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Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:33
GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.

'Unsettling' art wins £5,000 prize

BBC World News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:32
Zhu Tian, who has made her name by binding herself to gallery curators, wins a £5,000 award for up-and-coming artists.
Categories: BBC World News

USDA rules will require safety labels on tenderized beef

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will soon require labels on packages of beef tenderized by machines so shoppers know to cook it thoroughly.

Lawsuits say truck in fatal Georgia crash had warning system

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tractor-trailer blamed for causing a fiery highway crash that killed five Georgia nursing students was equipped with a warning system designed to alert drivers to avoid collisions, according to civil lawsuits filed by the victims' families.

Columbia River and tributaries a hotspot for spring chinook action, and lower river reopens this Saturday

NBA - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
The Lower Columbia River reopens Saturday (May 16), and tributaries both below and above Bonneville Dam remain fair to good for hatchery spring chinook. “There are still fish around from top to bottom in the Columbia, and angles in the tributaries such as the upper end of the Cowlitz, Kalama, Wind and Drano are doing […]
Categories: Sports Center

Columbia River and tributaries a hotspot for spring chinook action, and lower river reopens this Saturday

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
The Lower Columbia River reopens Saturday (May 16), and tributaries both below and above Bonneville Dam remain fair to good for hatchery spring chinook. “There are still fish around from top to bottom in the Columbia, and angles in the tributaries such as the upper end of the Cowlitz, Kalama, Wind and Drano are doing […]
Categories: Sports Center

Columbia River and tributaries a hotspot for spring chinook action, and lower river reopens this Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
The Lower Columbia River reopens Saturday (May 16), and tributaries both below and above Bonneville Dam remain fair to good for hatchery spring chinook. “There are still fish around from top to bottom in the Columbia, and angles in the tributaries such as the upper end of the Cowlitz, Kalama, Wind and Drano are doing […]

Amtrak Passengers Recall Routine Ride, Then Chaos

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:28
Survivors described scenes of sudden horror, as train cars tumbled off the tracks and passengers, tossed like dolls, looked for a way out.







Jim Gaines, AP tech staffer, dies in Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:27

In this Sept. 7, 2006 photo, Associated Press employee Jim Gaines poses for a picture. Gaines, an AP video software architect, was among those killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Santos Chaparro)PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Jim Gaines, an Associated Press video software architect known for his "tireless dedication" to technological innovation, was killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. He was 48.


Book on hospital after Hurricane Katrina wins $10,000 award

NBA - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:26
NEW YORK (AP) — An author whose book “Five Days at Memorial” tells of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina has won a $10,000 prize for nonfiction. The literary and human rights organization PEN announced Wednesday that Sheri Fink had won the PEN/John Galbraith Award for a book of “notable literary merit” that highlights […]
Categories: Sports Center

Book on hospital after Hurricane Katrina wins $10,000 award

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:26
NEW YORK (AP) — An author whose book “Five Days at Memorial” tells of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina has won a $10,000 prize for nonfiction. The literary and human rights organization PEN announced Wednesday that Sheri Fink had won the PEN/John Galbraith Award for a book of “notable literary merit” that highlights […]
Categories: Sports Center

Book on hospital after Hurricane Katrina wins $10,000 award

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:26
NEW YORK (AP) — An author whose book “Five Days at Memorial” tells of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina has won a $10,000 prize for nonfiction. The literary and human rights organization PEN announced Wednesday that Sheri Fink had won the PEN/John Galbraith Award for a book of “notable literary merit” that highlights […]

House GOP approves cuts to Amtrak budget despite crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:26

House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cutsWASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak's budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia.


Guinta disputes federal finding of illegal campaign cash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:25

FILE - Frank Guinta is seen In this Thursday Sept. 23, 2010 file photo. Guinta illegally accepted more than $300,000 in campaign donations from his parents in 2010, the Federal Election Commission has concluded after a nearly five-year investigation. The Republican New Hampshire Congressman has agreed to repay $355,000 he says he loaned himself during his first run for Congress in 2010 to settle a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta illegally accepted more than $300,000 in campaign donations from his parents in 2009 and 2010, the Federal Election Commission has concluded after a nearly five-year investigation.


Bird flu adds to woes at Minnesota turkey litter power plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:25

This May 8, 2015, photo provided by the Swift County Monitor-News, shows the Fibrominn power plant in Benson, Minnesota. The plant was designed to burn turkey litter but ran into supply and operational difficulties even before bird flu struck the Midwest poultry industry, yet its new managers say they’re confident they can keep it running for the long haul. The plant is in receivership and now relies heavily on wood chips, which can be seen outside the building. (Reed Anfinson/ Swift County Monitor-News via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota power plant fueled by turkey litter flopped and fell into receivership even before a virulent form of bird flu shook the Midwest's poultry industry in recent months, yet its new managers say they're confident they can keep it running for the long haul.


Pentagon recommends new Navy, Army chiefs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter nominated two top military officers Wednesday to take charge of the Army and Navy, selecting men who have faced public scrutiny over the past year for their key leadership roles in high-profile cases.

Los Angeles jury convicts father of killing 4-year-old daughter by tossing her off sea cliff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jury convicts father of killing 4-year-old daughter by tossing her off sea cliff.

Parachutist rescued after getting snagged on Idaho bridge

NBA - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:12
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A California woman whose parachute got snagged on an Idaho bridge and was left dangling 500 feet above the Snake River has been rescued without injury. Multiple agencies on Tuesday helped pluck 26-year-old Carla Jean Segil of Big Bear, California, from beneath Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon and […]
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Parachutist rescued after getting snagged on Idaho bridge

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:12
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A California woman whose parachute got snagged on an Idaho bridge and was left dangling 500 feet above the Snake River has been rescued without injury. Multiple agencies on Tuesday helped pluck 26-year-old Carla Jean Segil of Big Bear, California, from beneath Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon and […]
Categories: Sports Center

Parachutist rescued after getting snagged on Idaho bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:12
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A California woman whose parachute got snagged on an Idaho bridge and was left dangling 500 feet above the Snake River has been rescued without injury. Multiple agencies on Tuesday helped pluck 26-year-old Carla Jean Segil of Big Bear, California, from beneath Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon and […]