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Body spotted in the Duwamish River in Tukwila

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:17

Tukwila police and firefighters are working to retrieve a body from the Duwamish River.
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Body spotted in the Duwamish River in Tukwila

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:17

Tukwila police and firefighters are working to retrieve a body from the Duwamish River.
Categories: Sports Center

Body spotted in the Duwamish River in Tukwila

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:17

Tukwila police and firefighters are working to retrieve a body from the Duwamish River.

Woman dead, man arrested after stabbing at Maui supermarket

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:14

This undated photo provided by the County of Maui shows Stephen Schmidt. The Maui Police Department said Schmidt was arrested and a woman is dead after an alleged stabbing of three people at a Maui supermarket on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Courtesy of the County of Maui via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Police say a man was arrested in connection with the stabbing of three people at a Maui supermarket on Tuesday evening that left his estranged wife dead.


Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on U.S. currency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:11

Harriet Tubman in a photo dated between 1860 -1875. REUTERS/Courtesy Library of CongressBy Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday that Tubman, who was born into slavery in the early 1820s and went on to help hundreds of slaves escape, would take the center spot on the bill, while Jackson, a slave owner, would move to the back. Introduced alongside a slew of changes to the $5 and $10 notes as well, the redesign gives the Treasury "a chance to open the aperture to reflect more of America's history," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.


UK’s Cameron hails ‘steadfast’ queen on her 90th birthday

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:07

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has called Queen Elizabeth II “a rock for our nation” as the monarch celebrates her 90th birthday. The queen is spending the day at Windsor Castle, near London, with her family. Cameron said Thursday that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch “has lived through some extraordinary times,” from World War […]
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UK’s Cameron hails ‘steadfast’ queen on her 90th birthday

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:07

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has called Queen Elizabeth II “a rock for our nation” as the monarch celebrates her 90th birthday. The queen is spending the day at Windsor Castle, near London, with her family. Cameron said Thursday that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch “has lived through some extraordinary times,” from World War […]
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UK’s Cameron hails ‘steadfast’ queen on her 90th birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:07

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has called Queen Elizabeth II “a rock for our nation” as the monarch celebrates her 90th birthday. The queen is spending the day at Windsor Castle, near London, with her family. Cameron said Thursday that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch “has lived through some extraordinary times,” from World War […]

Mexico: Oil plant explosion injures 30 people on Gulf Coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:06

 Oil plant explosion injures 30 people on Gulf CoastAn explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring dozens of people, authorities said.


2.2 billion in 'at risk' Zika areas

BBC World News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:05
More than two billion people live in parts of the world where the Zika virus can spread, detailed maps show.
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Federal lawyer gets 30 days for forging document

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:03
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for forging a document to make it look like a Mexican man who wanted to stay in the United States was not eligible to do so.

California communities beg for relief from drought restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:01

File photo of sprinklers spraying water onto grass as a jogger runs through a city park in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California communities where a wet winter has filled reservoirs and begun ameliorating the state's catastrophic four-year drought begged water regulators on Wednesday to reduce or eliminate emergency conservation measures imposed last year. Facing pushback from aggravated consumers under the ongoing rules, water utilities say they will have little credibility asking for conservation when the next drought hits if they must continue to order residents to cut back water use by up to 36 percent. "By any measure, there isn't any emergency left," said Robert Roscoe, general manager of the Sacramento Suburban Water District.


Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

WA Huskies - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.

U.S. court rejected claim FBI use of spy data is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top judge on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year against a constitutional challenge to U.S. surveillance rules permitting the FBI to access foreign intelligence data for use in domestic criminal investigations, according to a newly declassified court opinion. Judge Thomas Hogan said there was no requirement that access to email and other forms of Internet communications under a controversial surveillance program be restricted only to foreign intelligence uses, he wrote in a November opinion released this week in partially redacted form. Hogan’s ruling dismissed a legal challenge submitted by Amy Jeffress, a former federal prosecutor, who was appointed to serve as a “friend of the court” to advocate privacy considerations before the court.

Ex-New Orleans police officers plead guilty in post-Katrina killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56

Spent shell casing lies alongside road on Danziger Bridge in eastern New OrleansA retrial was later ordered due to prosecutorial misconduct. Under the plea deal, the four men involved in the shootings - Kenneth Bowen, Robert Faulcon, Robert Gisevius and Anthony Villavaso - pleaded guilty to depriving the victims of their civil rights, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:53

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young childrenA central Florida man killed his estranged wife and two young children before fatally shooting himself as police pursued him on a highway, authorities said Monday.