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A look back at Watts riots, 50 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:32
On a hot summer evening near the predominantly black Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, a white California Highway Patrol officer pulled over Marquette Frye, 21, for reckless driving. Within hours, one of America’s worst race riots was under way.

At Whistling Straits, Golfers Will Have to Go Against the Grains

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:25
P.G.A. Championship officials have said that, as in 2010, when Dustin Johnson was assessed a controversial penalty, the roughly 1,000 sand patches strewn about the property are again bunkers.









Google to Reorganize in Move to Keep Its Lead as an Innovator

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:25
Under the new name, Alphabet, the company is signaling that it has essentially become a collection of disparate businesses.









Game thread: Mariners turn to Vidal Nuno as Orioles come to Safeco Field

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:15
Vidal Nuno takes another turn on the mound as the M's and O's open a three-game series in Seattle. Follow our live coverage.
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Bats mostly silent as Mariners fall to Orioles in series opener

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:15
The M's managed just five hits against Baltimore in the first game of their three-game series at Safeco Field.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners turn to Vidal Nuno as Orioles come to Safeco Field

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:15
Vidal Nuno takes another turn on the mound as the M's and O's open a three-game series in Seattle. Follow our live coverage.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners turn to Vidal Nuno as Orioles come to Safeco Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:15
Vidal Nuno takes another turn on the mound as the M's and O's open a three-game series in Seattle. Follow our live coverage.

State of the Art: Giving Google Room to Dream Big Beyond Search

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:11
From Google’s start, Larry Page has been afflicted with a desire for two competing corporate virtues: focus and expansiveness.









Burning motor home ignites Calif. wildfire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:10

A burning motor home ignited a 500-acre wildfire in the mountains of Southern Calif.

       

U.S. Coast Guard unloads $1 billion in seized narcotics in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:07
The 32 metric tons of cocaine and 2 tons of heroin were stacked on pallets at the bow of the new Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, the lead ship among three vessels that took part in its maiden operation from April through July. The contraband was seized during some 30 separate interdictions of drug-running vessels, including two submarines and dozens of small outboard-powered boats called pangas, the Coast Guard said. “Every one of these bricks of cocaine was headed for the United States,” Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft told reporters, adding that the United States consumes about 420 metric tons of cocaine each year.

Google to be part of new holding company, 'Alphabet'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:07

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 announced it is changing its operating structure and will become part of a holding company called Alphabet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of tech's biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker — "Alphabet" — in a move underscoring its founders' ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company's Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.


The fear of censorship in Indian media

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:06
The fear of censorship in Indian media
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Storm GM, president Alisha Valavanis reflects on first year on job

Seattle Storm - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:05
Editor’s note: Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week, she speaks with Alisha Valavanis, the Storm’s president and general manager. Valavanis, 38, marked the anniversary of her hiring in July.
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Storm GM, president Alisha Valavanis reflects on first year on job

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:05
Editor’s note: Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week, she speaks with Alisha Valavanis, the Storm’s president and general manager. Valavanis, 38, marked the anniversary of her hiring in July.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm GM, president Alisha Valavanis reflects on first year on job

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:05
Editor’s note: Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week, she speaks with Alisha Valavanis, the Storm’s president and general manager. Valavanis, 38, marked the anniversary of her hiring in July.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm GM, president Alisha Valavanis reflects on first year on job

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:05
Editor’s note: Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week, she speaks with Alisha Valavanis, the Storm’s president and general manager. Valavanis, 38, marked the anniversary of her hiring in July.

Emergency Declared in Ferguson After Shooting

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:05
Charges were filed against an 18-year-old who was shot by the police on the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, and late Monday police arrested more protesters after isolated scuffles.









911 calls released in North Carolina police shootout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:04
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The stepson of a man shot to death by a suspect who died later in a police shootout told a 911 operator that the gunman told his victim "I got you, didn't I?" after shooting him several times, according to emergency tapes released Monday.

Things to Know: Unarmed college football player fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:03

This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Officers were responding to a burglary call in Arlington when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot Taylor. (Angelo State University via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An unarmed college football player was shot dead at a suburban Dallas car dealership by a trainee police officer during a middle-of-the-night burglary call. The death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has raised some of the same questions as other recent police shootings involving unarmed suspects.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:03

Gina Gowey, of Ferguson, Mo., protests on West Florissant Ave., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: