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Finding the magic moment to buy cheapest airline ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:16
Travelers dream of the perfect trick to find the cheapest airfare every time, every trip. There are theories, some of them backed up by real number-crunching — shop on a Tuesday, 57 days before your flight. But using a tidy formula to find the cheapest fare may be as futile as trying to time the […]

Ukraine fighting violates truce - EU

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:10
The European Union says a surge in attacks on government-held areas in eastern Ukraine violates a February peace deal with pro-Russia separatists.
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David Simon and Cory Booker on ‘Show Me a Hero’ and the Future of Cities

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:07
Mr. Simon, the creator of HBO’s “Show Me a Hero,” about the court-ordered desegregation of Yonkers, and Senator Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, discuss the mini-series, housing, race and urban policy.









Seahawks kick off 11th training camp practice, still no Kam Chancellor

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:07
The Seahawks are set to take the field at 10:15 a.m. for their 11th practice of training camp. And they will do so again without strong safety Kam Chancellor, whose holdout is now 13 days old, meaning the total fines for both missing days (at $30,000 a day) and having to potentially pay back part […]
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Seahawks kick off 11th training camp practice, still no Kam Chancellor

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:07
The Seahawks are set to take the field at 10:15 a.m. for their 11th practice of training camp. And they will do so again without strong safety Kam Chancellor, whose holdout is now 13 days old, meaning the total fines for both missing days (at $30,000 a day) and having to potentially pay back part […]
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Seahawks kick off 11th training camp practice, still no Kam Chancellor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:07
The Seahawks are set to take the field at 10:15 a.m. for their 11th practice of training camp. And they will do so again without strong safety Kam Chancellor, whose holdout is now 13 days old, meaning the total fines for both missing days (at $30,000 a day) and having to potentially pay back part […]

Officials extend Ferguson, Missouri, state of emergency 24 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:06
(Reuters) - The St. Louis County state of emergency for Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas will remain in effect for at least 24 more hours, county officials said on Wednesday.

Victim ID'd in Center City hit-and-run, bus driver questioned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:06

Victim ID'd in Center City hit-and-run, bus driver questionedPolice have identified the victim who was killed in a hit-and run possibly involving a tour bus outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.


Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival in Walla Walla

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:04
The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival is coming to Walla Walla this weekend (Aug. 14-15). Having such a big event in a small town is part of the point, explains Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall.
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Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival in Walla Walla

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:04
The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival is coming to Walla Walla this weekend (Aug. 14-15). Having such a big event in a small town is part of the point, explains Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall.
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Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival in Walla Walla

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:04
The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival is coming to Walla Walla this weekend (Aug. 14-15). Having such a big event in a small town is part of the point, explains Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall.

UN's CAR envoy sacked amid abuse claims

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:03
The UN envoy to Central African Republic, Babacar Gaye, is forced to resign amid allegations of sex abuse by peacekeepers.
Categories: BBC World News

ArtsBeat: Thom Yorke Is Set to Compose Music for a Pinter Play on Broadway

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:02
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will compose music for Roundabout Theater Company’s production of Harold Pinter’s “Old Times.”









Exclusive: Atlantic City recovery costs reach $1.7 million and growing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:02

The illuminated Trump Taj Mahal Casino is seen from an empty rooftop parking lot at dusk in Atlantic City, New JerseyNew Jersey is spending at least $1.7 million, more than twice as much as previously known, on professionals mainly from the audit firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to turn around distressed gambling hub Atlantic City. The city's tax base shrank by two-thirds in five years because of casino competition from neighboring states, prompting Governor Chris Christie, now a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, to appoint emergency manager Kevin Lavin in January. Under Lavin, EY [ERNY.UL] billed $1.25 million for its second phase of work, currently underway, to develop a long-term recovery strategy, according to documents obtained through a public records request.


Assange assault inquiry to be dropped

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:01
Swedish prosecutors will drop their probe into sexual assault allegations against the Wikileaks founder on Thursday, the BBC's Caroline Hawley reports.
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Super Mario Maker supports more than 50 amiibo, lets you make music and more

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:00

Super Mario Maker supports more than 50 amiibo, lets you make music and moreNintendo released new details about its upcoming Wii U game, Super Mario Maker, in a new overview video today, revealing that a long list of amiibo will be supported in the game and that players will be able to make musical levels using special blocks. More than 50 amiibo figures will be supported in Super Mario Maker. Players will be able to tap a compatible amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, then use that character in the game's 8-bit Super Mario Bros.-themed levels.


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Bic apologises for 'sexist' advert

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:56
Pen manufacturer Bic apologises over a Women's Day advert in South Africa that was branded sexist and offensive to women.
Categories: BBC World News

Russia marks Kursk anniversary

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:53
Russia marks 15 years since a submarine sank, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board and a major challenge for Vladimir Putin.
Categories: BBC World News

Virgin Eyes: Janet Baker’s Voice, a Singular Instrument, Lingers Like No Other

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:53
A lover of dance tells why he’ll always remember the infinite variety of a mezzo-soprano’s 1970s opera performances.









Live from Seahawks training camp: Aug. 12

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:52
The Hawks continue their position battles at training camp as they prepare for Friday's preseason opener. Follow our live coverage from the VMAC.
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