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Car Talk host Tom Magliozzi dies

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:46
Tom Magliozzi, half of the Click and Clack brothers who presented the nationally renowned public radio show Car Talk, dies age 77.
Categories: BBC World News

Huskies morning links: Hau'oli Kikaha, Danny Shelton named Bednarik Award semifinalists

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:46
Chris Petersen's weekly Monday press conference is scheduled for 1 o'clock today. We'll have the usual notes and quotes and video here afterward.
Categories: Sports Center

Suspected driver arrested in fatal Halloween hit-and-run in California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:44

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police have arrested a driver suspected of killing three 13-year-old girls in a hit-and-run incident at a Southern California crosswalk as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween, officials said on Monday. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 31, was arrested on Sunday at a Motel 6 in Stanton, a short distance from Santa Ana where the hit and run occurred on Friday night, Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas told a news conference. ...


What Eric Frein's Life Has Been Like in Jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:43
Accused cop killer Eric Frein's four days in jail since he was captured at an abandoned hangar in rural Pennsylvania have been lonely ones, with not a single visitor showing up, authorities told ABC News today.

UK warned of EU bill interest charge

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:38
The UK faces interest charges of more than £3.5m next month if it refuses to make an additional £1.7bn payment to the European Union.
Categories: BBC World News

Public Editor's Journal: Shaky Times, Strong Journalism

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:37
The Times is beset with business challenges but despite the turbulence, some recent investigative stories have been hard-hitting.






Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' passes away at age 77

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:36

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' passes away at age 77Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR's "Car Talk" and one of the country's most beloved radio personalities, passed away Monday at age 77.


Genealogy site adds 3.2M American Indian records

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

This undated image provided by ancestry.com shows a page from the Cherokee Nation - Cherokee Roll. To help people with Indian blood trace their roots, Utah-based genealogy website Ancestry.com has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to add more than 3.2 million American Indian historical records and images to its website. (AP Photo/Ancestry.com)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When about 5.2 million people identified themselves as having American Indian or Alaskan Native ancestry on 2010 U.S. Census forms, some found the tally curiously low.


Hyundai-Kia to pay US $100M for overstating mpg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:21

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy listens at left as Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The Justice Department and EPA announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Company would pay a $100 million penalty for overstating vehicle fuel standards. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.


Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:21
Owners of vehicles recalled over a faulty, and deadly, ignition switch problem say they are still waiting for repairs and sometimes get the runaround at dealerships.






Fashion world bids farewell to designer Oscar de la Renta

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:19

Vogue editor Anna Wintour pauses as she departs the memorial of of late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in New YorkBy Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fashion world mourned the loss of one of its greatest designers on Monday at the private funeral of Oscar de la Renta, who died last month at 82 after battling cancer. The tall Dominican-born de la Renta dressed New York socialites, Hollywood stars and American first ladies during a career that spanned five decades. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vogue magazine Editor in Chief Anna Wintour spoke during the service at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side.


Tavern on the Green Hires Jeremiah Tower as Head Chef

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:18
Jeremiah Tower, a star of California cuisine, will helm the kitchen of the troubled legend.

Poll: Where would you like to see Shaq Thompson play for UW?

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:16
Shaq Thompson has 272 yards rushing on 36 carries in the past two games as the Huskies' featured running back. The 228-pound junior also remains among the team leaders in tackles and his four defensive touchdowns are the most in college football over the past decade.
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Huskies' road game at Arizona on Nov. 15 to kick off in the afternoon

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:16
Washington's game at Arizona on Nov. 15 has been scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, it was announced Monday.
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HomeAway sues San Francisco over short-term rental law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:14
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - Vacation rentals website HomeAway Inc sued San Francisco on Monday seeking an injunction to stop the city from enforcing new rules passed last month that the firm says are discriminatory and hand control of the market to local competitor Airbnb. San Francisco had previously sued landlords for evicting tenants in order to rent out rooms via increasingly popular websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, which both promote themselves as offering reasonably priced accommodations in nearly 200 countries while letting hosts earn extra income. ...

Bus driver injured in blast outside Washington state schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A small bomb exploded in a parking lot on the campus of two Washington state elementary schools on Monday, injuring a bus driver, law enforcement and school officials said. Officers swept the schools near Redmond, 16 miles east of Seattle, but did not find any more explosives, a spokeswoman for the King County sheriff's office said. The schools were closed and a nearby middle school was temporarily placed in lockdown. ...

Clarke frustrated after whitewash

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:13
Michael Clarke says Australia's whitewash by Pakistan shows lessons have not been learned from last year's defeat to India.
Categories: BBC World News

'Born in Jerusalem' passport case divides justices

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:12

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, Ari Zivotofsky, right, stands with his nine-year-old son, Menachem, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The first time Menachem's case was in front of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer laid out several reasons why courts should stay out of a dispute between Congress and the president over whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth on their passports as Israel. It is back at the high court for argument Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at a time of acute Palestinian-Israeli tension over Jerusalem and significant strain in Israeli-American relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle Eastern politics infused the Supreme Court's arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports.


UK-Iranian woman 'on hunger strike'

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:12
A British-Iranian woman held in Iran after trying to watch a men's volleyball match is on hunger strike for the second time, her family says.
Categories: BBC World News

Bio-Rad paying $55M to resolve US bribery claims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:11
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has agreed to pay about $55 million to resolve U.S. authorities' allegations that it failed to prevent bribery of officials in Russia, Thailand and Vietnam and falsifying records ...