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Care about our birds? Protect Earth’s largest intact ecosystem to our north

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 08:01
The boreal forest is one of the world’s largest storehouses of carbon and home to an abundance of animals and birds.

Correction: UN-Chemical Agents story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a story dated Aug. 30, 2007 about U.N. weapons inspectors finding the potentially hazardous phosgene chemical in their offices, The Associated Press erroneously identified Svetlana Utkina as a U.N. chemical weapons expert. Utkina worked for the U.N. commission investigating chemical weapons in Iraq as a planning and operations officer and spoke at a press conference about the gas phosgene, but she was not employed by the U.N. as a chemical weapons expert.

US agency takes steps after shots fired near researchers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:55
The federal Bureau of Land Management is taking safety precautions and Las Vegas police are investigating after gunshots were fired near a group of contract employees on public land in southern Nevada where rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy's cattle continue to roam.

Judge in Cleveland police shooting says race wasn't a factor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:53
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge who found a white policeman not guilty in the deaths of two black people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire says race wasn't a factor in the case or his deliberations before the verdict.

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — June 12

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:52
This is the live game thread for Friday's game as the Mariners take on the first-place Astros in Houston behind ace Felix Hernandez (9-2, 2.51 ERA).
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — June 12

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:52
Felix Hernandez lasted just 1/3 of an inning and gave up eight runs during Friday night's game against the Astros.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — June 12

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:52
This is the live game thread for Friday's game as the Mariners take on the first-place Astros in Houston behind ace Felix Hernandez (9-2, 2.51 ERA).
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — June 12

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:52
This is the live game thread for Friday's game as the Mariners take on the first-place Astros in Houston behind ace Felix Hernandez (9-2, 2.51 ERA).

Female employee of N.Y. prison arrested in convict escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:48

The tattoos of escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in a combination of undated photos released by the New York State PoliceBy Barbara Goldberg and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female employee of an upstate New York prison was arrested on Friday on charges that she helped two inmates stage a daring escape from the maximum security facility, authorities said. Joyce Mitchell, an industrial training supervisor at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, is suspected of having smuggled contraband into the prison, where convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped last weekend, authorities said.


Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:45

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a gate leading to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, June 11, 2015, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to China have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, U.S. officials said Friday, describing a cyberbreach of federal records dramatically worse than first acknowledged.


The truth about Canada's 'cultural genocide'

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
The truth about a century of abuse and discrimination
Categories: BBC World News

Senate bipartisan plan is best McCleary path yet

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the state’s education-funding system is a welcome sign of progress, but lawmakers must decide on how to raise more money for schools. A capital-gains tax may be the best option.
Categories: Sports Center

Senate bipartisan plan is best McCleary path yet

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the state’s education-funding system is a welcome sign of progress, but lawmakers must decide on how to raise more money for schools. A capital-gains tax may be the best option.
Categories: Sports Center

Senate bipartisan plan is best McCleary path yet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the state’s education-funding system is a welcome sign of progress, but lawmakers must decide on how to raise more money for schools. A capital-gains tax may be the best option.

After attack, Egypt’s Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
LUXOR, Egypt  — Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after […]
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After attack, Egypt’s Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
LUXOR, Egypt  — Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after […]
Categories: Sports Center

After attack, Egypt’s Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:43
LUXOR, Egypt  — Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after […]

Are ancient buildings as important as human lives?

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:39
Are Yemen's destroyed buildings mourned more than human lives?
Categories: BBC World News

Missing mother and boy found safe

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:35
A mother and her three-year-old son have been found safe and well two weeks after going missing, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

The fall of Zhou Yongkang

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:32
The fall of one of China's most powerful men
Categories: BBC World News