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Testimony from Rosenberg brother released in famous spy case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star trial witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role “at all,” according to secret court records […]

Obama launches project for more broadband in public housing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:11

U.S. President Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers from the White House in WashingtonBy Alex Wilts and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON/DURANT, Okla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced a pilot project on Wednesday aimed at expanding broadband access for people who live in public housing, part of an effort to close what Obama called the "digital divide" between rich and poor. Eight Internet service providers, including Google Inc and Sprint Corp, have signed on to make the Internet cheaper and more accessible in 27 cities and the Choctaw Tribal Nation in Durant, Oklahoma. Private and public institutions have pledged to invest $70 million in the plan.


Blast at Washington aerospace plant hurls machinery, hurts 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:10

An explosion shattered windows and damaged loading dock at the Zodiac Aerospace plant Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Newport, Wash. An explosion rocked an aerospace plant in northeast Washington, toppling large pieces of machinery, lifting an entire floor off its foundation and injuring five people, authorities said Wednesday. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An explosion rocked an aerospace plant in northeast Washington, toppling large pieces of machinery, lifting an entire floor off its foundation and injuring five people, authorities said Wednesday.


Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:09
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court’s decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech. Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was […]
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Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:09
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court’s decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech. Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was […]
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Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:09
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court’s decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech. Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was […]

Brush fire in Bonney Lake triggers evacuation of 20 homes

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:06
Firefighters are responding to a 1- to 2-acre brush fire in Bonney Lake’s Panorama Heights neighborhood, authorities said. The Bonney Lake Police Department said on Twitter that 20 nearby homes have been evacuated, as of 4:44 p.m. Wednesday. The fire is burning on a steep hillside, “exposing some homes,” said Russ McCallion, the assistant chief of East Pierce […]
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Brush fire in Bonney Lake triggers evacuation of 20 homes

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:06
Firefighters are responding to a 1- to 2-acre brush fire in Bonney Lake’s Panorama Heights neighborhood, authorities said. The Bonney Lake Police Department said on Twitter that 20 nearby homes have been evacuated, as of 4:44 p.m. Wednesday. The fire is burning on a steep hillside, “exposing some homes,” said Russ McCallion, the assistant chief of East Pierce […]
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Brush fire in Bonney Lake triggers evacuation of 20 homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:06
Firefighters are responding to a 1- to 2-acre brush fire in Bonney Lake’s Panorama Heights neighborhood, authorities said. The Bonney Lake Police Department said on Twitter that 20 nearby homes have been evacuated, as of 4:44 p.m. Wednesday. The fire is burning on a steep hillside, “exposing some homes,” said Russ McCallion, the assistant chief of East Pierce […]

More work ahead on fixing public-school financing

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:01
The state Supreme Court must demand the Legislature stop the use of local school levies to pay for basic education.
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More work ahead on fixing public-school financing

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:01
The state Supreme Court must demand the Legislature stop the use of local school levies to pay for basic education.
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More work ahead on fixing public-school financing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:01
The state Supreme Court must demand the Legislature stop the use of local school levies to pay for basic education.

Choosing citizenship on India-Bangladesh border

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:59
Choosing citizenship on the India-Bangladesh border
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My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:56
German meets survivors of Nazi massacre
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Obama unveils high-speed Internet help for low-income homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:55

President Barack Obama looks up at dark clouds in the sky as he exits Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Obama is returning from Philadelphia where he addressed the NAACP's 106th national convention, and attend a Democratic fundraiser. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.


2 pickups crash head-on in Montana, killing 3, injuring 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:54
WOLF CREEK, Mont. (AP) — A head-on collision between two pickup trucks in Montana killed three people and injured five others.

Four dead after flash floods in Kentucky, Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:50
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Four people have died and at least five were still unaccounted for on Wednesday after a series of storms struck the Ohio Valley, producing flash floods that swept through parts of eastern Kentucky and southern Indiana, officials said. Three bodies have been recovered in Johnson County, Kentucky, which was hard hit by flooding, and a fourth person drowned in southern Indiana after his car was swept into a creek, officials said. Searchers recovered the body of a 22-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon, one of two people listed as missing who were last seen being swept away on Monday by floods in Johnson County, about 125 miles east of Lexington, officials said.

Menendez defense raises more than $1.5M since indictment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:46

FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez waits to speak outside federal court in Newark, N.J. Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a financial disclosure filed with the Senate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a disclosure filed with the Senate.


Texas inmate who's scheduled to die Thursday seeks delay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:44

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Clifton Lamar Williams. Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, July 16, 2015 for the July 2005 slaying of Cecelia Schneider in Tyler, Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When firefighters responded to a call about smoke coming from a home in East Texas, they found the burned body of a 93-year-old woman who lived there alone.


The Times recommends: Phillip Tavel for Seattle City Council District No. 1

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:44
Video game developer-turned-attorney Phillip Tavel is a strong, creative choice for Seattle City Council District No. 1.
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