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Former Ohio Rep. Traficant injured in accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:51

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. Traficant's wife, Tish, told The (Youngstown) Vindicator that the 73-year-old former congressman was in "very critical condition" on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, following the Tuesday night accident on his family farm in Greenford, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr., who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, was in critical condition Wednesday after a vintage tractor flipped over on top of him as he tried to park it inside a barn on the family farm outside Youngstown, police said.


Will UW defensive front meet its match in Stanford offensive line?

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:51
Washington’s defense leads the nation in sacks, and Stanford’s offensive line rarely gives them up as it plays smash-mouth football. Something has to give Saturday.
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Authorities: Inmate used ducts in escape attempt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:50
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man's middle-of-the-night attempt to escape from a western Montana jail ended with him retreating through the ductwork and surrendering so his fellow inmates could get some sleep, Ravalli County prosecutors said.

Philippine rebels threaten hostages

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:44
A Philippines-based militant group, Abu Sayyaf, threatens to kill two German hostages it captured in April.
Categories: BBC World News

Montana prosecutor seeks 10 years in prison for ex-teacher who raped student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:44
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Montana prosecutor recommended to a judge on Wednesday that an ex-teacher from Billings who spent just a month in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl be resentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Stacey Rambold pleaded guilty last year to one count of sexual intercourse without consent tied to the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez, a high school freshman who killed herself before the rape case could be brought to trial. ...

Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:43

Beastie Boys member Horovitz, a.k.a. "Ad-Rock,", exits the Federal Court in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement. The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, comes three months after the Beastie Boys obtained a $1.7 million verdict against Monster over copyrights for the same music. The latest lawsuit, filed by Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing, seeks at least $1.2 million for the infringement of five Beastie Boys recordings and ...


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At Second, Stealing a Souvenir Moment With Derek Jeter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:42
Few things in baseball are more routine than the small talk between infielders and runners, but conversations with Jeter have become cherished moments, especially lately.

Washington's unemployment in charts | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:40
Maybe it was a bump in the road. August's unemployment report for Washington — stuck at 5.4 percent, the same as July — was preliminary and might be revised for the better. The same might be true for the net loss of 1,500 jobs. After all, July's jobs gain was revised upward from 7,300 to

Airbus lifts forecast for airplane demand by 7 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:40
European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. Its outlook is lower than Boeing’s recent forecast.

Sales of US new homes soar in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:39
U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: A look at three things we've learned so far, and Chancellor named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:38
So with the Seahawks in their bye, the news out of the VMAC will  likely slow to a crawl. We'll also slow the pace a bit on the blog over the next few days. But we'll pass along a few things, and cover anything that does happen.

You're the Boss: Debating the Mechanics of Handling Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:30
Small-business owners must contend with a number of questions: How many tweets a day? On weekends? Hire an outside firm? Separate accounts for the company and the owner?

Moldova sees Belarus buy up apples Russia banned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:28

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, shakes hands with his Moldovan counterpart Nicolae Timofti, right, during a welcoming ceremony in Chisinau, Moldova, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Lukashenko starts a two-day official visit to Moldova.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova, which lost its largest market for apples when Russia placed an embargo on its fruit this summer, is finding a new buyer for its produce in Belarus.


Clues to how people bounce back from surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue.

Hanford Reach chinook catch good this past week as action heads into the peak time

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:25
Here is the state Fish and Wildlife salmon catch data for the Yakima River and Hanford Reach area of the Columbia River:

Jordan calls for global strategy against militants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah joined other countries Wednesday in calling for a collective strategy to contain and defeat Islamic militants targeting Syria and Iraq, warning of a price to every nation if the scourge of extremism is ignored.

Brazilian tycoon charged with market manipulation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:22

FILE - In this April 7, 2009 file photo, Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista attends a ceremony at which Batista donated about $4.5 U.S. million dollars for the the Rio 2016 Olympic games bid, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Federal prosecutors have charged Batista with manipulating the stock market and causing billions of dollars in losses, the prosecutor's office said in a statement issued late Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A judge has to decide to accept the charges before the case can move to trial. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes, File)SAO PAULO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Sao Paulo have charged Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista with manipulating the stock market and causing billions of dollars in losses.


Report: Chester Co. student found dead in MIT dorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:22

 Chester Co. student found dead in MIT dormA sophomore student from Chester County was found dead in her dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday.


Track workers deaths prompt transportation study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:19

461366311LS001_An investigation into last year's spike in the number of deaths among track workers has concluded that some federal workplace safety standards should be extended to railroads.


Pro.com builds war chest, raises $14 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:16
Four months after launching its home-improvement referral service, Seattle-based Pro.com announced that it's raised $14 million from Seattle-based investors Maveron and Madrona Venture Group.