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EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.

Jesus Montero’s season over after altercation with scout in Boise

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:29
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team is disappointed in Jesus Montero and scout Butch Baccala, who were involved in an altercation Thursday night in Boise. Montero’s season is finished, Zduriencik said Friday.

Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:27
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.






UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:23

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. It was unclear if the men were connected to an armed group that, the United Nations said, detained more than 40 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a "period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces," the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. ( AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.


Military Guns Missing From Police Agencies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:18
The guns-drawn streets of Ferguson jolted America awake to the militarization of the nation's police. Local cops, often untrained in military tactics, may be carrying assault rifles used by our Marines and even Special Forces, using surplus weaponry don..

Purchased pie crust could void woman's blue-ribbon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Linda Horton is picky about the ingredients in her prize-winning buttermilk pie. That's what led her to use a store-bought crust before dropping off her entry to be judged at the Kentucky State Fair.

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:17

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, the Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic is photographed in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.


Huskies' odd history with Hawaii includes Rainbows' titanic upset to open 1973 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:16
Washington and Hawaii, who open the 2014 season Saturday at Aloha Stadium, have met just four times on the football field.

Huskies' odd history with Hawaii includes Rainbows' titanic upset to open 1973 season

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:16
Washington and Hawaii, who open the 2014 season Saturday at Aloha Stadium, have met just four times on the football field.
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Medicare Will Settle Short-Term Care Bills

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:15
Under the proposed settlement, hospital claims involving inpatient stays that are now under appeal would be paid at the rate of 68 cents for every dollar billed.

Man wounded in daylight shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:14

Man wounded in daylight shooting in West PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was shot multiple times in broad daylight in West Philadelphia.


California teacher reprimanded for sending tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:12
NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.

Hiker dies after falling from treacherous Hawaii trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:09
(Reuters) - A hiker was killed and another person injured after they fell while hiking a notoriously difficult trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday. A group of five people were hiking the strenuous Kalalau Trail, considered one of the most treacherous in the United States, late on Thursday when a 25-year-old man slipped and fell down rugged cliffs over the Na Pali Coast, the Coast Guard said. The group called for help around 11:45 p.m. and Coast Guard teams, including a rescue swimmer, located the fallen hiker near the water, said Petty Officer Melissa McKenzie.

Man pinned beneath van in North Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:08
Update at 3:43 p.m.: Van tires rolled on top of victim's head. The man, in his 60s, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:06
TACOMA, Wash. - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Sno-King Puget Sound Anglers Edmonds Coho Derby is Sept. 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:01
The Puget Sound Anglers Sno-King Chapter Edmonds Coho Derby is Saturday, Sept. 6.

Flash-flood worries close campground near Leavenworth, while campfire restrictions eased

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:01
On the brink of the Labor Day weekend, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has closed the popular Tumwater Campground, off Highway 2 nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, because of predicted rains and the potential for flash floods this weekend.

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:00
A Cascadia Cup derby with playoff stakes and opening weekend in Italy headline this version of the weekend watch.

Army vet pleads guilty to arms export violations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:59
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. Army officer who operated a business in Portland selling military-grade weapons parts and accessories pleaded guilty Friday to arms export violations and mishandling classified documents.

Killer in 1991 Smart trial in New Hampshire seeks time with wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:57
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - The killer at the center of a sensationalized 1991 murder trial in New Hampshire has applied for weekend prison furloughs with his wife as he prepares for the next chapter of his life. William "Billy" Flynn was 16 when he was charged with shooting to death the husband of Pamela Smart, who was his lover and an employee of the school he attended. At the conclusion of a lurid trial, a jury found Pamela Smart guilty of first-degree murder for orchestrating the killing. Flynn and a friend, Patrick Randall, who held Smart's husband at knifepoint, were convicted of second-degree murder.