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Slowing down to power up: teacher says mindfulness works

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
As a middle school teacher, Renee Metty often found herself torn between focusing on academics and helping her students with persistent difficulties in relating to one another, and to their teachers – the arena educators refer to as “socio-emotional” skills.

Cub burned in wildfire flown to care center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:14
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A badly burned black bear cub that hobbled up the right driveway has been rescued and flown by a volunteer pilot to a wildlife care center in California.

Police: 9-year-old dies after playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:12

Kentwood police investigate a stabbing that occurred in a playground in Pinebrook Village, in Kentwood, Mich., on Aug. 4, 2014. Police say a 12-year-old boy has stabbed a 9-year-old boy at the playground in western Michigan, sending the child to a hospital. Police also didn't immediately release detail on the condition of the wounded child. The older boy was taken into custody for questioning by police. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Joel Bissell) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTKENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has died after being stabbed repeatedly by another child at a playground at a mobile home park in western Michigan, police said Tuesday.

Police: Firefighter poisoned neighbor's chickens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:09
CARLISLE, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston firefighter has been arrested and placed on administrative leave over allegations he killed 11 of his neighbor's chickens by poisoning them.

Arrest Made After Hoax Bomb Threat on Flight

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:09
British police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat aboard a Qatar Airways plane bound for Britain, following a warning to the pilot of a possible device on the aircraft.

Saratoga tips hat to Irishman who started it all

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:08

This undated image provided by the Library of Congress via the Saratoga Springs History Museum shows a 19th century Currier & Ives drawing of John Morrissey. Saratoga Race Course is tipping its hat to Morrissey, the Irish-born fighter-gambler-politician who punched his way to national fame before the Civil War and launched what’s now the nation’s oldest and most successful racetrack. Other than closures forced by moral crusaders and World War II, Saratoga Race Course has been going strong ever since it opened on Aug. 2, 1864. Its 146th season is underway through Labor Day. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Saratoga Race Course is tipping its top hat to John Morrissey, the Irish-born fighter-gambler-politician who punched his way to national fame before the Civil War, launched what's now the nation's oldest racetrack and got elected to public office in New York despite scant formal education and an unsavory background.

NYPD probing report that EMTs stopped four cops beating handcuffed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:06
The New York Police Department said on Tuesday it was investigating a report that two emergency medical technicians jumped in to stop four police officers who were punching a handcuffed patient. The NYPD's Internal Affairs unit was looking into the report that the officers repeatedly struck a shackled and handcuffed patient on a stretcher before the New York Fire Deparment EMTs intervened to end the beating, an NYPD spokesman said. He declined to confirm details of the July 20 incident at the 67th Precinct station house in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, which was first reported by the New York Daily News. Fire Department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dexter right turns: City kowtowing to bicyclists

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:05
The city's decision to prohibit right turns from Dexter Avenue onto Mercer is a stark illustration of its disconnection with and outright disdain for the large majority of taxpayers ["Seattle slaps right-turn ban on busy Dexter-Mercer intersection," Local News, Aug. 3].

Missing girl's parents agree to lie detector test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:02

This undated photo provided by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office shows Jenise Paulette Wright. Kitsap County sheriff's deputies are searching for Jenise, 6, who is missing and was last seen Saturday night, Aug. 2, 2014, at her home in east Bremerton, Wash. Jenise is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has black hair. She'll be a first-grader this coming school year. (AP Photo/Kitsap County Sheriff's Office)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn't reported missing for a day agreed to take lie detector tests and allow a search of the home, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Two Decades Later, Suspect Is Arrested in Killing of 2 Women

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:59
Prosecutors said DNA evidence has tied a man to the deaths of two prostitutes who were beaten and whose bodies were found on Long Island.

US stocks open lower; Target slumps on forecast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:57
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock prices are opening lower as traders digest some mixed corporate earnings and a weak indicator on the Chinese economy.

A-Rod's Cousin Among Those Arrested by Feds

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:57
Authorities say a cousin of baseball star Alex Rodriguez is among those charged alongside the owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic who was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players.

US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:55
Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:55
Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Target lowers forecast, estimates breach costs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:52

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles. Target is lowering its forecast for its second quarter because of costs related to a massive data breach and the repayment of debt, the company announced Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Target has lowered its second-quarter forecast citing the promotional discounts it had to use to attract shoppers.

UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:48
The UN children's agency has expressed "extreme concern" over reports that 40 children from Iraq's Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.
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Affinor Growers Set to Produce Health Canada Standard Marijuana in the US After Closing Good to Grow 49% Acquisition ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:47
Affinor Growers Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of a 49% interest in Good to Grow LLC , a medical Marijuana dispensary and grower located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Boy left in car while mom was in Florida bar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:47
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a woman faces DUI and child neglect charges after her son was left alone in her Mercedes while she drank at a nearby bar in St. Petersburg.

Montana toddler drowns in mop bucket

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:32
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana toddler drowned after tipping headfirst into a 5-gallon mop bucket.