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On Baseball: The Impact of Derek Jeter’s Numbers, Especially the One on His Back

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:58
Take a long look at the pinstriped No. 2 Yankees jersey, which is set to be worn for the last time and brings to mind prominent numerals cherished in other sports and eras.

ArtsBeat: In Performance: Andrew Rannells and Stephen Trask of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:55
Mr. Rannells, who plays the title character in the Broadway musical, sings the number “Midnight Radio,” accompanied by the show’s composer, Stephen Trask, on guitar.

Washington State Parks “Free Day” Saturday

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:54
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Saturday is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

Chase, police shooting snarl San Francisco traffic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-speed car chase ended with a crash and the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect in downtown San Francisco, where morning traffic was snarled while police investigated.

Connecticut ex-governor sentencing postponed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:52
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to postpone the sentencing of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland until January.

Initiative 1351: For a multi-billion-dollar budget-buster, not much opposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:46
State Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, raised eyebrows last week when he spoke up at a meeting of the 43rd District Democrats. He hadn’t been planning to say anything about Initiative 1351, the Washington Education Association's proposal to force smaller class sizes in every grade. But when a W

Cameron to apologize to queen for indiscretion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:46
Prime Minister David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth II for disclosing details of a private conversation with her about the Scottish referendum.

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris subways imminent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:45

 Plot to attack US, Paris SubwaysIraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris.


UK to 'play its part' against IS

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:44
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".
Categories: BBC World News

Google hits back at News Corp blog

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:44
Google responds to an attack by the chief executive of News Corp, arguing it is tough on piracy and faces stiff competition.
Categories: BBC World News

Gulf female pilot in strikes on IS

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:42
The United Arab Emirates' first female air force pilot took part in air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, UAE officials confirm.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan man 'cut off wife's nose'

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:41
Police in central Afghanistan are searching for a man who allegedly cut off part of his wife's nose with a kitchen knife
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man armed with hypodermic needle robs Old City Dunkin Donuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:40

 Man armed with hypodermic needle robs Old City Dunkin DonutsPhiladelphia police are searching for man armed with a hypodermic needle who robbed an Old City Dunkin Donuts.


3rd American aid worker who contracted Ebola has been released from Nebraska hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:39
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — 3rd American aid worker who contracted Ebola has been released from Nebraska hospital.

French launch crackdown on smoking

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:37
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
Categories: BBC World News

Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:36

This photo dated Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, shows medals and Nazi armbands at an auction house in Anchorage, Alaska. Those items are among World War II items, including carbon copies of Nuremberg trial transcripts, that are being auctioned off Saturday through the Alaska Auction Co. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Carbon copies of transcripts and other mementos from the Nuremberg trials following World War II are being auctioned off in Alaska on Saturday.


Thursday Memo: Pit bull mauls ... Sounders, M's sink ... Cops wear cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:34
In Portland, pit bull mauls small dog: We're not saying pit bulls are bad dogs, but you have to shake your head when you read a story about a tiny Pomeranian being fatally mauled by a pit bull on a Portland streetcar. A woman boarded the streetcar with the pit bull last night and the dog almost

France’s hostage nightmare

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:21
Shock and horror in France after beheading of Herve Gourdel
Categories: BBC World News

Woman hit by California officer gets $1.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:20

This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014 and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the terms for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.


Police: Shoplifting suspects stole TVs from Shoprite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:19

 Shoplifting suspects stole TVs from ShopriteEgg Harbor Township police are searching for two shoplifting suspects who stole two televisions from a supermarket.