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US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:03
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:01
Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 246-year-old company, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice.

Oracle promotion vindication for new co-CEO Hurd

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:01
Mark Hurd’s promotion last week to be co-CEO of Oracle marked the culmination of a comeback for the former Hewlett-Packard chief, who was unceremoniously ousted from the computer maker. “This is a vindication of Mark’s performance ... ,” said a former HP board member.

Huskies get commitment from linebacker DJ Beavers

WA Huskies - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:01
Linebacker DJ Beavers out of Crespi High in Encino, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies via Twitter on Sunday, becoming the 14th known commit for UW's Class of 2014.
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Huskies get commitment from linebacker DJ Beavers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:01
Linebacker DJ Beavers out of Crespi High in Encino, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies via Twitter on Sunday, becoming the 14th known commit for UW's Class of 2014.

Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:00
An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks prove overtime is the right time

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:56
After a poor second half that included a costly interception, Russell Wilson came up with a moment in overtime that turned out to be another one of those that will define him: A beautiful drive in which he out-Manninged Peyton Manning to pull the victory back to the Seahawks.

5 things you need to know Monday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:15

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

New Islamic State video shows British captive

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:51

New video shows Islamic State captive John Cantlie calling western moves toward war "quite a circus''

       

Islamic State appears to release chilling threat

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:51

Comments attributed to Abu Muhammad al Adnani urge action against 'disbelievers.'