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American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 26 min ago

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.


VIDEO: Pakistan rally marches on parliament

BBC World News - 1 hour 30 min ago
Anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are advancing towards parliament, breaching a designated secure zone in the capital Islamabad.
Categories: BBC World News

Protests abate in strife-hit US town

BBC World News - 1 hour 30 min ago
Crowds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri, the US town rocked by days of clashes over the police shooting of a black teenager.
Categories: BBC World News

Phillies find out just how special Hisashi Iwakuma is as the Mariners post a 5-2 victory

Seattle Mariners - 1 hour 31 min ago
Seattle right-hander throws eight shutout innings with pinpoint control to net 11 strikeouts
Categories: Sports Center

MLB scoring change alters Derek Jeter’s 3,430th career hit

Seattle Mariners - 1 hour 32 min ago
Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
Categories: Sports Center

Tacoma pitchers give up big innings in losing 10-5 at Round Rock in PCL play

Seattle Mariners - 1 hour 33 min ago
Tacoma shortstop Ketel Marte has three hits, two RBI
Categories: Sports Center

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago

Flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in northwestern Phoenix. Flooding from heavy rain in the Phoenix area has forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17 about 25 miles north of the city. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.


Lawmakers turn up the heat on troubled ferry system

Washington State News Wire - 1 hour 40 min ago
Mechanical problems, errors and personnel issues are prompting lawmakers and others to discuss how to fix the Washington State Ferries system.

Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago

File of a man waiting in line to meet a job recruiter at the UJA-Federation Connect to Care job fair in New YorkBy Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. Yack, who says he can get by on Social Security and his GM pension, is among millions of Americans who could re-enter the U.S. They don’t show up in the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the willingness of people like Yack to return to the workforce contributes to the "slack" she sees in the labor force that could keep wages growth and inflation under control even as the economy picks up.


Gonzalo Pineda enjoys taking on the pressure for the Sounders

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 46 min ago
Defensive midfielder Gonzalo Pineda making numerous contributions for Sounders that don’t always draw big-time attention.

Kris Richard, the man behind the Legion of Boom, prepares his unit for latest challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 46 min ago
Seahawks defensive backs coach Kris Richard, just 34 years old, quickly converted from a player to a valuable assistant.

Kris Richard, the man behind the Legion of Boom, prepares his unit for latest challenge

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 46 min ago
Seahawks defensive backs coach Kris Richard, just 34 years old, quickly converted from a player to a valuable assistant.
Categories: Sports Center

In trying to replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Huskies may go with by-committee approach

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 49 min ago
Joshua Perkins and Darrell Daniels appear to be in the lead for the starting tight end job, but the Huskies will likely rely on a by-committee approach at the spot once occupied by Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

In trying to replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Huskies may go with by-committee approach

WA Huskies - 1 hour 49 min ago
Joshua Perkins and Darrell Daniels appear to be in the lead for the starting tight end job, but the Huskies will likely rely on a by-committee approach at the spot once occupied by Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Categories: Sports Center

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Cleveland holds off on naming starting quarterback

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 50 min ago
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he is not ready to pick between rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer for season opener against Pittsburgh.
Categories: Sports Center

More than 300 attend panel on diversity in theater, post-‘Mikado’

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
A panel of theater artists as well as more than 300 others took part in the Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility Forum in Seattle, organized in response to controversy around a local production of “The Mikado.”

Cleveland holds off on naming starting quarterback

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he is not ready to pick between rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer for season opener against Pittsburgh.

Ethics board votes to limit free meals for lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
In a preliminary vote, the Legislative Ethics Board in Olympia has voted to restrict legislators to 12 free meals from lobbyists per year. A final vote is likely later this year.

Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.