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As opioid epidemic hits home, what officials are doing about it

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:24

In Washington state and across the nation, overdoses have surpassed traffic accidents as the No. 1 cause of accidental death.
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Judge upholds $23 million award for unarmed man deputy shot

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:23

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a $23 million jury verdict awarded to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer ruled Wednesday that the amount awarded to 23-year-old Dontrell Stephens last February was not excessive. […]
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Judge upholds $23 million award for unarmed man deputy shot

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:23

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a $23 million jury verdict awarded to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer ruled Wednesday that the amount awarded to 23-year-old Dontrell Stephens last February was not excessive. […]
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Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:21

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office. The Senate’s website said Sen. Antonio Anastasia made the recommendation for a Senate trial in a 126-page report […]
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Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:21

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office. The Senate’s website said Sen. Antonio Anastasia made the recommendation for a Senate trial in a 126-page report […]
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Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett offer

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:21

The Tribune Publishing Co. says it has rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million bid to buy the business. Last month, Gannett offered to buy the Chicago company — which owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers — for $12.25 per share. Gannett Co., based in McLean, Virginia, said at the time […]
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Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett offer

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:21

The Tribune Publishing Co. says it has rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million bid to buy the business. Last month, Gannett offered to buy the Chicago company — which owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers — for $12.25 per share. Gannett Co., based in McLean, Virginia, said at the time […]
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Report: Children worked at a few RJR contract tobacco farms

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:14

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report about the practices of farmers who sell tobacco to R.J. Reynolds shows that a few growers had children under the age of 13 working in their fields, violating a pledge by the company to ban the hiring of people so young. The report by a consulting company and released […]
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Report: Children worked at a few RJR contract tobacco farms

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:14

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report about the practices of farmers who sell tobacco to R.J. Reynolds shows that a few growers had children under the age of 13 working in their fields, violating a pledge by the company to ban the hiring of people so young. The report by a consulting company and released […]
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Denial, bargaining, acceptance: stages of a Trump candidacy

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:11

In the beginning, many took it as a joke: A billionaire developer, riding his gilded escalators down from his Manhattan penthouse, his third wife at his side, to announce he was running for president. Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” blared from the speakers. No way could Donald Trump eclipse the seriously wonky political […]
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Denial, bargaining, acceptance: stages of a Trump candidacy

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:11

In the beginning, many took it as a joke: A billionaire developer, riding his gilded escalators down from his Manhattan penthouse, his third wife at his side, to announce he was running for president. Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” blared from the speakers. No way could Donald Trump eclipse the seriously wonky political […]
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Alabama city’s leaders vote to recall bathroom ordinance

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:09

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of an east Alabama city have voted to recall an ordinance that would have imposed criminal penalties on people for using restrooms that don’t match their sex at birth. The Oxford City Council held a special meeting Wednesday and recalled an ordinance that members had unanimously approved last week . […]
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Alabama city’s leaders vote to recall bathroom ordinance

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:09

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of an east Alabama city have voted to recall an ordinance that would have imposed criminal penalties on people for using restrooms that don’t match their sex at birth. The Oxford City Council held a special meeting Wednesday and recalled an ordinance that members had unanimously approved last week . […]
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Westport and Ilwaco halibut fisheries opened Sunday with good catches

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:07

The halibut openers off the coast at Westport and Ilwaco started on a high note, and should remain that way provided the weather and ocean water conditions cooperate. “Fishing was really good for halibut both at Ilwaco and Westport,” said Heather Reed, the state Fish and Wildlife fish policy coordinator. “We had just a couple […]
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Westport and Ilwaco halibut fisheries opened Sunday with good catches

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:07

The halibut openers off the coast at Westport and Ilwaco started on a high note, and should remain that way provided the weather and ocean water conditions cooperate. “Fishing was really good for halibut both at Ilwaco and Westport,” said Heather Reed, the state Fish and Wildlife fish policy coordinator. “We had just a couple […]
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Tesla Motors 1Q net loss widens on Model X woes

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:36

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $282.3 million in the first quarter as it struggled to ramp up production of its newest vehicle, the Model X SUV. The loss, of $2.13 per share, far exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 87 cents per share. Tesla delivered […]
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Tesla Motors 1Q net loss widens on Model X woes

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:36

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $282.3 million in the first quarter as it struggled to ramp up production of its newest vehicle, the Model X SUV. The loss, of $2.13 per share, far exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 87 cents per share. Tesla delivered […]
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Microsoft ups Google, Box rivalry with new sharing software

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:35

Microsoft is releasing a new SharePoint, introducing phone apps designed to fix the product’s lack of mobile integration, and updating the OneDrive file-sharing apps.
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Microsoft ups Google, Box rivalry with new sharing software

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:35

Microsoft is releasing a new SharePoint, introducing phone apps designed to fix the product’s lack of mobile integration, and updating the OneDrive file-sharing apps.
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Blues’ Upshall, Hitchcock keep nervous eye on Canadian fire

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:32

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall has numerous family members who live in Fort McMurray, Alberta, including a brother and his fiancé, plus aunts, uncles and nieces. Playing Game 3 against the Dallas Stars in the second round of the playoffs was a welcome diversion from thoughts about the devastation wrought […]
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