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Kermit + Miss Piggy: Together again on prime time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:58
A new comedy, “The Muppets,” premieres in September on ABC.

Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:55
The refugee crisis on three Greek islands is "total chaos", the UN refugee agency says, as Italian police arrest five in connection with Wednesday's drownings off Libya.
Categories: BBC World News

Convicted California school bus kidnapper released on parole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:54
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say a man who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver has been released on parole.

Connecticut woman retrieving item on track killed by train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:53
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A commuter railroad says a Connecticut woman trying to retrieve a wallet or handbag from the tracks was killed by a train pulling into the station.

US probing if Iranian violated UN sanctions with Russia trip

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is trying to determine whether the commander of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently visited Russia in violation of a United Nations travel ban, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday.

Inslee to lead 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:50
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is leaving at the end of the month for a 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.
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Inslee to lead 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:50
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is leaving at the end of the month for a 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.
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Inslee to lead 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:50
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is leaving at the end of the month for a 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.

Police: Mom kidnapped 2 kids, pepper-sprayed their caretaker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:47
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a woman kidnapped her two children from their father's home by falsely claiming she was a police officer and pepper-spraying the kids' caretaker.

Texas officials amend death certificate to reflect gay union

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:46
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says a federal judge should not hold him in contempt over the state initially refusing, but ultimately agreeing, to reflect the marriage of a gay couple on a death certificate.

US Postal Service dedicates new Coast Guard stamp in Newport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:45

This image released Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, by the U.S. Postal Service shows a special edition stamp commemorating the U.S. Coast Guard's 225th birthday. The stamp was dedicated Friday at a ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, depicted on the stamp, while docked in Newport, R.I. (U.S. Postal Service via AP)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new limited edition "forever" stamp commemorating the Coast Guard's 225th birthday and its role in protecting the nation.


Freed Yemen hostage arrives in Paris

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:41
A French woman who was taken hostage in Yemen in February arrives in Paris after being freed by her captors.
Categories: BBC World News

Police believe slain Utah girl, 12, was sexually assaulted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:38
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police suspect a teenager accused of luring a 12-year-old neighbor girl from her home and strangling her may have sexually assaulted the girl, according to search warrants unveiled this week.

9 sickened after maid sets off bear repellent in SeaTac hotel

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:30
A maid at a SeaTac hotel accidentally set off a canister of bear repellent, causing evacuations and minor injuries, according to Kent fire officials.
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9 sickened after maid sets off bear repellent in SeaTac hotel

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:30
A maid at a SeaTac hotel accidentally set off a canister of bear repellent, causing evacuations and minor injuries, according to Kent fire officials.
Categories: Sports Center

9 sickened after maid sets off bear repellent in SeaTac hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:30
A maid at a SeaTac hotel accidentally set off a canister of bear repellent, causing evacuations and minor injuries, according to Kent fire officials.

Catholic groups lose another contraceptive court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Another federal appeals court Friday ruled against Catholic church-affiliated groups that oppose being required to provide contraceptive care to employees through a third party.

Trump slams debate moderator

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:26
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticises debate moderator Megyn Kelly on Twitter after she challenges him over his views on women.
Categories: BBC World News

Some Kane critics want action to force her out of office

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:26

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane speaks during a news conference in Scranton, Pa. Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected attorney general in Pennsylvania, was charged Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, with perjury, obstruction, abuse of office, conspiracy and false swearing. She is expected to surrender and be arraigned within two days. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — While Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waits to be arraigned on charges that she leaked secret grand jury information, some critics want action to force her out of office.


Barge brings tons of buoys, other ocean debris to Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:24

This Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 photo shows a barge carrying marine debris that washed up on the shores of Alaska and British Columbia arrives in Seattle. The barge carried thousands of heavy-duty bags of debris, as well as loose debris like buoys. Some of the debris was likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The material will be taken off the barge in Seattle for sorting. (AP Photo/Janna Stewart)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of tons of marine debris have been collected from the shores of Alaska and British Columbia as part of an unprecedented cleanup effort that an organizer says barely made a dent in the rubbish that remains on beaches.