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Huskies hoops links: Washington's late rally falls short against Stanford

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 30 min ago
In many ways, Washington's 84-74 loss to Stanford felt like an exhibition game.

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 30 min ago

In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Natalie Parker, director of human resources at the Doubletree Grand, left, talks with job applicants during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute. On Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, the U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy.

Report: Pilot became disoriented before fatal 2013 crash

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 31 min ago
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators say the crash of a volunteer medical flight in upstate New York two years ago occurred after the pilot became disoriented in low visibility, causing the small plane to spiral out of control before breaking up in midair.

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

BBC World News - 3 hours 35 min ago
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 37 min ago
A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.

After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 37 min ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.

McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 38 min ago
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.

Co-Pilot of AirAsia Plane Was at Controls Just Before Crash

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 39 min ago
Indonesian investigators, who have finished a preliminary report on the accident, said that they had not concluded that who was flying was a factor in the crash.

1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 47 min ago
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.

McLaren-Honda unveil 2015 challenger

BBC World News - 3 hours 52 min ago
McLaren unveil their 2015 car to herald the start of the team's new partnership with engine supplier Honda.
Categories: BBC World News

Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 53 min ago
Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.

President Obama visits Philadelphia Thursday

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 sec ago

President Obama visits Philadelphia ThursdayPresident Obama is set to arrive in Philadelphia today for an important gathering of his fellow Democrats.

Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 1 min ago
A newly discovered solar system -- with five small rocky planets -- makes ours look like a baby.

Exclusive: CDC installing cameras in labs in agency-wide safety push

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 2 min ago

A general view of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced camera monitoring of workers in its highest-level biosafety laboratories as it seeks to restore public faith in its procedures after a series of mishaps, agency officials tell Reuters. The mishaps have raised major questions over safety practices at more than 1,000 laboratory and support facilities that make up the CDC, whose role is to monitor and prevent outbreaks of disease. The move to monitor workers will allow lab directors and senior scientists to ensure they have followed safety protocols exactly, Leslie Dauphin, interim director of laboratory safety, told Reuters in an interview. "That is what the camera system helps with." The agency is expected to release details within a week of its own investigation into the Ebola mishap.

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 4 min ago

FILE - Ina Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal William Shatner speaks to the media about the upcoming event at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta. Shatner returns as the Negotiator in a new ad campaign that launches Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting again playing the travel pro's daughter. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company.

Murray in fourth Aussie Open final

BBC World News - 4 hours 4 min ago
Andy Murray comes storming back after a poor start to beat Tomas Berdych and reach his fourth Australian Open final.
Categories: BBC World News