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Cleveland Officer Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects

1 hour 22 min ago
A judge handed down a verdict of not guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter against a Cleveland officer charged in the 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — unarmed suspects who were caught in a 137-shot hail of police gunfire following a high-speed chase.

Citing testimony from a doctors for the prosecution and defense, Judge John P.

Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

3 hours 16 min ago
Forty-two suspected gang members and one Federal Police officer were killed in a shootout at a ranch in western Mexico that is being described as the deadliest such encounter in recent memory.

The firefight unfolded Friday evening in the town of Tanhuato, near the border between Michoacan and Jalisco, roughly 210 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

3 hours 23 min ago
The self-declared Islamic State gained a real grip on Iraq and Syria this week, capturing the cities of Ramadi and parts of Mosul in Iraq, and the ancient town Palmyra, Syria.

Most recently, ISIS has claimed credit for a suicide bomb attack inside Saudi Arabia on a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers.

People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

4 hours 8 sec ago
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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

4 hours 8 sec ago
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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

4 hours 8 sec ago
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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

4 hours 8 sec ago
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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

4 hours 8 sec ago
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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

4 hours 8 sec ago
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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

4 hours 8 sec ago
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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

4 hours 8 sec ago
Authorities in Waco, Texas, continue to investigate the deaths of nine motorcycle gang members in one of the worst biker brawls in recent times.

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

5 hours 20 min ago
Whether they're in a posh London school or in the slums of Kenya, in the midst of war or in a battle against bullies, kids take playtime very seriously.

That's what photographer James Mollison learned after spending five years photographing school playgrounds around the world.

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

5 hours 20 min ago
Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.

If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.

"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.

"[Flame] makes soot, and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us.

Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

5 hours 46 min ago
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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

6 hours 49 min ago
On a gusty Friday evening in Manhattan's Union Square Park, Francisco Ramirez is setting up his chairs and a big sign that yells, "FREE ADVICE."

The park is packed with street musicians, chain-smoking chess players and preachers yelling predictions

Ramirez just wants to talk.

This seems like an unusual place to stop and chat about sex, but almost immediately after he sits down, a young woman named Heidi Lopez takes a seat and tells him she recently became single. "I'm also a sex worker," she explains.

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

8 hours 42 min ago
The Senate worked late into the night Friday and early Saturday but still failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before the Memorial Day holiday.

Lawmakers blocked votes on both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the Patriot Act provisions that allow government surveillance programs.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers will try again on May 31, the day before the provisions expire.

The Senate first took up the House bill, which would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

Win Tickets To The Justin Kauflin Quartet At Jazz Alley

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the debut of jazz pianist Justin Kauflin for two nights touring in support of his new release DEDICATION (1/2015). Band members are Justin Kauflin (piano), Billy Williams (drums), Chris Smith (upright bass), and Sean Lango (guitar).

Win Tickets To "Queen" By The Seattle Men's Chorus

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

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“We Are the Champions.” “Another One Bites the Dust.” “We Will Rock You.” “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The List goes on!

Win Tickets To The Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

Enjoy live music, art happenings and local boutique wines in various locations up and down Front Street.  BYOG (bring your own glass) to Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Friday, June 5.  Live music by Madeline Wells, Kim Archer, Wynne C Blue and Her Troublefakers and Uncle Phil.  Don’t miss the hobo symbol art exhibit at the historic Train Depot.