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Comedian Tig Notaro: ‘This is who I am. I am a stand-up’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:46
For Tig Notaro, who brings her stand-up act to Seattle’s Neptune Theatre Nov. 13, no subject escapes her act, even her own cancer.

Pac-12 predictions: Huskies will need to dig deep against No. 18 UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:46
It’s been a week of hype and turmoil in the build-up to UW-UCLA … Jim Mora, Shaq vs. Jack, Marcus Peters out of whack.

Gay marriage on way back to US Supreme Court

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:46
A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again.

Motherwell 1-0 Dundee United

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:46
Iain Vigurs secures a victory over leaders Dundee United in Motherwell's first game without manager Stuart McCall.
Categories: BBC World News

Funeral held for soldier who died in Korean War

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:41

A military honor guard carries the coffin of Army Sgt. Lee H. Manning at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Calif on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Manning, who died as a POW during the Korean War and whose remains were recently identified, was finally laid to rest receiving full military honors. Manning was just 20 years old when he enlisted in 1950 and trained as a medic. Returning POWs reported Manning was captured by Chinese forces during a 1950 battle and died six months later from medical neglect. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. soldier who died as a POW during the Korean War received full military honors in a hometown funeral attended by family members who feared the day might never come.


No drugs in Robin Williams suicide

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:38
Robin Williams was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his suicide, authorities in California reveal.
Categories: BBC World News

For Americans, Ebola still very much foreign thing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:37

FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2014, file photo, members of the media wait near an entrance to University Hospital, where nurse was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients, in Newark, N.J. Dr. Albert Wu and others say there are signs that Americans have retreated from widespread Ebola panic and have reached a kind of equilibrium when it comes to the hemorrhagic fever that is ravaging parts of West Africa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)Ebola isn't leading American newspapers and newscasts much these days. Dr. Albert Wu thinks that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Darby man arrested in sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:34

Darby man arrested in sexual assault of 14-year-old girlA Darby man surrendered to police on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.


Gay couples begin to marry in Kansas City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:33
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Same-sex marriages have begun in the Kansas City area after a federal judge ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

Suspected Connecticut wedding crasher surrenders on theft charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:33
By Richard Weizel WESTPORT Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man has surrendered to police on suspicion he posed as a wedding guest at an exclusive Westport hotel and stole cash and checks given to the newlyweds at the reception. Frank Burnett, 30, of Mansfield, was identified as the suspect through a surveillance video and tips to police after the October wedding theft at The Inn at Longshore. The suspect entered the hotel on the evening of Oct. ...

Still mourning and trying to survive in Tacloban

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:32
Learning how to hide pain one year on from Typhoon Haiyan
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Haiyan survivors homeless one year on

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:32
One year on from Typhoon Haiyan, many survivors in the Philippines are still living in temporary shelters and struggling to make ends meet.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks Stats Geek: Seattle vs. the Manning brothers

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:31
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VIDEO: Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:30
One year on from Typhoon Haiyan and new housing is being built in safer areas.
Categories: BBC World News

Georgia sues feds in escalating water wars in U.S. Southeast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:25
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's growing thirst for water prompted Georgia officials on Friday to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a request to tap more deeply into a lake critical to Alabama, the latest salvo in U.S. Southeast water wars also extending to Florida. In the lawsuit, Georgia contested the Corps' newly released plan for Lake Allatoona, north of Atlanta, saying it did not address a state request to draw more water out of the lake that supplies the vast Atlanta suburbs with drinking water. ...

New York man who killed wife and toddlers gets 45 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who stabbed his wife and two toddlers to death with a kitchen knife was sentenced to 45 years imprisonment on Friday, prosecutors said. Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of first-degree manslaughter in the slayings of his wife, Deisy Garcia, 21, and daughters, Daniela Mejia, 2, and Yoselin Mejia, 1, at their Queens home in January. “Hopefully, today’s sentence will bring some degree of closure to the family of the victims," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. ...

Marussia demise 'shocking news'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:11
The Marussia team's demise is "shocking news", according to Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn.
Categories: BBC World News

Dramatic turnover continues on Delaware Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:10
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely will retire early next year, becoming the fourth justice in 15 months to retire from a court that plays a major role in shaping corporate law. Ridgely joined the state's five-member Supreme Court in 2004 after spending 20 years on Delaware's Superior Court. He will retire on Jan. 31, according to a statement from Governor Jack Markell. The spate of retirements began in September 2013 with the departure of Myron Steele, then the chief justice, who became the first to leave the court in nine years. ...

Cannibal's family 'shock' at deaths

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:05
The family of a man suspected of murdering a woman in an act of cannibalism speaks of its shock at the death of an "innocent young lady".
Categories: BBC World News

Burglars steal grieving widow's wedding ring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:03
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman whose husband died at their son's high school football game in August is grieving again after thieves ransacked their home and stole the couple's wedding rings.