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Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel to play Tacoma Dome

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:04
Juan Gabriel, one of Latin American music’s most enduring stars, will appear at the Tacoma Dome November 20 as part of his “Bienvenidos al Noa Noa” tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles September 11. The tour promises to take listeners on a journey through Gabriel’s 45-year career with 50 back-up musicians,  including a mariachi […]

Man who threatened Sen. Manchin sentenced to 18 months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:03
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who threatened U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's life has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

8 plead not guilty in Chinese test-taking scheme for visas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:03

Three Chinese citizens, right, accused of conspiracy involving college entrance exams, run back to federal court to avoid photographers after they were arraigned on charges, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Four of fifteen Chinese citizens indicted in May were arraigned Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh. The indictment unsealed last month says the suspects either took the tests on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eight of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in a conspiracy to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or pay to have their tests taken so they could obtain student visas pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate Wednesday.


Van carrying puppies crashes on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:03

Van carrying puppies crashes on Pennsylvania TurnpikeA crash involving a van carrying dozens of puppies slowed traffic on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday morning.


Prosecutor says detention of Virginia student was justified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:02
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he found no evidence of excessive force or racism by officers involved in the arrest of a University of Virginia student who was bloodied and pinned to the ground in an incident that drew widespread attention.

Female prison worker, NY escapees plotted husband's murder: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:01

Vermont Governor Shumlin and New York Governor Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in DannemoraJoyce Mitchell, 51, was arrested last week in connection with the escape of murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, nearly two weeks ago. Mitchell and the two men, who she has been linked to romantically, discussed a plan to kill her husband, Lyle Mitchell, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told reporters. Following the comment, Mitchell's attorney, Stephen Johnston, said his client had warned her husband of the plot, CNN reported.


PHOTOS: Puppies survive Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:00

 Puppies survive Pennsylvania Turnpike crashPuppies that survived a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are recovering at the Bucks County SPCA.


Police officer charged with killing ex-wife appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59

A man is taken into custody after a shooting in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. A recently divorced off-duty police officer chased down and fatally shot his ex-wife on Tuesday, then put the gun to his head and held police at bay before he surrendered, authorities said. Police officers who happened to be in the neighborhood for an unrelated traffic accident saw the shooting unfold and took the child from her father's car. The girl apparently was not injured. (Bob Bielk/Asbury Park Press via AP) NO SALESFREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer accused of chasing and fatally shooting his ex-wife as their young daughter watched will remain jailed on $2 million cash bond, a judge ruled Wednesday in refusing to lower the bail.


Feds order inspections of train tunnel ventilation systems

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Therese McMilliam discusses the findings of the agency's Safety Management Inspection of the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) rail and bus systems, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal transit officials said Wednesday they are ordering the inspection of ventilation systems in train tunnels nationwide after an electrical malfunction filled a train inside a Washington tunnel with smoke, leading to a passenger's death.


In California, Uber driver is employee, not contractor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59

Uber driver Levin protests with other drivers against working conditions, in Santa MonicaA driver for Uber is an employee, not a contractor, according to a California ruling that eventually could push up costs for the smartphone-based ride hailing service and hurt the closely watched start-up's valuation. The California Labor Commission's decision could ripple through the burgeoning industry of providing services via smartphones, with potential implications for other “crowdsourced” services such as Uber rival Lyft, chore service TaskRabbit, and cleaning service Homejoy. The ruling - which Uber insisted applied to only one driver - was the latest in a series of legal and regulatory challenges facing the company and other highly valued start-ups in the United States and other countries.


Visits surge to ‘best U.S. beach’ and some Hawaiians unhappy

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59
Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach was ranked as the top beach in the country in ‘Dr. Beach’s’ annual list. But some locals just want to keep their beach ‘country.’
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Visits surge to ‘best U.S. beach’ and some Hawaiians unhappy

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59
Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach was ranked as the top beach in the country in ‘Dr. Beach’s’ annual list. But some locals just want to keep their beach ‘country.’
Categories: Sports Center

Visits surge to ‘best U.S. beach’ and some Hawaiians unhappy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:59
Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach was ranked as the top beach in the country in ‘Dr. Beach’s’ annual list. But some locals just want to keep their beach ‘country.’

Skagit River sockeye fishery opens with some caught in areas from Burlington to Sedro-Woolley

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:58
Another sockeye return starting to grab the attention of anglers in the Puget Sound region is the Skagit River fishery, which opened Tuesday and produced some action. “One report from the Youngs Bar area (near Burlington) had about 12 fish caught on the opener,” said Frank Urabeck, a sport fishing advocate from Bonney Lake. “My […]
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Skagit River sockeye fishery opens with some caught in areas from Burlington to Sedro-Woolley

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:58
Another sockeye return starting to grab the attention of anglers in the Puget Sound region is the Skagit River fishery, which opened Tuesday and produced some action. “One report from the Youngs Bar area (near Burlington) had about 12 fish caught on the opener,” said Frank Urabeck, a sport fishing advocate from Bonney Lake. “My […]
Categories: Sports Center

Skagit River sockeye fishery opens with some caught in areas from Burlington to Sedro-Woolley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:58
Another sockeye return starting to grab the attention of anglers in the Puget Sound region is the Skagit River fishery, which opened Tuesday and produced some action. “One report from the Youngs Bar area (near Burlington) had about 12 fish caught on the opener,” said Frank Urabeck, a sport fishing advocate from Bonney Lake. “My […]

England win with record run chase

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:58
England smash the record for their highest ever one-day run chase to beat New Zealand and level the series at 2-2.
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Clinton proposes tax credit to boost youth employment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:56

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a speaker during a campaign stop, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Santee, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Taking aim at unemployment among younger Americans, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday proposed using tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people.


Lawsuit: Delaware coach pushed religion on athletes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:54
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware State University volleyball player contends she lost her athletic scholarship because she objected to the coach's requirement that she attend church and participate in Bible studies.

Protester of Ohio Wal-Mart shooting convicted of trespassing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:53
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested protesting at an Ohio Wal-Mart where police fatally shot a man last year has been convicted of trespassing after pleading no contest and is banned from Wal-Mart stores for two years.