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Prison escape plan cited in fatal Vegas crash case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:15

Ammar Harris appears in district court Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. Harris and a co-defendant waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday and will enter their guilty pleas in a few weeks. The 28-year-old Harris faces felony charges alleging that food, methamphetamines, vodka and a cellphone were smuggled to him by a guard earlier this year at a state prison outside Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash.


Revel Casino in Atlantic City Is Sold to Real Estate Company

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:09
Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to pay $110 million for the property that cost $2.4 billion to build and closed a month ago.






Bits Blog: Facebook Agrees to Ease Rules on Real Names

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:06
Protests from San Francisco’s drag queens prompted Facebook to say it will relax its insistence that its users go by their real names on the service.

Gadgetwise: Getting Value Out of an Old iPhone, Galaxy or Similar Device

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:03
Mailing your phone to a reseller, handing it to a cellphone store or putting it up for sale online can reduce or fully cover the price of an upgrade.

Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:01
Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian.
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Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

Seattle Storm - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:01
Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian.
Categories: Sports Center

Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:00

A police officer stands by the scene of a shootingBELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — In the small, modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, neighbors of Mayor Daniel Crespo struggled Wednesday to come to terms with how the friendly, outgoing political leader could have been shot to death by his wife of 28 years.


Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:00
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

Father charged in alleged Amber Alert abduction of son

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:59
By Evan Marczynski / Skagit Valley Herald

Judge rules Calpers can be impaired in Stockton bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:58
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the Stockton, California, bankruptcy on Wednesday ruled the state's huge pension system, Calpers, can be impaired as part of the city's financial restructuring. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. The ruling follows a similar determination in the city of Detroit's bankruptcy case, in which that judge ruled that pensions could also be made to absorb losses along with other creditors. ...

Wyoming landslide stabilization to begin in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:57

FILE - This April 18, 2014 aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental shows a home damaged by a landslide in Jackson, Wyo. Town officials say they don’t have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide that tore one house in two and cut off access to dozens of other homes last spring. The work will begin next year. Meanwhile, next year’s spring thaw presents a concern but for now the slide only is moving at about an inch or two per month, according to George Machan, the chief engineer consulting with town officials on the situation said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Tributary Environmental) NO SALESJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide in Wyoming that tore one house in two and cut off access to dozens of other homes last spring.


Driver killed in Covington pursuit was Puyallup woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:56
Update at 2:39 p.m.: King County sheriff's Detective Jason Stanley said the driver killed in Monday's crash was a 34-year-old Puyallup woman who was suspected of stealing clothing and electronics from a Kohl's department store in Covington.

Snohomish County Jail reports third recent death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:51
The Associated Press

Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:49
The Associated Press

Bell Gardens, California Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot; wife released

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:48

Bell Gardens, California Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot; wife releasedThe wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.


VIDEO: Iraq PM: IS threatens Iraq's existence

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:47
Iraq's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC that Islamic State continues to pose 'an existential threat' to the his country.
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Ocean Greens to become Seattle's third state-licensed pot shop

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:47
The legal pot market seems to be picking up steam. Ocean Greens owner Oltion Hyseni announced his store will open at 4:20 p.m. Thursday. His business will become Seattle's third state-licensed marijuana store. He said he thinks Ocean Greens has acquired enough supply to stay open, but will

UW's Bob Gregory on the versatile Shaq Thompson: 'He can handle it all'

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:46
UW linebackers coach Bob Gregory met with the media after Wednesday's practice:
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Former President Carter celebrates 90th birthday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:44

Former President Jimmy Carter, right, blows out candles on a birthday cake as wife Rosalynn looks on during his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love.