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Seahawks players Derrick Coleman and Doug Baldwin appearing at Surface Pro 3 event Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:20
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman and wide receiver Doug Baldwin will be meeting and greeting shoppers Saturday afternoon at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square -- part of a series of promotional activities for the Surface Pro 3.

Drink up, NYC: Ban on big sodas canned

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:17
Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban.

California pair arrested over prostitution website

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:16
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An adult website that prosecutors say hooked up prostitutes with clients, under a thin disguise of offering strip club reviews, has been shut down and the website's two Northern California operators were arrested, federal authorities said on Thursday. Federal prosecutors said the two were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the operations of the website, The website gained attention in May in connection with the death of a Sacramento woman whom police say was killed by her live-in boyfriend, a battalion chief for a California wildland fire agency. claimed to offer “escort, massage, and strip club reviews,” but FBI agents found it also hosted advertisements for prostitutes with explicit photos, menus of sexual services and hourly and nightly rates, federal prosecutors said.

Washington high court takes up minimum wage issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:16
State, federal and local law may all play a role in the Washington Supreme Court's decision on whether a new $15 minimum wage law in SeaTac applies to airport workers, if the questions asked by justices during oral arguments Thursday are any indication.

Politicians reflect on death of Sen. Howard Baker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:08

FILE - This Nov. 9, 1979 file photo shows three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, from left, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., Sen. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill discussing the vote in favor of the SALT II treaty, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baker, who asked what President Richard Nixon knew about Watergate, has died. He was 88. Baker, a Republican, served 18 years in the Senate. He earned the respect of Republicans and Democrats alike and rose to the post of majority leader. He served as White House chief of staff at the end of the Reagan administration and was U.S. ambassador to Japan during President George W. Bush's first term. (AP Photo/Charles W. Harrity, File)Politicians and others across the nation are reacting to the death of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, who famously asked regarding the Watergate scandal, "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

Help Seattle-area cops nab the 'Summertime Heat Robber'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:07
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is hoping you recognize this bank robber nicknamed the “Summertime Heat Robber.”

Argentina's request to delay payments is denied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:07

Argentine Economic Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The winners of a decade-long debt battle asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to deny Argentina's request for more negotiating time to avoid a catastrophic default. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday denied Argentina's request to extend deadlines to repay a $1.65 billion debt to U.S. hedge funds despite warnings by the country's leaders that making the payment could lead it into a catastrophic default.

New York’s Ban on Big Sodas Is Rejected by Final Court

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:02
The State Court of Appeals declined to reinstate New York City’s limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s legal options.

Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:01
A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit filed by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger issued her ruling after a two-week civil trial in Denver. The measures signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper in 2013 included banning ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds. The measures, passed by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, also required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers.

The story of a 60-year-old hijacking

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:00
The little-known story of one of the world's earliest hijackings
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World Cup weighs on Argentine economy

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:00
Why Argentina's World Cup success is bad for the economy
Categories: BBC World News

The long, dark walk to the toilet

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:00
How Indian women manage with only fields for a toilet
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Florida Supreme Court tosses death row conviction on DNA evidence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:59
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Supreme Court threw out the death sentence of a man who spent almost 30 years in jail for the 1985 rape and murder of a woman found in a car trunk in the woods after new DNA evidence cast doubt on his guilt. Convicted for killing Vronzettie Cox from forensic evidence found at the time, Paul Hildwin was on Death Row for nearly three decades. "This is huge," said Martin McClain, his longtime attorney. "Of course, for Mr. Hildwin, there is nothing that can give him back those 30 years." McClain said he had not been able to tell Hildwin about the decision, but was scheduled to speak with him on Friday.

AP PHOTOS: Fans wince, cheer from DC to Berlin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:55

U.S. soccer fans react as they watch the telecast of the 2014 Brazil World Cup match between the United States and Germany in Hermosa Beach, Calif., Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany won 1-0. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)In alleys, bars and public viewing parties, fans of the Germany and U.S. World Cup Soccer teams waved flags, cheered and flinched as the teams battled it out in Thursday's match.

New York man convicted of murder after rap lyrics used as evidence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:54
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - An accused New York City gang member was found guilty of a slew of violent crimes, including three murders, on Thursday after a trial in which his boastful, graphic rap lyrics were used as evidence against him. A Brooklyn federal jury convicted Ronald "Ra Diggs" Herron, 32, of all 23 charges against him, from racketeering to drug trafficking to gang-related killings between 2001 and 2009, following the month-long trial. Prosecutors used Herron's "gangsta rap" videos - in which he boasts about belonging to the infamous Bloods street gang, firing weapons and dealing drugs - to argue the lyrics documented his crimes. The American Civil Liberties Union has said there are about 18 cases nationwide in which rap lyrics have been introduced to help convict defendants.

Israel names two in hunt for teens

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:49
Israel names two suspects in the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers believed abducted in the West Bank earlier this month.
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Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:45

A golden eagle is shown in this undated, handout photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday, June 26, 2014 that a California wind farm will become the first in the U.S. to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC in California will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years. (AP Photo/US Fish and Wildlife Service)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

Disabled teen in Connecticut charged in sex assault of classmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:44
By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - A mentally disabled Connecticut high school student has been charged with sexually assaulting a disabled fellow student in a school bathroom as classmates cheered him on, according to police and court documents. Patrick Nolan, 19, was arraigned on Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court and charged with felony sexual assault and risk of injury to a child for the August 2013 attack on a 16-year-old classmate at Harding High School, police said.

Emboldened by Utah ruling, Colorado clerk issues gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:42

A woman puts a ring on the hand of another woman in a civil union ceremony after Colorado's civil union law went into effect in DenverBy Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A left-leaning Colorado county defiantly issued marriage licenses to gay couples on Thursday, emboldened by a landmark decision by a regional appeals court that found in favor of same-sex marriage in neighboring Utah. The move appeared to set up a showdown between the elected clerk of Boulder County and Colorado's Republican attorney general, who warned that such nuptials would be invalid in the absence of a final judicial resolution. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver ruled on Wednesday that Utah cannot ban same-sex couples from marrying, pushing the issue of gay marriage a step nearer the U.S. Supreme Court.

World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:37
Algeria come from behind to draw with Russia and earn a place in the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.
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