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Put medical marijuana under state’s recreational-pot system, says city attorney

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:22
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes supports folding medical marijuana into the Initiative 502 system. He also said that commercial medical-marijuana businesses are not legal.

Mudslide Cuts Off Washington State Neighborhood

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:20
Torrents of rain caused a mudslide that cut off a Washington state neighborhood that is home to almost 200 people.

Two killed in train collision with school bus in North Dakota: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:19
(Reuters) - A teenage student and a school bus driver were killed and at least 11 others were injured on Monday when a train struck a school bus in northeastern North Dakota, local media reported. The collision occurred at about 3:45 p.m. local time, when the bus failed to yield to an oncoming train at a crossing near Larimore, according to the Grand Forks Herald. The newspaper said the 62-year-old bus driver and a 17-year-old student were killed. Altru Hospital in Grand Forks said in a statement it had received 10 patients from the collision. ...

Brian Agler leaves Storm to coach L.A. Sparks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:18
Agler, who coached in Seattle for seven years and won a WNBA title in 2010, was also team’s general manager. He departs in a major front-office reshuffling that adds Alisha Valavanis as team president and GM.

Consistency is the calling card for Clint Gresham, the Seahawks’ long snapper

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16
Long snapper likes the pressure situations, by treating them just the same as a drill in practice

Landslides, flooding menace rain-soaked western Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16

Elevated water levels of the Tolt River pass near a residence after heavy rains caused the river to rise in Carnation, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - An unusual burst of heavy rainfall in western Washington state caused landslides and flooding early on Monday, knocking three homes off foundations and forcing the evacuation of a nursing home, officials said. Several landslides in rain-soaked coastal Grays Harbor County pushed muddy floodwater and debris across key state highways, county and rural roads, most of which remained closed at nightfall in and around Aberdeen and Hoquiam, the county's largest cities. ...


Landslides, flooding menace rain-soaked western Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - An unusual burst of heavy rainfall in western Washington state caused landslides and flooding early on Monday, knocking three homes off foundations and forcing the evacuation of a nursing home, officials said. Several landslides in rain-soaked coastal Grays Harbor County pushed muddy floodwater and debris across key state highways, county and rural roads ...

More students taking the fast track to graduation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:05

A growing number of college seniors is ditching the traditional springtime cap and gown ceremony to get a head start in the real world.

       

2-year-old found safe at scene of shooting that left 3 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:58
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old child was found sleeping inside a Palm Springs apartment where three people died in a weekend murder-suicide.

New York police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:58
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said. Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said. His son was taken into custody and questioned, and he was arrested on charges of homicide and criminal possession of a weapon on Monday, according to New York Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. ...

This home security camera recognizes family members

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:56

Big Mother is watching you.

       

Justice Dept. Sues Doctor Paid Richly by Medicare

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:52
The lawsuits accuse Dr. Asad Qamar of billing Medicare for unnecessary operations, and paying kickbacks to patients by waiving their bills.

George and Barbara Bush celebrate 70th anniversary

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:50

The Bushes are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today and extend their standing as the longest-married presidential couple.

       

Asian stocks fall for second day amid oil, Greece worries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:50

Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. US stocks opened lower Monday, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil plunged again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Tuesday for a second day as slumping oil prices and concern Greece might leave the European currency union fueled unease about the global growth outlook.


Samsung call to open up net of things

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:49
The push to create an "internet of things" will not succeed unless electronics firms collaborate more, warns Samsung.
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Study: Live longer by eating more oatmeal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:46

A new study found that eating more whole-grain foods lowers an individual's risk of death by as much as 15%.

       

Students abroad in China react to AirAsia Flight 8501 disappearance

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:46

News of AirAsia Flight 8501, the second missing flight in the last year, does not seem to be affecting travel plans for students traveling t...

       

Sheriff's deputy among 4 found dead in Ga. home

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:45

The home is located in Hiram, Ga., about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.

       

2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:42
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield to railroad crossing and stop signs and collided with an empty freight train Monday in North Dakota, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring 12 other people, the Highway Patrol said.