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American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:01
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Keith Broomfield, who was from Massachusetts, died June 3 in a battle in a Syrian […]

Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year.

Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:59
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation’s largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states […]
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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:59
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation’s largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states […]
Categories: Sports Center

Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:59
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation’s largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states […]

2 killed after car hits 4 high school students near Bellingham

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:58
Four people walking along a road were struck by a car northeast of Bellingham, killing two of them, according to the Washington State Patrol.
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2 killed after car hits 4 high school students near Bellingham

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:58
Four people walking along a road were struck by a car northeast of Bellingham, killing two of them, according to the Washington State Patrol.
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2 killed after car hits 4 high school students near Bellingham

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:58
Four people walking along a road were struck by a car northeast of Bellingham, killing two of them, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Bombing of Colombian pipeline causes 'environmental tragedy,' Ecopetrol says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:54
By Peter Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) - Several thousand barrels of crude oil have spilled into a river in southwest Colombia after insurgents bombed a pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday, describing the damage as an "environmental tragedy." The bomb attack occurred Monday but was not previously disclosed. It was one of spate targeting oil installations this month and will affect several thousand families, Ecopetrol's Chief Executive Officer Juan Carlos Echeverry told reporters. "It's a social and environmental tragedy," Echeverry said, describing the spill as "senseless." The financial cost to Ecopetrol will be minimal compared with the harm done to the environment and affected communities, he said.

Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric Garcetti. His office says he plans […]
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Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric Garcetti. His office says he plans […]
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Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric Garcetti. His office says he plans […]

Texas pool party officer 'not racist'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
The police officer filmed in a confrontation with black teenagers at a pool party in Texas was acting out of stress, not racism, says his lawyer.
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Seattle Symphony associate conductor moving on

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:50
Stilian Kirov, who has moved through the Seattle Symphony ranks from conducting fellow to the assistant and associate conductor spots, is on his way again: as of July 1, he’s the music director for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California. Kirov replaces John Ferrer, who led the Bakersfield orchestra for 39 years. Bakersfield is not his only […]
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Seattle Symphony associate conductor moving on

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:50
Stilian Kirov, who has moved through the Seattle Symphony ranks from conducting fellow to the assistant and associate conductor spots, is on his way again: as of July 1, he’s the music director for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California. Kirov replaces John Ferrer, who led the Bakersfield orchestra for 39 years. Bakersfield is not his only […]
Categories: Sports Center

Seattle Symphony associate conductor moving on

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:50
Stilian Kirov, who has moved through the Seattle Symphony ranks from conducting fellow to the assistant and associate conductor spots, is on his way again: as of July 1, he’s the music director for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California. Kirov replaces John Ferrer, who led the Bakersfield orchestra for 39 years. Bakersfield is not his only […]

Chester Co. boarding school teacher charged in sex assault of student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:48

Chester Co. boarding school teacher charged in sex assault of studentPolice have arrested a teacher at a Chester County boarding school for the alleged sexual assault of a former student.


Skagit County man who stole 22 guns sentenced to 6 years

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:47
A Skagit County man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for stealing 22 handguns from a Fred Meyer store in Oregon.
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Skagit County man who stole 22 guns sentenced to 6 years

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:47
A Skagit County man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for stealing 22 handguns from a Fred Meyer store in Oregon.
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Skagit County man who stole 22 guns sentenced to 6 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:47
A Skagit County man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for stealing 22 handguns from a Fred Meyer store in Oregon.