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Why 'boots on the ground'?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
Where does this overused phrase come from?
Categories: BBC World News

Washington state fire crew rescues baby hamsters; photo goes viral

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
A Washington state firefighter treating a baby hamster with a tiny oxygen mask is the latest social media image to capture the attention of people around the world.

Texas jury starts deliberations in ‘black widow’ murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:58
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A jury began deliberations on Monday in what has been dubbed the "black widow" case of a Texas woman accused of shooting her husband dead for insurance money and then launching a plot to frame someone else for the crime. Michele Williams, 45 and a mother of four, is on trial for murder and tampering with evidence. She faces up to life in prison if convicted of the 2011 killing of her husband in their home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller. ...

Open Source: Indian Anchor’s Scuffle in New York Draws Supporters and Critics

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:54
Indian journalists rallied Monday in support of a television host who was harassed by supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.






Croatia and the EU - what's changed?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:52
One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund
Categories: BBC World News

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state: sources

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:51
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

A look at city council pay in other US cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
The Boston City Council is considering boosting its annual pay from $87,500 to $112,500. Here's a look at what councilors earn in other U.S. cities:

Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
By Fiona Ortiz HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-ridden U.S. city.    Since the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, families of victims have held rallies across Chicago, where more than one person a month is shot dead by police. The Ferguson protests started in August when a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, who witnesses say was trying to surrender. ...

Well: Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:42
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.

Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash did not take evasive action: official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39

Investigator-in-charge Jennifer Morrison and NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt view the wreckage of a bus crash in near DavisAUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - There was no sign the driver of a truck that hit a bus, killing four college softball players from Texas, tried to avoid the collision after he left an Oklahoma highway traveling at about 70 miles per hour, U.S. officials said on Monday. The 18-wheel tractor trailer was headed northbound late Friday on Interstate 35, a major north-south corridor, when driver Russell Staley, 53, veered across the median and struck a bus carrying the women's team from North Central Texas College. ...


Costco in Cabo severely damaged by Hurricane Odile, looters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:35
Costco’s Mexican unit says its Cabo warehouse could be closed for months to recover from damage by Hurricane Odile and a subsequent wave of looting.

Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34
Boeing is moving significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region, affecting 2,000 jobs mostly in engineering.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:32
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

Holder leaves mark on Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
During U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure, the Justice Department launched a civil-rights investigation of the Seattle Police Department, which led to a landmark settlement agreement with the city in 2012.

Oregon nabs No. 1 spot in NFF-Football Writers poll, and my vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
Oregon was idle last weekend, but took over the No. 1 spot in the new National Football Foundation-Football Writers Assn. of America Super 16 poll. Florida State, which struggled to beat North Carolina State, fell to second.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.
Categories: Sports Center