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22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids in another break between the party and the administration over its handling of Central American immigrants. In a letter Friday, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face […]
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22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids in another break between the party and the administration over its handling of Central American immigrants. In a letter Friday, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face […]

The Latest: ‘Academy is going to lead,’ president says.

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Friday’s statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST): 12:34 p.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of […]
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The Latest: ‘Academy is going to lead,’ president says.

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Friday’s statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST): 12:34 p.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of […]
Categories: Sports Center

The Latest: ‘Academy is going to lead,’ president says.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Friday’s statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST): 12:34 p.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of […]

Freed Iranian-American reporter Rezaian headed to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian headed home to the United States on Friday, days after being freed from 18 months in prison in Iran as part of a historic prisoner exchange between Tehran and the United States. The Post's owner and Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos accompanied the Iranian-American journalist and his family on the flight to the United States on a private jet, the Post reported. The newspaper printed a picture of Bezos with his arm around Rezaian's shoulder and both men smiling aboard an aircraft.

AP Newsbreak: Film academy announced reforms to diversify

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy […]
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AP Newsbreak: Film academy announced reforms to diversify

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy […]
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AP Newsbreak: Film academy announced reforms to diversify

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy […]

C.D.C. Issues Travel Alert for 8 More Locations Over Zika Virus

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added eight destinations to a list of countries that pregnant women should avoid to prevent infection.









Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar to open Saturday with free rides

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Long delayed, Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar will start service Saturday. Rides on the 2.5-mile route will be free over the weekend.
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Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar to open Saturday with free rides

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Long delayed, Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar will start service Saturday. Rides on the 2.5-mile route will be free over the weekend.
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Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar to open Saturday with free rides

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Long delayed, Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar will start service Saturday. Rides on the 2.5-mile route will be free over the weekend.

Corbis sale to Chinese company may be boon to Getty

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Under the deal, Corbis is being sold to Visual China Group. In turn, under an agreement crafted with VCG, Getty Images will have the right to license Corbis’ images in countries across the world, except China.
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Corbis sale to Chinese company may be boon to Getty

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Under the deal, Corbis is being sold to Visual China Group. In turn, under an agreement crafted with VCG, Getty Images will have the right to license Corbis’ images in countries across the world, except China.
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Corbis sale to Chinese company may be boon to Getty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Under the deal, Corbis is being sold to Visual China Group. In turn, under an agreement crafted with VCG, Getty Images will have the right to license Corbis’ images in countries across the world, except China.

Rajoy turns down Spain government offer

BBC World News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:17
Spain's acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, turns down the offer of King Felipe to be the first candidate to try to form a government.
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Zika virus travel warnings spread

BBC World News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:12
US travel warnings to pregnant women are extended to parts of Africa and Oceania after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to birth defects.
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Police: no gun found after officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:11
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police investigating the officer-involved shooting of a reportedly armed carjacking suspect in Jacksonville say they have not located the suspect's gun.

More details of Penn Station overhaul plan emerge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:06
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The $3 billion vision for Manhattan's Penn Station includes more light, a new grand entrance, added retail and office space and even a hotel — all part of the plan to transform the cavernous rail hub that Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called "a blight on the greatest city in the world."