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Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:49
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

Video: John Ross III on Washington's passing game struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:46
After eight games, Washington averages 176.6 passing yards per game, which ranks last in the Pac-12.

Video: John Ross III on Washington's passing game struggles

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:46
After eight games, Washington averages 176.6 passing yards per game, which ranks last in the Pac-12.
Categories: Sports Center

Former Sounder Steve Zakuani retires at age 26

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:46
Steve Zakuani's career had two distinct phases.

Minnesota white spruce to hit road to US Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:44
CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A white spruce from north-central Minnesota is about to hit the road to Washington where it will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

Family sues after Ebola school ban

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:42
A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:40
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Categories: BBC World News

New York man beheads his mother, steps in front of train -police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:38
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man decapitated his mother, dumped her head and body on the ground outside their Long Island apartment and walked into the path of a moving commuter train, police said on Wednesday. The murder-suicide on Tuesday night claimed the life of Patricia Ward, 66, a professor at Farmingdale State College, part of the State University of New York, said Officer Kenneth Parker of Nassau County Police. A body identified as that of her son, Derek Ward, 35, was found near the Long Island Rail Road tracks, he said. Police called to the scene at 7:55 p.m. ...

Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:35

US Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, conduct training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort CampbellBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a strict, 21-day quarantine-like monitoring period for all U.S. troops returning from the Ebola relief mission in West Africa, the Pentagon said. Hagel, acting at the recommendation of top military commanders, signed a memo asking for an implementation plan for the monitoring regimen, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. ...


Russia 'steps up' military flights

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:33
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
Categories: BBC World News

UW quarterback Cyler Miles will 'definitely be ready to go' in his Colorado homecoming

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:31
Washington starting quarterback Cyler Miles, out last week with a concussion, will "definitely be ready to go" in his return to Colorado on Saturday, offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said Wednesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Flames destroy pizza shop in Northampton County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:30

Flames destroy pizza shop in Northampton CountyA pizza shop in Northampton County was badly damaged by a massive fire.


Select quotes recalling journalist Ben Bradlee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — A collection of quotes and remembrances of longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee from those who knew him from the Watergate era and beyond:

Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:27

This 2014 photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, shows Gregory J. Lewis, a child rape suspect who authorities say cut off a court-ordered GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree. Lewis, 26, of Southbridge, was caught late Tuesday, Oct.,28, 2014 in the village of Fort Edward, N.Y., after driving into the Hudson River while fleeing from a traffic stop, said David Procopio, a Massachusetts State Police spokesman. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.


Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:26

Catherine Butler of Rochester, N.Y. is seen in a booking photo provided by the Gates, N.Y., Police Department. Police say Butler, wearing a zombie costume and makeup, was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 after attending a Rochester bar's "zombie prom" party. (AP Photo/Gates, N.Y., Police Department via member WHAM-TV)GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.


Australia's flexible small firms

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:19
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:17

This undated photo provided by Farmingdale State College shows Patricia Ward, an assistant professor at the school, who has been identified as the woman whose decapitated body was found on a quiet suburban street on Long Island, N.Y. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 police in Farmingdale, N.Y., was investigating a possible connection between Ward and a man in his 30s who was fatally struck by a Long Island Rail Road train about a half hour after Ward's body was discovered on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Farmingdale State College)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.


U.S. investigator of Colombia scandal quits over prostitution case: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:16

Secret Service agents guard a street where U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Bonilla family at their home in Las VegasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who ran an investigation of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in 2012 resigned after he was suspected of visiting a prostitute in Florida, the New York Times reported. Investigator David Nieland left the government in August after refusing to answer questions about the incident, when he was seen coming and going from a building under surveillance in a prostitution investigation, the newspaper reported late on Tuesday, citing current and former DHS officials. ...


Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big lead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:14

Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big leadThe latest 6abc/Franklin and Marshall College poll released Wednesday shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett chipping away at challenger Tom Wolf - but Wolf still remains the front-runner.


Bits Blog: IBM and Twitter Team Up to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:12
The partnership seeks to harness Twitter messages as a way for businesses to make decisions based on real-time trends among the social network’s users.