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At Second, Stealing a Souvenir Moment With Derek Jeter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:42
Few things in baseball are more routine than the small talk between infielders and runners, but conversations with Jeter have become cherished moments, especially lately.

Washington's unemployment in charts | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:40
Maybe it was a bump in the road. August's unemployment report for Washington — stuck at 5.4 percent, the same as July — was preliminary and might be revised for the better. The same might be true for the net loss of 1,500 jobs. After all, July's jobs gain was revised upward from 7,300 to

Airbus lifts forecast for airplane demand by 7 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:40
European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. Its outlook is lower than Boeing’s recent forecast.

Sales of US new homes soar in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:39
U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: A look at three things we've learned so far, and Chancellor named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:38
So with the Seahawks in their bye, the news out of the VMAC will  likely slow to a crawl. We'll also slow the pace a bit on the blog over the next few days. But we'll pass along a few things, and cover anything that does happen.

You're the Boss: Debating the Mechanics of Handling Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:30
Small-business owners must contend with a number of questions: How many tweets a day? On weekends? Hire an outside firm? Separate accounts for the company and the owner?

Moldova sees Belarus buy up apples Russia banned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:28

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, shakes hands with his Moldovan counterpart Nicolae Timofti, right, during a welcoming ceremony in Chisinau, Moldova, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Lukashenko starts a two-day official visit to Moldova.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova, which lost its largest market for apples when Russia placed an embargo on its fruit this summer, is finding a new buyer for its produce in Belarus.


Clues to how people bounce back from surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue.

Hanford Reach chinook catch good this past week as action heads into the peak time

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:25
Here is the state Fish and Wildlife salmon catch data for the Yakima River and Hanford Reach area of the Columbia River:

Jordan calls for global strategy against militants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah joined other countries Wednesday in calling for a collective strategy to contain and defeat Islamic militants targeting Syria and Iraq, warning of a price to every nation if the scourge of extremism is ignored.

Brazilian tycoon charged with market manipulation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:22

FILE - In this April 7, 2009 file photo, Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista attends a ceremony at which Batista donated about $4.5 U.S. million dollars for the the Rio 2016 Olympic games bid, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Federal prosecutors have charged Batista with manipulating the stock market and causing billions of dollars in losses, the prosecutor's office said in a statement issued late Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A judge has to decide to accept the charges before the case can move to trial. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes, File)SAO PAULO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Sao Paulo have charged Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista with manipulating the stock market and causing billions of dollars in losses.


Report: Chester Co. student found dead in MIT dorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:22

 Chester Co. student found dead in MIT dormA sophomore student from Chester County was found dead in her dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday.


Track workers deaths prompt transportation study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:19

461366311LS001_An investigation into last year's spike in the number of deaths among track workers has concluded that some federal workplace safety standards should be extended to railroads.


Pro.com builds war chest, raises $14 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:16
Four months after launching its home-improvement referral service, Seattle-based Pro.com announced that it's raised $14 million from Seattle-based investors Maveron and Madrona Venture Group.

CAR's 'endless crimes' to be probed

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:16
The International Criminal Court opens a formal investigation into war crimes in the Central African Republic where religious conflict has displaced thousands.
Categories: BBC World News

Memo From Iraq: ISIS’ Harsh Brand of Islam Is Rooted in Austere Saudi Creed

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:15
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, adheres to Wahhabism, a severe form of Islam quick to denounce others, even fellow militant groups like Al Qaeda.






Schreier named AP's South region assistant editor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:13

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Assistant South editor Greg Schreier poses for a photo, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Atlanta. The Associated Press named Schreier, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, as assistant South editor, a key position on the regional editing desk that oversees coverage from 13 states and the District of Columbia.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)ATLANTA (AP) — The Associated Press has named Greg Schreier as assistant South editor, a key position on the regional editing desk that oversees coverage from 13 states and the District of Columbia.


Fire at Los Angeles seaport extinguished

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:13

A plume of smoke rises from a dock fire at the Port of Los Angeles in the Wilmington section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014. The Los Angeles Fire Department says a spark from a welder's torch caused the fire that forced about 850 workers to evacuate the area Monday night. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at an old wooden wharf at the Port of Los Angeles was extinguished early Wednesday, and normal shipping operations resumed at a key gateway for trade with Asia after an idle day brought on by smoke from the blaze.


UW-Stanford live chat at noon today

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:11
Join me for a chat at noon today to preview the Huskies' Pac-12 opener against No. 16 Stanford. Note that this is a day earlier than our normal Thursday chat.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, brother indicted in tax fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:11

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, brother indicted in tax fraud caseFormer "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother are under arrest and facing tax fraud charges after prosecutors say they did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income Michael Sorrentino received from promotional activities.