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Firefighters advance on blaze in California's Sierras

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:23

Firefighters mop up a spot fire on the northern edge of the King Fire in the Tahoe National ForestBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada tightened their grip on Tuesday on a fierce blaze that has destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more as it raged for an 11th day through drought-parched timber west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, which authorities say was deliberately set on Sept. 13, has charred more than 89,500 acres in two national forests, but officials said crews had managed to carve containment lines around 35 percent of its perimeter as of midday Tuesday. ...

Advertisers Navigate N.F.L.’s Handling of Domestic Violence Cases

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:19
As the N.F.L. struggles with its handling of domestic violence cases, sponsors must distance themselves without losing an association with a league that attracts a mass audience.

State fisheries reports record Lower Columbia coho catch dating back to 1986

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:19
Last week on the Lower Columbia, anglers made 11,512 trips and caught 3,165 adult Chinook (2,612 kept and 553 released), 567 adult coho (327 kept and 240 released) and 38 summer steelhead (30 kept and eight released) – see attached.

In Farewell Speech, Karzai Calls American Mission in Afghanistan a Betrayal

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:18
Speaking to his cabinet and senior staff members, the departing Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, said the United States “did not want peace for Afghanistan.”

Girlfriend: Poisoned doctor suspected lover

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:17
HOUSTON (AP) — The girlfriend of a Texas researcher who prosecutors allege was poisoned by a woman with whom he was having an affair testified Tuesday that her boyfriend suspected the woman was responsible but was afraid to contact authorities.

Man stabbed in North Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:16
Update at 11:56 a.m.: Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler said the stabbing apparently erupted during a fight between two men near the Home Depot store on Aurora Avenue North.

Traffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:14

FILE - This combination of March 27, 2014 and Sept. 23, 2014 photos shows search and rescue workers probing the water covering Washington Highway 530 on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Oso, Wash., and the rebuilt roadway which re-opened to two-way 50mph traffic on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)OSO, Wash. (AP) — Traffic was for the most part flowing freely in two directions on a state highway that was blocked by a huge landslide six months ago in Washington state that killed 43 people.

San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:10
An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five months.

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Temeka Johnson adapted to play as a backup

Seattle Storm - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:16
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
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WSU’s next opponent: at Utah

WA Cougars - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:46
A quick look at Saturday’s game at Utah (3-0).
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