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Seahawks open preseason against ‘fired-up’ Super Bowl foe Denver

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:18
Seattle has won nine straight preseason games and coach Pete Carroll says “we’re playing to win.’’

Huskies fall camp observations, Day 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
Notes and observations from Washington’s fall camp at Husky Stadium:

Obama’s breezy words for post-9/11 torture

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
The thinking seems to be that sometimes fear makes our values too heavy to uphold. Actually, it is our capacity for fear that makes them more critical to uphold, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

King County home prices up 7.8 percent for the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
The number of active listings in King County increased, slightly reducing the frenzy of homebuying that has been causing bidding wars all spring and summer, but brokers say the new listings tend to be in less sought-after areas and won’t make much of an impact.

Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.

Huskies fall camp observations, Day 3

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
Notes and observations from Washington’s fall camp at Husky Stadium:
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Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against a train car to free the man whose leg slipped between the platform and the train.

Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:15

Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coinsAn insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.


Tourist crashes drone into Yellowstone hot spring

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:11

The drone could potentially damage Grand Prismatic Spring — the park's largest hot spring.

       

U.S. appeals court conflicted over gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:11

A couple embraces on the Pennsylvania State Capital steps following a rally with gay rights supporters in HarrisburgBy Lawrence Hurley CINCINNATI Ohio (Reuters) - In a sign that gay-marriage rights could lose momentum in U.S. courts, the three judges on a federal appeals court in Cincinnati appeared divided on Wednesday when they weighed cases from four states. Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2013, more than 20 courts in succession have ruled in favor of gay marriage. Based on the oral arguments that took place on Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may not follow suit. The court's consideration of the issue comes at a crucial stage in the legal fight over gay marriage.


Eighth Day of Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Focuses on Role of His Wife’s Chief of Staff

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:11
Lawyers say Mary-Shea Sutherland inappropriately wooed the support of the donor at the core of the corruption case against Maureen McDonnell and her husband, Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia.

VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:09
How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases
Categories: BBC World News

Israeli Premier Voices Regret for Civilian Casualties, but Blames Hamas

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:09
“Every civilian casualty is a tragedy, a tragedy of Hamas’s own making,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.






Family of 5 killed in crash finally to be laid to rest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:08

It took weeks to identify bodies, then raise funds for burial, but community came through.

       

One Court, Three Judges and Four States With Gay Marriage Cases

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:07
In three hours of back-and-forth questioning, it appeared that neither side could take victory for granted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where the cases were heard.






Tom Werner Emerges to Create Race for Commissioner

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:06
As owners prepared to vote for Bud Selig’s successor, the front-runner, Rob Manfred, faced a challenge from Tom Werner, a Red Sox co-owner who ran the Padres in the 1990s.

Family escaped minutes before slide pummeled home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:03

A home is destroyed following a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. At least a dozen other homes have been evacuated. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTNORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A relative of a Utah family that escaped minutes before a landslide slammed into their home says he is astonished and thankful that everyone scrambled out uninjured.


Ebola Therapy From an Obscure Biotech Firm Is Hurried Along

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
An experimental medicine that has been called a “secret serum” is being given to two Americans infected with Ebola.

Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:56

Shoppers lift cases of bottled water 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. 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)Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands.


Sunni Extremists Repel Kurdish Forces in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:56
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria appeared to be making a push along the Kurdish border to take ground, control oil fields and water and expel minority groups.