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Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:28 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:31 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:34 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges.

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:35 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a state police barracks.


Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:36 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.

State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:51:32 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:50:25 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:50:19 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A bus carrying dozens of passengers finishing up a sightseeing tour crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other passengers injured, authorities said.

Engineers call for national approach to flooding
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:38 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:37 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.


Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:52:32 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will kill him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:41 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:35:08 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.

Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:51 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line.

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:53:14 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.

L.A. attorney faces suspension over doctored photos
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:47:12 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her arm-in-arm with high-profile people like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.

Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:49:18 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.

Lawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:01:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes braced for hotter temperatures and erratic winds Monday after cooler, wet weather helped them make progress over the weekend.

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:01:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.

South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching rhinos
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:16:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday.

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:31:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.


New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:46:06 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:13:03 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.

Mexico makes route north tougher for migrants
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:11:56 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Under pressure from the United States and Central American nations, Mexico in recent weeks has taken a rare step toward stemming the flow of migrants, sweeping them off trains, adding checkpoints and raiding hotels where they gather on their journey north.


US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:16:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:16:06 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

County sheriff touts grenade launcher as key tool
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:31:28 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it.

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