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Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthful?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:00
The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply. Among the foods that commonly contain trans fats: frostings, pie crusts, biscuits, microwave popcorn, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, vegetable shortenings and stick margarines.

New firm set to run Yosemite park sites in $2 billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:56

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, shows El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Park officials say they have selected a new company to take over hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities under the national park system's largest single contract for services. Ranger Scott Gediman said Wednesday, June 17, 2015, that Aramark is being offered the 15-year contract valued at $2 billion. If the deal is approved, Aramark would replace Delaware North of New York early next year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new company has been selected to take over hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities at Yosemite National Park under the national park system's most lucrative single contract for services, officials said Wednesday.


New York Lawmakers Reach Deal to Impose Stricter Rules on Nail Salons

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:55
The law would require salons to be bonded, increase the penalties for running an unlicensed salon and create a new class of trainee workers.







Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:54

FILE - In this June 12, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leave meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the global trade talks. The president will meet with pro-trade Democrats from Senate and House, trying to salvage trade agenda. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration's trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized labor.


Okoronkwo earns Gatorade Track & Field honor

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:53
Capping and outstanding season, Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace is the state's Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
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Okoronkwo earns Gatorade Track & Field honor

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:53
Capping and outstanding season, Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace is the state's Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
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Okoronkwo earns Gatorade Track & Field honor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:53
Capping and outstanding season, Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace is the state's Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

U.S. House moves to revive Obama's Pacific trade pact

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:51

Speaker of the House John Boehner walks to the House Chamber where members of congress were voting on a package of trade bills in the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to bring legislation central to President Barack Obama's Pacific Rim trade agreement back to the floor for debate on Thursday, giving lawmakers a chance to deal with it in a different format. After a major setback last week, a measure that would give Obama "fast-track" authority over his 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would be considered again by the House, under the plan hatched by Republican leaders. The House Rules Committee on Wednesday approved the rules for the debate.


France's unease over Napoleon legacy

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:48
Why France would rather ignore Waterloo anniversary
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Two jets rolled at each other on takeoff in Chicago: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:46
The near-miss occurred on Tuesday night when a Southwest Airlines flight was cleared for takeoff on one runway and an air traffic controller noticed that a Delta Air Lines plane was rolling without proper clearance on another runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The air traffic controller told the Delta crew to come to an immediate stop, and the Southwest crew chose to put on the brakes as well, the FAA statement said. Trebor Banstetter, a spokesman for Delta Air Lines, said the company was cooperating with the FAA on its investigation, but he declined further comment.

Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration’s trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized labor. Officials said the Republican-controlled House would vote Thursday on a […]
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Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration’s trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized labor. Officials said the Republican-controlled House would vote Thursday on a […]
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Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration’s trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized labor. Officials said the Republican-controlled House would vote Thursday on a […]

Lightning sparks new wildfires in hot, dry Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:40

This Monday, June 15, 2015, aerial photo released by the Alaska Division of Forestry shows the Card Street Fire burning on the Kenai Peninsula, between the Sterling Highway and the Kenai River near Sterling, Alaska. The fire doubled in size Tuesday, June 16, 2015, to about 4 square miles and had pushed east into the uninhabited Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska's most popular sport-fishing venue. (Alaska Division of Forestry via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Lightning sparked nearly a dozen new wildfires in Alaska as firefighters struggled Wednesday to keep up with two major fires threatening rural highway communities.


On the Air

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:40
Thursday Pro baseball TV Radio 5 p.m. MIlwaukee at Kansas City FS1 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Albuquerque 850 7:05 p.m. NWL, Eugene at Everett 1380 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle ROOT 710 Pro golf 4 a.m. U.S. Open Morning Drive GOLF 6 a.m. U.S. Open Golf Central GOLF 9 a.m. U.S. Open FS1 […]
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On the Air

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:40
Thursday Pro baseball TV Radio 5 p.m. MIlwaukee at Kansas City FS1 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Albuquerque 850 7:05 p.m. NWL, Eugene at Everett 1380 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle ROOT 710 Pro golf 4 a.m. U.S. Open Morning Drive GOLF 6 a.m. U.S. Open Golf Central GOLF 9 a.m. U.S. Open FS1 […]
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On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:40
Thursday Pro baseball TV Radio 5 p.m. MIlwaukee at Kansas City FS1 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Albuquerque 850 7:05 p.m. NWL, Eugene at Everett 1380 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle ROOT 710 Pro golf 4 a.m. U.S. Open Morning Drive GOLF 6 a.m. U.S. Open Golf Central GOLF 9 a.m. U.S. Open FS1 […]

Mom, stepdad plead guilty to fleeing country with daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:38

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Kelley had been charged with fleeing the country with her then-8-year-old daughter Mary Nunes during a custody dispute in 2004. During a pretrial hearing Wednesday, June 17, 2015, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of custodial interference and felony charges were dropped. She will spend 10 months in jail. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A mother and stepfather entered guilty pleas Wednesday to charges they fled the country more than a decade ago with her daughter amid a custody dispute.


Theater shooting: Things to know as prosecutors wrap up case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:36

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2012 file photo Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating suspected theater shooter James Holmes is seen through a window leading to a district courtroom in Centennial, Colo. Fenton who treated Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday, June 16, that she would have called police and had him detained if she had known his plans. Fenton testified that Holmes acknowledged he was having homicidal thoughts as often as three or four times a day but never let on that he was assembling an arsenal and planning a mass killing. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — After eight weeks of often dramatic and emotional testimony, prosecutors are wrapping up their case against Colorado theater gunman James Holmes.


$98 million condo complex going up in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:27

$98 million condo complex going up in Center CityIt's just a construction site now but a tall thin glass tower called One Riverside will go up near the Schuylkill River between Spruce and Locust streets.