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Oliver’s Twist takes a second turn, in Magnolia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:04
Oliver’s Twist, the popular Pinney Ridge drinking den, opens a new location in Magnolia.

‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:04
Researchers say a significant share of the bacteria in India — in its water, sewage, animals, soil and even its mothers — are resistant to nearly all antibiotics.

Reports of Sexual Assaults in Military on Rise

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:02
Proponents of keeping jurisdiction over such matters within the military chain of command said the report suggested that victims were more willing to file complaints than in the past.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:02

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, surrounded by community leaders, speaks to reporters about the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case in the borough of Staten Island in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A grand jury cleared the white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police officers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that a chokehold contributed to it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Whee, what a tree

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:01
Seattle Times reader Colene Acker’s photo of family members climbing on a colossal drift log at La Push.

Dropbox dropping into Seattle, joining cloud crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:01
Dropbox -- one of San Francisco's best-funded and highest profile startups -- is opening up an engineering office in Seattle.

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:59
Is it true that one in three US teenagers gets pregnant?
Categories: BBC World News

Star or asterisk? Nativity scene has disclaimer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:57
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A nativity scene at an Arkansas courthouse will feature an additional element this year: a disclaimer saying the county had nothing to do with it.

Sharpton calls for Washington march after Garner ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a protest march in Washington following a New York grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. "We have no confidence in local state prosecutions because state prosecutors work hand in hand with the local police," the veteran civil rights activist told a news conference in Harlem to announce the Dec. 13 march. ...

U.S. to launch civil rights probe into New York chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday the Justice Department was launching a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died after New York police put him in a chokehold. Earlier on Wednesday, a New York grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who applied the chokehold as police tried to arrest Garner in July in the New York borough of Staten Island on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes. ...

U.S. military sex assault reports up 8 percent: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:54

US army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New YorkBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sexual assaults reported by U.S. military troops rose 8 percent in 2014 amid signs that victims are increasingly confident about reporting the attacks, defense officials said on Wednesday ahead of the formal release of the annual figures. Defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said military personnel reported 5,983 sexual assaults in the 2014 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, compared with 5,518 the previous year. ...

House on Brink of Spending Deal to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:54
House Speaker John A. Boehner appears to have mustered enough votes for a bipartisan spending plan without the backing of conservative Tea Party lawmakers.

Fire erupts inside apartment building in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:51

Residents displaced after apartment fire in LevittownFire crews responded to a blaze at an apartment building in Levittown, Bucks County.

Record £30m sale for Turner artwork

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:50
Turner's Rome, From Mount Aventine sells at Sotheby's for £30.3m - the highest amount ever paid for a work by the artist.
Categories: BBC World News

Couple fights for custody of children after home birth Top Stories - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:49

The parents of three young children want kids after state removes them following a home birth.


Badillo, first Puerto Rico-born congressman, dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:46

FILE- In this March 27, 2001 file photo, City University of New York chairman Herman Badillo holds a news conference in New York. Badillo, the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in New York. He was 85. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who became the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.

In neighborhood, anger at chokehold death decision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:44
NEW YORK (AP) — On the street where Eric Garner died after a police officer's chokehold, his stepfather stood stunned and hurt that the officer wouldn't face criminal charges.

Judge: Oklahoma rape suspect must avoid witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:42

This Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 booking photo provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin, 18, in Norman, Okla. Police say they have arrested Killman-Hardin, a former Norman High School student and accused him of raping an unconscious girl, alleging he’s responsible for an attack that helped trigger protests by his former classmates. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Office)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday ordered an 18-year-old man accused of raping a former high school classmate not to contact any potential witnesses.

17 States Suing on Immigration

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:40
Texas will lead a coalition of 17 states challenging President Obama’s move in federal court.

Should you fear holiday bulge? Top Stories - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:38

Some Americans dread gaining weight at the holidays.