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Michael Bennett says he doesn’t want to be traded. But a raise? That he might like

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:47
Michael Bennett said during a TV appearance today he doesn't want to be traded, but might like more money.

Pittsburgh police, accused of racial bias, will revamp hiring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:44
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Police Department has agreed to revamp its hiring practices in order to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed discrimination against African-American job applicants, Mayor Bill Peduto said on Thursday. The city also will pay legal fees of up to $600,000, said the city's lawyer Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, who spoke to reporters at a press conference with the mayor and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which filed the legal action. About 19.5 percent of applicants who took recent Pittsburgh officer exams were African-American, but only 4 percent of new hires since 2001 have been black, said ACLU legal director Witold Walczak. Census figures show 26 percent of Pittsburgh residents are black.

Netanyahu, Seeking to Broaden Coalition, Reserves Crucial Post for Rival

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:43
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to assign the position of foreign minister to Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, and to expand his razor-thin majority government.







Defiant Greece rehires public staff

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:40
Greece is rehiring some 4,000 public sector workers, including cleaning ladies, despite its tough aid talks with international creditors.
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VIDEO: Aids can be eradicated, says Elton

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:38
Sir Elton John says he believes Aids can be eradicated in his lifetime if research funding is continued.
Categories: BBC World News

Student appointed to Washington State Board of Education - SFGate

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:36

Student appointed to Washington State Board of Education
SFGate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A high school student from Gig Harbor has been appointed to the Washington State Board of Education. Baxter Hershman is a sophomore at Gig Harbor High School. He is the new western Washington student representative to the ...

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Swan found burned in NJ state park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:33

Swan found burned in NJ state parkOfficials are trying to figure out how a swan ended up burned in a South Jersey park.


Tornadoes, flash floods upend the Oklahoma City area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:29

Tornadoes, flash floods upend the Oklahoma City areaVictims from a 51-twister outbreak across Tornado Alley sifted through rubble Thursday while forecasters issued ominous forecasts for the coming days.


Lawyer: Officers 'doing well' after shooting at contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:26
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for five police officers involved in a shooting at a provocative cartoon contest in Texas says they have yet to return to work but are "doing well."

Shared Belief moved to Washington State rehab center - Belleville News-Democrat

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:25

Shared Belief moved to Washington State rehab center
Belleville News-Democrat
Berkeley, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Champion thoroughbred Shared Belief has been transferred to Pegasus Training & Equine Rehabilitation Center in Washington State. "The Champ has settled in nicely and is doing great! The facility is beautiful. He will ...

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Yelp shares rise 20% on sale rumours

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:21
Shares in online business review site Yelp surge more than 20% after the Wall Street Journal published a report that the firm was looking for a buyer.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspended priest dubbed Monsignor Meth gets 5-year sentence

NBA - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth apologized Thursday for running a methamphetamine distribution ring and letting down scores of friends and parishioners. Moments later, Monsignor Kevin Wallin was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, less than the 10 years he faced but more than the four years he […]
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Suspended priest dubbed Monsignor Meth gets 5-year sentence

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth apologized Thursday for running a methamphetamine distribution ring and letting down scores of friends and parishioners. Moments later, Monsignor Kevin Wallin was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, less than the 10 years he faced but more than the four years he […]
Categories: Sports Center

Suspended priest dubbed Monsignor Meth gets 5-year sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth apologized Thursday for running a methamphetamine distribution ring and letting down scores of friends and parishioners. Moments later, Monsignor Kevin Wallin was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, less than the 10 years he faced but more than the four years he […]

Tough-to-please Tom Brady is no dummy about legal matters

NBA - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
Deflating footballs for Tom Brady is a tough job. The star quarterback is the unquestioned star in New England, but at least one Patriots employee dares to diss him. Still, workers think it’s worth doing whatever makes Brady happy, especially if autographed footballs and sneakers are part of the reward. An NFL investigation released Wednesday […]
Categories: Sports Center

Tough-to-please Tom Brady is no dummy about legal matters

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
Deflating footballs for Tom Brady is a tough job. The star quarterback is the unquestioned star in New England, but at least one Patriots employee dares to diss him. Still, workers think it’s worth doing whatever makes Brady happy, especially if autographed footballs and sneakers are part of the reward. An NFL investigation released Wednesday […]
Categories: Sports Center

Tough-to-please Tom Brady is no dummy about legal matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:20
Deflating footballs for Tom Brady is a tough job. The star quarterback is the unquestioned star in New England, but at least one Patriots employee dares to diss him. Still, workers think it’s worth doing whatever makes Brady happy, especially if autographed footballs and sneakers are part of the reward. An NFL investigation released Wednesday […]

Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

NBA - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran. The vote was 98-1 for the bipartisan bill that would give Congress a say on what could be a historic […]
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Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran. The vote was 98-1 for the bipartisan bill that would give Congress a say on what could be a historic […]
Categories: Sports Center

Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran. The vote was 98-1 for the bipartisan bill that would give Congress a say on what could be a historic […]