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Washington's quirky DT Shelton ready for finale

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:02
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington's Danny Shelton can sometimes be the biggest, meanest, most intimidating presence on the field. His ability to cause havoc as a defensive tackle is why many are expecting the senior to get picked early in the NFL draft.

Huskies hoops links: Pac-12 off to rocky start

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:01
What happens in November and December will have consequences in March.

Best Thanksgiving movies? Here are 6 favorites to savor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:01
“Pieces of April,” “Prisoners” and “Hannah and her Sisters” are among movie critic Moira Macdonald’s favorite movies set in the Thanksgiving season.

East Coast Storm Disrupts Thanksgiving Travel

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:58
New York City saw less than a half-inch of snow, but suburbs to the north and west reported as much as 10 inches by Wednesday night.

Fantasy Football Isn’t Just a Man’s Game

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:55
The fast-growing fan sport of fantasy football has largely been portrayed as a male pastime, but a surge of women are grabbing the ball as well.

Commission to urge Scottish tax power

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:53
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.
Categories: BBC World News

3,000 people donate to Ferguson’s public library

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:49
The Ferguson Municipal Public Library has been flooded with donations — tens of thousands of dollars — since Monday night’s rioting, thanks in part to the Twitter literati.

UW's Chris Petersen on final Apple Cup preparations, UW's secondary, Thanksgiving plans and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:46
UW coach Chris Petersen met with the media after practice Wednesday for the final time before Saturday's Apple Cup. Here's what he had to say:

Referee for Seahawks-49ers tilt? Tony Corrente

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:46
The referee for Thursday's Seattle-San Francisco game is Tony Corrente, according to FootballZebras.com.

Best bets for Black Friday drinking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:46
Where to imbibe during the holiday shopping madness.

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:46
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:45

A turkey brought home by Associated Press reporter Gosia Wozniacka stands in its coop at Wozniacka's home in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Wozniacka had brought the live turkey in a burlap sack to her urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. Though intended to be Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey had other plans. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.


Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:41
Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect in deadly assault charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:39
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire at a Wichita park was charged Wednesday in the death of the mother of four.

Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama's Thanksgiving turkey pardon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:36
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country's Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course. Obama, in a light-hearted ceremony before a small group of White House visitors, said that pardoning Cheese would surely be the "most talked-about executive action" he has taken this month. ...

Six Injured in Shooting Outside Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:31

Six Injured in Shooting Outside Brick & Mortar Music HallThe incident occurred around 12:46 am, just after a sold-out hip-hop show featuring more than a dozen artists (including headlining locals G-Val and Show Banga) had let out. According to KTVU, the suspect immediately fled the scene, and officers arrived to find four injured people, two of them with life-threatening injuries. "Everybody start running, chaos...I'm talking about mayhem everywhere," an unidentified clubgoer told KTVU. Show Banga, one of the headliners, also condemned the shootings in an Instagram post.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Pennsylvania mom accused of plotting murders of daughter's ex-boyfriend, 2 others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:24

Pennsylvania mom accused of plotting murders of daughter's ex-boyfriend, 2 othersNew Jersey authorities say state police have foiled a Pennsylvania woman's plot to enlist a hitman to murder her daughter's ex-boyfriend, his sister and the sister's boyfriend.


Can Barbie conquer China?

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:22
Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?
Categories: BBC World News

A burden further south, snow makes ski areas giddy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:21
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the slopes and offering a promising start to the winter season.

Moment by moment lead to killing of Ferguson teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:20

FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, center, drops rose petals on the blood stains from her 18-year-old son Michael Brown who was shot and killed a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9. With a grand jury’s decision this week not to indict police officer, Darren Wilson for Brown’s killing, prosecutors released thousands of pages of testimony, interviews and documents that shine new and often harsh light on the events that unfolded in this suburb’s darkest hours. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach, File)The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.