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A glance at China’s latest economic numbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:21

China’s economic growth slowed in the first three months of this year to its slowest pace since 2009 during the global financial crisis. The data raised hopes that the world’s second-largest economy may be stabilizing. Here are some key numbers China watchers are following: ___ GDP: Growth slowed to 6.7 percent in the first quarter […]

A glance at China's latest economic numbers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19
China's economic growth slowed in the first three months of this year to its slowest pace since 2009 during the global financial crisis. The data raised hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing.

Judge gives tenure victory to California teacher unions

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived some students of a good education. In the reversal Thursday, the 2nd District Court […]
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Judge gives tenure victory to California teacher unions

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived some students of a good education. In the reversal Thursday, the 2nd District Court […]
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Judge gives tenure victory to California teacher unions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived some students of a good education. In the reversal Thursday, the 2nd District Court […]

The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad

BBC World News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18
The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad
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Fred Hayman, stylish godfather of Rodeo Drive, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT AGE TO 90 - FILE - In this May 31, 2011 file photo, Fred Hayman poses for photographers after receiving the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street called Rodeo Drive into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, has died at age 90. Known affectionately as the godfather of Rodeo Drive, Hayman died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home in Malibu, Calif.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, earning him the sobriquet "Godfather of Rodeo Drive," has died at age 90.


AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers’ rescue

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard The beacon with texting capabilities allowed a helicopter to fly to exact coordinates within the Harding Ice Field and […]
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AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers’ rescue

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard The beacon with texting capabilities allowed a helicopter to fly to exact coordinates within the Harding Ice Field and […]
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AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers’ rescue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard The beacon with texting capabilities allowed a helicopter to fly to exact coordinates within the Harding Ice Field and […]

AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers' rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:16

Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Brock Roden discusses the rescue of two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field earlier in the week at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Roden and the others were dropped off by a helicopter and had to ski nearly 15 miles on the Harding Ice Field, trying to reach two skiers who had been stranded by four days in blizzard-like conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard


Afghan military says it hit IS fighters in eastern province

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan military says its air force has hit Islamic State militants in the eastern province of Nangarhar, killing at least 40 insurgents. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri says the airstrike took place late Thursday night in Achin district and also wounded several IS fighters. District governor Gahlib Mujahid says […]
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Afghan military says it hit IS fighters in eastern province

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan military says its air force has hit Islamic State militants in the eastern province of Nangarhar, killing at least 40 insurgents. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri says the airstrike took place late Thursday night in Achin district and also wounded several IS fighters. District governor Gahlib Mujahid says […]
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Afghan military says it hit IS fighters in eastern province

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan military says its air force has hit Islamic State militants in the eastern province of Nangarhar, killing at least 40 insurgents. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri says the airstrike took place late Thursday night in Achin district and also wounded several IS fighters. District governor Gahlib Mujahid says […]

Baseball: No. 7 Oregon State Beavers hammer Washington State early, take series opener 12-3 - OregonLive.com

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:14

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Baseball: No. 7 Oregon State Beavers hammer Washington State early, take series opener 12-3
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Seventh-ranked Oregon State jumped out to an early lead en route to a 12-3 win over Washington State Thursday in the opener of a three-game series at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Beavers led 9-0 after two innings, thanks in large part to first-inning ...
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APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:11

ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii’s Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk seals were found abandoned or malnourished late last year by National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]
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APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:11

ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii’s Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk seals were found abandoned or malnourished late last year by National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]
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APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:11

ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii’s Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk seals were found abandoned or malnourished late last year by National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

New York primary brings campaign tension to a boil _ again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:08

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by supporters Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats clashed on a Brooklyn debate stage while Republicans courted donors in Manhattan as "New York values" framed the 2016 race for the White House Thursday night, just days before the state's high-stakes presidential primaries in both parties.


Belgian minister quits; 5 terror arrests in U.K.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:07

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks.