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VIDEO: Have Colorado's new gun laws failed?

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:56
The impact of Colorado's new gun control laws
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NYPD probes treatment of pregnant woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:55

Attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein, left, introduces client Sandra Amezquita, 43, who is 5 months pregnant, during a press conference at his offices in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Amezquita, who was caught on amateur video showing a New York police officer taking her to the ground on her stomach as she tried to intervene in the arrest of her 17-year-old son early Saturday morning, Sept. 20, in Brooklyn, and a woman who says she tried to come to Amezquita's aid, have requested a criminal investigation regarding the officer's actions. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday.

3 charged in gay assault; lawyer denies homophobia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:55

Philip Williams, right, accompanied by attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. walks to a police station Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Williams, Kevin Harrigan and Kathryn Knott are being charged with conspiracy, aggravated and simple assault, and reckless endangerment in the Sept. 11 beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Three suburban Philadelphia defendants being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street have turned themselves in.

Amid a Maze of Alliances, Syrian Kurds Find a Thorny Refuge at the Border

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:53
As one group of Kurds desperately flees from ISIS and into Turkey, another hopes with equal urgency to go in the other direction and fight the militants in Syria.

Treasury Imposes Terrorism Sanctions

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:45
The Treasury Department announced sanctions on 11 individuals and one organization it said helped finance the flow of fighters for terrorist groups.

Suspect in University of Virginia Student’s Abduction Is Arrested in Texas

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:45
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested in the abduction of Hannah Graham, 18, who has not been seen since she disappeared two weeks ago.

Stewart Won’t Be Charged In Death of Young Driver

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:43
A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., did not indict the Nascar champion Tony Stewart in the racetrack death after hearing from more than two dozen witnesses.

Marathon Bombings Trial Will Remain in Boston

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:41
A federal judge ruled that the trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the bombings, would not be moved but would be delayed two months and is to start in January.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 pot-use tickets; refunds coming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:39
Many of the $27 tickets for public use of marijuana were written by one Seattle police officer described as having a political agenda.

In Exxon suit, judge leaves opening for villagers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has left a small legal opening for some Indonesian villagers to pursue a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for human rights abuses allegedly committed by Indonesian troops guarding an Exxon natural gas field.

Labor activists look for wage-hike support from red states

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:32
Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota — four solid-red states whose voters often oppose the president’s agenda — might be next to raise the wage floor of America’s lowest-paid hourly workers.

Lawyers for Florida quarterback, accuser, dispute payoff proposal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:32

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston speaks at news conference in TallahasseeBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers involved in the case over rape accusations against Florida State University star quarterback, Jameis Winston, angrily accused each other of seeking a financial payoff to silence his female accuser, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Heisman Trophy-winning athlete was asked to pay $7 million to win the silence of the woman who claimed he raped her, Winston's lawyer, David Cornwell, wrote in a 13-page letter dated on Tuesday. ...

Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in hot-car death of Georgia toddler

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Georgia man indicted for murder after leaving his 22-month-old son strapped in a hot car for seven hours in June, the local district attorney announced Wednesday. The case against Justin Ross Harris, 33, has riveted the United States, with authorities saying that he exchanged explicit photos with women online as his son was dying. Harris' defense attorney has called his son's death a horrible accident. ...

De Blasio Walks Tightrope Between Municipal Politics and International Influence

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, a virtual unknown not so long ago, is now determined to cultivate a profile on the international stage.

It's lights out for Sawant's plan to change City Light rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal to consider radically changing how City Light charges for electricity went dark Wednesday due to a lack of support from her colleagues.

Mariners fading fast after Blue Jays batter Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:18
Hernandez allows eight earned runs, and Seattle suffers fourth consecutive loss to drop three games behind second wild card.
Categories: Sports Center

A few quick thoughts on offering Kyle Seager a contract extension

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:31
I mentioned this briefly in my notebook for today's paper. But I wanted to get into it a little more when I had some more information.
Categories: Sports Center