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John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:58

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD “Past Present,” reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions. Though nominated twice before, the 64-year-old Scofield has never won a Grammy. But at the Feb. 15 awards ceremony in Los […]
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Teammate assault allegations investigated at Pa. high school

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:55

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating reports that younger players have been assaulted by older players on a high school basketball team over the last 10 years. Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold characterized the incidents as “assaults,” not hazing. He also said they involved use of a stick and had sexual […]
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Teammate assault allegations investigated at Pa. high school

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:55

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating reports that younger players have been assaulted by older players on a high school basketball team over the last 10 years. Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold characterized the incidents as “assaults,” not hazing. He also said they involved use of a stick and had sexual […]
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Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:55

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls’ basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee’s decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry. The Flagstaff High School players were expressing their team pride and Native […]
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Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:55

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls’ basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee’s decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry. The Flagstaff High School players were expressing their team pride and Native […]
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Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:53

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s six largest banks have hit an oil slick. They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won’t all be paid back because low oil prices have sapped the profits of oil companies. The value of those loans will have to be written down […]
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Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:53

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s six largest banks have hit an oil slick. They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won’t all be paid back because low oil prices have sapped the profits of oil companies. The value of those loans will have to be written down […]
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State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead checks

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:18

BOGACHIEL/QUILLAYUTE RIVER Dec. 1-3: Six bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 14.0 hours fished. Dec. 4-6: No effort. River out of fishing shape. Dec. 7-10: Two bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 1.3 hours fished. Most Read StoriesCleared after stabbing, ex-UW student wants […]
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State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead checks

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:18

BOGACHIEL/QUILLAYUTE RIVER Dec. 1-3: Six bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 14.0 hours fished. Dec. 4-6: No effort. River out of fishing shape. Dec. 7-10: Two bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 1.3 hours fished. Most Read StoriesCleared after stabbing, ex-UW student wants […]
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Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison’s fate

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:03

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for them. The number of hunger strikers is down to a handful. After 14 years, the detention center on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appears to be winding down despite […]
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Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison’s fate

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:03

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for them. The number of hunger strikers is down to a handful. After 14 years, the detention center on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appears to be winding down despite […]
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Death of Oregon ultramarathoner rocks community of runners

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:02

The death of 46-year-old ultramarathon runner Todd Ragsdale while taking a solo training run in the Ashland Watershed’s trail system on a cold, rainy day has some local runners rethinking their running routines.
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Death of Oregon ultramarathoner rocks community of runners

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:02

The death of 46-year-old ultramarathon runner Todd Ragsdale while taking a solo training run in the Ashland Watershed’s trail system on a cold, rainy day has some local runners rethinking their running routines.
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After much upheaval Danish TV has a request: “Don’t hate us”

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:59

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish television has a request for the world: “Don’t hate us!” Several high profile events — from the killing of Marius the giraffe and his very public dissection at the Copenhagen Zoo to a recently passed law that allows police to seize valuables from migrants — has led to a barrage […]
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After much upheaval Danish TV has a request: “Don’t hate us”

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:59

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish television has a request for the world: “Don’t hate us!” Several high profile events — from the killing of Marius the giraffe and his very public dissection at the Copenhagen Zoo to a recently passed law that allows police to seize valuables from migrants — has led to a barrage […]
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HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement announced Friday requires the bank to pay $100 million and to provide an additional $370 million in consumer relief […]
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HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement announced Friday requires the bank to pay $100 million and to provide an additional $370 million in consumer relief […]
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Town’s 100th annual winter carnival opens, minus some snow

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:45

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Residents of the small New Hampshire town of Newport are launching their 100th annual winter carnival with a tribute to its roots and a grudging acceptance that climate change can wreak havoc with the schedule of events. Organizers believe it’s the oldest continuously run town winter carnival. The torch run begins […]
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Town’s 100th annual winter carnival opens, minus some snow

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:45

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Residents of the small New Hampshire town of Newport are launching their 100th annual winter carnival with a tribute to its roots and a grudging acceptance that climate change can wreak havoc with the schedule of events. Organizers believe it’s the oldest continuously run town winter carnival. The torch run begins […]
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Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:32

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a former Salvadoran colonel can be extradited to Spain to face charges that he helped plan the slayings of priests in 1989 during El Salvador’s civil war. United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly Swank granted the government’s extradition request for Inocente Orlando Montano Morales in a ruling […]
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