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Snowden honored with 'alternative Nobel'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:31
Edward Snowden was among the winners Wednesday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs.

Actress Hyland gets restraining order against ex

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The ex-boyfriend of actress Sarah Hyland was ordered to stay away from the "Modern Family" star after she said he choked and threatened her.

Report: Treasury OKs big pay raises for GM, Ally

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top executives at General Motors and its former consumer finance arm, both of which received taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis, a new government report says.

F-22 Raptor makes debut combat flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Envisioned in the 1990s as crucial to U.S. military superiority in the next century, the sleek, radar-evading F-22 Raptor has finally seen its first combat.

Shrews to host Chelsea in League Cup

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:28
League Two side Shrewsbury will host Chelsea in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup, while holders Manchester City are at home to Newcastle.
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Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:27

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crashA grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.


Lawyers for Florida quarterback, accuser discussed payment for her silence in rape case: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:26
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers involved in the case over rape accusations against Florida State University quarterback, Jameis Winston, said a financial payoff was discussed in exchange for the silence of his female accuser, but they disagreed over who initiated the idea, according to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was asked to pay $7 million for the silence of the woman who claimed he raped her, Winston's lawyer said in a letter obtained on Wednesday by the Tampa Bay Times. ...

ACLU sues Mississippi county over long detentions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:25
By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against a Mississippi county for holding detainees for close to a year without formal charge or access to an attorney, a lawyer for the group said on Wednesday. The suit, filed on Tuesday in Jackson, names two plaintiffs but seeks class action status to include dozens more. It charges that Scott County, about 25 miles east of Jackson, has violated the U.S. Constitution by denying detainees a speedy trial, access to counsel and fair bail hearings. ...

No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:25

FILE - In a Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, weeps as he sits at his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, in Marietta, Ga. On Thursday,, Sept. 4, 2014, a Cobb County grand jury indicted Harris on multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors believe that Harris intentionally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool, File)ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Pennsylvania ambush suspect spotted several times, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:22

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Pennsylvania trooper is playing a cat-and-mouse game in the deep woods of the Pocono Mountains, eluding capture even though trackers have spotted him several times since the Sept. 12 shooting, police said on Wednesday. The 31-year-old suspect, Eric Matthew Frein, has left some tantalizing clues in his path, said Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Kansas senator quits Eisenhower Memorial project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:21

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows an aerial perspective of Eisenhower Square looking along Maryland Avenue, SW and Independence Avenue in Washington. Members of a federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall to honor the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower are voting on how to proceed after years of controversy. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission met last week but didn’t have enough members present. So they are holding an electronic vote by the end of the day Wednesday on how to proceed. Architect Frank Gehry has presented a revised design for a proposed memorial park after objections from critics and Eisenhower’s family. The revised design eliminates two large, metal tapestries on the sides of the park. One long tapestry would remain as a backdrop, depicting the Kansas landscape of Ike’s boyhood home. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of planning and millions spent to build a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a key lawmaker who has helped oversee the project from the start is stepping away.


Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:20

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. The Marijuana Policy Project on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, will file paperwork with the California secretary of state’s office for a new committee that aims to put a pot legalization measure on the November 2016 state ballot, the group said. ( AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.


When Blogging Becomes a Slog

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:13
It began as a passion; now it’s taking over their lives. Is the first generation of design bloggers getting ready to retire?

E.P.A. Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes Damage

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:27
The latest phase of the Environmental Protection Agency’s initiative includes plans to clean up contaminated rivers and harbors and attack poisonous algae blooms.