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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

DealBook: Bank of England Sets Tough Rules for Banker Bonuses

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
The new bonus rules will allow banks with headquarters or subsidiaries in England to claw back for up to seven years bonuses paid to bankers who engage in wrongdoing.






Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term interest rate.

Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:56

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with his lawyer John L. Brownlee on the second day of his and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former first family of Virginia flew on a chief executive's private jet, vacationed at his lake house and received other perks, such as passes to a Ritz Carlton beach club, the businessman's assistant said Wednesday.


Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:56

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with his lawyer John L. Brownlee on the second day of his and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former first family of Virginia flew on a chief executive's private jet, vacationed at his lake house and received other perks, such as passes to a Ritz Carlton beach club, the businessman's assistant said Wednesday.


Boat shortage causes Edmonds-Kingston ferry delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
Washington State Ferries is down to one boat on the Edmonds-Kingston route today, causing full loads and waits of about 2 hours on either side of Puget Sound.

Boat shortage causes Edmonds-Kingston ferry delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
Washington State Ferries is down to one boat on the Edmonds-Kingston route today, causing full loads and waits of about 2 hours on either side of Puget Sound.

Round-up: For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill, teacher tenure heats up in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill (AP): As one troubled chain of for-profit colleges prepares to sell or close all its U.S. campuses, a new report from the chair of the Senate Education Committee finds for-profit schools received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in th

Round-up: For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill, teacher tenure heats up in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill (AP): As one troubled chain of for-profit colleges prepares to sell or close all its U.S. campuses, a new report from the chair of the Senate Education Committee finds for-profit schools received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in th

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:54

Lyons volunteer coordinators Lucy Banta, right, and Ed Kean help sandbag a neighborhood while steady rains fell over Lyons, Colo., which was hit hard in the previous year's flooding, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. High and low pressure systems, combined with typical summer monsoon weather, drew the abundant moisture to Colorado. More rain is forecast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A storm system in Colorado that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range is being blamed for the death of a man on the southeastern plains.


UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:54

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.


UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:54

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.


Witness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:52
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing says he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack.

Senators in campus sex assault push

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:49
A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
Categories: BBC World News

Senators in campus sex assault push

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:49
A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
Categories: BBC World News

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46

In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.


Girl, woman robbed by masked men in Columbia City

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City.

Girl, woman robbed by masked men in Columbia City

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City.

Sherman, Peterson keep beef alive

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
As maybe could be predicted, Patrick Peterson's new contract last night re-ignited his social media feud with Richard Sherman.
Categories: Sports Center

Guests: The critical role of doctors in early learning

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Equal opportunity is at the heart of many civic discussions, from preschool to the minimum wage. Rarely is it emphasized that a child’s chance to reach his or her potential is greatly impacted by what happens before he or she utters a word.