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Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday.

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.

Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 10 min ago
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 11 min ago
Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 11 min ago
As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.

Pa. State Police: Nearly half of school buses failing inspection

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago

 Nearly half of school buses failing inspectionPennsylvania State Police are making sure the ride back to school is a safe one.

Surveillance released in Fishtown food distribution center robbery

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 21 min ago

Surveillance released in Fishtown food distribution center robberyPhiladelphia police have released new surveillance video of two fake police officers robbing a Fishtown warehouse early Wednesday morning.

High-ranking Chicago cop charged with putting gun in suspect's mouth

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 21 min ago

Chicago Police Department Commander Glenn Evans at a Harrison District resident at a National Night Out event, in Harrison ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect's mouth, officials said. Commander Glenn Evans, who headed a busy district on the city's west side, has been relieved of his duties pending the case's outcome, according to Chicago police. "The alleged actions, if true, are unacceptable to both the residents we serve and to the men and women of this department," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement. At Thursday's hearing Evans was released on his own recognizance, said Laura Morask, one of his defense attorneys.

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 22 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday.

Everyday Economics: In Defense of the Knee Defender

New York Times Headlines - 5 hours 27 min ago
Why preventing a seat back from reclining is not such a big deal, provided you do it responsibly.

Israel police find body of missing U.S. student

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 28 min ago

Forensic team members work near the place where a body was found next to Ein KaremIsraeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive. Aaron Sofer, a Jewish seminary student from New Jersey, vanished last Friday while walking in woods not far from the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. His body was found earlier on Thursday. "Following a forensic examination, the body ... was identified as that of missing person Aaron Sofer.

Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 29 min ago

Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions.

Google trials drone deliveries

BBC World News - 5 hours 30 min ago
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
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Trash pours from hoarding home in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 33 min ago

Trash pours from hoarding home in North PhiladelphiaThe Department of License and Inspections was called to one home in North Philadelphia, and once inside they found nothing but trash.

PHOTOS: Backhoe used to clear trash from house

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 39 min ago

 Backhoe used to clear trash from houseOfficials had to bring in a backhoe to clear the trash from a house in North Philadelphia on Thursday.

Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 44 min ago

A pirate ship cruises the PlayaBLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.