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Drone buzzes Southwest flight in Dallas, plane lands safely: FAA

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:18
A small drone flew within a few hundred feet of a Southwest Airlines flight about a mile from Love Field on Friday as the passenger plane was about to land at the Dallas airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. Southwest Flight 28 landed without incident and the pilot did not need to take evasive action to avoid the quad-copter, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. "A controller in the Love Field Air Traffic Control Tower spotted the small, unmanned aircraft from the tower cab and notified the Dallas Police Department," Lunsford said.

Defense chief working on plan to close Guantanamo prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:17

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a joint news conference with Vietnam's Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh in HanoiBy David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he was working with the White House to prepare a proposal for Congress on closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorism suspects, a long-time goal of President Barack Obama. The Senate is currently debating an annual defense policy bill that would permit closure of the prison, but only if the president first submits a plan that is approved by the Republican-led Congress. The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval base on Cuba was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees.


84-year-old man suffers 2,000 bee stings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:11
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The condition of an 84-year-old Oro Valley man who was hospitalized after he was stung more than 2,000 times by bees is improving.

U.S. flight attendants seek mandatory training to spot human trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:08
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flight attendants in the United States are calling for the government to step up action against human trafficking by funding mandatory training to help them spot victims in the air. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest flight attendant union, said its 50,000 members from 18 airlines can act as a massive network of trained eyes in the skies, potentially saving millions of lives. The call came two years after U.S. authorities launched an anti-trafficking campaign called Blue Lightning to encourage airlines to train personnel on how to identify potential traffickers and report suspicious activity to police.

Lots of fun kids fishing activities happening in Southwest Washington

NBA - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:08
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and local groups are hosting some free fishing events this Saturday and on June 13. Fishing rods and tackle will be available for kids to borrow, and volunteers will be on hand to show kids how to fish. Fish cleaning will also be provided, and there is no need to […]
Categories: Sports Center

Lots of fun kids fishing activities happening in Southwest Washington

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:08
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and local groups are hosting some free fishing events this Saturday and on June 13. Fishing rods and tackle will be available for kids to borrow, and volunteers will be on hand to show kids how to fish. Fish cleaning will also be provided, and there is no need to […]
Categories: Sports Center

Lots of fun kids fishing activities happening in Southwest Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:08
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and local groups are hosting some free fishing events this Saturday and on June 13. Fishing rods and tackle will be available for kids to borrow, and volunteers will be on hand to show kids how to fish. Fish cleaning will also be provided, and there is no need to […]

Tennessee bus driver was texting before deadly crash: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:07
(Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and sending texts before the crash, police said on Friday. The driver, James Davenport, who was among the more than two dozen people injured in the crash, died as the investigation was nearing a conclusion, Knoxville police said in a statement. Davenport died on Monday, local media said, quoting the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’: Blythe Danner shines

NBA - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “I’ll See You in My Dreams”: Blythe Danner has the breakthrough role of her career, playing a longtime widow who discovers two dreamboats at once (Sam Elliott and Martin Starr). Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
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‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’: Blythe Danner shines

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “I’ll See You in My Dreams”: Blythe Danner has the breakthrough role of her career, playing a longtime widow who discovers two dreamboats at once (Sam Elliott and Martin Starr). Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’: Blythe Danner shines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “I’ll See You in My Dreams”: Blythe Danner has the breakthrough role of her career, playing a longtime widow who discovers two dreamboats at once (Sam Elliott and Martin Starr). Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Cable TV pirates ride high, FCC and fake orca go belly up

NBA - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:01
Sorry, matey. The Federal Communications Commission removes one more barrier to obscene rate hikes by your favorite cable company.
Categories: Sports Center

Cable TV pirates ride high, FCC and fake orca go belly up

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:01
Sorry, matey. The Federal Communications Commission removes one more barrier to obscene rate hikes by your favorite cable company.
Categories: Sports Center

Cable TV pirates ride high, FCC and fake orca go belly up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:01
Sorry, matey. The Federal Communications Commission removes one more barrier to obscene rate hikes by your favorite cable company.

The Campfire Vibe – This Week’s Broadcast/Podcast

E-Town - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:00

Tim O editThis week, we are digging into the archives and reviving a great show that was taped a couple of years ago with artists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott. Of course you know Tim not only from his own songwriting and recording career, but also for his long musical friendship with eTown’s host Nick Forster through their bluegrass group Hot Rize. Darrell Scott has also been a longtime friend of the show, and has been recording with Tim off and on for many years as well. Needless to say, this week’s show features a lot of great friends who showed up ready to play a TON of great music. You’ll hear Tim and Darrell play songs their collaborative recording projects, Darrell join up with the eTones for a few of his own numbers, and even Nick and Tim pull some old classics from the closet as a duo.

DSC_2504It’s an episode filled to the brim with great music, conversation and somewhat of a campfire vibe this time around. Along with the music and fellowship with the artists, with have a great eChievement Award story about a group of Marines that are now using the chops they learned in the military to help folks in disaster situations all around the world.

Be sure to tune in or podcast this week, and check out the behind-the-scenes videos below.

 

– Zack

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Charges filed against medical marijuana advocate in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 06:00
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A medical marijuana advocate who at least temporarily lost custody of her 11-year-old son following comments he made during a drug education program at school now faces criminal charges.

2 friends of Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:58

This undated photo added on April 18, 2013 to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, from Kazakhstan, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov, two college buddies of Tsarnaev, were jailed by immigration authorities the day after Tsarnaev's capture. They are not suspects, but are being held for violating their student visas by not regularly attending classes, Kadyrbayev’s lawyer, Robert Stahl said. They are being detained at a county jail in Boston. (AP Photo/VK)BOSTON (AP) — Two college friends of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced Friday to prison after one tearfully apologized to the residents of Boston for impeding the investigation and the other had a show of support from former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.


Huntington Ingalls wins $4.3 billion in U.S. Navy carrier deals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:55
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc on Friday won two contracts worth a combined $4.3 billion to complete design work and construction of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts. The first contract, a fixed-price deal with an incentive fee, was worth $3.4 billion for design and construction work on the new warship, and runs through June 2022. A second contract, a cost-plus contract with an incentive fee, was worth $941 million and is a modification of a previously awarded contract.

Minneapolis repeals laws against spitting and lurking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:47
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis wiped away ordinances Friday that banned lurking and spitting in the city, responding to critics who said the local laws unfairly targeted minorities.