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UW pole vaulter Jax Thoirs looks to make history at Pac-12 track and field championships

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:25

This weekend, at the Pac-12 track and field championships – which UW will host for the first time since 1997 – Jax Thoirs will attempt to become the first Husky pole vaulter to ever win three straight conference titles.
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UW pole vaulter Jax Thoirs looks to make history at Pac-12 track and field championships

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:25

This weekend, at the Pac-12 track and field championships – which UW will host for the first time since 1997 – Jax Thoirs will attempt to become the first Husky pole vaulter to ever win three straight conference titles.

House OKs bipartisan drug abuse bills, but Dems want money

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan craving for election-year action on the deadly epidemic. Yet the measures are leaving anti-drug advocates underwhelmed, and Congress won't decide till later how much money it's willing to provide.

Trump's ex-butler urges Obama's death

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:23
The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trump's former butler called for death of President Barack Obama.
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ID released of third person fatally shot in Federal Way this week

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:23

Adam Gutierrez, 30, died from multiple gunshot wounds around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday while running with his dog.
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ID released of third person fatally shot in Federal Way this week

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:23

Adam Gutierrez, 30, died from multiple gunshot wounds around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday while running with his dog.
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ID released of third person fatally shot in Federal Way this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:23

Adam Gutierrez, 30, died from multiple gunshot wounds around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday while running with his dog.

Judge Backs House Challenge to a Key Part of Health Law

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:23
A federal judge ruled that Congress never provided explicit authority for a program to help lower-income people pay expenses, but suspended the ruling pending an appeal.

Pop Warner Bans Kickoffs in Hopes of Protecting Its Youngest Players

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:20
Players ages 5 to 10 will start each drive with the ball at the 35-yard line, instead of sprinting at each other at full speed.

Worker at Exxon refinery killed by falling pipe- Texas sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:16
A 37-year-old Brownsville, Texas, man was killed after being struck in the head and neck early on Wednesday by a falling 6-foot-long, 6-inch-diameter pipe while working at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas refinery, a sheriff's office spokesman said on Thursday. Miguel Barron was on an elevated platform working on a heat exchanger when he was struck by the pipe at about 12:30 a.m. CDT (1.30 a.m. ET) Wednesday, said Deputy Marcus McLellan, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Barron was initially treated by the refinery's emergency medical personnel but had died by the time Jefferson County deputies arrived at about 1:30 a.m., McLellan said.

Affidavit: Boy seriously injured before reported missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:14
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators say they have found evidence that suggests a toddler suffered a serious injury two days before his stepfather reported him missing in 2002 from a San Diego playground, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

Chicago triple murder suspect killed by self-inflicted wound: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:14
A Chicago man suspected of shooting three people to death, including the mother of one of his children, took his own life after an 11-hour standoff with police, authorities said on Thursday. Kevin Robinson, 29, was found dead in a second-floor bedroom on Chicago's South Side shortly after 3 p.m. local time, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a gun in his hand, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a phone interview. Police took up positions around the house and threw gas canisters into the home to force Robinson out, Guglielmi said.

West Texas US marshal resigns after firing threatened

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:13
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The marshal for the U.S. Western District of Texas resigned Thursday after the Justice Department warned that he would be fired for misusing his office if he didn't resign.

VIDEO: 'The fire cascaded down the hill'

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:12
Nick Waddington is a Fort McMurray fire captain who has been evacuated after battling the biggest blaze of his career. He tells the BBC about his experience.
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Firefighters battle Abington house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:11

Firefighters battle Abington house fireFirefighters in Abington, Montgomery County battled a house fire Thursday evening.


Michel Temer, Brazil’s Interim President, May Herald Shift to the Right

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:10
Mr. Temer’s first pick for science minister was a creationist, and he is the first Brazilian leader in decades to have no women in his cabinet.

U.S. Navy fires commander of sailors who were held by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:09

Iranian students re-enact a scene from the arrest of American sailors by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in TehranThe U.S. Navy said on Thursday that it had fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf in January and were briefly held by Iran in an incident that risked becoming an international crisis. The Navy said in a statement that it had lost confidence in Commander Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the coastal riverine squadron that included the 10 sailors. Rasch became the first person to be publicly singled out after a preliminary investigation into the incident that occurred near Farsi Island in the Gulf.


Doctor: Decision to reverse well warning made under pressure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:08
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state health director feared legislators would take away some of his authority before deciding in March to reverse warnings that hundreds of water wells near Duke Energy power plants were too contaminated to use, according to testimony provided by environmentalists Thursday.

Pope Francis Says Panel Will Study Whether Women May Serve as Deacons

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:07
His comments, revealing an openness to re-examine the church’s insistence on an all-male clergy, were hailed as a breakthrough by women who have clamored for more of a role.

No. 13 Rowing Heads to Pac-12 Championships - Washington State Athletics

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:06

Washington State Athletics

No. 13 Rowing Heads to Pac-12 Championships
Washington State Athletics
The No. 13 Washington State University rowing team will race at the 2016 Pac-12 Rowing Championships, Sunday, May 15 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma at Gold River, Calif…women's racing will begin at 9:15 a.m with the third ...

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