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Roundup: Schools get creative to deliver summer lunches; LA expected to lower grad requirements

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:24
Schools get creative in bringing summer lunches to kids (NPR): Summer hunger is a problem for thousands of students who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, and some districts are getting creative in how they get USDA-funded meals to kids when school is out. One district in Tennessee drives an air-conditioned […]

NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:16

A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl contains more sodium than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams, which is equal to about 1 teaspoon of salt. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt.


J. Crew Flounders in Fashion’s Shifting Tides

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:14
The retailer’s sales have slumped because of two industrywide trends — “athleisure” wear and fast fashion — but it has also made its share of missteps.







Manhunt for escaped New York inmates expands to Vermont

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:12

Law enforcement officers look out over a field near WillsboroThe manhunt for two inmates who escaped from a New York maximum security prison expanded to neighboring Vermont on Wednesday as the pair set a record for the longest jailbreak in New York history, authorities said. More than 450 state, federal and local law enforcement agents were searching the area north of New York's rugged Adirondack Park on Wednesday, with the search extending into neighboring Vermont, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told reporters.


Germany 1-2 USA

BBC World News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:11
Bobby Wood's late strike gives Jurgen Klinsmann's USA victory over Germany in a friendly in Cologne.
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New information released about Amtrak engineer's phone before crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:09

New information released about Amtrak engineer's phone before crashThe engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download data just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday.


Cougs Sagdal, Pistorese, Jones drafted the staff of Cougfan.com - Cougfan.com

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:08

Cougs Sagdal, Pistorese, Jones drafted the staff of Cougfan.com
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A TRIO OF Cougars -- infielder Ian Sagdal, pitcher Joe Pistorese and catcher P.J. Jones -- came off the board Wednesday morning in the Major League Baseball draft. Two of them, Pistorese and Jones, won't have far to travel. Sagdal was selected in the ...

Projecting where Cougs go in MLB Draft - Cougfan.com

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:08

Projecting where Cougs go in MLB Draft
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THE 50th Major League Baseball draft gets underway Monday at 3 p.m. and runs through Wednesday. Each of the three days hold intrigue as far as Washington State is concerned. After scouring the Web and making some phone calls, we've come up with ...

Groups seek private investigator's report on Las Vegas Sands

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:07

FILE - In this May 4, 2015 file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in court in Las Vegas. A news organization and nonprofit group want a Nevada judge to unseal a private investigator's report that they say may tie casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. to organized crime in Asia. The Campaign for Accountability says in its motion filed Monday, June 8, 2015, that it also wants to see the report because the group believes it might help determine if the Republican donor Adelson used money linked to overseas criminal activity for election donations. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A news organization and nonprofit group want a Nevada judge to unseal a private investigator's report that they say may tie casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. to organized crime in Asia.


Reward offered in horrific puppy neglect case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06

Reward offered in horrific puppy neglect caseA $1,500 reward is now being offered for information leading to the person responsible for the horrific neglect of a puppy found in Darby Borough.


Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]

People describe confusion after Indianapolis house explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:05

In this file photo taken on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Mark Leonard walks to a pre-trial hearing in Indianapolis. Leonard is one of three people charged with rigging a house to explode to collect insurance. Opening statements were scheduled Monday afternoon in the trial of Mark Leonard after the final jurors were selected. Leonard faces 53 charges, including murder, arson and conspiracy, in what prosecutors say was a plan to blow up a house to collect insurance money. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, FILE)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There was confusion in the moments after a late-night explosion rocked an Indianapolis neighborhood in November 2012, residents told jurors Wednesday, with one woman thinking a vehicle had hit her house and an Army veteran saying he had a flashback to Afghanistan.


Monitoring legal pot: How do we know if it works?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:04

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 13, 2015, young marijuana plants stand under grow lamps at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. Government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or who are considering doing so are meeting Seattle, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, to discuss the effectiveness of marijuana legalization. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state this week for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?


Beach Boys lead lineup at Central Washington State Fair - Yakima Herald-Republic

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:02

Yakima Herald-Republic

Beach Boys lead lineup at Central Washington State Fair
Yakima Herald-Republic
The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform at the 2015 Central Washington State Fair. (courtesy Central Washington State Fair). ThreeDogNight.jpg. Three Dog Night is scheduled to perform at the 2015 Central Washington State Fair. (courtesy Central ...
The Beach Boys among performers at Central Washington State FairKIMA CBS 29
Central Washington State Fair Entertainment AnnouncedKAPP
Wide variety of music announced at 2015 Central Washington FairKEPR 19

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Beach Boys top Central Washington State Fair (13 photos) - Yakima Herald-Republic

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:02

Yakima Herald-Republic

Beach Boys top Central Washington State Fair (13 photos)
Yakima Herald-Republic
The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform at the 2015 Central Washington State Fair. (courtesy Central Washington State Fair). ThreeDogNight.jpg. Three Dog Night is scheduled to perform at the 2015 Central Washington State Fair. (courtesy Central ...
Central Washington State Fair Entertainment AnnouncedKAPP
The Beach Boys among performers at Central Washington State FairKIMA CBS 29
Wide variety of music announced at 2015 Central Washington FairKEPR 19

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American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

NBA - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:01
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Keith Broomfield, who was from Massachusetts, died June 3 in a battle in a Syrian […]
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American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:01
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Keith Broomfield, who was from Massachusetts, died June 3 in a battle in a Syrian […]
Categories: Sports Center