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Seattle police investigating shooting near Benefit Playground

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:15
Seattle police are investigating the shooting of a man and woman near Benefit Playground in Beacon Hill this evening.

Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:15
As he vies for the presidency of the governing body of world chess, Garry Kasparov can’t escape his fiercest opponent: the president of Russia.

African Leaders Sit Down With American Investors

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:15
President Obama vowed a long-term partnership that extended beyond exploiting the mineral wealth of the countries for the benefit of the United States.

DealBook: After Pushback, Murdoch Abandons Fox’s Pursuit of Time Warner

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:14
It would have created a $150 billion giant, but Time Warner and Fox’s shareholders weren’t interested.

Bits Blog: Apple and Samsung Drop Patent Fights Outside the United States

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:13
Apple and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said they had agreed to drop patent litigation against each other in a number of countries. But they said they are not done fighting.

Some quick highlights from tonight's vote count

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:08
The first results from today's primary have been announced. Remember, the top two vote-getting candidates head to the November general election.

Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:08
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.
Categories: BBC World News

Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:06
Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home.

First Harshman classic doubleheader Nov. 23: UW-Pacific, SU-Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:05
Washington will play Pacific on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the inaugural Marv Harshman Classic at KeyArena. The game will be the second in a doubleheader that also features Seattle U against Montana.

Russia to ban all U.S. agricultural imports Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:02

Official says Moscow's retaliation for Ukraine sanctions will also black list EU fruits, vegetables.


Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:01

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.

Long Island Home Explodes, Killing One

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:58
The explosion in Port Washington on Tuesday night could be felt several blocks away.

Slain General in Afghanistan Was Quietly Effective Leader, Known for Technical Skill

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:54
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, a veteran acquisitions officer who had not seen combat before, was helping complete the transition to Afghan control.

Sierra Leone Deploys Troops in Ebola Crisis

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:52
Sierra Leone’s government said it would deploy a battalion to ensure patients and citizens who may be infected remain isolated.

Biogenesis owner to plead guilty

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:46
Anthony Bosch, the former owner of Biogenesis, was one of seven people charged with distributing steroids to variety of players from major league to high schools. Among those charged was Yuri Sucart, 52, a cousin of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
Categories: Sports Center

Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza Conflict

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:45
The battle over casualty statistics in Gaza rages on, with no other number as contentious as the ratio of civilians to combatants killed.

5 things you need to know Wednesday Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:45

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.


Humidity helps crews fighting California wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:43

Remington Jones, of the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif., Engine 1130 looks for hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, near Burney, Calif. The fire is threatening more than 700 homes, some of which have been evacuated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms that brought light rain and increased humidity to Northern California helped crews make progress Tuesday against two large wildfires that threatened hundreds of homes but also raised the possibility of new lightning-sparked blazes in the region.

Fauci: New drugs not the best answer for Ebola Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:42

Experimental drugs probably aren't a big part of the solution to Ebola, Fauci says.


Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:36

 Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwordsRussian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.