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In the shadow of construction cranes, no room in ‘Old Bellevue’ for link to the past

Seattle Seahawks - 3 hours 49 min ago
Sketched May 27, 2015 When I sketched Bellevue’s little wishing well from the 1950s on Northeast Fourth Street a few months ago, I thought I had drawn the last oldest thing standing in its booming downtown. But I was wrong. This old, crumbling house believed to have been the home of a Civil War veteran […]
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In the shadow of construction cranes, no room in ‘Old Bellevue’ for link to the past

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 49 min ago
Sketched May 27, 2015 When I sketched Bellevue’s little wishing well from the 1950s on Northeast Fourth Street a few months ago, I thought I had drawn the last oldest thing standing in its booming downtown. But I was wrong. This old, crumbling house believed to have been the home of a Civil War veteran […]

Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 53 min ago

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a gun-rights advocate carries a rifle on his back and a cardboard cutout of a pistol on his waist as a group protests outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers on Friday, May 29, 2015, approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.


Kansas hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola infection

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago
The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever. "The patient is extremely low risk. It's just the fever that tipped the balance," Dr. Lee Norman at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, told a news conference.

Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago

This undated photo provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department shows Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.The woman who was shot and critically wounded by Hill told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.


Edward P. Gilligan, American Express Executive, Dies at 55

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 1 min ago
Mr. Gilligan was largely seen as the likely successor to Kenneth Chenault, the chief executive.







Navy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 3 min ago

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2010 file photo shows the the USS Arizona Memorial with its floating dock, left foreground, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu on Oahu in Hawaii. Tours on the memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the dock Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the National Park Service said. The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in the mishap will send investigators to Hawaii Saturday, May 30, 2015 probe what happened. The U.S. Coast Guard has started its own probe because civilian tugboats were involved.(AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock has sent investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened.


AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 4 min ago

FILE - In this March 1, 2006 file photo, Vice President Dick Cheney, left, talks with Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., right, as they wait for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who will addresses Members of the 109th Joint Session of Congress of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.


Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 7 min ago
Mr. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison for his role as what prosecutors described as “the kingpin of a worldwide digital drug-trafficking enterprise.”







Creator of Silk Road website faces sentencing for drug scheme

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

The homepage to alleged Silk Road 2.0 website is seen in a screenshot after it was closed by U.S. authoritiesBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin. Ross Ulbricht, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan after a federal jury in February found him guilty of charges including distributing drugs through the Internet and conspiring to commit computer hacking and money laundering. "What you did was unprecedented," Forrest said.


California panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

In this Wednesday May 27, 2015 photo, a lawn is irrigated at home in Sacramento, Calif., 2015. The Building Standards Commission on Friday is taking up rules that would require landscapes on new houses, office buildings and schools to use less water then they do now. The vote comes in response to Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order calling for water saving measures in the fourth year of California's drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.


Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 9 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.

Jerry Dior, Designer of Major League Baseball’s Logo, Dies at 82

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 10 min ago
Mr. Dior created the “silhouetted batter” in 1968 when he worked for a marketing firm but received credit for it only in 2008.







Nikki Finke, Feared Hollywood Reporter, Turns to Fiction

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 10 min ago
Barred by a settlement from practicing journalism about the entertainment industry online, the intrepid reporter Nikki Finke is writing fiction for her new website, Hollywood Dementia.







First Draft: Bernie Sanders Recants 1972 Article on Women’s Fantasies of Rape

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 10 min ago
An article that Mr. Sanders wrote more than 40 years ago has resurfaced and he said it demonstrated how political campaigns can be like soap operas at times.







15-031 Millersylvania State Park hosts Canoe Families' celebration - Access Washington

Washington State News Wire - 4 hours 11 min ago

15-031 Millersylvania State Park hosts Canoe Families' celebration
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The program is a partnership of Washington State Parks and Northwest Heritage Resources, with funding provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Parks Foundation. For a full schedule of Folk and Traditional ...

U.S. military orders review as anthrax mishap widens

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 12 min ago

Spores from the Sterne strain of anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are pictured in this handout scanning electron micrographBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria. The Pentagon said a total of 11 states, two more than it first acknowledged, received "suspect samples," as did Australia and South Korea. It had previously only identified a foreign shipment to a U.S. air base south of Seoul.


Sawant holding campaign fundraiser in New York City this weekend

NBA - 4 hours 14 min ago
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is jetting all the way to New York City this weekend to drum up money for her re-election campaign. Sawant will speak alongside journalist Chris Hedges and onetime Green Party candidate for New York governor Howie Hawkins at a fundraiser on the Upper East Side. The event at All Souls […]
Categories: Sports Center

Sawant holding campaign fundraiser in New York City this weekend

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 14 min ago
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is jetting all the way to New York City this weekend to drum up money for her re-election campaign. Sawant will speak alongside journalist Chris Hedges and onetime Green Party candidate for New York governor Howie Hawkins at a fundraiser on the Upper East Side. The event at All Souls […]
Categories: Sports Center

Sawant holding campaign fundraiser in New York City this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 14 min ago
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is jetting all the way to New York City this weekend to drum up money for her re-election campaign. Sawant will speak alongside journalist Chris Hedges and onetime Green Party candidate for New York governor Howie Hawkins at a fundraiser on the Upper East Side. The event at All Souls […]