael Brown are dominating conversation in Washington.






Botin ousts Santander chief executive

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:13
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Categories: BBC World News