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Donald Trump: ‘A vote that I will win is the Hispanic vote’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s confident he could win substantial Hispanic votes if he’s the party’s nominee. Brushing aside the controversy over labeling Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals,” Trump argues “the Hispanics love me.” He tells MSNBC: “I employ thousands of Hispanics.” Trump also says he’s not worried about […]

Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most schools by 2017, and now he’s promoting a new program to help close the digital divide even further by bringing that faster Internet to more people. During a visit Wednesday to Durant, Oklahoma, he planned to announce a pilot program […]
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Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most schools by 2017, and now he’s promoting a new program to help close the digital divide even further by bringing that faster Internet to more people. During a visit Wednesday to Durant, Oklahoma, he planned to announce a pilot program […]
Categories: Sports Center

Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most schools by 2017, and now he’s promoting a new program to help close the digital divide even further by bringing that faster Internet to more people. During a visit Wednesday to Durant, Oklahoma, he planned to announce a pilot program […]

Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:45
SASEBO, Japan (AP) — From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs. Hideo Sawada, who runs the hotel as part of an […]
Categories: Sports Center

Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:45
SASEBO, Japan (AP) — From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs. Hideo Sawada, who runs the hotel as part of an […]
Categories: Sports Center

Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:45
SASEBO, Japan (AP) — From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs. Hideo Sawada, who runs the hotel as part of an […]

City Room: New York Today: Give Me a Sign

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:45
Wednesday: Many love to hate the New York City Subway, but to an appreciative eye, there’s more to love.









First Draft: Today in Politics: After Obama’s Long Battle for Iran Deal, the Tough Fight Begins

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:41
A day after reaching a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear abilities, Mr. Obama will begin what might be an even harder job: selling it to a skeptical Congress.









FBI aiding inquiry of man's death after police encounter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:21

In this July 11, 2015 photograph, sign of support for Jonathan Sanders, a black man who is believed to have died after a physical encounter with a white police officer, hangs on a corner in Stonewall, Miss. A couple hundred people participated in a prayer vigil and march in Stonewall, on Saturday. The participants walked from a neighborhood ball park to the area where it is believed Sanders died on July 8. (Jennifer Bozeman/The Clarke County Tribune, via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSTONEWALL, Miss. (AP) — Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.


Locomotive rear-ends train; 18 cars derail, lube oil spills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:19

Investigators look over the wreckage of a train derailment that occurred when one westbound train struck another from behind near Dublin Va., Tuesday, July 14 2015. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — More than 20,000 gallons of lube oil spilled after a freight train was rear-ended by another train traveling in the same direction Tuesday in western Virginia, causing 18 cars and a locomotive to derail, Norfolk Southern said.


Leonardo DiCaprio's $$$ for the environment

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:16
One of Hollywood's leading men confirmed that his foundation has handed out more than £9.5m in grants to environmental organisations.
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Ex-choir director sentenced to nearly 3 years for sex crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:05
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former choir director at an Ohio high school said he was "ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted" by his actions as he was sentenced to prison for soliciting sex and naked pictures from teenage boys in exchange for higher grades and other favors.

Focus on victims as jurors get Colorado theater shooting case

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:03
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One after the other, their faces flashed on an overhead screen: the aspiring sports broadcaster, the caring dad, the smiling 6-year-old girl a prosecutor described as “forever our kindergartner.” Photos of the 12 people who died in the Colorado theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday […]
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Focus on victims as jurors get Colorado theater shooting case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:03
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One after the other, their faces flashed on an overhead screen: the aspiring sports broadcaster, the caring dad, the smiling 6-year-old girl a prosecutor described as “forever our kindergartner.” Photos of the 12 people who died in the Colorado theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday […]
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Focus on victims as jurors get Colorado theater shooting case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:03
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One after the other, their faces flashed on an overhead screen: the aspiring sports broadcaster, the caring dad, the smiling 6-year-old girl a prosecutor described as “forever our kindergartner.” Photos of the 12 people who died in the Colorado theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday […]

Focus on victims as jurors get Colorado theater shooting case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:03
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One after the other, their faces flashed on an overhead screen: the aspiring sports broadcaster, the caring dad, the smiling 6-year-old girl a prosecutor described as “forever our kindergartner.” Photos of the 12 people who died in the Colorado theater shooting were the last images jurors saw before starting deliberations Wednesday […]

Police water cannon use rejected

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:03
Police will not be allowed to use water cannon on the streets of England and Wales, the home secretary says.
Categories: BBC World News

Hurricane Dolores strengthens to Category 4 storm in Pacific

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:02
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores has rapidly strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 130 mph (215 kph) with some additional strengthening forecast during the next day. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane will begin weakening Thursday. […]
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Hurricane Dolores strengthens to Category 4 storm in Pacific

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:02
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores has rapidly strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 130 mph (215 kph) with some additional strengthening forecast during the next day. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane will begin weakening Thursday. […]
Categories: Sports Center