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Weather brings local growers a bumper crop of asparagus

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:12

Soaring temperatures are kicking off a surge of early asparagus harvests, which could mean the biggest crop in six years for growers in the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley.
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Weather brings local growers a bumper crop of asparagus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:12

Soaring temperatures are kicking off a surge of early asparagus harvests, which could mean the biggest crop in six years for growers in the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley.

Irregularities plague U.S. presidential primary vote in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:10

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump exits the polling station after voting for the New York primary election in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Edward Krudy and Susan Cornwell NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump were favored to win their parties' U.S. presidential nominating contests in New York state on Tuesday, but voting was overshadowed by official confirmation that more than 125,000 people were missing from New York City voter rolls and reports of other irregularities. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer ordered an audit of the city elections board after it confirmed the names had been removed from voter rolls. Opinion polls in New York put Clinton, 68, a former U.S. senator from the state, ahead of Brooklyn-born U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, 74, of Vermont in the Democratic race.


Charges: Girl posed with victim’s gun after Seattle slaying

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:09

A 16-year-old Seattle girl has been charged with first-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man while seated in his car in February. Police say she posted photos of herself posing with the weapon on Facebook.
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Charges: Girl posed with victim’s gun after Seattle slaying

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:09

A 16-year-old Seattle girl has been charged with first-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man while seated in his car in February. Police say she posted photos of herself posing with the weapon on Facebook.
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Charges: Girl posed with victim’s gun after Seattle slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:09

A 16-year-old Seattle girl has been charged with first-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man while seated in his car in February. Police say she posted photos of herself posing with the weapon on Facebook.

VIDEO: Teaching Shakespeare in the inner city

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:07
A group of inner-city teenagers in Compton are rehearsing Shakespeare's Othello, the Bard's tale of love lost and racial mistrust. It's a fitting play for a city with a history of racial violence, and follows on the heels of the Oscars race controversy.
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Last Mormon missionary hurt in Brussels bombing back in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:06
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a 66-year-old Mormon missionary who suffered severe burns on more than a third of his body in the Brussels airport bombing said Tuesday he faces a long recovery but is happy to be back in Utah and improving slowly.

On patrol: Pats Amendola, Edelman team up for ‘Cops’ spoof

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:04

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola make up one of the NFL’s top receiving tandems. So it makes sense that they’d try their hand at making a buddy cop movie. Lt. Dan “Dale” Amendola and Sgt. Julian “Skip” Edelman debuted Tuesday in the two-minute short “PATS: Cleaning the Streets” on Edelman’s YouTube […]
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On patrol: Pats Amendola, Edelman team up for ‘Cops’ spoof

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:04

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola make up one of the NFL’s top receiving tandems. So it makes sense that they’d try their hand at making a buddy cop movie. Lt. Dan “Dale” Amendola and Sgt. Julian “Skip” Edelman debuted Tuesday in the two-minute short “PATS: Cleaning the Streets” on Edelman’s YouTube […]
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On patrol: Pats Amendola, Edelman team up for ‘Cops’ spoof

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:04

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola make up one of the NFL’s top receiving tandems. So it makes sense that they’d try their hand at making a buddy cop movie. Lt. Dan “Dale” Amendola and Sgt. Julian “Skip” Edelman debuted Tuesday in the two-minute short “PATS: Cleaning the Streets” on Edelman’s YouTube […]

Iraqi families sell organs to overcome poverty

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:02
Iraqi families turn to organ selling to overcome poverty
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How four men survived as hostages of IS

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00
How four IS hostages helped each other stay alive
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VIDEO: Would you buy a book from a vending machine?

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00
Machine Supply creator Matt Web explains the concept behind his vending machine that sells books.
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Los Angeles council votes for workers to get six days paid sick leave

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00
The Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to require all employers in the second-biggest U.S. city to offer workers at least six days of paid sick leave a year, twice the mandatory minimum under California labor law. The new sick leave entitlement, building on a movement by cities and states across the country to improve pay and benefits for the working poor, would take effect on July 1 after a final, pro forma vote, coinciding with a scheduled minimum wage hike from $9 to $10.50 an hour in Los Angeles. As with the phased-in wage ordinance enacted last year, businesses employing 25 or fewer workers would get an extra year to begin providing the annual paid sick leave minimum of 48 hours - equivalent to six days for employees who work eight-hour shifts.

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won't need coffin wife got

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00

Pablo Rafael Cordova CaÒizares shakes hands with one of the Colombian firefighters who rescued him, at the Verdi Cevallos Balda hospital in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along the coast and killed hundreds. (AP Photo/Emilio D. Garcia)PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AP) — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral.


NY Dems energized by nomination contest, not so much GOP

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — As New York voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say they have been energized by the primary battles within their parties. A majority of GOP voters say the candidate with the most votes going into the convention should be the party’s presidential nominee. And many […]
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NY Dems energized by nomination contest, not so much GOP

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — As New York voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say they have been energized by the primary battles within their parties. A majority of GOP voters say the candidate with the most votes going into the convention should be the party’s presidential nominee. And many […]
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NY Dems energized by nomination contest, not so much GOP

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — As New York voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say they have been energized by the primary battles within their parties. A majority of GOP voters say the candidate with the most votes going into the convention should be the party’s presidential nominee. And many […]

University says rainbow-hued nooses were part of art display

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:57
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six nooses arranged in the colors of the rainbow were part of an art display for a sculpture class at a Tennessee university and were not intended to be a political statement or hate symbol, officials said Tuesday.