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Guest: Higher education can’t afford another budget cut

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:25
Freezing tuition is admirable, as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed. But only if the price for doing that is paid, writes guest columnist Bruce Shepard.

Amazon reportedly restructures hardware development unit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:25
Fast Company reports that the online retail giant has made several changes at Lab126, the Sunnyvale, Calif., division that developed the Kindle, the Fire TV and the Fire Phone.

Two founders of Concur leave company in wake of sale to SAP

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:24
CEO’s brother and the company’s product chief say they’ll help with the transition to new executives helping to run the travel and expense management software developer.

Microsoft Nokia 215, at $29, targets new internet users | Pri0

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:23
Microsoft, facing an uphill battle in the fiercely competitive U.S. and European smartphone markets, continues to target consumers not ready to pay for a powerhouse device.

Xbox will carry Sling TV, Dish's new ESPN (and friends) web TV service

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:23
Xbox has signed on to Dish's effort to defeat the cable bundle.

Gift cards ring up strong sales at Starbucks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:23
Coffee giant says during holidays 1 in 7 Americans got a Starbucks card, which bodes well for future revenue and customer loyalty.

NY court hears case of teen's brain kept for autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:23
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court was urged Monday to require medical examiners to inform families when they return autopsied bodies without certain organs.

CES: VoiceBox talks up future | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:22
LAS VEGAS -- The big announcement VoiceBox Technologies was hoping to make with a mobile company wasn't ready in time for the Consumer Electronics Show.

NY mayor brushes off reports of police arrests slowdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:21

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio smiles as New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during a news conference in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described a sharp decline in arrests and court summonses in the two weeks since two policemen were shot dead in an ambush as a few "aberrant" days, brushing off reports they were signs of a police work slowdown. De Blasio, in his first interaction with journalists in two weeks, joined Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday to announce a continued general decline in serious crime in the city in 2014, which he called a record-breaking year. ...


U.S. auto sales jump in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:21
American car buyers flooded dealers’ showrooms in 2014, motivated by a rebounding economy, lower unemployment and low gas prices.

Seattle traffic: Why it’s really bad

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:20
In response to guest columnist Gage Stowe [“A Seattle newbie asks: Why did you let traffic get this bad?” Opinion, Dec. 29], this is why traffic is out of control.

No rape charges for lawyer linked to police chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:19

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein appears at a news conference at his offices in New York. Prosecutors say Rubenstein, who once represented the family of Eric Garner who was killed in a police chokehold, won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney, said Monday Jan 5, 2015 that prosecutors had decided no charges were warranted against Rubenstein was accused of assaulting a woman who's a member of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape, prosecutors said Monday.


Islamic State and the idea of statehood

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:19
Islamic State has the flag and the territory, so why isn't it a country?
Categories: BBC World News

Powerful quake jolts Christchurch, but no damage or injuries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:18
A powerful magnitude-5.6 earthquake Tuesday jolted awake many residents in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Videos surface showing aftermath of deadly Ohio prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of recently discovered videos that provide a detailed look at the aftermath of a deadly prison riot has been brought to light by the state's prisons inspection committee.

Texas officer who used stun gun on 76-year-old man fired

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:12
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police officer who used a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker has been fired.

Man critical after being struck in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:06

Man critical after being struck in RhawnhurstA man is critical after being struck by a car in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section.


California prison guard sues, says he was harassed for being Muslim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:06
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California prison guard who says he was relentlessly harassed and mocked by his co-workers because he is black and Muslim has sued the state of California and its corrections officials, an Islamic civil rights group said on Monday. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento last week, marks the latest blow to California's troubled corrections system, which is struggling to meet court-ordered demands to improve medical and mental healthcare in its overcrowded prisons. ...

The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:04
How the lip-plate people are being driven from their land
Categories: BBC World News

Critic’s Notebook: Second Stage Hopes $58 Million Plan Aids American Playwrights

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:01
Second Stage is seeking $58 million to purchase the Helen Hayes Theater in an effort to join the small ranks of nonprofit theaters with a Broadway berth.