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Rant & Rave: Too many surcharges on license renewal

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about grocery-store generosity, rant about state fees for nurse’s license.
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EU, Panama to discuss offshore accounts

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:59

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will have talks with Panamanian authorities on Wednesday in the wake of the offshore accounts scandal centering on people and multinationals stashing funds and avoid paying taxes, something which costs the EU billions a year. The meeting comes at the request of the Panama’s ambassador but is welcomed by […]
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EU, Panama to discuss offshore accounts

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:59

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will have talks with Panamanian authorities on Wednesday in the wake of the offshore accounts scandal centering on people and multinationals stashing funds and avoid paying taxes, something which costs the EU billions a year. The meeting comes at the request of the Panama’s ambassador but is welcomed by […]
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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:04

HELSINKI (AP) — American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year’s euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry. The prize-awarding committee says the 59-year-old professor from the California Institute of Technology “has from […]
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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:04

HELSINKI (AP) — American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year’s euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry. The prize-awarding committee says the 59-year-old professor from the California Institute of Technology “has from […]
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Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:02

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, a report said Tuesday. In its review of financial stability in the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank said the region’s banking […]
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Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:02

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, a report said Tuesday. In its review of financial stability in the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank said the region’s banking […]
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Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:50

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan Taliban figure says the death of their leader in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the movement stronger and unify their ranks. Mullah Mohammad Ghous, a foreign minister during the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule of Afghanistan, says Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death clears the way for those who […]
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Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:50

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan Taliban figure says the death of their leader in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the movement stronger and unify their ranks. Mullah Mohammad Ghous, a foreign minister during the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule of Afghanistan, says Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death clears the way for those who […]
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Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore told Edward Neil Feldman at sentencing Monday that the doctor “became a drug pusher” and […]
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Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore told Edward Neil Feldman at sentencing Monday that the doctor “became a drug pusher” and […]
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34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 34-year-old orangutan named Sally has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo says Sally died while undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Zoo officials say she had a chronic respiratory disease, which she had been treated for several times in recent years. Officials say the respiratory disease made Sally more […]
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34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 34-year-old orangutan named Sally has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo says Sally died while undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Zoo officials say she had a chronic respiratory disease, which she had been treated for several times in recent years. Officials say the respiratory disease made Sally more […]
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Ginger Zee shines on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite injury

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ginger Zee’s ailing back didn’t seem to affect her much during the first half of the two-night season finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The “Good Morning America” meteorologist showed off plenty of flexibility during two performances Monday. The only evidence of pain came after the first dance when Zee […]
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Ginger Zee shines on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite injury

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ginger Zee’s ailing back didn’t seem to affect her much during the first half of the two-night season finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The “Good Morning America” meteorologist showed off plenty of flexibility during two performances Monday. The only evidence of pain came after the first dance when Zee […]
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Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:25

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master’s degree in Women, Peace and Security. Among others appointed to teach the course is former […]
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Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:25

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master’s degree in Women, Peace and Security. Among others appointed to teach the course is former […]
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Best Buy adds to chorus or woes in retail

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:18

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong start to the year from Best Buy was overshadowed by a lengthening string of declining quarterly sales and a pessimistic outlook that added to a chorus of woes from the retail sector. The chain’s shares dropped nearly 4 percent before the market opened Tuesday. Last week, Target Corp. reported […]
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Best Buy adds to chorus or woes in retail

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:18

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong start to the year from Best Buy was overshadowed by a lengthening string of declining quarterly sales and a pessimistic outlook that added to a chorus of woes from the retail sector. The chain’s shares dropped nearly 4 percent before the market opened Tuesday. Last week, Target Corp. reported […]
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Apple boss Tim Cook: Apps are future of TV

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:57

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry. Cook was speaking at a meeting of tech and other startups in Amsterdam, two months after Apple announced software enhancements for its TV system, Apple TV, and knocked […]
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