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Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Democrats pushed back Thursday against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying it didn’t uncover any real fraud. Investigators for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office signed up 11 bogus beneficiaries for 2014 coverage then got HealthCare.gov to continue benefits this year for all but one. Sen. […]
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Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Democrats pushed back Thursday against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying it didn’t uncover any real fraud. Investigators for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office signed up 11 bogus beneficiaries for 2014 coverage then got HealthCare.gov to continue benefits this year for all but one. Sen. […]

The Latest: Court grants delay to inmate set for execution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:24

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Clifton Lamar Williams. Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, July 16, 2015 for the July 2005 slaying of Cecelia Schneider in Tyler, Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on a Texas inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday for the killing of a 93-year-old woman (all times CDT):


Iraqis brave searing heat in finals days of Ramadan

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:22
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi policeman Ziad Radi is no stranger to hot weather, but his sun-blasted face is testament that even for seasoned Iraqis, the weather on Thursday was almost too hot to bear. Radi spends eight hours a day patrolling Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood — braving temperatures that on Thursday soared above 51 degrees Celsius […]
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Iraqis brave searing heat in finals days of Ramadan

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:22
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi policeman Ziad Radi is no stranger to hot weather, but his sun-blasted face is testament that even for seasoned Iraqis, the weather on Thursday was almost too hot to bear. Radi spends eight hours a day patrolling Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood — braving temperatures that on Thursday soared above 51 degrees Celsius […]
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Iraqis brave searing heat in finals days of Ramadan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:22
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi policeman Ziad Radi is no stranger to hot weather, but his sun-blasted face is testament that even for seasoned Iraqis, the weather on Thursday was almost too hot to bear. Radi spends eight hours a day patrolling Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood — braving temperatures that on Thursday soared above 51 degrees Celsius […]

Eurozone backs Greek bridging loan

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:15
Eurozone finance ministers agree to give Greece a €7bn bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances running, subject to approval from the EU Council.
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Throwback Thursday: Seafair pirates in plane ‘takeover’

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:13
A weekly look back at travel through vintage photos from The Seattle Times’ archive.
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Throwback Thursday: Seafair pirates in plane ‘takeover’

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:13
A weekly look back at travel through vintage photos from The Seattle Times’ archive.
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Throwback Thursday: Seafair pirates in plane ‘takeover’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:13
A weekly look back at travel through vintage photos from The Seattle Times’ archive.

Officer down in shooting in Chattanooga, mayor says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:10

 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shootingA law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near a Naval Operation Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to the city's mayor.


On Golf: British Open 2015: Jordan Spieth Is Near Lead, 2 Behind Dustin Johnson

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:10
Jordan Spieth, who is trying to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win the year’s first three majors, was two strokes off the early pace set by Dustin Johnson.









Scientists search soil for clues after mystery beach blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:09
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A team of scientists is hoping to dig up clues about what led to a mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach that sent a woman flying into a jetty.

Will Iran now get a McDonald's?

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:08
After nuclear deal, Iranians monitor fast-food moves
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Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:03

 No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of FreedomPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.


Kennedy Center Honors spotlight 70s film, music stars

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:03

Filmmaking legend George Lucas poses with characters from the Star Wars films at the opening of Disney's Lucasfilms' new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler, in Singapore on January 16, 2014The Kennedy Center, celebrating the decade that taste supposedly forgot, is presenting three giants of 1970s pop culture with the 2015 edition of its highly coveted honors. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, singer-songwriter Carole King and 1970s supergroup The Eagles top the list of this year's inductees, announced Wednesday by the nation's premier venue for the performing arts. Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson will also be presented with Kennedy Center Honors by President Barack Obama at the White House on December 6 ahead of an evening gala to be recorded for telecast on December 29.


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Pot of gold: The new legal marijuana business has created once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:02
There are risks and challenges, but there also could be a pot of gold at the end of this entrepreneurial rainbow.
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Pot of gold: The new legal marijuana business has created once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:02
There are risks and challenges, but there also could be a pot of gold at the end of this entrepreneurial rainbow.
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Pot of gold: The new legal marijuana business has created once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:02
There are risks and challenges, but there also could be a pot of gold at the end of this entrepreneurial rainbow.

Suit claims Seattle garbage-collection checks violate privacy

NBA - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:58
Privacy advocates say Seattle is violating residents’ privacy “on a massive scale” by having garbage haulers look through people’s trash to make sure food scraps are going into the yard waste, not the garbage.
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