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PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:41
The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
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Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:39

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira speaks at a news conference on deforestation in the Amazon in Brasilia, Brazil. Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim. Teixeira said Brazil was "not invited to be engaged in the preparation process" of the declaration. Instead, she said Brazil was given a copy of the text and asked to endorse it without being allowed to suggest any changes. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.


Opponents challenge Arizona's 'revenge porn' law in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:31
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of booksellers, newspapers and others against Arizona's so-called "revenge porn" law, which makes it a felony to post intimate images of others online without their consent. The American Civil Liberties Union said the law, which was signed by the state's Republican governor, Jan Brewer, in April and is one of the toughest in country, criminalizes speech protected by the U.S. Constitution. ...

Omar Gonzalez, Accused of White House Intrusion, Is Recalled as Good but Troubled Neighbor

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:26
The veteran accused of breaching White House security started behaving strangely in recent months, neighbors in Texas said.

Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:21
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and four other former top officials with lying to judges in a protracted legal battle between the bank and the now-defunct Kirch media group.

U.S. soda makers pledge 20 percent calorie cut by 2025

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:20

Regular and mini cans of Coke and Pepsi are pictured in this photo illustration in New YorkBy Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The largest U.S. soda makers pledged on Tuesday to cut sugary drink calories by 20 percent in 10 years through education, marketing and packaging. The American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, announced the plan at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. The alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. ...


Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:20
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas.

Iraq officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 17 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:18
Iraqi police officials say a car bomb on a busy commercial street in Baghdad has killed at least 17 people and wounded 35.

Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:18
Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denied a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students.

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

WA Huskies - 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.
Categories: Sports Center

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

Seattle Times Headlines - 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.

Washington State Woman Sues Idaho Resort

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:15
Washington state woman sues Idaho resort contending fireworks injury

D’Souza Is Spared Prison Time for Campaign Finance Violations

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:09
The conservative author and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was given a probationary sentence, including eight months in a community confinement center, and a $30,000 fine.






U.S. government health agency sees 25 percent increase in Obamacare insurers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:08

People wait in line at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy David Morgan and Caroline Humer (Reuters) - The number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday in a report. More than 7 million people signed up for health insurance through the exchanges in 2014, which were created under President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law and offer income-based subsidies. Next year, there will be 63 additional issuers in the 44 states for which it has data, the agency said in a report. ...


Great eight of the Mariner’s bullpen has fun

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:46
The eight relievers in the Seattle bullpen are using their own brand of fun and antics to be the best bullpen in baseball
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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).
Categories: Sports Center