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Robber baron recessions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

When Verizon workers went on strike last week, they were mainly protesting efforts to outsource work to low-wage, non-union contractors. But they were also angry about the company’s unwillingness to invest in its own business. In particular, Verizon has shown a remarkable lack of interest in expanding its Fios high-speed Internet network, despite strong demand. […]

Changes coming to U District should be embraced, not feared

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

More change is to come, and it should be quite different from what we’ve seen in South Lake Union precisely because of the collaborative, community-centered work done over the past four years.
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Changes coming to U District should be embraced, not feared

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

More change is to come, and it should be quite different from what we’ve seen in South Lake Union precisely because of the collaborative, community-centered work done over the past four years.
Categories: Sports Center

Changes coming to U District should be embraced, not feared

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

More change is to come, and it should be quite different from what we’ve seen in South Lake Union precisely because of the collaborative, community-centered work done over the past four years.

Colorado lawmakers target edible pot in fruit, animal shapes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

FILE - This April 18, 2014, file photo shows edible marijuana products on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado's marijuana experiment is under threat by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, so the pot industry is joining health officials and state regulators in studying the problem of consumers eating too much too quickly. Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves, the latest front in a battle by lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids. The bill up for its first hearing in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, also would ban infused edibles shaped like animals or people. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)DENVER (AP) — Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves, the latest front in a battle by lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids.


F.B.I. Says It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:59
Government officials and Apple representatives showed no sign of compromise in their battle over encryption and privacy, as they appeared before a congressional panel.

Religious group sues San Francisco over open-air urinal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:58

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, passengers who exited a San Francisco MUNI streetcar walk past an outdoor urinal across from Dolores Park in San Francisco. A religious organization is suing the city San Francisco to remove the open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and offensive to the senses from a popular park. The San Francisco Chinese Christian Union filed a civil complaint on Thursday, April 14, 2016, demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic Dolores Park. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A religious organization sued the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal from a popular park that it calls unsanitary and indecent.


The Latest: Houston-area flooding death toll now at 7

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:56

A resident of a retirement and assisted living complex is helped by rescue personnel as the facility is evacuated due to rising floodwaters, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Spring, Texas. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in the Houston area, plus other parts of Texas (all times local):


Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:56

In this April 18, 2016 photo, Rabbi Raphael Berdugo checks parsley for insects as part of the preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Jews around the world say the traditional "Next year in Jerusalem" at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, "Next year in Disney World."


In Farewell, Fidel Castro Urges Party to Fulfill His Vision

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:55
While Mr. Castro, 89, seemed to take his leave of the party on Tuesday, others in his cohort signaled their intentions to stay put.

Paul Krugman’s words about Bernie Sanders are contrary to past writing

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:54

I used to look forward to reading Paul Krugman’s columns in The Seattle Times. Not so much any more. Recently, his articles have become more and more stridently anti-Bernie Sanders and pro-Hillary Clinton, including comments that I feel are beneath him. For example, this week’s column included a snide remark about Sanders not being a […]
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Paul Krugman’s words about Bernie Sanders are contrary to past writing

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:54

I used to look forward to reading Paul Krugman’s columns in The Seattle Times. Not so much any more. Recently, his articles have become more and more stridently anti-Bernie Sanders and pro-Hillary Clinton, including comments that I feel are beneath him. For example, this week’s column included a snide remark about Sanders not being a […]
Categories: Sports Center

Paul Krugman’s words about Bernie Sanders are contrary to past writing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:54

I used to look forward to reading Paul Krugman’s columns in The Seattle Times. Not so much any more. Recently, his articles have become more and more stridently anti-Bernie Sanders and pro-Hillary Clinton, including comments that I feel are beneath him. For example, this week’s column included a snide remark about Sanders not being a […]

Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial is underway in a mother’s lawsuit against Hawaii’s public school system alleging her daughter was raped by a classmate. Her attorney Michael Green told a jury in an opening statement Tuesday that the case is about a failure of accountability. He says officials at Oahu’s Waianae (WHY’-uh-nye) High School were […]
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Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial is underway in a mother’s lawsuit against Hawaii’s public school system alleging her daughter was raped by a classmate. Her attorney Michael Green told a jury in an opening statement Tuesday that the case is about a failure of accountability. He says officials at Oahu’s Waianae (WHY’-uh-nye) High School were […]
Categories: Sports Center

Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial is underway in a mother’s lawsuit against Hawaii’s public school system alleging her daughter was raped by a classmate. Her attorney Michael Green told a jury in an opening statement Tuesday that the case is about a failure of accountability. He says officials at Oahu’s Waianae (WHY’-uh-nye) High School were […]

Retailer Target to let transgender people use bathroom of their choice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

The sign outside the Target store in ArvadaThe move came after North Carolina last month became the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms and changing rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their sex at birth rather than their gender identity. Backers of the measure in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature say it is meant to protect privacy rights and keep children and women safe from sexual predators. PayPal Holdings and Deutsche Bank are among the companies that halted projects in North Carolina following the bill's passage.


An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:46
An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong
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North Carolina business leaders demand repeal of transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:42
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents cancel jobs and events over concerns that it discriminates against gay and transgender people. The call from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce adds to growing pressure on Republican Governor Pat McCrory and lawmakers from corporations, celebrities and activist groups ahead of a legislative session that begins on Monday. "This legislation is bad for business and bad for North Carolina," the chamber said in a statement.

Egypt takes harsh line towards artists and authors

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:40
Egypt taking harsh line towards its artists and authors
Categories: BBC World News