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Edan Lepucki’s Novel ‘California’ Gets a Boost From Colbert

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:50
A budding writer’s first published novel gets a big lift from mentions on “The Colbert Report.”

Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:49
Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s crisis
Categories: BBC World News

Mariners minor league report, July 2

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:46
Class AAA Tacoma
Categories: Sports Center

Live chat with Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid at noon Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:41
Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid will be available to answer questions about the play of Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin at the 2014 World Cup, the outlook for the rest of the season and more in a live chat at noon Wednesday.

Fabien Cousteau ends mission at undersea lab

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:35

Fabien Cousteau reacts as he returns to the dock after 31 days undersea in the Aquarius Reef Base, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys. Cousteau and his team of filmmakers and scientists dove June 1 to study the effects of climate change and pollution on a nearby coral reef. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)ISLAMORADA, Florida (AP) — Fabien Cousteau says his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys was a monumental success that used tools of which his famous ocean explorer grandfather could only dream.


Ex-Gov. Ryan regrets last Illinois execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:34
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Former Gov. George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in Illinois proceed, he prays regularly for six children killed in a fiery crash linked to a state agency he once headed, and he's done answering questions about the marathon corruption trial that led to his imprisonment.

For Sale: Washington State's First Legal Pot License

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:33
The first legal marijuana license in Washington state is for sale to the highest bidder—and the bidding has begun.

Slidell Police: Mom forgets 5-week-old baby in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:33
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The mother of a 5-week-old infant was in custody Wednesday after she left the child locked inside a car for more than 30 minutes while parked at a Slidell strip mall.

Latest on Tropical Storm Arthur's impact here

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:33

Latest on Tropical Storm Arthur's impact hereTropical Storm Arthur continued to more northward on Wednesday.


Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:31

FILE - This April 11, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission. Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. "Grand Theft Auto V" game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games declined to comment. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.


Attacking teachers for state’s failure to fully fund schools is nonsense

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:31
Those of us who work in the public sector have come to expect ideological attacks and extremist rhetoric from the Freedom Foundation ["How the union trumped voters in Seattle Public Schools budget," Opinion, June 24]. Let’s set the record straight on some of the wild assertions made by Jami Lu

For-profit college co. doesn't seal deal with feds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:31
The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department failed to meet a deadline to map out the future of the company's more than 100 campuses, but both sides on Wednesday expressed optimism that a consensus would be reached.

Bits Blog: Facebook’s Secret Manipulation of User Emotions Faces European Inquiries

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:29
The social network is facing potential investigations in Europe on whether it broke local privacy laws by manipulating the emotional content of users’ posts without their consent.






Search continues for woman taken from New Castle, Del. home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:29

Search continues for woman taken from New Castle, Del. homeNew Castle County Police have issued a "Gold Alert" in their search for a woman who they believe was taken from her residence in Saddlebrook on Monday.


Rob Ford: I've used nearly all drugs

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:27
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has told Canadian media he was "born an alcoholic" and had used "every drug you can probably think of".
Categories: BBC World News

Drug convictions overturned thanks to Saint Death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:26
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Oklahoma residents have had their federal firearms and drug-trafficking convictions in New Mexico overturned thanks to a skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte.

Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma Whips Fellow House Members Into Shape

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:24
Some Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives have common ground: their exercise routine.

US Ed Dept. adds 12 schools to Title IX list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:23
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations.

US asks for more security at some foreign airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:22

In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say July 2 whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat. But a U.S. counterterrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, as intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Tuesday.