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Madoff bankruptcy costs top $1 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:46
A team of lawyers have racked up over $1 billion in fees to recover $10 billion so far for victims of the Bernard Madoff scheme, or almost 60 percent of the principal that vanished after Madoff’s arrest in December 2008.

Madoff bankruptcy costs top $1 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:46
A team of lawyers have racked up over $1 billion in fees to recover $10 billion so far for victims of the Bernard Madoff scheme, or almost 60 percent of the principal that vanished after Madoff’s arrest in December 2008.

Louisiana AG disagrees with ruling that would free 'Angola Three' inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:37
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana's attorney general disagreed on Friday with a federal court ruling overturning the conviction of the last of the prisoners known as the "Angola Three," who has spent 42 years in solitary confinement. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday affirmed a 2013 ruling that overturned the conviction of Albert Woodfox for the 1972 second-degree murder of a guard at the state prison at Angola. ...

Judge Rejects Overhaul of Illinois’s Beleaguered State Pension System

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:36
The law, passed in 2013, was found to violate a clause of the state’s Constitution declaring pensions to be contracts that the state cannot impair.






Ferguson Officer Who Killed Teenager Is Said Not to Be Returning to Duty

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:36
The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August will not return to the city’s police department, those close to him said on Friday, as the region braced for a grand jury’s decision on his fate.






Wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:36
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the region in more than 70 years and the farthest journey south, wildlife officials confirmed Friday.

Videos: College students share struggles, triumphs at Education Lab event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:31
On Nov. 15, five local college students appeared before an audience at the University of Washington to share their journeys of achieving college access despite significant challenges and set-backs. "Storytellers: How I Got into College" was hosted as part of the UW Dream Project's Admissions Wo

Videos: College students share struggles, triumphs at Education Lab event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:31
On Nov. 15, five local college students appeared before an audience at the University of Washington to share their journeys of achieving college access despite significant challenges and set-backs. "Storytellers: How I Got into College" was hosted as part of the UW Dream Project's Admissions Wo

UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:31
A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday.

For Cliff Avril and other NFL defenders, sacking the QB is a poor measurement of success

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:30
One of the problems with sacks is the same problem levied against RBI in baseball: There are too many variables that go into producing a sack for it to carry so much weight.
Categories: Sports Center

It’s running back by committee for Huskies

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:24
The Huskies (6-5, 2-5 Pac-12) have had five different running backs start at least one game this season.
Categories: Sports Center

Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:22

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he leaves the auditorium at Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after speaking about immigration. The president unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation, setting off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.


NHS staff to fly out to fight Ebola

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:21
The first NHS staff are due to fly from London to Sierra Leone to help the fight against the Ebola virus.
Categories: BBC World News

In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:17
The wave of Latinos hit Albertville in the 1990s, and eventually the city of 21,000 settled into its new reality, whether people liked it or not. And many have not.






Amid Attacks, Obama Presses Congress to Move on Immigration

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:17
President Obama returned to the Las Vegas high school where he called for an immigration overhaul last year, as he defended his recent executive actions.






We can end Ebola in 2015, says Ban

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:16
The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by mid-2015" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
Categories: BBC World News

Five Questions, Five Answers: Oregon State

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:16
For our Five Questions, Five Answers feature this week, The Oregonian's Connor Letourneau, Connor offered some of his insights about the Oregon State Beavers. Many thanks to Connor. You can follow his work here and follow him on Twitter here.
Categories: Sports Center

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:01

The new authority allows U.S. troops to protect themselves and allies in Afghanistan.