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Report: Microsoft CEO Nadella going to China as China investigates Microsoft for antitrust

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:19
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit China next month, according to a report Thursday from Reuters.

Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:18
As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put him back on top.

Mom won't be charged in school confrontation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:18
Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter.

Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:17
An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.

Judge rules for TV polygamists, strikes down part of Utah ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:16
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:16
Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path.

Seahawks had barely won Super Bowl before they started talking about another

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:16
All the Seahawks did last year was win the Super Bowl. Now they’re determined to do it again. History proves, though, that the front office, coaches and players each face problems that make a repeat difficult.

NFC West previews

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:16
A look at the Seahawks’ competition

Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:16
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

State seeks 17 years for Michigan porch shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:14
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Prosecutors are seeking a minimum of 17 years in prison for a white homeowner in a Detroit suburb convicted of murdering a black teenager after shooting her on his front porch last November, a source told Reuters on Thursday. Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was convicted on Aug. 7 of second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms charges in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. It was not clear whether they would seek a prison sentence for the manslaughter conviction.

Police: 'Frustrated' mother throws baby against wall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:11

 'Frustrated' mother throws baby against wallA Schuylkill County teenage mother is accused of critically injuring her newborn son by throwing the baby against a wall.

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:11

President Barack Obama smiles in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Florida school district sets precedent by opting out of state testing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:11
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida school district is opting out of all state-required testing, a move that experts said on Thursday sets a national precedent amid a growing controversy over the use of high-stakes standardized assessments in public education. The Lee County School Board voted 3-2 on Wednesday to reject state-mandated testing in a district of some 90,000 students, saying it was acting on behalf "of administrators, teachers and most importantly students, whose educational growth has not been enhanced as a result of such testing." Lee ranks as the 33rd largest school district in the nation, according to school officials based in Fort Myers in the southwestern part of Florida. "We can sit here and roar like little kitty cats in the future and nothing is going to happen," said school board chairman Thomas Scott, who voted to reject the testing. "We have to make an impact on what is going on." District Superintendent Nancy Graham raised concerns about the move.

Nato: Russian troops are in Ukraine

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:11
Nato releases satellite images which it says show Russian forces inside Ukraine to help rebels fight government troops - a claim Russia denies.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas judge rules state's school finance system unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:10
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Texas judge ruled on Thursday the state's school finance system was unconstitutional because it does not adequately or fairly provide money to public schools, a decision that could force an overhaul of how the state pays for education. The decision from State District Judge John Dietz next heads to the state's Supreme Court, legal experts said. "The court ... finds that the Legislature has failed to meet its constitutional duty to suitably provide for Texas public schools because the school finance system is structured, operated and funded so that it cannot provide a constitutionally adequate education for all Texas school children," Dietz wrote. The legal action was brought on behalf of about 650 of the state's 1,000-plus school districts, accounting for some 3.7 million of Texas' 5 million school children.

Roger Goodell Admits He Was Wrong and Alters N.F.L. Policy on Domestic Violence

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:09
The N.F.L. commissioner said that league employees would be suspended without pay for six games for a first offense involving domestic violence.

Buckets similar to anchors on Schuylkill River bodies found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:08

Buckets similar to anchors on Schuylkill River bodies foundHeavy buckets, similar to those used to anchor the bodies found in the Schuylkill River on Wednesday, were found in a house.