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Lack of snow has dampened skiing prospects locally

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:26
These are some of the darkest days for local ski areas that haven’t seen much snowfall with no end to the heartbreak in sight.

China detains Canadian over secrets

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:24
China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit’s Victor Martinez will need knee surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:24
Martinez tears meniscus and will have surgery Tuesday. No timetable was set for his return.

Congressional Memo: Democrats Exercise ‘No’ Power in Senate to G.O.P.’s Dismay

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:23
Now that they control both houses of Congress, the G.O.P. is beginning to learn the limits of its newfound power.

Venezuela arrests retail executives

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:19
The Venezuelan authorities have arrested two more top executives under legislation aimed at controlling skyrocketing inflation.
Categories: BBC World News

Earl Thomas having labrum surgery, will be recovered by season

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:16
In what is no surprise, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder but should be recovered in time for the 2015 season.
Categories: Sports Center

DealBook: RadioShack Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Striking Deal to Sell Some Stores

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:15
As part of the long-expected bankruptcy, Sprint and the hedge fund Standard General have struck a deal to buy 1,500 to 2,400 of the retailer’s company-owned stores in the United States.

Washington state mulls ban on capture of killer whales for entertainment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07
Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controversial capture or holding of killer whales for entertainment. More than half of the approximately 455 orcas taken for captivity originated in Washington state but the practice has come under more scrutiny following the 2013 documentary, "Blackfish," which described the capture of orcas and how one killed a trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Today, 57 orcas are in captivity in 14 marine parks in eight countries, including 25 in SeaWorld parks in Florida, California and Texas, according to a sponsor of the legislation, State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island.

Washington state mulls ban on capture of killer whales for entertainment

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07
Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controversial capture or holding of killer whales for entertainment. More than half of the approximately 455 orcas taken for captivity originated in Washington state but the practice has come under more scrutiny following the 2013 documentary, "Blackfish," which described the capture of orcas and how one ...

Experts Suspect Lax Security Left Anthem Vulnerable to Hackers

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07
Anthem failed to protect the data in its computers through encryption in the same way it protected medical information, and hackers exploited that weakness to access 80 million records.

With an Apology, Brian Williams Digs Himself Deeper in Copter Tale

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07
Veterans challenged Mr. Williams’s assertion that he made a mistake when he spoke about having been in a military helicopter forced down by enemy fire in 2003.






10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:06

A pro-Russian rebel guards a captured former Ukrainian Army checkpoint outside Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The rebels have closed in around the town in a strategy they triumphantly refer to as the Debaltseve cauldron. Separatists recently burst through government lines in the rural settlement of Vuhlehirsk. (AP Photo/Vadim Braydov)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Amy Pascal Lands in Sony’s Outbox

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:06
Ms. Pascal, who was embroiled in a hacking scandal in which her email was leaked, will leave in May.






Detroit 'walking man' James Robertson gets a new car

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:02

Student who started fund has raised more than $300K for the hard-working, hard-walking man.

       

With Back Problems, Tiger Woods Withdraws After 11 Holes

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:02
Woods withdrew at two-over par after 11 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, complaining of back tightness.

Asian shares mixed as oil rises

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:01
Asian markets trade mixed on Friday despite a bounce in energy shares on rising oil prices.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:54
What’s life like for a Mexican-American?
Categories: BBC World News

Wife leaves husband who refused to give up newborn son with Down syndrome

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:54

Wife leaves husband who refused to give up newborn son with Down syndromeAfter a new father refused to give up his newborn son, born with Down syndrome, the mother has left both of them. Now the father needs a lot of help.


Officials: Coast Guardsman shot 2 colleagues, ambushed cops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:53
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — A Coast Guard member shot two colleagues at a Cape Cod condo complex early Thursday, lit a car on fire to hamper police, planted fake bombs and then opened fire on officers, authorities said.

Trojan Condoms parody is '50 Shades' of funny

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:53

Maybe the best lesson of this commercial is to not use your mother's name as a safe word.