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Oil Prices Fall to Lowest Since 2009

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:03
International banks predict that prices will drop even lower because of an oversupplied global crude oil market.






State proposes water-quality rule tied to fish consumption

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:01
The state Department of Ecology has proposed a draft water-quality rule tied to how much fish people eat, but its adoption may depend on whether lawmakers are willing to give the agency new authority to ban certain toxic chemicals to prevent water pollution.

Christie lands RNC fundraising chief for possible '16 bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:01
The Republican National Committee's top fundraiser is stepping down this week as he prepares to join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's prospective presidential campaign.

NYPD overseer reviews suspected chokehold cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:01
The New York Police Department and an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims are inconsistent in determining how and when officers are held accountable for using prohibited chokeholds, according a report being released Monday by the city's new inspector general for police.

Lens Blog: Help Unravel a Gordon Parks Southern Mystery

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:00
A Gordon Parks photo from 1956 raises tantalizing questions about race and class in the Jim Crow South. Now, Lens is asking readers to help uncover the identities of the people in the picture.

Microsoft's Forza 6 lands Ford GT supercar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:59
It's a little early for Microsoft to be talking up the next version of its "Forza" racing game -- the game isn't likely to go on sale until the holiday season -- but it couldn't hold back today's news.

VIDEO: China censors period drama cleavage

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:57
China's most popular television drama has been re-edited to get rid of the plunging necklines featured in the show.
Categories: BBC World News

A Small Software Company Sees a Future in Containers of Code

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:55
A software start-up is in the forefront of a move to package applications much as shipping containers hold physical goods.

LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:52

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Chris Meany, senior vice president of Hollywood Park Land Company, unveils an architectural rendering of a proposed NFL stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs, whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team, expect to receive as much as $100 million in local tax dollars over five years if it's completed, an Associated Press review has found. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs — whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team — expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.


Cuba completes release of prisoners

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:47
The US says it has verified the release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba, agreed as part of a historic deal to restore diplomatic relations.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Mercedes: Car as smartphone on wheels

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:41
Samira Hussain speaks to Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz about autonomous vehicles, and cars becoming smartphones on wheels.
Categories: BBC World News

House Republicans want education budget separate from General Fund spending plan

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:34
As the Washington state Legislature begins its 2015 session the hottest issue is expected to be how to fund our K-12 education system.

Brooklyn District Attorney Affirms Conviction in 2003 Killing of Student

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:25
The district attorney said after a review that he would not seek to overturn the conviction of John Giuca in the death of a student athlete at Fairfield University.

Pam Roach, once booted from GOP caucus, elected state Senate president

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:23
State Sen. Pam Roach: She was once booted from Senate Republican Caucus for abusive treatment of staff. On Monday, she was elected President Pro Tem of the Washington State Senate. State Sen. Pam Roach, banned from the Senate Republican Caucus in 2010, was elected on Monday as president pro tem of the Washington State Senate in a coup that bore Democratic footprints. Roach was elected on a 25-24 ...

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Inspector general: Some NY police use chokehold as first response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:17

African-American Congressional staffers stage walk out with Hands Up Don't Shoot pose on the steps of the House of Representatives in Washington to protest the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric GarnerBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new inspector general blasted the New York City Police Department on Monday for failing to punish officers who used banned chokeholds on citizens, sometimes as a first response in a confrontation. The first official report by police Inspector General Philip Eure comes a month after New York was shaken first by a grand jury's decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner and then by the killing of two NYPD officers by a gunman avenging the Staten Island man's death. ...