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Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:25
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilnius. Why build an electrical substation with granite blocks instead of regular bricks? When he examined the building more carefully this month, he made a chilling discovery: Dozens of stones […]
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Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:25
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilnius. Why build an electrical substation with granite blocks instead of regular bricks? When he examined the building more carefully this month, he made a chilling discovery: Dozens of stones […]
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KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders for ads

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:25
NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image. Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Col. Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn’t featured him in TV ads […]
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KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders for ads

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:25
NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image. Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Col. Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn’t featured him in TV ads […]
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Top Kitsap public defender resigned after county violation

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:22
Kitsap County's top public defender says he resigned in April after the county administrator said she wanted to fire him.
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Top Kitsap public defender resigned after county violation

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:22
Kitsap County's top public defender says he resigned in April after the county administrator said she wanted to fire him.
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Missing Everett woman found ‘safe and sound’

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:14
The search for an Everett woman who suffers from dementia ended Tuesday when she was found with a relative.
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Missing Everett woman found ‘safe and sound’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:14
The search for an Everett woman who suffers from dementia ended Tuesday when she was found with a relative.
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House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has approved a bipartisan bill that would limit expenses for former presidents who earn more than $400,000 a year. Former presidents receive a pension of more than $200,000 a year, plus annual expenses that can add up to more than $1 million for office space and other costs. On […]
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House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has approved a bipartisan bill that would limit expenses for former presidents who earn more than $400,000 a year. Former presidents receive a pension of more than $200,000 a year, plus annual expenses that can add up to more than $1 million for office space and other costs. On […]
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Oh, boy: UW graduate assistant coach Gerald Alexander delivers son in bathtub

WA Huskies - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:49
Couple shares 'crazy, wonderful' delivery story on social media.
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PayPal facing $25M sanction for illegal credit sign-ups

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing that PayPal Inc. pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it illegally signed up customers for its online credit product, used misleading advertising and mishandled billing disputes. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday its proposed consent order against the digital payments processor. If the order is approved […]
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PayPal facing $25M sanction for illegal credit sign-ups

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing that PayPal Inc. pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it illegally signed up customers for its online credit product, used misleading advertising and mishandled billing disputes. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday its proposed consent order against the digital payments processor. If the order is approved […]
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Survey finds sports stand out at EWU

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:23
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Winning football and basketball teams are giving Eastern Washington University a statewide reputation. A new survey found that athletics most often was cited when people were asked their impressions of the Cheney school. The quality of educational offerings was mentioned by some Spokane County respondents. But The Spokesman-Review says most statewide […]
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Survey finds sports stand out at EWU

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:23
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Winning football and basketball teams are giving Eastern Washington University a statewide reputation. A new survey found that athletics most often was cited when people were asked their impressions of the Cheney school. The quality of educational offerings was mentioned by some Spokane County respondents. But The Spokesman-Review says most statewide […]
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Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:21
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 U.S. lawsuits seeking class-action status allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to fans before the fight, […]
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Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:21
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 U.S. lawsuits seeking class-action status allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to fans before the fight, […]
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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

NBA - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:20
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation say two engineers would serve as a check and balance on each other. Engineer Brandon Bostian was alone in […]
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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:20
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation say two engineers would serve as a check and balance on each other. Engineer Brandon Bostian was alone in […]
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Blast kills 9, wounds 14 at northeast Nigerian market

NBA - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:47
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion at a rural market in northeast Nigerian has killed nine people and wounded at least 14. They blamed Boko Haram extremists. Merchant Abubakar Garba says Tuesday’s bomb appeared to have been planted between the sheep market and vegetable stalls at Garkida. Others say it was a suicide […]
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