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Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about a quarter mile downstream from the mine outside Silverton, Colo. Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from the Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 found. The massive spill occurred on Aug. 5 when a government cleanup crew doing excavation work triggered the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of sludge that fouled hundreds of miles of rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.


New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago

FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, a customer demonstrates Apple Watch at an Apple Store in Tokyo. A new report on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2015, estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter , more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.


Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 48 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom.

Study can’t confirm results of many psychology experiments

NBA - 2 hours 55 min ago
Researchers tried to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time. It's a stark reminder that a single study rarely provides definitive answers.
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Study can’t confirm results of many psychology experiments

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 55 min ago
Researchers tried to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time. It's a stark reminder that a single study rarely provides definitive answers.
Categories: Sports Center

Study can’t confirm results of many psychology experiments

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 55 min ago
Researchers tried to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time. It's a stark reminder that a single study rarely provides definitive answers.

WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post

NBA - 2 hours 57 min ago
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal. The vintage piece of military hardware was hauled away earlier this week from outside VFW Post 1137 in Benton Township in southwestern […]
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WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 57 min ago
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal. The vintage piece of military hardware was hauled away earlier this week from outside VFW Post 1137 in Benton Township in southwestern […]
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WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal. The vintage piece of military hardware was hauled away earlier this week from outside VFW Post 1137 in Benton Township in southwestern […]

Trump: ‘I swear’ my hair is not a toupee

NBA - 2 hours 58 min ago
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: “It’s my hair … I swear.” The billionaire developer waved a copy of The New York Times shortly after taking the stage, saying the newspaper accused him of wearing a toupee. Then […]
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Trump: ‘I swear’ my hair is not a toupee

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 58 min ago
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: “It’s my hair … I swear.” The billionaire developer waved a copy of The New York Times shortly after taking the stage, saying the newspaper accused him of wearing a toupee. Then […]
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Trump: ‘I swear’ my hair is not a toupee

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 58 min ago
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: “It’s my hair … I swear.” The billionaire developer waved a copy of The New York Times shortly after taking the stage, saying the newspaper accused him of wearing a toupee. Then […]

California cut water use by 31 percent amid drought

NBA - 2 hours 59 min ago
Water-conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to cut back in a fourth year of drought. "This isn't your mother's drought or your grandmother's drought. This is the drought of the century," said the State Water Resources Control Board chair.
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California cut water use by 31 percent amid drought

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 59 min ago
Water-conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to cut back in a fourth year of drought. "This isn't your mother's drought or your grandmother's drought. This is the drought of the century," said the State Water Resources Control Board chair.
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California cut water use by 31 percent amid drought

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 59 min ago
Water-conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to cut back in a fourth year of drought. "This isn't your mother's drought or your grandmother's drought. This is the drought of the century," said the State Water Resources Control Board chair.

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 1 min ago

A West Virginia State Police Officer speaks with parents of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a "hostage-like" situation occurred in the cafeteria of the school. State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says a suspect was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Ben Queen)CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely begun the school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her class and pulled a gun. He told her to cover the windows, lock the door and throw the keys and her 27 students' cellphones on the floor.


Chemical fire at Western Washington University

NBA - 3 hours 2 min ago
The cause of a chemical fire that broke out in a chemistry lab at Western Washington University still hasn't been determined.
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Chemical fire at Western Washington University

Seattle Seahawks - 3 hours 2 min ago
The cause of a chemical fire that broke out in a chemistry lab at Western Washington University still hasn't been determined.
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Chemical fire at Western Washington University

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 2 min ago
The cause of a chemical fire that broke out in a chemistry lab at Western Washington University still hasn't been determined.

‘El Duque’ of bachata to reign at Century Ballroom

NBA - 3 hours 4 min ago
Joan Soriano, one of the stars of the Dominican dance style of bachata, presides over a dance and concert at Century Ballroom on Sept. 28.
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