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In secret, Obama extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:55
President Obama’s order allows U.S. forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening U.S. troops or the Afghan government.

Potential benefits of closer ties with China too attractive for state to ignore, panel says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:54
A Thursday night discussion, “A Bridge to China: Exploring the Northwest’s Future with the East,” was the second of The Seattle Times’ LiveWire events series.

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson’s hearing for appeal of his suspension is set for Dec. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:54
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held Dec. 2 — and it will not be in front of league commissioner Roger Goodell.

Fund For The Needy: Lending a hand to those who help others

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:54
The 12 agencies aided by The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy help the hungry, the homeless, the forgotten, the vulnerable. The drive is starting its 36th annual campaign.

2,000 attend memorial for Linfield College student

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:53
Nearly 2,000 people attend a celebration of life memorial service for Parker Moore on Thursday evening in the gym at Linfield College.

Pregnant woman, 3 others shot, killed; girl hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:52
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman and three others were shot and killed in a Cleveland, Ohio home, and a 10-year-old girl was wounded but expected to survive.

Federal judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:48
A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie's administration intends to appeal.

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:46
Here's what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:
Categories: Sports Center

Nordstrom reshuffles its traditional half-yearly sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:46
The retail giant is simplifying its clearance strategy by replacing its half-yearly sales, which happen in the summer and toward the end of the year, with six clearance events aligned with the holidays. The Anniversary Sale, in July, will remain unchanged.

UW fraternity to disband over hazing incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:41
In the wake of a hazing incident this fall, a University of Washington fraternity is disbanding, and all of its members are moving out.

At Sotheby’s Interiors Auction, an Intimate Portrait of an Heiress

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:38
At Friday’s auction of pieces once owned by the late heiress Bunny Mellon, there were chairs galore, cat portraits and a number of porcelain vegetable soup tureens.






Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:34

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marines, U.S. Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, center, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, salutes during his awards and retirement ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Herrera, who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan, fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces at the ceremony, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. (AP Photo/U.S. Marines, Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.


Tere O’Connor’s ‘BLEED’ mesmerizes, surprises at OTB

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:31
A review of “BLEED,” an hourlong non-narrative dance piece by prominent American choreographer Tere O’Connor.

Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:29
A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle.

The Rotting West

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:14
The web's ironic take on what Russians think
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Kim Kardashian's bottom: Work of art?

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:11
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Street pole-dancing in Buenos Aires

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:10
Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.
Categories: BBC World News

$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

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

Plaintiffs' attorney John Manly, right, with co-counsel Luis Carrillo, left, talks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, following the settlement of litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of lewd conduct against his students. The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation in the deal involving 81 students, ending a legal saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and feeding them his semen on cookies. Plaintiff’s lawyers had planned to present evidence suggesting the school district was aware of sexual misconduct by Berndt three decades ago but failed to act until a photo processor at a pharmacy contacted police about film Berndt dropped off that showed pictures of blindfolded children and being fed some substance. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.


San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:08

A Toyota Camry has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say the San Francisco window washer survived the falling on Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.


Mexico vows action on rule of law

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:05
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
Categories: BBC World News