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La Lot: Downtown delights, Vietnamese-style

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:16
A bright, modern room plays host to a culinary journey to Vietnam at La Lot.

California killer given additional death sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given an additional death sentence Friday.

Defense grills witness in ex-Virginia gov's trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:13

Jonnie Williams, right, former Star Scientific CEO, heads into the Federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with two of his lawyers, Toby Vick , center, and Reid H. Weingarten, right, for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defense lawyer attacked the credibility of the key witness in the corruption trial against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Friday, zeroing in on inconsistencies in what the former CEO told investigators.


House Republicans Agree on Border Measures

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:11
Lawmakers scrambled to reach the deal after conservatives balked at passing a bill to address the flood of migrant children coming across the border.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:09
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
Categories: BBC World News

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:08
A panel of five judges ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be altered and revived.






10 things we didn't know last week

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:05
Nixon's interest in panda mating and nine more news nuggets
Categories: BBC World News

Another decline for US stock market

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:04

FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets sank on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off. Asian stock markets posted modest losses as strong reports on China's economy countered some of the pessimism. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets are moving lower, extending a major sell-off from the day before.


Washington ferries getting back on schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:02
The Associated Press

WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:59

A World War 1-era Fokker DR-1 tri-plane and Spad VII bi-plane, both reproductions, perform a dog fight during an air show at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind.


John F. Tefft, a Career Diplomat, Will Go to Russia

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:57
John F. Tefft, a career diplomat, who was nominated without objections, will fill a post that had been vacant since February.

US consumer sentiment edges down to 81.8 in July

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:52

In this Friday, June 6, 2014 photo, Kenny Kurland prepares a deli meat and cheese platter at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant & Deli in Woodmere Village, Ohio. The University of Michigan issues its index of consumer sentiment for July on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.


Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:50

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa.


US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:50
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
Categories: BBC World News

Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:49
The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.
Categories: BBC World News

Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:47

Plans underway to get American sick with EbolaPlans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.