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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:06
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.

Chick-fil-A testing chicken and waffles breakfast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:03

Move over, waffle fries. Chick-fil-a now has real waffles on its menu.

       

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty in murder of neighbor's wife

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:02

Defense lawyer says he expects high-profile case to last 'a long time.'

       

Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:59
BERLIN (AP) — A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.

Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:55
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
Categories: BBC World News

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:50
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
Categories: BBC World News

Man arraigned in wife's slaying; 2 kids still missing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:49

The wife, whose two children remain missing, was found in an abandoned home on June 9.

       

The vanishing VA hospital scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:48
The accusation that the government was killing veterans by the thousands has so far proved to be unfounded, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Jack Zduriencik’s contract extension comes after short meeting

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46
GM finalizes deal during short discussion over lunch with Mariners president Kevin Mather.
Categories: Sports Center

Psalm Wooching’s passion burns for his Samoan culture, football and rugby

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46
The Washington sophomore has adapted to several position changes and a new coaching staff since arriving from Hawaii. He dances with fire, has played for the U.S. rugby junior national team and upholds his family’s cultural traditions.

Jack Zduriencik’s contract extension comes after short meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46
GM finalizes deal during short discussion over lunch with Mariners president Kevin Mather.

Seattle city attorney discusses issues around new pot law

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes sat down with us recently to talk pot.

Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:45

Police walk near garbage cans where a baby was found Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. Police say the newborn, who was left in the trash can near his mother's home, is in extremely critical condition. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson says a woman who lived nearby heard what she thought was a kitten meowing in the trash bin on Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.


China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:38
BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.

Arizona Treasurer Wins G.O.P. Primary for Governor

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:32
Doug Ducey, who is also the former chief executive of an international chain of ice cream parlors, defeated five opponents in the Republican contest.






Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:31
A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

Mariners shut out Texas, 5-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:30
James Paxton throws 62/3 scoreless innings and Danny Farquhar finishes up final 21/3 innings.

Consumer Reports to pregnant women: Avoid tuna

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:29

Recommendations regarding mercury intake counter those from FDA and EPA.

       

The Short List: Biggest waves in years; ESPN apology; missing pilot

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:27

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