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Civil rights leaders slam House's third-ranking Republican

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:52
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two national civil rights leaders are reviving criticism of a top-ranking House Republican's speech to a white supremacist group 13 years ago, trying to jumpstart action on a proposed strengthening of the Voting Rights Act.

Why tiptoe around exorbitant CEO pay?

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
When the company that you run pays you hundreds of times more than it pays its typical employee, the least you can do is endure some awkward conversations about the subject. Last week, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted to require publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio between what they pay their chief […]
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Why tiptoe around exorbitant CEO pay?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
When the company that you run pays you hundreds of times more than it pays its typical employee, the least you can do is endure some awkward conversations about the subject. Last week, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted to require publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio between what they pay their chief […]
Categories: Sports Center

Why tiptoe around exorbitant CEO pay?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
When the company that you run pays you hundreds of times more than it pays its typical employee, the least you can do is endure some awkward conversations about the subject. Last week, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted to require publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio between what they pay their chief […]

Stryker Phd draws No. 7 post for Longacres Mile

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
On Sunday the 6-year-old gelding will try to become the third repeat winner of the Longacres Mile, which began in 1935.
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Stryker Phd draws No. 7 post for Longacres Mile

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
On Sunday the 6-year-old gelding will try to become the third repeat winner of the Longacres Mile, which began in 1935.
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Stryker Phd draws No. 7 post for Longacres Mile

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:44
On Sunday the 6-year-old gelding will try to become the third repeat winner of the Longacres Mile, which began in 1935.

Amazon lures investors back from Alibaba

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:43
Amazon is once again the world’s most valuable e-commerce company, a spot it lost after Alibaba’s record-setting $25 billion initial public offering in September.
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Amazon lures investors back from Alibaba

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:43
Amazon is once again the world’s most valuable e-commerce company, a spot it lost after Alibaba’s record-setting $25 billion initial public offering in September.
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Amazon lures investors back from Alibaba

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:43
Amazon is once again the world’s most valuable e-commerce company, a spot it lost after Alibaba’s record-setting $25 billion initial public offering in September.

LA agrees to pay $15 million to settle boy's police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit over the police shooting of a teenager who was holding a pellet gun.

Uber driver accused of sexual assault on South Carolina passenger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:42

Uber representative registers people on smartphone during kick off of citywide jobs tour in Queens borough of New YorkA driver for the popular taxi-hailing service Uber faces sexual assault charges after a passenger reported that he attacked her instead of driving her home from a bar, authorities said on Wednesday. Patrick Aiello, 39, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in North Charleston, South Carolina, was booked into jail on Monday on felony charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, according to Charleston County Jail records. The 23-year-old woman told police that she and a male friend had requested an Uber driver for a ride home from a beachfront bar in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, near Charleston, late Sunday evening, according to an arrest affidavit.


Texas executes 27-year-old man for killing police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:41
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 27-year-old man who was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009 and had waived his rights to appeal his death sentence.

Nigerian gets 22 years in prison on US terror help charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A Nigerian man who took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaida faction's effort to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks has been sentenced in New York to 22 years in prison.

Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop. About 25 demonstrators led by the New Black Panther Party marched Wednesday afternoon outside the Waller County jail […]
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Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop. About 25 demonstrators led by the New Black Panther Party marched Wednesday afternoon outside the Waller County jail […]
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Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop. About 25 demonstrators led by the New Black Panther Party marched Wednesday afternoon outside the Waller County jail […]

US F-16 fighters fly first missions from Turkey

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. In a brief statement the Pentagon announced the F-16 strikes were launched from Incirlik air base in southern […]
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US F-16 fighters fly first missions from Turkey

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. In a brief statement the Pentagon announced the F-16 strikes were launched from Incirlik air base in southern […]
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US F-16 fighters fly first missions from Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. In a brief statement the Pentagon announced the F-16 strikes were launched from Incirlik air base in southern […]