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South Africa mourns football captain

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:20
Tens of thousands of mourners attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
Categories: BBC World News

‘Alternative historian’ Roger Stone might be Nixon’s biggest fan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Roger Stone, the legendarily bare-knuckle Republican consultant, is seeing success with his revisionary history book about President Nixon, who Stone says was an unwitting victim of the Watergate conspiracy. Mainstream historians are not buying it.

New rules for L.A. high-rises lift hopes for inspired skyline

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
The Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by a 40-year-old fire-safety rule requiring a helicopter landing pad atop every skyscraper. With that rule now gone, architects hope the now-bustling downtown can acquire some interesting towers.

How does tiny Denmark pay $20-an-hour fast food wages?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Some U.S. labor activists and liberal scholars are posing a provocative question: If Danish Burger King franchises can pay $20 an hour, why can’t those in the United States pay the $15 an hour that many fast-food workers have been clamoring for?

‘Mama Gone Geek’: a writer-mother goes mad for science

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
In “Mama Gone Geek,” Bainbridge Island writer Lynn Brunelle recounts her efforts to turn parent-child encounters into teachable moments that demonstrate basic science. Brunelle appears Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Eagle Harbor Book Co.

Dia de Muertos, Diwali, Swedish treats | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 1-2, 2014, include Dia de los Muertos events, a celebration of Diwali at the Bellevue Library and the Swedish Club Holiday Bazaar.

Daily Rant&Rave: Inconsiderate bus riders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
RAVE  To the strangers who came to my aid when my car died at a downtown intersection. I tried to push the car off the road and was having a hard time when I was quickly joined by four guys who helped me push the car to a safe place. I thanked them all then, thanks again! Seattle ... city of an

Parched California farm town sees future drying up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
If rain doesn’t come soon to California, cities and suburbs will survive, with maybe fewer flower beds or more expensive lettuce. But in Stratford, a farm town losing population, survival isn’t a given.

Arkansas vote would open up liquor sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
On Tuesday, Arkansas voters will decide whether to toss out Prohibition-style local laws that ban the sale of alcohol in half of the state’s 75 counties, and make this semi-dry Southern state decidedly wet, border to border.

Ambitious chef employs Amazon River’s riches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
A chef from a bustling Amazon River city wants to show the world that a bounty of little-known ingredients found in the vast river region has the potential to turn Brazil’s cuisine on its head.

Kenya police 'killed in ambush'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:11
At least seven police officers have been killed in an ambush by local tribesmen during a security operation in northern Kenya, reports say.
Categories: BBC World News

How to watch USC vs. Washington State: Game guide, TV/streaming, odds

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:10
Can USC bounce back in another road game? Washington State might be the worst team in the Pac-12 North, but the Cougars haven't been easy outs for anyone this year. They took down Pac-12 South-leading Utah earlier this year, nearly took down Cal and went toe-to-toe with Oregon, though there were also the blowout losses to Arizona and Stanford. Much of their success has been due to the rise of QB ...

Player gets 50-year ban after attack

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:03
A Switzerland-based footballer is banned for 50 years for kicking a ball in the referee's face.
Categories: BBC World News

Young Afghan woman defies pledged marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:01
The practice known as baad — in which girls are traded as future brides between families to resolve disputes — is illegal but widely practiced, especially in remote areas of Afghanistan. This is the story of one young woman who defied the baad marriage pledged arranged when she was 5.

10. Congregation - Foo Fighters

iTunes Top Ten - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:59
Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters

Release Date: October 17, 2014
Total Songs: 8
Genre: Rock
Price: By Song Only
Copyright ? 2014 Roswell Records, Inc. under license to RCA Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

Men killed in fireworks blaze named

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:55
Two men killed in an explosion and blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford are identified as a 41-year-old employee and a 57-year-old customer.
Categories: BBC World News

Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:47

John Spinello sits in front of merchandise from the game "Operation" at his Bloomingdale, Ill. home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Spinello, the game's creator, is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised funds beyond their expectations in an online campaign in October 2014. He invented the buzzing game as a college student and sold the concept for $500 to a toy invention firm. The game was later licensed to Milton Bradley. But Spinello never got any royalties from the game or merchandise. Now he can't afford the $25,000 for oral surgery. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it.


AccuWeather: Rainy and Windy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:46

 Rainy and WindyMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.


India ask WI for $42m compensation

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:45
India's cricket board demands its West Indies counterpart pays up for pulling out of their tour of the country in October.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Stadium packed for footballer funeral

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:38
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on Saturday.
Categories: BBC World News