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Iraqi Lawmakers Approve Cabinet, as New Premier Pledges an Inclusive Government

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:40
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi leads a government with two security posts not filled, which could lead to a political debate.

Liberia 'faces huge Ebola surge'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:40
Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with many thousands of new cases expected in next three weeks, the World Health Organization says.
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Hearings pushed back in Michigan child abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:39
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Preliminary examinations have been pushed back for a man and his mother charged with torture and child abuse after authorities said plumber's tape was used to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a southwestern Michigan home.

“Make it in Washington” Initiative Introduced to Strengthen State Manufacturing Sector

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:37
Small and midsized manufacturers in qualified Washington counties will have access to a new blend of support to strengthen their businesses—ranging from strategic business consulti

Tentative 2015 Mariners schedule - Seattle opens the season at Safeco Field

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:31
The Mariners and major league baseball announced the 2015 tentative schedules. Obviously game times aren't on here. The Mariners will open the 2015 season at Safeco Field against the Angels on April 6. It's the first time since 2008 that Seattle has not been on the road for opening day. Seattle has
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GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:28
General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home.

Motorcyclist seriously injured, driver arrested in Seattle crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:27
A 30-year-old motorcyclist has been hospitalized after being struck by a car.

Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:27
President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.

US weighs security needs at overseas embassies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:27
The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need.

Homeland Security botched pandemic preparedness : U.S. report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security failed to assess the supplies it needed to deal with a potential pandemic and now has expired stockpiles including medications, 200,000 respirators and 4,184 bottles of hand sanitizers, an inspector general report showed. The department bought 16 million surgical masks and 350,000 white coverall suits without establishing the need for them, according to its inspector general's report, which included photographs of stacks of unopened boxes piled high in a storeroom. ...

ESPN report: Seahawks put CB Jeremy Lane on Injured Reserve with designation to return

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:25
Per a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks have placed cornerback Jeremy Lane on Injured Reserve with a designation to return.

Dubai pushes ahead on world's biggest airport plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:25
Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East's brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:23
S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:21

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is taking its users shopping.

Rescue crews called to Wissahickon Park after fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:18

Rescue crews called to Wissahickon Park after fallAuthorities were called to Wissahickon Park for a possible rescue.

Mayor of 'dry' Alabama city arrested on charge of driving drunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:13
(Reuters) - The mayor of one of Alabama's largest "dry" cities - where the sale of alcohol is still banned - has been arrested on a drunken driving charge, authorities said on Monday. Don Hall, mayor of Hartselle, about 25 miles southwest of Huntsville, was arrested on Friday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office said. Hartselle, with a population of about 14,500, last voted to keep its ban on alcohol sales in place in 2012, with Hall in support of keeping the city dry, the Alabama Media Group reported. ...

Q&A: Richards on new book, Stones tour, solo music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:03

 The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," by Keith Richards and art by Theodora Richards. The book will be released on Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindless Records, Brian Rasic)NEW YORK (AP) — There's one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather.

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Can Indian football take on cricket?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:02
Can Indian Super League football take on cricket?
Categories: BBC World News