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Southwest Airlines flights canceled or delayed by emergency inspections
About 40 of 4,000 scheduled flights were affected by officials checking fan blades after one of the airline’s 737s made an emergency landing last week.
Opioid deaths prompt new classroom lessons starting in kindergarten
Ohio’s plan, controversial in a state that prizes local control over schools, encourages teachers to discuss real-life situations and ways to deal with them. The educators help students build the social and emotional skills that experts say can reduce the risk of substance abuse.
College visits don’t have to be forced marches with clipboard in hand
Parents may want to check off all the boxes on a predetermined list, but not every 16-year-old is ready for such rigor. If you have children who love taking notes, let them. Otherwise, parents should let the time on campus unfold more naturally.
What we know about the Tennessee Waffle House shooting
Nashville police said a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House early Sunday.
James Shaw Jr. on why he rushed the Waffle House shooter: 'He was going to have to work to kill me'
"I kind of made up my mind, that if it was going to come down to it, he was going to have to work to kill me,” Shaw Jr. said.
Why are tens of thousands of Americans still driving around with explosive devices in their cars?
A decade after the largest safety recall in U.S. history began, an estimated 60,000 vehicles equipped with deadly Takata air bags remain on the road.
Schumer demands FAA step up maintenance inspections after fatal accidents
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding the Federal Aviation Administration increase inspections of aircraft maintenance after his office reviewed agency records and found that enforcement and fines specifically for maintenance issues have dropped over the last several years.
Wisconsin is the GOP model for ‘welfare reform.’ But as work requirements grow, so does one family’s desperation.
The Trump administration is using Wisconsin as a model, but hopeful statistics belie the continuing struggles of low-income families trying to meet increasing standards for public assistance.
Tennessee Waffle House shooting suspect may be armed, police say
Police warn that a gunman accused of killing four people early Sunday at a Waffle House near Nashville is on the run and is armed and dangerous.
France approves controversial immigration bill
The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.
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Two dead, 3 injured during Yakima home invasion
Police say both suspects were reportedly killed after forcing their way into a home.
Reports: Ballard shooting victim is brother of former Husky standout Budda Baker; police seek suspect
Police responding to reports of early morning gunfire found a 29-year-old man in the street.
Left adrift by Trump’s victory, Eastside activists find voice in Indivisible movement
Washington Republicans are not fans of the Indivisible movement. “I think it is an organized resistance movement that relies on aggression and intimidation to be heard,” state Republican Party Chairman Caleb Heimlich said.
8-term Washington congressman Al Swift dies at 82
Al Swift represented the 2nd Congressional District in northwest Washington for 16 years. The onetime broadcaster was known as a telecommunications, energy and environmental policy wonk.
Rally for Ballard’s ‘Up’ house
False rumors on the internet said the house would be demolished Friday. In response there was "No Demolition Day" with people coming to attach balloons.
Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died
No cause of death was given, but a statement describes Verne Troyer as a “fighter” who was unable to overcome a recent bout of adversity.
How your U.S. lawmaker voted
Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 20.
Carrying flags and rifles, gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia
In the largest gun-rights rally at the Washington state Capitol in years, demonstrators brought American flags and semi-automatic rifles. The event comes a day after a gun-violence prevention group announced it would seek new regulations on rifles in a fall ballot measure.
Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in Interbay
Seattle police said it was unclear why the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was on the tracks before 8 a.m.
Water managers warn of rising levels on the Pecos River
FOR SUMNER, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers are warning that levels on the Pecos River in eastern New Mexico are expected to rise as the Bureau of Reclamation moves water downstream for farmers. The release from Sumner Reservoir will begin Monday. The Carlsbad Irrigation District has called fo...
Spurs' victory historic for Ginobili; Parker, too
Manu Ginobili extended a benchmark he set this postseason, as the only player age 40 or older to score in double figures off the bench in the postseason. But his 132nd win with teammate Tony Parker was a first in NBA playoff history.
How? JR Smith drains insane buzzer-beater from other three-point line
JR Smith did as JR Smith does, draining a buzzer-beater from Indiana's three-point line to put the Cavs up by six at the end of the first quarter.
Smith casually drains ridiculous buzzer-beater
The most J.R. Smith shot ever.
As Danny Farquhar fights for life, friends from a decade in baseball balance hope, heartbreak
Danny Farquhar's family is by his side as the White Sox pitcher fights for his life in a Chicago hospital after he suffered a brain aneurysm.
Flyers' Sean Couturier starred in Games 5 and 6 vs. Penguins with torn MCL
Flyers standout scored winning goal in Game 5 and three more in Game 6 vs. Penguins despite torn knee ligament.
Landry wins Texas Open for first PGA Tour title
Philadelphia Flyers fans throw trash on ice during NHL playoff loss to Pittsburgh Penguins
"Beer cans and everything" are tossed onto the ice in Philadelphia as the Flyers are eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the rival Penguins in Game 6.
Martha, Bela Karolyi defend training environment, say they didn't know about abuse
Martha and Bela Karolyi spoke to Dateline in their first interview since sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar became public.
Rain delays Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
James Hinchcliffe on visibility in rain: 'like driving through a car wash at 150 mph'
John Wall, Bradley Beal lead Wizards to crucial Game 4 win over Raptors
John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out and led the Wizards past the top-seededToronto Raptors.
'In six days I'll lose my voice forever'
Lonnie's tongue is about to be removed. What will he say to loved ones with his final words?
Reporter’s Notebook: How’s the Air in London? ‘We Should Be Worried’
Our reporter visited an artist’s “pollution pods” to sample the smog and haze he recreated from some of the world’s most contaminated cities.
Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.
The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst?
World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.
Plastic pollution is all around us
The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“Talking to others has helped me realize that I’m not a crazy person.”
Why a faecal transplant could save your life
Patient's lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go?
'I fear being in a hospital, not death'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients.
CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
Chinese web giant finds Windows zero-day, stays shtum on specifics
Quihoo 360 plays the responsible disclosure game Chinese company Quihoo 360 says it's found a Windows zero-day in the wild, but because it's notified Microsoft, it's not telling anyone else how it works.…
Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree
Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketch...
'Drupalgeddon2' Touches Off Arms Race To Mass-Exploit Powerful Web Servers
Researchers with Netlab 360 warn that attackers are mass-exploiting "Drupalgeddon2," the name of an extremely critical vulnerability Drupal maintainers patched in late March. The exploit allows them to take control of powerful website servers. Ars Technica reports: Formally indexed as CVE- 2018-7...
Of course Harley-Davidson's summer internship comes with a free motorcycle
If you love motorcycles and social media, then Harley-Davidson's newest internship is pretty much a dream come true. This week, the company announced a new summer internship program that pays recruits to — what else — ride motorcycles. Oh, and they get to keep it at the end of the job. SEE ALSO: ...
Good guy with no gun James Shaw Jr. disarmed Waffle House shooter
Tragedy struck the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday morning when an armed man shot two individuals outside of a Waffle House before proceeding inside and killing two more. In the face of that horror, reports the Tennessean, one Waffle House customer, 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., man...
Develop your cursory knowledge even faster with Wikipedia's Page Previews
Wikipedia puts the world's collected knowledge within the reach of just a few mouse clicks. And now, thanks to a new feature called Page Previews, it takes even fewer. It's a straightforward idea that will make it markedly easier to gain a cursory knowledge of a subject in order to dazzle your f...
Apple seen as slightly more beneficial to society than Facebook - CNET
Commentary: A SurveyMonkey/Recode survey suggests that people think Amazon has the most positive impact on society of the major tech companies
George Sr. and Jr. share touching tributes to the late Barbara Bush
While more than 1,000 mourners gathered Saturday to remember former first lady Barbara Bush, her husband paid tribute to his late wife in a special way: with his socks. George H. W. Bush, who is known for his love of colorful socks, wore a special pair of book-themed footwear in honor of his wife...
China's Meizu bucks trends with three new notchless phones - CNET
The new Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus come packing pretty impressive specs including OLED displays and Samsung's Exynos processor.
UK Teen Who Hacked CIA Director Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A British teenager who gained notoriety for hacking a number of high profile United States government employees including former CIA director John Brennan and former director of intelligence James Clapper was sentenced Friday to two years in priso...
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