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Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:22

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner comments on the Illinois Supreme Court decision that the Illinois pension law is unconstitutional, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Chicago. The court struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, a ruling that forces the state to find another way to overcome a massive budget deficit. The decree puts Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly back at the starting line in trying to figure out how to wrestle down a $111 billion deficit in what's necessary to cover its state employee retirement obligations. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling lawmakers "overstepped" by enacting a law that slashed retirement benefits to confront a massive budget deficit.


Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ... - FOX CT

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:21

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Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ...
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LACEY, Wash. — A kindergartener is home safe after a scare earlier this week in Washington State. John Canales told Q13 FOX News his 5-year old son managed to leave school grounds and walk at least a mile home all by himself. Canales is outraged and ...
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Runaway bull shot after 4-mile chase through Montana city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:21
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police have shot a bull that broke free from a stockyard and led officials on a four-mile chase through Montana's largest city.

Great white shark seen off Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:20

Great white shark seen off Jersey ShoreA great white shark has been spotted swimming just off the coast at the Jersey Shore. But this one isn't exactly like Jaws. She has a name, a tracker, and even a Twitter account.


Roundup: Applicants face confusing financial aid letters; LA offers teachers workforce housing

NBA - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:16
Confusing financial aid letters confront many college applicants (NPR): Many financial aid letters fail to follow through on what they seem to offer, and the process can be especially confusing for first-generation students who don’t have an experienced parent or coach to help guide them. Now, a task force convened by the National Association of Student […]
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Roundup: Applicants face confusing financial aid letters; LA offers teachers workforce housing

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:16
Confusing financial aid letters confront many college applicants (NPR): Many financial aid letters fail to follow through on what they seem to offer, and the process can be especially confusing for first-generation students who don’t have an experienced parent or coach to help guide them. Now, a task force convened by the National Association of Student […]
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Roundup: Applicants face confusing financial aid letters; LA offers teachers workforce housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:16
Confusing financial aid letters confront many college applicants (NPR): Many financial aid letters fail to follow through on what they seem to offer, and the process can be especially confusing for first-generation students who don’t have an experienced parent or coach to help guide them. Now, a task force convened by the National Association of Student […]

Tropical storm warning expanded for Carolinas as Ana strengthens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:15

NOAA image of sub-tropical storm Ana south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United StatesBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Meteorologists expanded a tropical storm warning for part of the North Carolina and South Caroline coastline on Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Subtropical storm Ana, the first named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, was on the verge of becoming a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 km per hour), according to the Miami-based weather agency announced. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, at the southern end of the Outer Banks, it said.


Pedestrian struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown section

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:14

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown sectionA pedestrian was reportedly struck and killed by a duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown section.


Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez to remain jailed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:12
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was ordered Friday to remain jailed while he awaits trial in a separate case alleging he oversaw a massive Medicare fraud scheme.

Etan Patz case is latest with extensive jury deliberations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:12

Surrounded by fellow jurors, Adam Sirios, seated left, raises his hand confirming he was the lone holdout juror, after a judge declared a mistrial for Pedro Hernandez at Manhattan Supreme Court, Friday, May 8, 2015, in New York. A jury was hung after 18 days of deliberating the case against Hernandez, who was charged with murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder trial of the man accused in the disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz with the jury deadlocked after 18 days of deliberations. Jurors said for a third time they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in the case against Pedro Hernandez. The Maple Shade, New Jersey, man was a teenage stock clerk at a Manhattan convenience store when 6-year-old Etan disappeared on May 25, 1979.


Man dies after killing news director wife and her friend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:07

In this September 2014 photo provided by KTVM-TV, ABC/Fox Montana news director Kalee Scolatti poses for a photo at the University of Montana homecoming, in Missoula, Mont. Scolatti and friend Anthony Dupras were fatally shot by Scolatti's estranged husband Wednesday evening, May 6, 2015, before he shot himself in the head. Nicholas Scolatti died Friday, May 8, from his self-inflicted wound. (KTVM-TV via AP)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An estranged husband who shot and killed his television news director wife and a family friend before turning the gun on himself died early Friday.


A Sense Of Place

E-Town - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:04

There’s no doubt about it – where you are can have a huge effect on who you are as a person at any point in time, as well as who you become as you continue to grow older. The same goes for music. Place plays a huge role in how music is formed. An environment can bleed its way into the sounds of an instrument, and the subtleties and inflections of a singer’s voice. You can’t tell this from reading this post, but if you spoke to me in person, you’d easily detect that I am from the south. That region of the country shaped the way I speak and even the way I play music myself. Different landscapes can also call for different sounds to go along with them. How many times have you been on a road trip, and put great thought into what music you’d listen to at various stages in the drive? It’s almost as if each changing landscape calls for just the right music to accompany your stairs through the windshield. Am I trailing off too deep here? Hope not.

IMG-1031AThis week we have two great musical guests that prove that a connection to PLACE is a big thing in music. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors join us from Nashville (by way of Memphis), while Del Barber joins us all the way from the Canadian Prairies region. Both artists bring lots of stories with them in their music, as well as to share with eTown host Nick Forster during the interview portions. Place has played a huge role in the art these artists make. IMG-1045 - Version 2When you are listening, see if you can pick out the subtleties, as well as any places where influences may overlap. It will be a fun game, not unlike games you might play in your car during a road trip.

Our eChievement Award winner this week tells his story of transformation from a natural products business titan, to a man who wanted to find more meaning in his life by finding a unique way to combat malnutrition around the world by providing vitamins to people in need.

We hope you’ll enjoy this week’s episode. Be sure to tune in or podcast.

Thanks for visiting!

– Zack

 

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Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ... - fox8.com

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:02

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Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ...
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LACEY, Wash. — A kindergartener is home safe after a scare earlier this week in Washington State. John Canales told Q13 FOX News his 5-year old son managed to leave school grounds and walk at least a mile home all by himself. Canales is outraged and ...

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Colorado police arrest suspect in white powder, threat sent to Jewish centers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:02
Police in Colorado have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of sending envelopes containing white powder, later deemed harmless, and at least one threatening message to a Jewish community center and synagogue, authorities said on Friday. The Boulder Jewish Community Center, which has a preschool, was evacuated after one letter was found with a note reading: "your (sic) have enemies," police said at the time. Another envelope with white powder was opened at Boulder's Congregation Har HaShem synagogue. A chemical analysis determined the white powder was either corn starch or white flour or a combination of the common baking ingredients, authorities said.

Washington state company leads in 3-D printing entertainment systems for ... - Upstart

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:02

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Washington state company leads in 3-D printing entertainment systems for ...
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Custom Control Concepts is 3D printing key parts for entertainment systems it builds for the world's largest luxury jets. CUSTOM CONTROL CONCEPTS. Rate this story. 1 2 3 4 5. More from Innovation. Washington state company leads in 3-D printing ...

Four dead after plane crashes onto major Atlanta highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:00
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Four people died on Friday when the small plane they were riding in crashed on a busy Atlanta-area highway after taking off from a nearby airport, local authorities said. The accident shut down a stretch of Interstate 285 for hours and caused traffic problems throughout Atlanta. "It was a sheer miracle that no one was hurt and that we had no other victims," said DeKalb County Fire Rescue Captain Eric Jackson. The Piper PA-32 crashed Friday morning after departing from the DeKalb–Peachtree Airport, just northeast of Atlanta, authorities said.

Coming up: Events beyond Seattle

NBA - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:00
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.
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Coming up: Events beyond Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:00
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.
Categories: Sports Center

Coming up: Events beyond Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:00
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.