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New York City officials say major crime is down this year

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:29
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on pace this year for fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes for the first time in at least two decades, officials said Wednesday. For the first six months of 2015 there were 46,775 reports of rapes, robberies, felony assaults, burglaries, grand larcenies and auto theft, said Dermott […]
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New York City officials say major crime is down this year

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:29
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on pace this year for fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes for the first time in at least two decades, officials said Wednesday. For the first six months of 2015 there were 46,775 reports of rapes, robberies, felony assaults, burglaries, grand larcenies and auto theft, said Dermott […]
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Analysis: Trump’s comments on immigration complicate GOP’s ‘Latino problem’

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:23
Donald Trump’s disparagement of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners raises the question of how much longer the Republican Party’s other 2016 presidential contenders can remain largely silent on the controversy.
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Analysis: Trump’s comments on immigration complicate GOP’s ‘Latino problem’

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:23
Donald Trump’s disparagement of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners raises the question of how much longer the Republican Party’s other 2016 presidential contenders can remain largely silent on the controversy.
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Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports. Dong-Pyou Han, 58, also must pay $7.2 […]
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Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports. Dong-Pyou Han, 58, also must pay $7.2 […]
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The naked truth about nudity onstage

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:40
Full-frontal nudity in the American theater no longer is the shock and scandal it once did. But it still affects how theatergoers respond to plays, writes Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson.
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The naked truth about nudity onstage

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:40
Full-frontal nudity in the American theater no longer is the shock and scandal it once did. But it still affects how theatergoers respond to plays, writes Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson.
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3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:18
NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the seams on the floats, distributed by Otteroo Corp. of San Francisco, can leak air. There have been 54 reports of broken […]
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3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:18
NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the seams on the floats, distributed by Otteroo Corp. of San Francisco, can leak air. There have been 54 reports of broken […]
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Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:14
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull. Jacqueline Hunt, the baby’s mother, told WPXI-TV that a pediatrician said the nurse was feeding and burping her 1-day-old son, Eli, at Uniontown Hospital when the nurse became “drowsy and […]
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Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:14
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull. Jacqueline Hunt, the baby’s mother, told WPXI-TV that a pediatrician said the nurse was feeding and burping her 1-day-old son, Eli, at Uniontown Hospital when the nurse became “drowsy and […]
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Cantwell seeks to advance Yakima River basin water plan

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:12
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has introduced legislation to push forward a long-term plan to ease water shortages in the Yakima basin, one of the state’s hardest-hit regions during this summer’s drought.
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Cantwell seeks to advance Yakima River basin water plan

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:12
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has introduced legislation to push forward a long-term plan to ease water shortages in the Yakima basin, one of the state’s hardest-hit regions during this summer’s drought.
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Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]
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Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]
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Roundup: ‘Historic’ tuition cuts set Washington apart; questions remain about budget and McCleary

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:04
Washington’s ‘historic’ tuition cuts set it apart from other states: Under the new state budget, Washington’s four-year public colleges will be cutting tuition by 15-20 percent before 2016, a move that could attract attention from other states. “There’s a whole new generation of people with student debt right now, and state lawmakers are starting to recognize that,” […]
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Roundup: ‘Historic’ tuition cuts set Washington apart; questions remain about budget and McCleary

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:04
Washington’s ‘historic’ tuition cuts set it apart from other states: Under the new state budget, Washington’s four-year public colleges will be cutting tuition by 15-20 percent before 2016, a move that could attract attention from other states. “There’s a whole new generation of people with student debt right now, and state lawmakers are starting to recognize that,” […]
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Free checked bag on Alaska for Visa Signature card-holders

NBA - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:56
Passengers — and up to six friends and family — who have an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card now get a free checked bag as a permanent card-holder benefit.
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Free checked bag on Alaska for Visa Signature card-holders

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:56
Passengers — and up to six friends and family — who have an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card now get a free checked bag as a permanent card-holder benefit.
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