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Alex Morgan calls out NWSL for bed bugs during recent Portland Thorns road trip, league reacts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:41
Portland Thorns forwards Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair both took to Twitter earlier this week to complain of bed bugs during a recent road trip at FC Kansas City. “.@NWSL there’s no other way to address continuing problems,” Morgan wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “Hotels have been unacceptable. For ex. :Bed bugs/mold @ Adams Mark Hotel […]

Charleston schools ban Confederate flag, other districts hesitate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:41
Students returning to school in South Carolina's Charleston County may not wear T-shirts, belt buckles or other apparel displaying the Confederate battle flag, a divisive symbol of the South’s pro-slavery legacy to many, officials said on Tuesday. The ban in the district, where nine black churchgoers were shot dead earlier this summer, runs counter to policies at other schools across the U.S. South requiring them to defer to the free speech rights of students. A district outside Nashville, Tennessee, for example, said it could do nothing about a parent's complaint last week about the Confederate battle flags flying from student vehicles in a high school parking lot.

Arrest warrant issued for Puyallup mom of missing newborn

NBA - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:39
Prosecutors have charged a Puyallup mother with custodial interference for allegedly fleeing with her newborn son to avoid turning him over to state custody.
Categories: Sports Center

Arrest warrant issued for Puyallup mom of missing newborn

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:39
Prosecutors have charged a Puyallup mother with custodial interference for allegedly fleeing with her newborn son to avoid turning him over to state custody.
Categories: Sports Center

Arrest warrant issued for Puyallup mom of missing newborn

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:39
Prosecutors have charged a Puyallup mother with custodial interference for allegedly fleeing with her newborn son to avoid turning him over to state custody.

Man charged in 1980 slaying of Pennsylvania mother, daughter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:38

Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Jonathan Mays, left, and Adams County District Attorney Shawn C. Wager speak during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Gettysburg, Pa., regarding two counts of criminal homicide filed against 54-year-old Abraham Cruz Jr. in connection with the Aug. 30, 1980, deaths of a mother and her daughter. Prosecutors say Cruz shot and killed 17-year-old Deborah Patterson and her mother, Nancy Patterson, during an early morning burglary at their home in Freedom Township, Adams County, near Gettysburg. (Shane Dunlap/The Evening Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDITGETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged in a 35-year-old murder case in southern Pennsylvania, accused of killing a mother and her teenage daughter during an early morning burglary at their home, authorities said Tuesday.


E.P.A. Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:38
The agency said the rules were designed to ensure that oil and gas companies reduced waste and sold more gas that would otherwise be lost.









Clinton endorsed by 2 ex-South Carolina governors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:38

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting endorsements from two former Democratic governors in the early-voting state of South Carolina, including one who helped lead President Barack Obama's first campaign.


First Draft: White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staff Member

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:37
The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member, officials said Tuesday, adding a longtime advocate for transgender rights to the office of presidential personnel.









Hurricane Sandy’s Red Tape Makes a Veteran Say, ‘I’d Rather Go Back to Fallujah’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:34
A recent letter from FEMA to 142,000 homeowners acknowledged that its procedures may have been seriously flawed, and that they may be eligible for additional payment. But the storm victims have been hesitant to face more red tape.









How one migrant made it in the US

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:30
How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
Categories: BBC World News

S Sudan fighting after deal fails

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:30
Rebels accuse South Sudan's government of resuming attacks after President Salva Kiir fails to sign a peace deal aimed at ending the civil war.
Categories: BBC World News

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

NBA - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: James Paxton throws a 30-pitch simulated game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Under the stifling afternoon Texas sun and with temperatures in near 96 degrees, James Paxton made another important step in his recovery from a strained tendon in his middle finger. The big left-hander tossed a two-inning simulated game – throwing 15 pitches in each frame of the controlled environment. He also did a few fielding […]

Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

NBA - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Photos from Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 18

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:27
Photos from training camp on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Acid attack survivor's beauty campaign

BBC World News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:25
An Indian woman who survived an acid attack is trying to help other survivors reclaim their pride at her beauty salon.
Categories: BBC World News