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Ex-football star Irving Fryar convicted in mortgage scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:28

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar sits in court in Mount Holly, N.J., waiting for jury selection to begin in his and his mother's trial on charges of conspiracy and theft by deception. Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, and faces up to 10 years in prison. The 52-year-old former wide receiver, who made his name at the University of Nebraska and with several professional teams, applied for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession while using the same property as collateral, a jury found. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Poo, Filel)MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison.


Housing affordability: Lack of rational thinking in Seattle

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:27
Guest columnist Eliot Brenowitz makes several patently wrong statements [“Curb developers, keep character,” Opinion, Aug. 4]. Stating that current building codes are allowing poorly constructed housing is incorrect. Current building codes are exacting and are in place to ensure that modern homes are well-constructed. Brenowitz may not like them, but that does not mean they […]
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Housing affordability: Lack of rational thinking in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:27
Guest columnist Eliot Brenowitz makes several patently wrong statements [“Curb developers, keep character,” Opinion, Aug. 4]. Stating that current building codes are allowing poorly constructed housing is incorrect. Current building codes are exacting and are in place to ensure that modern homes are well-constructed. Brenowitz may not like them, but that does not mean they […]
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Housing affordability: Lack of rational thinking in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:27
Guest columnist Eliot Brenowitz makes several patently wrong statements [“Curb developers, keep character,” Opinion, Aug. 4]. Stating that current building codes are allowing poorly constructed housing is incorrect. Current building codes are exacting and are in place to ensure that modern homes are well-constructed. Brenowitz may not like them, but that does not mean they […]

Colorado movie gunman gets life sentence, jurors not unanimous

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:27

Holmes stands in court as the verdict is read in DenverBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado jury sentenced movie rampage gunman James Holmes to life in prison on Friday, rejecting the death penalty for the 27-year-old who entered a midnight showing of a Batman movie wearing a gas mask, helmet and body armor and shot dead a dozen people. After warning members of the public in the gallery against making any emotional outbursts, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour began reading the verdict forms. On each count, he read, the panel had been unable to agree that Holmes should be executed by lethal injection, and that they understood that as a result, the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment.


Climate change: Hope for the future

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:26
When my children ask, “What is climate change and how can we stop it?” I do my best to remain upbeat. Obama’s moves (the Clean Power Plan), and Gov. Jay Inslee’s the week before (carbon-emission enforcement) are things that give me — and them — hope. I believe our region can lead because we are […]
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Climate change: Hope for the future

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:26
When my children ask, “What is climate change and how can we stop it?” I do my best to remain upbeat. Obama’s moves (the Clean Power Plan), and Gov. Jay Inslee’s the week before (carbon-emission enforcement) are things that give me — and them — hope. I believe our region can lead because we are […]
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Climate change: Hope for the future

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:26
When my children ask, “What is climate change and how can we stop it?” I do my best to remain upbeat. Obama’s moves (the Clean Power Plan), and Gov. Jay Inslee’s the week before (carbon-emission enforcement) are things that give me — and them — hope. I believe our region can lead because we are […]

Donald Trump is a candidate who will actually do something

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:25
Columnist David Brooks says it much better than I can, of course, when he says that Donald Trump is “deeply rooted in the currents of our time.” [Opinion, Aug. 6]. I believe that, in very plain spoken language, Trump is speaking to the average working stiff in no uncertain terms about the lack of jobs […]
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Donald Trump is a candidate who will actually do something

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:25
Columnist David Brooks says it much better than I can, of course, when he says that Donald Trump is “deeply rooted in the currents of our time.” [Opinion, Aug. 6]. I believe that, in very plain spoken language, Trump is speaking to the average working stiff in no uncertain terms about the lack of jobs […]
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Donald Trump is a candidate who will actually do something

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:25
Columnist David Brooks says it much better than I can, of course, when he says that Donald Trump is “deeply rooted in the currents of our time.” [Opinion, Aug. 6]. I believe that, in very plain spoken language, Trump is speaking to the average working stiff in no uncertain terms about the lack of jobs […]

Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:23
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the death penalty for his murderous attack on a packed movie premiere. The nine women and three men said they could not reach a unanimous […]
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Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:23
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the death penalty for his murderous attack on a packed movie premiere. The nine women and three men said they could not reach a unanimous […]
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Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:23
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the death penalty for his murderous attack on a packed movie premiere. The nine women and three men said they could not reach a unanimous […]

In Washington State, a Program Teaches Cops to Keep Cool in a Crisis - Wall Street Journal

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:23

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In Washington State, a Program Teaches Cops to Keep Cool in a Crisis
Wall Street Journal
BURIEN, Wash.—What's the best way to teach police how to de-escalate situations? Practice, says Sue Rahr, who is in charge of the training curriculum for new recruits in Washington state. Since Ms. Rahr became executive director of Washington's ...

Evacuees from California blaze go home as lightning threatens new fires

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:17

The remains of home destroyed by Rocky Fire is seen near Clearake, CaliforniaHundreds of people forced to flee California's fiercest wildfire were allowed to return home on Friday, with firefighters gaining greater control over the blaze even as lightning strikes threatened to spark other fires in the drought-parched state. North of Napa Valley wine country, firefighters this week have made steady progress in the battle against the so-called Rocky Fire, which has destroyed 96 homes and outbuildings to rank as California's most intense ongoing blaze.


Colorado theater shooter to get life sentence after jury fails to agree on death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:17
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter to get life sentence after jury fails to agree on death penalty.

Report: Lawmaker hoped to distract from affair with smear

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:09

In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, and Rep Todd Courser, R-Lapeer wave to reporters in the House of Representatives in Lansing. A Michigan House leader on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 requested an investigation into allegations that Courser orchestrated the distribution of a fictional email claiming he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal an extramarital relationship. In audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News, Courser said the email was designed to create "a complete smear campaign" about him and Gamrat so a revelation about their relationship would seem "mild by comparison." (Dale G. Young /Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker had an email sent to his Republican supporters falsely claiming he had been caught having sex with a male prostitute, apparently believing such a smear campaign would help distract attention from an alleged extramarital affair between him and another lawmaker, a newspaper reported Friday.


US envoy warns Burundi attacks risk a new cycle of violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:09
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power warned Friday that "horrible attacks" on both sides in Burundi risk creating "a cycle of violence and a spiral of violence."

Court Forbids F.D.A. From Blocking Truthful Promotion of Drug

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:09
The decision clears the way for Amarin to promote patient use of its drug Vascepa in a way that the F.D.A. declined to approve.