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Persevering past roadblocks to build promising Ebola vaccine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:10
It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

Ukrainian woman seeks her husband behind enemy lines

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:09
Ukrainian woman searches for her husband behind enemy lines
Categories: BBC World News

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:04

VIDEO: Belgian rugby team win 356-3

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:04
Watch Belgian team Royal Kituro score two tries virtually unopposed in their remarkable 356-3 win over Soignies.
Categories: BBC World News

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:03

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and transformed pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.

VIDEO: Taiwan mourns plane crash victims

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:00
A ceremony has been held in Taipei to mourn those who dies when TransAsia GE235 came down shortly after take off last Wednesday.
Categories: BBC World News

California pledges changes in protecting underground water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:58

File - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations, after finding 2,500 instances in which the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected water aquifers. State oil and gas regulators on Monday, Feb. 9, released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has proposed closing by October up to 140 oilfield wells that state regulators had allowed to inject into federally protected drinking water aquifers, state officials said Monday.

Illinois governor makes union dues voluntary for some state workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:58
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a strike against public employee unions, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed an order eliminating union dues for some state employees who don't want to pay to support union activities. Rauner, a Republican and political neophyte who came into office in January, has been vocal about his problems with public labor unions and their political power. The order, which would eliminate so-called "fair share dues," affects 6,500 state workers who have opted out of unions but still have to pay dues. “Forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargain that is crushing taxpayers," Rauner said in a statement.

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:55
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court. The Supreme Court earlier in the day cleared the way for Alabama to become the 37th state where gay marriage is legal by refusing a request by the state's Republican attorney general to keep them on hold until it decides later this year whether laws banning gay matrimony violate the U.S. Constitution.

Illinois woman accused of aiding extremists appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:55

In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 courtroom sketch, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, center, appears in federal court in Chicago. Salkiceveic is accused with five other Bosnian immigrants of sending money and equipment to extremist groups in Syria. Salkiceveic appeared before Judge Jeffrey Cole who put off a decision until Tuesday about whether to allow Salkicevic out of jail to travel to St. Louis, where the case originated, rather than remain in custody and be transported by U.S. Marshals. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor told a federal judge Monday that a suburban Chicago mother of four accused of sending money and military equipment to militant groups in Syria and Iraq poses a danger to the community and is a flight risk, so should remain in custody.

'England have a chance in World Cup'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:55
England are taking momentum into the World Cup, which starts on Saturday, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
Categories: BBC World News

Dad says teen shot at police station could have been subdued

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:54
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A mentally ill teenager killed by police in an East Texas police station last month had gone there believing authorities would hospitalize her and was shot after officers had several opportunities to subdue her, the teen's parents said Monday.

AccuWeather: More Freezing Rain, Sleet Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:47

 More Freezing Rain, Sleet OvernightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says untreated roads could stay icy into Tuesday morning.

Boy, 15, pleads guilty in Ohio couple's sledgehammer deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:41
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the sledgehammer slayings of an Ohio couple and could face life in prison without parole.

Woman found beaten at Center City SEPTA station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:34

Woman found beaten at Center City SEPTA stationPolice are investigating the assault of a woman at a SEPTA station in Center City.

Haiti protest over high cost of fuel

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:33
Police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince clash with thousands of anti-government protesters angry about the high cost of fuel.
Categories: BBC World News

Georgia man who shot ex, kids had fought over child custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:33

Flowers and teddy bears lay on the street outside the home of a shooting scene where authorities say five people are dead, including the gunman, in Douglasville, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Glenn Daniel said the gunman shot six people before fatally shooting himself, and the two surviving victims are children, but children are also among the dead. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Cedric Prather Jr.'s three children were his whole life and when he lost his job as a truck driver recently, the pressure over supporting them may have led him to snap and kill four people, his sister said Monday.

A look at Seattle's pending free agents

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:31
With the off-season now upon us, the focus shifts to the Combine, the Draft and free agency.
Categories: Sports Center

US announces indictment in New York-Russian spy ring case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian citizen who worked in New York as a banker has been indictment on charges accusing him of participating in a Cold War-style Russian spy ring.

Boston-area transit, schools to shut Tuesday after record snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:20
By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A record-setting run of snowstorms that has pounded the U.S. Northeast over the past two weeks has taken a heavy toll on Massachusetts, prompting officials to shut Boston's mass-transit service through Tuesday to allow time to clear the rails. Following a day that saw 48 commuters stuck on a snowbound train during the morning rush hour, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said all train service would shut down at 7 p.m. EST (2400 GMT) on Monday due to the snow and remain shut on Tuesday. The closure of Boston's transit system, as well as its schools, came after officials said 73.9 inches (1.9 meters) of snow had fallen on the city so far this season, making it the 10th snowiest winter on record. At least four buildings collapsed around Boston under the snow's weight, the National Weather Service said, though no injuries had been reported as a result of those incidents.