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‘Rebel Without a Cause’ screenwriter Stewart Stern dies at 92

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:16
The writer of “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Teresa” and Rachel, Rachel” also co-founded Seattle’s TheFilmSchool in 2003.

Obama: Ebola fight shifts from military to civilian effort

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13

Obama says Ebola infection rates down, troops coming home and America met the challenge

       

Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13

John Humphrey, left, and James Strawser wait for a marriage license along with several other gay couples at the Mobile County Probate office in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. A federal judge's ruling went into effect Monday overturning Alabama's ban on gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop the marriages. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore directed probate judges to refuse the licenses and resist what he called an "illegal" intrusion by the federal court. (AP Photo/AL.com, Sharon Steinmann) MAGS OUTMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.


UK Ebola response 'far too slow'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:11
The government's response to the Ebola crisis and its decision to cancel flights to affected areas is criticised by a committee of MPs.
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Jury selection in Colo. theater shooting trial inches along

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:10

James Holmes is charged with murder in connection with the 2012 theater shooting.

       

WSU medical school in Spokane gets big boost in Legislature

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:09
Washington State University would be able to launch a medical school in Spokane under legislation passed Tuesday in Olympia by the Senate and House Higher Education Committees. State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane: Wants medical school in Spokane. The legislation rescinds a restriction, imposed 98 years ago, that the University of Washington would have the only public medical school in the ...

Gray wolf killed by hunter had trekked across West

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:08

The wolf had become a symbol of hope for recovery of the federally protected species.

       

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:07
Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.
Categories: Sports Center

Domestic-violence charges against Greg Hardy of Carolina Panthers are dismissed

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:07
Prosecutors dismissed domestic-violence charges against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy after they said the accuser in the case couldn’t be found. Hardy is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.
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Pitcher James Shields, San Diego Padres agree to $75 million, 4-year deal

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:04
Durable right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a $75 million, four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
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Gregg Popovich scores his 1,000th victory as an NBA coach, all with the Spurs

NBA - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:04
San Antonio has to rally so its coach can celebrate in his home state
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FBI to probe fake tax filings through TurboTax: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:54
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining how fraudulent tax returns were filed in 19 states through tax-preparation software TurboTax, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. In particular, the FBI is focusing on whether a computer data breach allowed access to personal identity information and whether the information was obtained from TurboTax, developed by Intuit Inc, or some other source, the Journal reported. "Intuit has not been notified, nor are we aware, that we are the target of an FBI investigation," Intuit spokeswoman Julie Miller said in an email to Reuters.

Ukraine's fate hangs in balance as leaders meet in Minsk

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:53

A previous peace deal reached in Minsk failed to stop the fighting.

       

50-person bribery case sweeps in NY inspectors, landlords

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:52

People chained together cover their faces as they arrive for arraignment in a bribery scandal, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in New York. City inspectors, landlords and contractors formed a 50-person network that exchanged $450,000 in payoffs to get safety violations dismissed, procure phony eviction orders and get favorable and sometimes nonexistent inspections, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — City inspectors, landlords and contractors formed a 50-person network of graft that exchanged $450,000 in payoffs to get safety violations dismissed, procure phony eviction orders and get fast, favorable and sometimes nonexistent inspections, authorities said Tuesday.


Rapper, Shaped by Tumultuous German Youth, Is Designated a Global Terrorist

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:52
Denis Cuspert, a former German gang member and gangsta rapper, is now a “specially designated global terrorist” sought worldwide for his alleged promotion of the Islamic State militant group.

Asian stocks higher on Greek debt deal hope

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:52

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, despite losses in Asia, as investors monitor a standoff between Greece and its creditors that threatens to shake markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as confidence grew that Greece would reach a new debt deal with its European creditors enabling it to stay in the euro currency bloc.


ISIL will lose, Obama says, as he seeks more war power

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:48

"Our coalition is on the offensive. ISIL is on the defensive, and ISIL is going to lose," Obama says

       

Migrant deaths latest in growing humanitarian problem

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:46

No country wants to foot the bill amid Europe's ongoing budget crisis.

       

Pennsylvania State Police corporal charged in trooper's training death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:46

Family demands more serious charges in Pennsylvania State Trooper's deathA Pennsylvania state police corporal has been arrested on charges of reckless endangering in a firearms training accident that claimed the life of a state trooper last fall.


Study: 27% of Americans say ISIL represents true Islam

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:44

Protestant pastors hold a darker view of Islam than other Americans.