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Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since late April while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
OLYMPIA (AP) — A state agency is being criticized for spending $600,000 on workshops for more than 2,000 state employees.

We want your photos of Seahawks fanaticism

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
We know you're out there. You've had your car painted blue and green, or you've painted your face for the big game, or you've got a pet who shares your 12th man spirit.
Categories: Sports Center

Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Some of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments are in southern France.

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.

Fall 2014 DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Welcome to Make a Newsprint Masterpiece, the 2014 Seattle Times DIY contest. For this one, all we ask is that you create something out of newsprint — yes, that paper that makes your hands black — and share it with us by Sept. 23.

Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:15
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Round-up: Seattle a hot spot for international students, 5 more schools get speed cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:14
Seattle a hot spot for international college students: The number of international students coming to the U.S. grew fivefold between 2001 and 2012, with Seattle serving as the 16th most-popular city for foreign students to study in. Though some critics say international students take away college sl

Preschools latest to take on green movement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:09

In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo, Three-year old Dash B. plays with wooden blocks at The Green House, an eco-friendly pre-school in Oklahoma City. There are currently about 80 nature-based preschools nationwide, up from 19 in 2009, said Christy Merrick, director of the Natural Start Alliance, which is part of the North American Association for Environmental Education. But she noted that numerous other preschools employ some sort of eco-friendly approach. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas to choose from at her Oklahoma City preschool, where the real food is vegan and gluten-free.


Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:08
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability.

In Nude Celebrity Photos, Privacy Collides With the Wild Web

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:07
After a trove of nude photos of celebrities is posted online, some champions of anything-goes social media are rueful.

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:07
Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Dye pack explodes on bank robber caught in door

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:03

Dye pack explodes on bank robber caught in doorA suspected bank robber didn't get too far with the loot Tuesday in Philadelphia's Tacony section.


VIDEO: Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:58
The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet.
Categories: BBC World News

Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:55

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Benzie County Sheriff shows Kelli Stapleton. The northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse. Benzie County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Tang-Anderson says Kelli Stapleton entered the plea Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Stapleton had been scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder. (AP Photo/Benzie County Sheriff, File)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter after describing in an online blog the family's struggles to raise her pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree child abuse.


Former Seahawk Spencer Ware arrested for DUI Tuesday morning

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:46
Former Seahawk running back Spencer Ware was arrested on suspicion of DUI this morning in Maple Valley.
Categories: Sports Center

$140,000 of gold stolen from car in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:43

$140,000 of gold stolen from SUV in West PhiladelphiaInvestigators say someone stole more than $100,000 of gold in West Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Ashya parents freed from prison

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:42
Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish prison, following their arrest on Saturday.
Categories: BBC World News

Recorded arrest of St. Paul man is under review

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:35
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cellphone video of a black Minnesota man's arrest is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded, and now a civilian police review board is looking into the incident.