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U.S. service sector growth hits 8-1/2 year high in July: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:26

Detroit firefighters try to contain a fire at a shed in DetroitThe Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 58.7 last month, the highest since December 2005, from 56.0 in June. The reading blew past economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey.

Fired band director doesn't want to sue Ohio State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band said Tuesday that he wants his job back but doesn't want to sue his beloved university, at least not now.

Defense, state spar over evidence in girl's kidnap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:20

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 file photo, Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. listens during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H. In court papers filed Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, lawyers for Kibby, accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old New Hampshire girl in October 2013, want a judge to preserve the suspect’s house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state because he has so little information on why his client was arrested in the first place. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who returned home nine months later want a judge to preserve his house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state.

VIDEO: Injuries in Times Square bus crash

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:20
Fourteen people were injured, three of them seriously, in a traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in Times Square in New York.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida man gets life for throwing baby from car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:17
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of killing a 3-month-old boy by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle has been sentenced to life in prison.

Mariners minor league report, August 5 -- Walker struggles in Albuquerque

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:16
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center

UW quarterback Jeff Lindquist takes a friendly approach to competition with Troy Williams

WA Huskies - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:16
Jeff Lindquist went into the summer knowing nothing. In a new position, he had to start from the very bottom and try to work his way up. He caught on quickly and, by the end, was starting to enjoy himself.
Categories: Sports Center

Three impressions from Condotta and Jenks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:10
Time again for Three Impressions from practice from beat reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks.

Report: Sprint kills plan to buy T-Mobile

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Sprint has reportedly spiked its plan to acquire T-Mobile for $32 billion, ending the latest speculative rollercoaster ride for the Bellevue-based carrier.

Guest: How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Many have declared that the Israel Defense Forces have behaved “disproportionately,” but the accusations have no merit, writes Los Angeles Times guest columnist Dore Gold.

Bellevue football ranked third in the nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Belllevue, state champs in Class 3A in 2013, is third in the nation in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Medium School Football Rankings.

Blue vs. blue does not equal red

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:06
Will progressives and independents desirous of reform get off their big rear ends Sept. 9? writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: Keep working on getting Kenneth Bae out of North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Kenneth Bae has been held captive in North Korea for nearly 20 months. A new video reveals his health continues to deteriorate. The U.S. State Department must act quickly to secure his release.

Teenagers indicted in killings of homeless men

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers were indicted Tuesday for the brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque.

Body of missing Oregon woman found

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:02
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Missing Oregon mother found dead near abandoned car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:02
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A stay-at-home mother of two young children who seemingly vanished from her small Oregon community while running household errands nearly two weeks ago was found dead on Tuesday a short distance from her SUV, authorities said. Police said in a statement there is no reason to suspect foul play in the death of 38-year-old Jennifer Janelle Huston, who disappeared on July 24 after telling her husband she was going to run errands in Dundee, on the outskirts of Portland. Huston's SUV did not appear to have crashed or to have been damaged, Newberg-Dundee Police Captain Jeff Kosmicki said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Oklahoma teen accused of raping Kenyan children to remain in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teen accused of raping and molesting orphans during a mission trip to Kenya was ordered on Tuesday to remain in custody when a judge suspended an earlier decision to release him on bond. On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ruled that 19-year-old Matthew Durham of Edmond could be released on a $10,000 bond on the basis of his father's agreement to act as custodian, the surrender of his passport and a 24-hour home lockdown.

Hawaii loads up on supplies as 2 major storms loom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — When a pallet full of bottled water ran out at a Honolulu warehouse store Tuesday, shoppers loading up on supplies ahead of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward Hawaii hovered around until a worker refilled it. Then, it quickly emptied again.

U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Tuesday from a Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.

Microsoft hires Qualcomm's Peggy Johnson to head global business development

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01
Microsoft has hired Margaret (Peggy) Johnson to head its global business development efforts.