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Guest: Here’s how Washington could save millions in health-care costs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget extends Medicare reimbursement levels to Medicaid primary-care providers. State lawmakers should extend that level of reimbursement to primary-care providers in 2015 and beyond.

The first pop quiz of 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Let’s see what you remember about 2014, writes syndicated columnist Gail Collins.

Seattle's Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner named to Associated Press All-Pro Team

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner were each named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, announced today. Safety Kam Chancellor and running back Marshawn Lynch were each named to the Second Team.
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A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer’s Funeral

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:46
Zhao Ru, a famed Chinese calligrapher and Bensonhurst resident, created two scrolls, one for the wake and one for the funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu.

Cactus Bowl live updates: Huskies vs. Oklahoma State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:37
Join me for a pregame chat starting at 6:30 p.m. PT to preview the Huskies' Cactus Bowl matchup against Oklahoma State from Tempe, Ariz.. Stick around during the game for chatter and live updates throughout.

Saudi King, 90, Hospitalized; Pneumonia Is Diagnosed

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:36
The king’s health is scrutinized for any hint of a leadership change in Saudi Arabia, a top oil producer and American ally.






When Celebrity Fortunetellers Talk, the Lebanese Listen

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:34
In a region where many governments criminalize divination, Lebanon stands apart for featuring its star soothsayers on New Year’s Eve, when they make predictions in TV specials.

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31

This photo provided by the Clatsop County Sheriff's office and taken in Astoria, Ore., shows Dorothy Wing, the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died Dec. 20, 2014, at a Seaside, Ore., home that has been accused and jailed in her death. After a grand jury indictment, officers arrested 24-year-old Wing Dec. 31, 2014, on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment. (AP Photo/Clatsop County Sheriff)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with the girl's death.


Snohomish, Pierce counties burn bans downgraded to Stage 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31
The burn bans in Snohomish and Pierce counties have returned to a Stage 1 ban after being upgraded Thursday amid concern about rising pollution levels.

Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31
A father and son killed a North Carolina couple and set their home on fire, and then drove to West Virginia, where they wounded two police officers in a New Year's Day shootout during a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.

AirAsia boss applies deft touch in crash response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:28

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes walks upon arrival to visit the command center of the search operation for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun. From the highly visible compassion shown by Fernandes to details such as changing the airline’s bright red logo to a somber gray online, experts say the Malaysia-based budget carrier’s initial response to the tragedy is a textbook example of how to communicate in a crisis. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — If AirAsia bounces back from its first fatal disaster, much of the credit will go to its effusive founder Tony Fernandes and a well-oiled communications machine.


Mourners line up at wake for slain NYPD officer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:28

Uniformed police officers from across the country joined family, friends and loved ones for the wake of officer Wenjian Liu.

       

Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:27

Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. TurnpikeGet ready to pay more to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a five percent toll hike will take effect starting this weekend.


Woman whose labor started on plane welcomes son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:26

In this Jan. 1, 2015, photo Allison and Zach Peery check on their new son, Karl William Peery, in the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Allison Peery went into labor on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, while flying from California to Wisconsin on a Delta Air Lines flight, leading the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Geoff Liesik) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is starting the new year a little differently than she expected after she went into labor on an airplane more than two months before her baby's due date.


Fight on Guns Is Being Taken to State Ballots

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:20
The gun control movement, facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the gay-marriage movement as a model.






Girlfriend of Wal-Mart police shooting victim dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:18
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart has been killed in a car crash.

Attempted Reagan Assassin Won’t Face Charges in James Brady’s Death

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:16
The verdict that John W. Hinckley Jr. was not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting still legally applies.

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:15

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2010 file photo, country music stars Brad Paisley, right, and Little Jimmy Dickens perform "Will the Circle be Unbroken?" as the opening song as the curtain goes up in the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville, Tenn. Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. Dickens, 94, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FileNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94.


Family of Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:14

Susan Hunt, mother of Darrien Hunt, cries during a press conference Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The family of Hunt, a Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword filed a lawsuit Friday against the officers and the city that employs them. The federal civil rights lawsuit contends that 22-year-old Hunt wasn't a threat and was fatally shot after he tripped while running from two Saratoga Springs officers. His family has said Hunt was treated differently because of his race. Hunt was black. The two officers are white. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a young Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday against the officers and the city that employs them.


Flagstaff officer killed on duty laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:05

The family of fallen officer Tyler Stewart follows his coffin into Christ's Church of Flagstaff, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Hundreds gathered Friday for a funeral service honoring Stewart, a Flagstaff police officer fatally shot by a domestic violence suspect. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Friday for a funeral service honoring a Flagstaff police officer who was killed by a domestic violence suspect.