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Seahawks injuries for Thursday: Okung, Unger, Sweezy still out, and add Richardson to the list

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:31
Seattle again was missing three-fifths of its starting offensive line for practice on Thursday, while also adding a new name to the injured list --- receiver and kick returner Paul Richardson.
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:29

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Man killed in head-on collision in Lake Stevens

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:29
A 22-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday in Lake Stevens, police said.

On Soccer: FIFA Investigator Michael J. Garcia’s Resignation Ended an Uneasy Marriage

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:28
Michael J. Garcia’s blistering resignation letter showed the difficulty of his task as FIFA’s independent ethics investigator.

Increased charges in Oregon hit-and-run

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:26
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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
Categories: BBC World News

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:21

One of the two 12-year-old defendants is led into the courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for the stabbing of a third girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday.


DealBook: For a Second Day, Fed Comments Send Shares Soaring

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:20
The comments by the Federal Reserve open-market committee continue to push stock prices higher.






Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:13
Administration officials said travel and commerce restrictions could be lifted as early as next month.






Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:13

Governor Jay Inslee addresses the media outside the Arlington Police Department in Arlington, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more than $2 billion, rolling back on a no-new-taxes campaign pledge. The proposal, which Inslee said would provide much-needed funds for schools and other programs, is included in a $39 billion 2015-2017 budget he unveiled in Olympia, where he told reporters the tax would raise nearly $800 million. ...


Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:13
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more than $2 billion, rolling back on a no-new-taxes campaign pledge. The proposal, which Inslee said would provide much-needed funds for schools and other programs, is included in a $39 billion 2015-2017 budget he unveiled in ...

Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:11

Erika Andiola gets her portrait taken at the Arizona State Capitol on Dec 17, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Thousands of young immigrants moved a step closer to getting driver's licenses in Arizona when the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuffed the governor's latest attempt to deny them the privilege. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESPHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.


Arson caused $30 million downtown Los Angeles fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:06

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles firefighters battle a fire in the seven-story Da Vinci apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles. Investigators have determined that arson caused the massive fire, causing an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage. The intense heat also melted a freeway sign and cracked or shattered hundreds of windows in nearby office buildings. The Fire Department announced Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, that the blaze was deliberately set. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday.


Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:05
Nebraska and Oklahoma argued that marijuana has entered their states, leading to more arrests, more impounded vehicles and higher jail and court costs.






Waco TV station meteorologist shot; manhunt underway for shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:03

Waco TV station meteorologist shot; manhunt underway for shooterA search is underway for a suspect who authorities say shot and wounded an employee at KCEN-TV in Waco, TX


In a Political Gamble, Marco Rubio Sticks to His Tough Line on Cuba

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:59
Mr. Rubio, Republican of Florida and a likely presidential candidate, will find out on just which side of the polls — and history — he stands.

Sony Attack Is Unraveling Relationships in Hollywood

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:58
The attack has disrupted the web of executive, business and talent relationships that stitches together Sony’s core moviemaking operation.






Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:52
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting.

'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:51

FILE--This file photo provided by Columbia Pictures shows a confrontation between The Great dictator, Charlie Chaplin, left, and Jack Oakie, dictator of bacteria, right, in a scene from the classic film satire on Nazi Germany, "The Great Dictator," from 1940. Henry Daniell as Garbitsch looks on. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.


In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:51
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
Categories: BBC World News