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Towers of Secrecy: Well Connected at Home, Young Malaysian Has an Appetite for New York

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:01
Jho Low, a financier who is close to the family of Malaysia’s premier, was involved in purchasing five luxury properties in the U.S. costing more than $140 million between 2010 and 2012, a Times investigation found.






North Carolina’s legendary coach Dean Smith dies at 83

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:01
Dean Smith, who built the University of North Carolina basketball team into a perennial national power in his 36 years at Chapel Hill and became one of the game’s most respected figures for qualities that transcended the court, died Saturday. He was 83.

‘Saskatoon Platoon’ powers Silvertips to win

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:00
The line of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, natives Carson Stadnyk, Kohl Bauml and Dawson Leedahl accounted for all four Everett goals, including the overtime winner by Stadnyk, as the Silvertips earned a 4-3 victory over the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday at Xfinity Arena.

Jindal: Presidential hopefuls should debate education

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:59

The Louisiana governor initially backed Common Core standards but now opposes them.

       

Abbott survives leadership test

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:56
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott urges an end to disunity after surviving a party confidence vote on his leadership.
Categories: BBC World News

Matured Anchorage Struggles to Shake Haunting Memories

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:53
Falling oil prices have come with bitter and frightening memories of the Alaskan city in the mid-1980s, when the wild economic party ushered in by the Trans Alaska Pipeline shut down.

Alabama Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:51
Chief Justice Roy S. Moore ordered local judges to ignore a federal court’s ruling that struck down Alabama’s ban on gay nuptials, reigniting a states’ rights debate similar to the one that arose during federally ordered integration.






Obama will send draft ISIL resolution this week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:50

Resolution authorizing military force could come Tuesday or Wednesday

       

Northwest 11: Boise State making a big push

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:48
Each week, we rank the 11 Division 1 men's college basketball teams in the Northwest -- the nine in the states of Oregon and Washington, plus Idaho and Boise State. Herewith, week No. 6 in 2015:

Obama, Katy Perry team up against domestic abuse at Grammys

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:47

Katy Perry performs "By The Grace of God" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and a survivor took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards on Sunday and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence against women and girls. Obama appeared at music's biggest night via a pre-recorded video stating that nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape and one in four women has experienced domestic violence. "It's not OK and it has to stop," Obama said. "Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and getting us talking and thinking about what matters." Obama asked the millions of viewers of the CBS telecast to go to the site ItsOnUs.org to make a pledge to stop violence.


Trial comes for Marine accused of killing 'American Sniper'

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:46
Eddie Ray Routh had been talking crazy for a while. So when he showed up on his sister's doorstep one afternoon two Februarys ago and claimed to have shot two men, she didn't know what to think.

President Obama wants to reverse Citizens United

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:44

President floats the idea of a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court ruling.

       

Rubio hires top Romney aide in New Hampshire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:36

Jim Merrill, who ran Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns in New Hampshire, joins Rubio's PAC.

       

New Faces of Congress: Disillusioned in Iraq, but Prodded to Serve Again

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:34
Seth Moulton joined the Marines a few months before Sept. 11, 2001, but later grew to oppose American involvement in Iraq. Now the Democrat represents Massachusetts in Congress.

More state takeovers of public schools possible

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:33

Common Core's tough standards are likely to mean fewer students reaching academic goals.

       

Man fatally shot in the abdomen in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:30

Man fatally shot in the abdomen in North PhiladelphiaA man has died from his wounds after he was shot in North Philadelphia.


Sen. Sanders to skip Netanyahu address

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:29

The Vermont liberal is the first senator to announce a boycott of the March 3 address.

       

VIDEO: Star Wars fans 'should be excited'

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:27
Star Wars: Episode VII actor John Boyega talks to the BBC about working with director JJ Abrams and why fans should be excited about the latest instalment.
Categories: BBC World News

Tax credits cut average ACA premiums to $105

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:25

Almost 6.5 million consumers qualify for an average tax credit of $268 per month through the federal exchange that serves those in the 37 st...

       

Oregon dominates Washington State 95-72

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:22
Joseph Young just missed a triple double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Oregon spoiled the return of former coach Ernie Kent with a 95-72 victory over Washington State on Sunday. Dwayne Benjamin added 25 points for Oregon (17-7, 7-4 Pac-12), which raced to a 52-28 halftime lead on the way to its fifth win in its last six games. He started in place of leading rebounder Jordan ...