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Plunge in Chinese Stocks Is Resistant to Government’s Efforts

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:04
Despite further steps by Beijing to calm trading, shares plunged, extending a rout that began last month.









Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

Two arrested in Oklahoma Walmart robbery by fake Loomis guard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
The manager of an Oklahoma Walmart robbed of $75,000 in cash by a man posing as an armored truck company security guard was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being connected to the heist, police said. Rico Robertson, 42, the manager of the store located southwest of Tulsa, and Mariah Bustamante, 21, his stepdaughter, were arrested on complaints of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony, Bristow police detective Kevin Webster said. On Saturday, the suspect entered the Walmart store in Bristow in a uniform somewhat resembling those worn by a Loomis armored truck employee, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store.

Star chef Jose Andres cancels restaurant for Trump hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:59

FILE - This March 15, 2011, file photo, shows chef Jose Andres at his Minibar restaurant in Washington. Andres is backing out of a plan to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s new hotel under construction in Washington. Andres issued a statement July 8, citing Trump’s statements "disparaging immigrants" in his decision to cancel plans for a new eatery at the Trump International Hotel. Andres is a Spanish immigrant and recently became a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jose Andres backed out of plans Wednesday to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump's new hotel under construction in Washington amid ongoing fallout from Trump's political statements.


Euro, Envisioned as Force for Unity, Becomes Weapon in Greek Crisis

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:56
The prospect of a country leaving the currency was once unthinkable, but in many ways the two sides in the Greek debt crisis have seized upon that possibility to advance their cause.









Plymouth Whitemarsh employee accused of sex with HS student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:54

Plymouth Whitemarsh employee accused of sex with HS studentA school employee in Montgomery County is accused of sleeping with a student.


Humpback whale tangled in fishing gear cut free after 4 days

NBA - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:53
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal. The whale was first spotted near Moss Landing in Monterey County last week, with its upper jaw deformed and a flipper immobilized by fishing gear. […]
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Humpback whale tangled in fishing gear cut free after 4 days

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:53
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal. The whale was first spotted near Moss Landing in Monterey County last week, with its upper jaw deformed and a flipper immobilized by fishing gear. […]
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Humpback whale tangled in fishing gear cut free after 4 days

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:53
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal. The whale was first spotted near Moss Landing in Monterey County last week, with its upper jaw deformed and a flipper immobilized by fishing gear. […]

$70 Million in Pot Taxes Light Up Washington State - The Fiscal Times

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:52

The Fiscal Times

$70 Million in Pot Taxes Light Up Washington State
The Fiscal Times
July 8 is the first anniversary of legal recreational marijuana sales in Washington state. Folks who inhale aren't the only ones who will celebrate the one-year mark. So will the Evergreen State's treasurer. For the 12 months that started July 8, 2014 ...
Sheriff reacts to one year since marijuana legalization in Washington state 5:21CBC.ca
Marijuana sales: Washington state versus British ColumbiaThe Province
Marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington running smoothlySFGate (blog)
MMJ Observer
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Cosby’s first known accuser was no aspiring starlet

NBA - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood. Yet the first woman known to have told police she was drugged and violated by the comedian was a college basketball administrator in Philadelphia who initially […]
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Cosby’s first known accuser was no aspiring starlet

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood. Yet the first woman known to have told police she was drugged and violated by the comedian was a college basketball administrator in Philadelphia who initially […]
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Cosby’s first known accuser was no aspiring starlet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood. Yet the first woman known to have told police she was drugged and violated by the comedian was a college basketball administrator in Philadelphia who initially […]

King County aims to roll medical-marijuana shops into legal-pot system

NBA - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:51
King County’s top law enforcers signaled a change in policy by announcing a crackdown on 15 medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county.
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King County aims to roll medical-marijuana shops into legal-pot system

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:51
King County’s top law enforcers signaled a change in policy by announcing a crackdown on 15 medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county.
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King County aims to roll medical-marijuana shops into legal-pot system

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:51
King County’s top law enforcers signaled a change in policy by announcing a crackdown on 15 medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county.

New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:51

New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outageThe New York Stock Exchange has resumed trading after an outage of over three hours.


NY Stock Exchange trading restarts

BBC World News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:47
Trading on the New York Stock Exchange restarts after being suspended for almost four hours due to a technical fault.
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Pt. Townsend-Coupeville ferry repaired after running aground - KOMO News

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:45

KOMO News

Pt. Townsend-Coupeville ferry repaired after running aground
KOMO News
Washington State Ferries spokesman Ian Sterling said the ferry Kennewick was stuck near the Coupeville dock and blocked access to the ferry landing, which means the second vessel on the route couldn't dock, either. Sterling said ferry officials aren't ...
Ferry service suspended between Coupeville, Port TownsendKING5.com
Both ferries back in service as of 2 pm Wednesday; Kennewick's hull OKPort Townsend Leader

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Gates Foundation seeks to ease federal financial aid process

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:39
SEATTLE (AP) — Two million more young people could get the financial aid they need to go to college if the federal government makes it easier to fill out its financial aid forms, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday.