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Bellarmine, Auburn Riverside crack top-50 in national volleyball rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 34 min ago
After winning state volleyball championships last Saturday, Bellarmine Prep (Class 4A) and Auburn Riverside (3A) both took significant jumps in PrepVolleyball.com's national rankings.

Could Richard Sherman play wide receiver?

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 34 min ago
Whether the Seahawks have issues with their receivers depends a little on who you talk to.

Jennifer Lawrence is ‘a mentor to me,’ says Willow Shields

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 34 min ago
Shields, 14, says Lawrence, who plays her older sister and heroine Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, can relate to what it’s like to be a child actor. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” is new in theaters.

Ohio House votes to shield execution drugmaker

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 42 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The names of companies providing lethal injection drugs to the state would be shielded for at least two decades under a bill that cleared the Ohio House on Thursday.

Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 44 min ago

This 1954 photo provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows Willy Burgdorfer inoculating ticks at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. Burgdorfer, the Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm “Willy” Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson’s disease Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in Hamilton, Mont. He was 89. (AP Photo/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.


Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 45 min ago

Judy Solomon, vice president of Kinetic Systems Inc., poses for photos as 11-year employee, John Kelly, works inside the plant in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Solomon says she has to provide health insurance to attract and keep engineers when competing against bigger companies. Her business has 32 full-time workers and makes equipment that helps control vibrations for sensitive scientific instruments. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.


PG&E fined over alleged secret dealings

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 45 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.

AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 46 min ago
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

Four Sounders named 2014 MLS award finalists

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 49 min ago
Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named one of three finalists for MLS MVP and coach Sigi Schmid is still in the running for coach of the year, the league announced Thursday in a release.

Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 49 min ago
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue.

Sounders’ Clint Dempsey declares U.S. men’s year a success despite final loss

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 49 min ago
U.S. captain says strong World Cup showing helped make it a good year despite 4-1 loss in Dublin on Tuesday. Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island native, made his U.S. national team debut in the match.

US home sales rise in October

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 49 min ago
Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.

Washington St-Arizona St Preview Capsule

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 49 min ago
Washington State (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) at No. 13 Arizona State (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12), 1 p.m., EST, (Pac-12 Network). Line: Arizona State by 16½½. Series Record: Arizona State leads 25-13-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE Last week's upset loss to Oregon State left Arizona State in a precarious ...

Correction: Obit-Jane Byrne story

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 49 min ago

FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne appears at inaugural ceremonies for Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. Byrne, Chicago's first and only female mayor, has died at the age of 81. Byrne’s daughter, Kathy, says her mother died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at a hospice in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the death of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Harold Washington was a state senator when he was elected Chicago mayor. Washington had been a state senator, but he was a U.S. House member when he defeated Byrne and was elected mayor.


Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 51 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, various cuts of beef and pork are displayed for sale in the meat department at a discount market in Arlington, Va. The U.S. is running out of options to keep package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The World Trade Organization has ruled that those labels discriminate against Canada and Mexico. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.


California firefighter arrested in love triangle murder

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 52 min ago
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California firefighter and his alleged mistress have been arrested in the murder of the woman's husband, who was shot to death at a rail yard in August, police say. Jonathan Michael Hearn, 24, and Sabrina Limon, 35, were taken into custody this week on suspicion of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said in a written release. ...

Combat aviation unit deactivated at Fort Campbell

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 53 min ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Army says a 2,400-soldier combat aviation unit that recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan will be deactivated at Fort Campbell and its members sent elsewhere, as overseas wars wind down and the military continues to reorganize and downsize.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 57 min ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police have journal, videos indicating Florida State shooter believed government targeted him.

Tribes work to create sex-offender registries

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 27 sec ago
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way to meeting the legal requirements meant to keep convicted criminals from hiding out on tribal lands, a new report shows.