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Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:06

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis. The singer-turned-politician had urged Haitians to set aside deep […]
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Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:06

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis. The singer-turned-politician had urged Haitians to set aside deep […]
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Rant & Rave: Valuable lost on I-5

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about help from State Patrol, rant about toddlers standing on restaurant seats
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Rant & Rave: Valuable lost on I-5

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about help from State Patrol, rant about toddlers standing on restaurant seats
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Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:16

During the last two years, 13 states have passed laws meant to help keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers. Federal law strips gun rights from felons, anyone convicted of domestic violence-related misdemeanors and those who are subject to permanent domestic violence protective orders. Many states are passing their own laws that often […]
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Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:16

During the last two years, 13 states have passed laws meant to help keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers. Federal law strips gun rights from felons, anyone convicted of domestic violence-related misdemeanors and those who are subject to permanent domestic violence protective orders. Many states are passing their own laws that often […]
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Recent state laws on domestic abuse, gun rights

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:14

Specifics of the state laws passed during the last two years that are intended to make it harder for people convicted or suspected of domestic violence to access firearms: ALABAMA Republican Gov. Robert Bentley approved a measure banning possession of firearms by those convicted of domestic violence offenses, stalking or child abuse, as well as […]
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Recent state laws on domestic abuse, gun rights

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:14

Specifics of the state laws passed during the last two years that are intended to make it harder for people convicted or suspected of domestic violence to access firearms: ALABAMA Republican Gov. Robert Bentley approved a measure banning possession of firearms by those convicted of domestic violence offenses, stalking or child abuse, as well as […]
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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:13

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns. Lawmakers and governors of both parties have supported bills stripping gun rights from those […]
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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:13

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns. Lawmakers and governors of both parties have supported bills stripping gun rights from those […]
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Lindsey Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:13

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is feeling very much at home in this southern German resort, on and off the hill. Vonn, the overall World Cup leader, won a downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win multiple downhills on the Kandahar course. She also […]
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Lindsey Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:13

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is feeling very much at home in this southern German resort, on and off the hill. Vonn, the overall World Cup leader, won a downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win multiple downhills on the Kandahar course. She also […]
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5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:03

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said. More arrests are expected following the killing of Roger Gower, who was on a joint operation with Tanzanian wildlife authorities when […]
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5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:03

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said. More arrests are expected following the killing of Roger Gower, who was on a joint operation with Tanzanian wildlife authorities when […]
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Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:53

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations. Turkmen state media on Saturday said Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired Palvan Taganov for a “weakening discipline and order” in the ministries that he oversaw, including graft among senior officials. The firing of Taganov, who was also a trade […]
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Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:53

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations. Turkmen state media on Saturday said Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired Palvan Taganov for a “weakening discipline and order” in the ministries that he oversaw, including graft among senior officials. The firing of Taganov, who was also a trade […]
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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama’s pleas for the issue to be dealt with […]
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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama’s pleas for the issue to be dealt with […]
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Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:38

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ efforts to show that he’s tough on clerical sex abuse suffered a blow Saturday after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff’s advisory commission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for survivors, had been highly critical of the slow pace of progress by the Vatican […]
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Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:38

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ efforts to show that he’s tough on clerical sex abuse suffered a blow Saturday after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff’s advisory commission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for survivors, had been highly critical of the slow pace of progress by the Vatican […]
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