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Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:35
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Mexican drug trafficker to 22 years in prison for shipping 276 kg of cocaine to Chicago hidden in railway cars, in a case highlighting the city's role as a hub for distributing cocaine across the United States. Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel, as prosecutors alleged. But in handing down a long sentence for a first-time offender who had pleaded guilty, he said he had trouble believing Vazquez had never dealt drugs previously. ...

Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:33
Juncker no confidence vote fails to gain traction
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Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:31
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The li
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Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

Seattle Storm - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:31
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The li
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Correction: Bogus Bonus story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:28

Oracle's Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison gestures while giving a demonstration during his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San FranciscoHONOLULU (AP) — In a story Nov. 22 about Island Air taking back bonuses paid to pilots, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason for the bonuses. They were from an agreement to pay bonuses 30 days before the arrival of new planes, not for Christmas.


College student released after Texas military post lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:24
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A male college student was released on Monday after being taken into custody for driving an unauthorized vehicle onto San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston military base on Sunday night, sparking a lockdown and a full security alert, officials said. The San Antonio-area man, who has not been identified, posed no security risk, military officials said without offering further details. The suspect was alone in his car when military police pulled him over after a brief pursuit. ...

Missouri officials to reveal grand jury's decision on teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:23

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri officials plan to announce a grand jury's decision on whether to criminally charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson at 8 p.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Monday, authorities said. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and has become a flashpoint for strained U.S. race relations. ...


Ferguson protests small but growing amid din of car horns, drum

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:21
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Honking horns and banging a metal bucket, a small but growing group of protesters awaited Monday's grand jury decision, swarming the Ferguson Police Department and meeting briefly with the father of slain black teen Michael Brown. Mike Brown Sr., whose unarmed son was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, slowed down in a car to chat with demonstrators after hearing that the secret panel had reached a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting. ...

A Place Where Lost Luggage Gets Another Shot

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:21
Unclaimed Baggage Center is a family business tucked away in Scottsboro, Ala., that sells items as varied as iPads, mink furs and mattresses.

Prosecutor: Ferguson announcement coming at 8 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:19
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has announced plans for an 8 p.m. news conference to announce whether a grand jury has indicted a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Missouri grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting to come at 8 p.m. CST: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:17
(Reuters) - The Missouri grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August will be announced at 8 p.m. CST on Monday, prosecutors said. The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, has become a flashpoint for strained U.S. race relations. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Huskies release depth chart for Apple Cup

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
No significant chances to the Huskies' depth chart for Saturday's Apple Cup (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1). This is essentially the lineup UW had to start against Oregon State.
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Seahawks Live Monday Chat

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
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UW's Chris Petersen on his first Apple Cup, Mike Leach, the Huskies' improved offense and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
Notes, quotes and video (above) from UW coach Chris Petersen at his weekly Monday press conference. Petersen will coach in his first Apple Cup on Saturday in Pullman (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1) and, yes, he has read one of Mike Leach's book — or at least part of it.

Michele Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.

GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

Grandparents hope for return of beloved dog

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:13

Grandparents hope for return of beloved dogA Montgomery County family has launched an all-out search for their beloved dog.


Oklahoma's education waiver reinstated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:12
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government has restored Oklahoma's flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday.

Hundreds of University of California students walk out over proposed tuition hike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:09
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Hundreds of University of California students walked out of classes on Monday to protest a planned 25 percent tuition increase they say will make the cost of education across the 10-campus system too expensive. The proposed tuition hike of 5 percent over each of the next five years kicked off angry student protests last week and set the stage for a potentially rancorous fight between the system's governing board of regents and state lawmakers who oppose the increase. Tuition is currently about $12,000 a year. ...