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2 people injured in Fremont apartment building fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19
UPDATE, 11:10 p.m. | Two people were injured in the Fremont apartment building fire, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19

A vacant and blighted home, covered with red spray paint, sits alone in an east side neighborhood once full of homes in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for other distressed municipalities. Few cities contain as much vacant realty as Detroit. The city leveraged that liability into settlements with two major creditors by giving them land and leases - and making it in their financial interest to help revitalize the city. ...


Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19
Nothing is going gold's way.

US announces 1st bitcoin securities fraud case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19
The federal government on Thursday announced its first bitcoin securities fraud case, accusing a Texas man of engineering a Ponzi scheme by getting people to turn over their bitcoins in return for promises of high interest rates and the ability to recoup their investment at any time.

VIDEO: Train strike hits German commuters

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19
A four-day rail strike, billed as the longest in German history, hits passenger trains and threatens to disrupt celebrations marking the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
Categories: BBC World News

Scientist who developed CorningWare dies in NY

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:17

FILE- In this 1950 photo provided by Corning Inc., Dr. Don Stookey prepares to expose an image to ultraviolet light. Stookey, who forever changed cooking with the invention of CorningWare, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at an assisted living center in Rochester, New York. He was 99.(AP Photo/Corning, Inc.)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey was a young scientist researching the properties of glass when in 1952 he put a glass plate into an oven to heat it. But the oven malfunctioned.


Path is clear for 2 Pac-12 teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:16
Parity is giving way to clarity in the Pac-12 race.

China police trace trafficked babies

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:10
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan search for the parents of 11 infants rescued from a baby trafficking ring.
Categories: BBC World News

Police take down Dark Web markets around the globe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:07

The global law enforcement effort shut down more than 400 criminal websites on TOR.

       

Police take down Dark Web markets around the globe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:07

The global law enforcement effort shut down more than 400 criminal websites on TOR.

       

US row over who shot Osama Bin Laden

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:05
US commandos disagree in public over who fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the al-Qaeda leader's death.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit's dash through bankruptcy awaits court nod

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:05

A man walk past graffiti in Detroit(Reuters) - Detroit's nearly 16-month odyssey through bankruptcy reaches the finish line on Friday, when a federal judge will issue his ruling on whether the city's plan for shedding debt and investing in its future is both feasible and fair. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes could approve the entire plan put forward by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. He also could send the plan back for partial revision. An all-out rejection, while possible, is not widely expected. ...


UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:03

FILE - In a Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola Disease, speaks at the United Nations Foundation in Washington. Nabarro said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, that the fight to contain Ebola is not even a quarter done, but the extraordinary global response in the last four weeks has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Ebola chief said an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015, though he cautioned that the fight to contain the disease is not even a quarter done.


Thursday’s prep swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:01
Swimming results for Thursday, Nov. 6

Canucks hold on in final second, beat Sharks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:01
Alex Edler and Chris Bonino scored second-period goals and Ryan Miller preserved the lead through the final second as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

State’s top insurance official hopes glitches in exchange will be fixed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:01
Enrollment in health plans offered by Washington Healthplanfinder for 2015 begin in less than two weeks, and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is concerned the exchange’s technical problems from last year may not be completely resolved.

FBI says agent impersonated an AP reporter in bomb-threat case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:01
FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.

Thursday’s prep water polo results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:00
Water polo results for Thursday, Nov. 6

Trail Blazers dominate Mavericks in 2nd half

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:00
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and the Portland Trail Blazers led by as many as 27 points on the way to a 108-87 rout of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.

Switcheroo at WSU convinced Rahmel Dockery to exit to Oregon State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:58
Rahmel Dockery was asked to move from receiver to defensive back while with the Cougars, but eventually he opted to leave Mike Leach’s program.