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Not Embracing Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:24
Gov. Chris Christie’s televised hug with the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, struck a nerve in New Jersey, where football loyalties are split between the Giants, the Jets and the Eagles.






CES: Cord-cutters' wish for ESPN a la carte comes true

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:24
LAS VEGAS -- In the race to make the biggest splash at CES, DISH took an early lead with its surprise announcement of a plan to make ESPN and other premium channels available without a cable plan.

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:18

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Church investigates Md. bishop who fatally struck cyclist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:17
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Episcopal Church has begun disciplinary proceedings against a Baltimore-based bishop who fatally struck a cyclist with her car, an official in the diocese where she worked said Monday.

CES: Samsung chief aims for Internet of Things

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:17
LAS VEGAS - Samsung announced its new high-def TVs, hard drives, entertainment services and smart appliances earlier Monday.

Washington Mutual shell raises $598M to hunt for acquisitions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:16
The shell company left over from the 2008 failure of Washington Mutual Inc. has raised close to $600 million to pursue acquisitions of financial companies that can benefit from its huge, tax-deductible losses.

City Attorney Pete Holmes: 'Clearly commercial' medical pot shops not legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:16
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes pushed the Legislature to fold medical marijuana into the state’s recreational system in a wide-ranging policy memo Monday.

Markets plunge as oil hits 5-year low, euro worries rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:16
Investors had been working on the assumption that lower oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. But on Monday as oil prices fell below $50 for the first time in five years, investors started to fret about the wider implications of the drop.

A few notes and thoughts about the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame announcement

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:16
Hope everyone is still sticking to their New Year's resolutions. One of mine was to blog a little more consistently. So that's pretty much gone.
Categories: Sports Center

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fire

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:16
Panthers coach Ron Rivera has more to worry about this week than his team's upcoming NFC playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks after an overnight fire at his home left his family displaced on Monday.
Categories: Sports Center

Divers resume search for AirAsia wreckage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:14

U.S. Navy ship detects two objects on ocean floor, as weather continues to slow the search.

       

Hezbollah Appears to Acknowledge a Spy at the Top

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:12
Remarks were taken as confirmation of reports that a senior Hezbollah operative had been caught spying for Israel, disrupting several assassination plots abroad.






Seahawks vs. Panthers: Don’t expect Saturday’s playoff game to be easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:11
Carolina comes to Seattle looking a lot better than the last time they met the Seahawks

Gilead Strikes Hepatitis Drug Deal With CVS Health

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:07
The agreement partly offsets a similar pact between the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts and AbbVie, another maker of a costly hepatitis C drug.

Tamir Rice's mom: 'Doesn't matter who's investigating'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:06

Samaria Rice is seeking justice for her son, who was fatally shot by a police officer.

       

UN Security Council heading to Haiti to press for elections

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:02
The U.N. Security Council is heading to Haiti later this month with a message for President Michel Martelly: It's past time to urgently organize credible elections.

White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:02

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Earnest discussed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., who admitted to speaking to a white supremacist group in 2002, the Sony cyberattack, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago, saying who the GOP has in leadership "says a lot about who they are."


Anti-Immigration Rallies in Germany Defy Calls to Desist

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:01
Despite the calls from Chancellor Angela Merkel appealing to Germans to avoid the marches and their organizers, demonstrators gathered against “economic refugees.”






Southern California woman set on fire; husband sought

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:01
Southern California authorities are looking for a man they say poured gasoline on his wife and set her on fire.