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Agricultural disasters can be avoided by cutting out meat products

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste ["Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny," Nation & World, Aug. 4]. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it might happen again in our own state.

It’s time for peaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Recipes for cayenne-spiced peaches; peachy Greek panzanella; chicken and peaches with green beans and orzo; rosemary-peach chicken kebabs with orange glaze; double-crust peach pie; and peach-honey icebox pie.

Recipe: Peach Crumble Slab Pie

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
A recipe that combines traditional pie and a crumble.

Aug. 6 TV Picks: ‘Top Chef Duels’ series premiere on Bravo

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, include “Top Chef Duels” on Bravo, Rachel McAdams on “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC and “Extant” on CBS.

Officials: US drone kills 7 militants in Pakistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Militants attack Egypt checkpoint, kill 5 police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Militants attacked a police checkpoint near a Mediterranean resort area frequented by Egyptian holidaymakers, killing five policemen and losing four of their own in the ensuing gunbattle, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Dogs that killed Michigan man are euthanized

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Authorities say two dogs that fatally mauled a Michigan jogger last month have been euthanized.

StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.


StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Washington girl still missing after search 'surge'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:57

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Paulette Wright. More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for 6-year-old Jenise, who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/FBI)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officers in Washington state worked through the night, asking residents of an east Bremerton mobile home park about a missing 6-year-old girl, but Jenise Wright remains missing.


Washington girl still missing after search 'surge'

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:57
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officers in Washington state worked through the night, asking residents of an east Bremerton mobile home park about a missing 6-year-old girl, but Jenise Wright remains missing.

Facebook sued by 25,000 members

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:56
A privacy action being taken against Facebook has attracted 25,000 members of the social network who are now seeking damages.
Categories: BBC World News

Evacuation advisory for California town lifted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:50

Donna Garner, right, embraces former employee Napua Gonsales-Merck while they shift through the remains of the Fireside Village, a restaurant and shop owned by the Garners for over 30 years, in the aftermath of the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Light rain and higher humidity are helping crews make progress in their fight against two wildfires in the Northern California forest that are just miles apart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — A rural Northern California town that was under threat from a wildfire is in the clear for now.


Police: Ky. firefighter killed in interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A firefighter helping put out a vehicle fire was killed Wednesday when a semitrailer slammed into a fire truck along an interstate highway, state police said.

DealBook: Standard Chartered Discloses New York Inquiry as Pretax Profit Falls

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:49
The British bank confirmed that it faces a new inquiry over its controls to prevent money laundering and said a resolution could include “a monetary penalty and remedial actions.”






Boy Dies After Playground Stabbing by 12-Year-Old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:47
9-year-old boy dies after being stabbed in back by 12-year-old boy at Michigan playground

City Room: New York Today: Turn Off the A.C., Again

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:39
What you need to know for Wednesday: A change in the weather, thousands of children march in Manhattan, and two tourist buses collide.






Helmand's Golden Age

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:38
The films that show all was good in 1950s Afghanistan
Categories: BBC World News

Water, Spam fly off Hawaii shelves as storms near

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:37

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms — stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.


Boy 'apparently' an Internet star after interview

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:36
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy's lively TV interview at a Pennsylvania county fair, punctuated by his frequent use of the word "apparently," has turned him into an Internet sensation.