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US consumer sentiment edges down to 81.8 in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:30
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.

Prosecutor: Foster father high in hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:28
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas foster father was high on marijuana when he left a 10-month-old girl in a hot car, where she died, prosecutors said Friday.

Utah lobbyists required to wear badges at Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:28

In this Thursday, July 31, 2014, photo, a staff member at the Utah lieutenant governor's office holds a sample badge lobbyists will be required to wear at the state Capitol after Aug. 1, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Fourteen other states require lobbyists to wear badges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lobbyists at Utah's Capitol became marked people on Friday, as a new law went into effect requiring them to wear a badge bearing their name and the word "lobbyist" as they try to influence public officials.

Plans to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:27
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has tentatively approved a plan that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch ends holdout; $1.5 million reworked in his deal

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:27
The Seahawks held firm to their stance of not giving him any “new’’ money, having made it clear they did not want to set a precedent of ripping up existing contracts. Lynch, meanwhile, got the assurance of a little more money that he wasn’t necessarily guaranteed to receive.
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Ole Miss taking more steps for racial diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:20
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford campus.

Old Lab that walked 30 miles back home adopted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:18
SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family that didn't want her has found a home with an heiress in Florida.

Arizona professor gets probation for scuffle with campus police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:18
By David Schwartz MESA Ariz. (Reuters) - An Arizona professor was sentenced on Friday to nine months' probation for scuffling with campus police after being stopped for walking in the middle of a street at night. Ersula Ore, an assistant English professor at Arizona State University, must also perform 50 hours of community service stemming from the May 20 confrontation under a plea deal in Maricopa County Superior Court.     Under the agreement, the 33-year-old faculty member pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest in the incident that was captured on a police car's camera and broadcast widely.     In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop charges of aggravated assault and three other misdemeanors.     In emotional remarks, Ore told the court the incident had changed her life forever and that she still believed she was unjustly abused.     "I am hurt. "I am humiliated." She admitted she made a mistake in questioning her arrest, but maintained she was treated like "less than a human being."     Her attorney, Alane Roby, had called for a sentence of one-day's probation, telling the court that Ore did not need court supervision and would not repeat her mistake.

U.S. court upholds Guantanamo detainee search policy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:17

Camp X-Ray detention facility in Guantanamo BayBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's new search procedures for Guantanamo Bay detainees, rejecting the argument that invasive practices such as frisking of anal and groin areas discouraged consultation with defense lawyers. In reversing a 2013 federal court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit described the new search policy and a restriction on the location of detainees' meetings with lawyers as "reasonable security precautions." "The tenuous evidence of an improper motive to obstruct access to counsel in this case cannot overcome the legitimate, rational connection between the security needs of Guantanamo Bay and thorough searches of detainees," Judge Thomas Griffith wrote in the opinion, which was unanimous. David Muraskin, an attorney for three detainees who challenged the legality of the new security policy, said the appeals court had shown "disregard for the rights of Guantanamo detainees." The ruling by the three-judge panel came just over a year after a federal district judge found that the security measures, which were introduced last year and in 2012 respectively, would restrict detainees' access to their lawyers.

CleanScapes truck involved in fatal First Hill hit and run

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:16
A driver for Recology CleanScapes was behind the wheel of the truck that struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday on First Hill.

Remembering the Huskies' Abner Thomas

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:16
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Live Sounders FC chat at noon today

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:15
I'm hosting a live Sounders FC chat ahead of Saturday's match in San Jose. Join me at noon to talk Sounders, Reign, MLS and anything else you might have.

Legal complication clouds medical marijuana rollout in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:13
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Prospective medical marijuana growers in Florida are struggling to figure out a legal way to obtain starter cannabis plants under a new state law allowing for limited medical use, the bill's sponsor and other experts say. Florida lawmakers failed to address how growers licensed by the state would acquire a non-euphoric strain of marijuana, such as "Charlotte's Web," named for a Colorado girl who used the drug to get relief from epileptic seizures. ...

Prosecutor: Foster dad in hot car death was high

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:08
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Kansas foster father was high on marijuana when he left a 10-month-old girl in a hot car, where she died.

UN chief blames Hamas for breaking cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed Hamas on Friday for violating the cease-fire in Gaza and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of an Israeli soldier reportedly captured after it started.

School bus gets caught on ledge in Wynnewood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:04

School bus gets caught on ledge in WynnewoodIt was quite a sight after a school bus went over a ledge and almost rolled into traffic on City Avenue in the Wynnewood section of Lower Merion Township.

Denver celebrates pot at the county fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:58

A visitor walks through the pot pavilion at Denver County Fair, the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions, in Denver, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. There’s no actual weed at the fairgrounds. Instead, fairgoers will see photos of competing pot plants and marijuana-infused foods. A sign near the entry warns patrons not to consume pot at the fair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.

Report disputes mom's claims in school altercation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:55
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A report commissioned by school officials disputes a Northern California mother's claim that she did not put her hands on a boy she accused of bullying her daughter.

VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:54
Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.
Categories: BBC World News