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Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:05
The rival candidates, who are deadlocked over the results of a June runoff election, said they would welcome the return of the reporter, Matthew Rosenberg.

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:04

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, a man stands in the middle of the Firstkontact Center, a call center in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Many Mexicans deported under U.S. President Barack Obama are finding employment in call centers in Tijuana and other border cities. In perfect English, some don’t even speak Spanish, they talk to American consumers who buy gadgets and gizmos, have questions about warrantees and complain about overdue deliveries. The call center industry has prospered in Mexican border cities as deportations spiked under U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio)TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.

6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:04
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

Marijuana legalization: Turn back federal prohibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:03
The feel-good article about the vibe at Hempfest missed the major news [“After legalization, Hempfest more celebration than protest,” Local News, Aug. 15]. On Friday, a sitting United States representative, Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., spoke at Hempfest to call for major changes to federa

Daily Rant&Rave: Tame that overgrown yard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:01
RAVE To the Seattle Yacht Club member who rescued me with a tow when my boat engine died in the San Juan Islands, helping keep the spirit of friendly “boater-helping-boater” seamanship alive on Puget Sound.

Russian ban on Polish apples sparks cider debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:53

Bottles of Polish cider sit on a shelf in a small store in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. A Russian ban on European food imports has sparked a debate in Poland over whether to allow advertising cider. The country is a major global apple exporter and had previously sent half its output to Russia. With officials scrambling to help apple producers, the Economy Ministry says it wants to lift a ban on advertising any alcohol other than beer. That has put it at odds with health advocates and the Health Ministry, which oppose encouraging greater alcohol consumption in a country where some people already drink too much. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Economy Ministry wants the nation of beer and vodka lovers to drink more cider.

Cardiff want LMA chief to resign

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:52
Cardiff City call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over the LMA's defence of Malky Mackay.
Categories: BBC World News

Where are Washington's K-12 dollars? Just ask Microsoft shareholders

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:52
Commentary: The taxes dodged by Microsoft over the last 17 years could have paid for Washington's public education shortfall.

Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:51
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
Categories: BBC World News

Retiring: Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:47
Moving to a small apartment from a large house usually means digging through decades of accumulated “stuff” and deciding what must go.

Off-duty police officer intervenes in shooting Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:47

Dallas officer shoots suspect who allegedly fired on car in intersection.


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government.

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
Hamas said it shot dead 11 suspected informants for Israel on Friday, a day after an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip killed three top Hamas military commanders.

Wis. groom charged after bride says he beat her Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:33

Woman said her new husband attacked her when she rebuffed his request to 'get snuggly.'


His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:31
A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:31
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75 Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:30

Robert Hansen confessed to killing 17 women in the 1970s.