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Video: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin on Jim Harbaugh --- "Go Buckeyes'' --- and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:31
Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin was among players who met the media prior to practice today, with the Seahawks on the field today and tomorrow to get in a little work before taking the weekend off.

Boise issues cease and desist letter to Uber

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:31
BOISE — City of Boise officials say Uber ignored its promise to not charge for driver services within city limits while negotiating an operating agreement for the ride-share company.

Coming Friday: First in our Paper Hawks series - Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:31
%%%5f869bb3077ddb9ef9e3cc35a3890f8b%%%Pick up Russell Wilson along with The Seattle Times on Friday.

Missing 14-month-old's body found in creek

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:30

Cameron Beckford is seen in an undated photo provided by the Frederick, Md. Police Department. The mother accused of abandoning 14-month-old Cameron Beckford on the front porch of a stranger's home in Columbus, Ohio is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, on a child endangerment charge. Dainesha Stevens admitted she and a male acquaintance left Cameron, last Friday, Dec. 26, because they could no longer care for the child. (AP Photo/Frederick, Md. Police Department)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy was found in an Ohio creek Wednesday after his mother allegedly lied to police that she had left him on a stranger's porch.

Man City extend Lampard contract

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:30
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard's contract with Manchester City is extended until the end of the season.
Categories: BBC World News

Beyond the Uber surge: How to get around on New Year's Eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:30

30 a.m.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's Eve: the day to overpay for everything from that glass of flat Champagne to the impossibly-high heels you'll wear just once, to, once again, that ride home from Uber.

Applications for US jobless aid rise, but growth looks solid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:30

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, people sign up for unemployment and other benefits in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits during the last full week of 2014, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue.

Huskies hoops links: Daniel Shapiro is reshaping the Huskies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:30
Here's our story about Washington's strength and conditioning coach Daniel Shapiro who is working wonders with the Huskies since joining the team in 2013.

Cures for the New Year’s hangover

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:28
Some people are willing to do anything to get rid of the raging hangover and all the painful side effects — the fireworks exploding in your head, dizziness, acidic throat and back-flipping stomach — that come after a night of drunken revelry.

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in torture death of Scotty McMillan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:25

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in torture death of Scotty McMillanJillian Tait and Gary Fellenbaum were formally arraigned Wednesday and pleaded not guilty in the torture death of three-year-old Scotty McMillan.

Market Ends a Strong Year With Modest Decline

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:20
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index ended the year 11.4 higher, or about double what analysts expected at the beginning of the year.

Public Editor's Journal: 17 Hopes and Dreams for The Times in the New Year

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 06:18
A public editor listicle features skepticism, diversity — and not a hint of grape salad.

First baby of 2015? It's a secret in many places

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year's first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.

Theater shooting lawyers seek info from each other

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:48
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are accusing each other of withholding key information again, just weeks before the trial is set to begin.

Amid confusion, Florida judge green-lights gay marriages in Orlando

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:46
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - An Orlando area official can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples next week, a Florida judge said, while the fate of same-sex marriage remained in limbo across most of the state. Circuit Court Judge Timothy Shea issued his court order filed on Wednesday in response to an emergency petition by the Orange County clerk of court, one of many officials in the state confused about where gay marriage is permitted to begin on Jan. 6. The U.S. ...

Republicans to push ahead on new math for U.S. taxes, budget

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:41
By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Republicans assume control of the entire U.S. Congress in the new year, they are expected to push a controversial change to use more macroeconomic projections in determining the impact of tax and budget legislation on the federal deficit. Critics say wider use of "dynamic scoring," as the Republican-favored approach is known, would introduce new uncertainties into fiscal policy and degrade the value of present analysis now done by Capitol Hill staff experts. ...

Activists' lives, romance and a nation's change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:41

In this Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 photo, Isabel Rodriguez, left, hands coffee to his husband, Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, right, at the Davie, Fla. home of Felipe’s sister. The two are longtime immigrant and LGBTQ activists who walked from Miami to Washington, in 2010, to call attention to the struggles of youth living in the United States illegally. (AP Photo/Laura Wides-Munoz)MIAMI (AP) — On a bright New Year's Day in 2010, a small group of immigrants including a young couple in love laced up donated sneakers for a 1,500-mile march from Miami to Washington.

Palestinians sign up to join ICC

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:40
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signs the Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.
Categories: BBC World News

Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:39

FILE - In a Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Outgoing Democratic Gov. O’Malley said Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, that he will commute the capital sentences of the state’s last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In one of his final acts as governor, Democrat Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that he will commute the sentences of four death-row inmates to life in prison without parole.

Plane diverts as traveler appears to go into labor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 05:39
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a pregnant passenger believed to have gone into labor aboard a plane has given birth at a Salt Lake City hospital after her flight was diverted to Utah.