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  • Seattle Times - Washington adds former Saint Junior Galette
    7/31/2015 @ 11:45 PM - Less than a week after being released by the New Orleans Saints because of off-field problems, outside linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington team. He has 22 sacks over the past two seasons.
  • Seattle Times - Planned Parenthood controversy: Adult organ donation is similar
    7/31/2015 @ 8:33 PM - Washington, like many other states, allows anyone to donate their body parts to help save others as well as donate their body for medical research ['Who buys, sells and uses fetal tissue acquired from abortion clinics,' News, July 27). Yet, the current knee-jerk reaction prompted by anti-abortion people and Republican politicians, including our own state […]
  • Seattle Times - Lawsuit rejected over lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet
    7/31/2015 @ 7:51 PM - SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the Port of Seattles decision to lease one of its terminals as a homeport for Royal Dutch Shells Arctic oil-drilling fleet. Environmental groups argued that port broke state environmental law in February when it signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co. to […]
  • Seattle Times - Former governor to lose pension based on a law he signed
    7/31/2015 @ 6:49 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnells pension benefits can be taken away based on a law he signed while governor, according to a legal opinion issued Friday by Attorney General Mark Herring. A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie […]
  • Bedford + Bowery - Video: Busking for Benjamins With 'Gypsy Jazz'
    7/31/2015 @ 6:25 PM - 'One day we were playing a really sad song, and when I finished a girl came over and hugged me,' says Jordi Nus  as he adjusts his violin. His cheeks turn a deeper shade of pink and he grins. It's Thursday morning and Nus, a violinist, is performing in the Delancey Street Station with his friend, Pedro Curvello...
  • Seattle Times - Dozens of Clinton emails censored for security reasons
    7/31/2015 @ 6:11 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clintons private, unsecure home server contain national security information now deemed too sensitive to make public, according to the latest batch of records released Friday. In 2,206 pages of emails, the government censored passages to protect national security at least 64 times in 37 messages, including […]
  • Seattle Times - Salmonella cases tied to pork jump to 90
    7/31/2015 @ 6:03 PM - At least 90 people in Washington state have been sickened by salmonella infections apparently tied to eating pork, health officials said Friday. A team from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is coming to help investigate.
  • BuzzFeed - Jay Pharoah On Pop Culture And His Many Impressions
    7/31/2015 @ 5:36 PM - Jay Pharoah is a comedian, actor, rapper, and impressionist. He's been a Saturday Night Live cast member since 2010 and is in the midst of his first stand-up comedy special, Can I Be Me? premiering August 1st at 10pm on Showtime. Chances are you've seen the funny man impersonating President Barack Obama, Will Smith,...
  • Seattle Times - Clintons paid 35.7 percent federal tax rate between 2007-14
    7/31/2015 @ 5:19 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal tax returns released by Hillary Rodham Clinton show she and former President Bill Clinton paid an overall 35.7 percent tax rate on tens of millions the couple earned between 2007 and 2014. In a statement released by her campaign Friday, the Democratic candidate for president says the couple has paid nearly […]
  • Seattle Times - Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
    7/31/2015 @ 4:46 PM - BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. Police reported three deaths - two men shot […]
  • Gant Daily - Joe Biden keeps watchful eye on 2016 race
    7/31/2015 @ 4:00 PM - Vice President Joe Biden has yet to rule out a 2016 presidential campaign and is likely to wait beyond August to decide, several Democrats say, allowing him to watch as the contest unfolds before determining whether he could make a viable late entry into the race. While Biden has done little to lay the groundwork for a possible challenge...
  • Seattle Times - Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach at Pac-12 media day
    7/31/2015 @ 3:58 PM - Cougars looking to rebound from 3-9 finish in 2014.
  • Capital - Pataki super PAC reports $859 K.
    7/31/2015 @ 3:06 PM - ALBANY-The super PAC supporting former New York governor and current Republican presidential candidate George Pataki reported raising $859,243 since it started fund-raising in January. This places Pataki far behind other Republican candidates-the committee supporting Jeb Bush reported raising $103 million during the same time period-but it is not the lowest haul among presidential hopefuls ....
  • 6sqft - Jack Craig Fixes a Smashed Table With a Caramelized Resin Top
    7/31/2015 @ 3:00 PM - Detroit-based industrial designer Jack Craig crafted a curious table and stool that are all about the process. Made from smashed and reconstituted pinewood, the Broken Board Series 2 is sealed with caramelized resin. Its clear honey-hued top leaves the broken wooden ends exposed while creating some surprising visual effects when objects are placed on it. Jack Craig has an interesting background....
  • Seattle Times - Clintons doctor says 2016 candidate in excellent” health
    7/31/2015 @ 2:26 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clintons physician describes the Democratic presidential candidate as in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.” The Clinton campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday. It addresses Clintons health in 2012, when she sustained a concussion after fainting - a result of […]
  • Brokers Weekly - LEASES: Curtiss-Wright renews in Farmingdale, Clarion Partners announces an occupancy
    7/31/2015 @ 2:15 PM - NEW YORK Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. announced that Curtiss-Wright Controls Integrated Sensing (Farmingdale, NY) has renewed their lease of 12,500 square feet of industrial space at 175 Central Avenue in Farmingdale, NY. David G. Hunt of Hunt represented the landlord, Anton-Cerrone Associates, in the transaction. Trent Smith of Mohr Partners (Dallas, TX) represented the tenant. Curtiss-Wright Controls Integrated Sensing,...
  • Realty Biz News - Foreclosures and FICO Scores Where Do You Stand
    7/31/2015 @ 1:42 PM - Its past the time that want-to-be home buyers understand the real relationship between a previous foreclosure and the current impact on credit scores. Much of the impact on todays credit score has little or nothing to do with a foreclosure happening three to six years ago. Known as boomerang buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors, its estimated...
  • NYT Real Estate - On Location: When Your Teenager Picks the Architect
    7/31/2015 @ 1:26 PM - A family from Washington State commissions an architect to build a modern house in Lawrnece Township, N.J., with their teenage son managing the project.
  • Brokers Weekly - WHO'S NEWS in CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
    7/31/2015 @ 1:11 PM - Goldman Copeland Associates, PC (GOCO) has promoted three professionals to the position of Principal, and two to positions within the Associate level. Now serving as principals are: John McBride , PE, who has more than 25 years of experience in the electrical engineering field and, as Electrical Engineering department head, has overall responsibility for GOCO's electrical design projects....
  • Seattle Times - WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute
    7/31/2015 @ 1:07 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports. The decision announced Friday was a victory for the United States and steelmakers AK Steel in West Chester, Ohio, and Allegheny Ludlum in Waynesboro, […]
  • Dezeen - Today we like: weathering steel
    7/31/2015 @ 1:02 PM - Weathering steel - often known by the brand name Corten - continues to remain popular with architects. The pre-rusted metal, which is created when chemicals are used to speed up the oxidisation process, has recently been used to clad a Brisbane community centre and a mountaintop family retreat . The rust forms a weatherproof layer of protection.  See all our stories...
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  • BuzzFeed - How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets Into People
    7/31/2015 @ 10:45 PM - It was late morning on Aug. 29, 2005, and William Morgan,s home was rapidly filling with water. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history, lashed his New Orleans neighborhood with 100-mile-an-hour gales and torrents of rain, while water poured into the city via shattered levees. Morgan, a veteran in his early seventies who had lost both legs...
  • Gant Daily - Koch primary heads to California
    7/31/2015 @ 7:00 PM - There are few endorsements in the 2016 presidential race that could have as much impact as that of the Koch Brothers with their expansive political network, their state of the art voter data and ability to flood the airwaves to help their chosen candidate or candidates. So there are few events as important to the top tier...
  • Seattle Times - Guillermo racing in Pacific, remains far from Hawaii
    7/31/2015 @ 6:29 PM - MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Guillermo is racing west-northwest but remains far away from Hawaii in the Pacific. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Guillermo is still about 1,430 miles (2,300 kilometers) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The Category 2 hurricane had maximum sustained winds near 105 mph (150 kph). Guillermo could become a major […]
  • The Real Deal - Stay tuned for TRD's weekend edition
    7/31/2015 @ 4:21 PM - The dog days of August are upon us, but The Real Deal is still cranking out the stories in our weekend edition. Every Saturday and Sunday, we bring you the most interesting real estate items from around the country and abroad, plus a look at some of the hottest lifestyle stories from Luxury Listings NYC ...
  • Business Insider - Check out Mariah Carey's $10,000-a-night Airbnb rental on Malibu's exclusive 'Billionaires' Beach'
    7/31/2015 @ 3:33 PM - Everyone seems to be renting these days — even celebrities. For $10,000 a night, Mariah Carey is relaxing in a $30 million, oceanfront Mediterranean villa before she jets off to Israel for a late August concert, according to Page Six and the singer's Instagram . She's joined by her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer ....
  • Brokers Weekly - Oppenheim opens in NYC
    7/31/2015 @ 1:46 PM - OPPENHEIM Architecture, the architecture, interior design and planning firm, announced its recent expansion with a new office based in New York City. The new location in SoHo will allow the Miami-based firm to better serve existing clients in the New York region and continue to grow its clientele base in the Northeast. ...
  • Gant Daily - Meet the megadonors: Inside the big money shaping 2016
    7/31/2015 @ 12:15 PM - Presidential hopefuls have courted the nations billionaires for years, and this week well see whose entreaties were most well received. Each candidates super PACs, which can accept unlimited donations as long as they dont coordinate spending with the campaign, will file their first finance reports of 2015 by Friday. These reports will show just how much each allied group...
  • Realty Biz News - Will Marijuana Turn Denver into The Next San Francisco?
    7/31/2015 @ 10:53 AM - No question about it, the Denver housing market is cooking with gas”. When it comes to housing prices and rental rates Denver is the only inland city that is experiencing the kind of explosion in housing prices usually seen only in popular coastal cities like San Francisco. Traditionally coastal cities such as New York, San Francisco or Miami, have...
  • Seattle Times - Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet
    7/31/2015 @ 10:31 AM - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its […]
  • Realty Biz News - Famed architect Cesar Pelli buys luxury San Remo home for $17.5M
    7/31/2015 @ 10:12 AM - The legendary Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli has just snapped up a luxuy $17.5 million San Remo apartment, according to reports. Image via 6sqft.com Pelli and his wife Diana Balmori reportedly bought the 12-room, 4,900 Sq. Ft. property from one Rona Maurer, the mother-in-law of John Leguizamo, who was recently...
  • Seattle Times - In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo
    7/31/2015 @ 10:03 AM - MIAMI (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962. The position, which Clinton already outlined in her 2014 book Hard Choices,” puts her in line with President Barack Obama, who moved in December to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba […]
  • Seattle Times - Hurricane Guillermo forms, is possibly headed toward Hawaii
    7/31/2015 @ 10:02 AM - MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Guillermo has formed in the Pacific and could be headed toward Hawaii. The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds early Friday near 80 mph (130 kph) with additional strengthening forecast during the next day or two. Richard Pasch, a senior hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center, says Guillermo […]
  • World Property Channel - Thirteen Percent of U.S. Homes with a Mortgage Have Negative Equity in Q2
    7/31/2015 @ 8:58 AM - According to Irvine, California based RealtyTrac's Q2 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report , as of the end of the second quarter of 2015 there were 7,443,580 U.S. residential properties that were seriously underwater -- where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property's estimated market value -- representing...
  • The Atlantic - A New Yorker's Delightfully Stereotypical Map of America
    7/31/2015 @ 8:07 AM - How might a person whos never left New York City view the rest of the world? Perhaps with Manhattan taking up 80 percent of the U.S., the other four boroughs 10 percent, the Midwest completely nonexistent, and foreign countries reduced to vague presences somewhere across the water. Thats the view of this wonderful 1970s map lampooning...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (July 26 - Aug. 1)
    7/31/2015 @ 4:00 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: New York City, San Diego, Phoenix / Tucson, Columbus, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Inland Empire, Orange County, South Florida, Dallas / Ft. Worth, Charlotte, Nashville, and Orlando.NEW YORK CITYMcDevitt to Head Greystone's...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: De Blasio on AIPAC, Israel; Gentrification calculator
    7/31/2015 @ 3:34 AM - DE BLASIO BREAKS WITH AIPAC ON IRAN -- Capital's Gloria Pazmino: Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he maintains an 'open door" policy with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) despite the group's opposition to the recently announced nuclear deal with Iran. AIPAC opposes the agreement, saying it fails stop Iran's nuclear growth and 'would facilitate, rather than...
  • Luxury Daily - Four Seasons, Tesla, Luxury Brands Lifestyle and Estee Lauder – Live news
    7/31/2015 @ 2:40 AM - Helipad yoga on the roof of Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Luxury Daily's live news from July 30: Four Seasons expands fitness offerings with helipad yoga Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is taking guests up, up and away with a unique offering of helipad yoga designed to relieve...
  • Costar - Biltmore Financial Ctr Sold for $163.1M
    7/31/2015 @ 2:29 AM - PHOENIX – ViaWest Properties LLC, with joint-venture partner AllianceBernstein U.S. Real Estate Partners II LP, has acquired the three-building Biltmore Financial Center at 2390-2398 E. Camelback Rd. for $163.1 million, or about $257 per square foot. Invesco Real Estate sold the campus on behalf of the State of Florida Retirement Fund. The Northern Trust Bank Tower is an...
  • Seattle Times - Spirit jet wheel ignites on landing in Dallas; no injuries
    7/30/2015 @ 6:44 PM - Airbus jet flew from Orlando, Fla.
  • Gant Daily - Will John Kasich make it into home-state debate?
    7/30/2015 @ 6:15 PM - For a little more than a month, one question has harangued Ohio Gov. John Kasich more than any other: Will he make it into the first Republican debate, being held in his home state? With low name recognition, a big field and a late entry into the race, the possibility that Kasich might get snubbed on his home...
  • Gant Daily - Will Chris Christie make the debate cut?
    7/30/2015 @ 5:30 PM - Chris Christie is heading into the first Republican presidential debate of the election season in a position he likely never expected: near the bottom. The New Jersey governor, initially viewed as a top-tier candidate, is in danger of not making it into next weeks prime-time Fox News debate because of low polling numbers. Instead, he could be relegated to...
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  • Seattle Times - Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
    7/31/2015 @ 11:01 PM - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress […]
  • BuzzFeed - Twitter Reacts To The Death Of Wrestling Icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
    7/31/2015 @ 10:03 PM - The 61-year-old WWE Hall of Famer, who performed in the main event of the first ever WrestleMania, has died. On Friday, WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - real name Roderick George Toombs - died at the age of 61. TMZ reported that Piper...
  • Seattle Times - On the Air
    7/31/2015 @ 8:44 PM - Saturday Pro baseball TV Radio 1 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers FS1 4:10 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota ROOT 710 6:35 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Las Vegas 850 MLS soccer 7 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle 13 97.3 7 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle KUNS 1360 Pro golf 3 a.m. […]
  • Seattle Times - SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
    7/31/2015 @ 8:22 PM - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasnt that Seth Meyers snapping his picture? It was indeed a bewigged Armisen getting in a few guitar licks and Meyers recording the moment, part of the promotion for IFCs […]
  • Venture Beat - 3 reasons natural-language tech has more potential than you think
    7/31/2015 @ 8:00 PM - GUEST: With the announcement of funding for AI-driven DigitalGenius last month, artificial intelligence, and particularly Natural Language Processing (NLP), have been making headlines recently. Customer service powered by NLP? Computers conversing with humans and actually guiding them through the sales funnel? It all sounds a little futuristic and scary, right? But the fact is, many...
  • SFGate - 5-bedroom Tudor in Crocker Highlands open Sunday
    7/31/2015 @ 7:28 PM - This Crocker Highlands Tudor dates back to 1935 and retains both striking curb appeal and original details. Open-beam ceilings, mullioned windows and Tudor arches are found within the four-level home with an Otis elevator. Carrera marble cloaks the updated kitchen. ...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Guiding a self-employed buyer through the maze of financing
    7/31/2015 @ 7:28 PM - Mortgage Adviser: Bob Gerson Property Type: Condominium in San Pablo ...
  • SFGate - Hillside Berkeley home an architectural innovation
    7/31/2015 @ 7:28 PM - Jane Hein wasn't trying to live in a home that was just 'fine.' The hillside home in Berkeley's Thousand Oaks neighborhood didn't particularly inspire her, yet her early '90s purchase of 616 Vincente Ave. became a project she eagerly orchestrated through three U.S. presidents. ...
  • Gant Daily - Koch primary heads to California
    7/31/2015 @ 7:00 PM - There are few endorsements in the 2016 presidential race that could have as much impact as that of the Koch Brothers with their expansive political network, their state of the art voter data and ability to flood the airwaves to help their chosen candidate or candidates. So there are few events as important to the top tier...
  • LA Times - L.A. County office market recovery spreads beyond Westside in 2nd quarter
    7/31/2015 @ 6:48 PM - Expanding companies scooped up office space around Los Angeles County in the second quarter as the real estate recovery spread beyond ever-popular markets such as the Westside.
  • Realtor.com News - Life on the Hill: San Diego Home Comes With Its Own Funicular
    7/31/2015 @ 6:01 PM - realtor.com If you've ever struggled to haul heavy bags of groceries up...
  • Zillow - Before & After: Brightening a Malibu Beach House
    7/31/2015 @ 5:45 PM - By Erinn Valencich This Malibu home had all the trappings of a run-of-the-mill builder's special. And with its cold tile floors and pedestrian color palette, it felt more like a vacation rental than a welcoming beach house. Before: Cold tiles and a dull color palette failed to make the most of the homes charm. ...
  • The Atlantic - Creeped Out? Listening to Some Bird Calls Might Help
    7/31/2015 @ 4:13 PM - Blazej Lyjak/Shutterstock.com When youre hightailing it down a darkened city block, weaving between streetlights, you might feel your heart pound in your throat, your face start to flush, or a tingle shoot down your spine. Eerie soundsthe startling rustle of a plastic bag, or the lonely wail of a far-away sirenonly add to...
  • Seattle Times - Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage
    7/31/2015 @ 4:08 PM - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natural ocean-floor seepage. Thats the conclusion Jordan Clark, professor of earth science and environmental […]
  • Seattle Times - Suit: Anti-abortion group recorded abortion providers
    7/31/2015 @ 4:08 PM - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research. The National Abortion Federation sued in federal court in San […]
  • Gant Daily - Uber is the most valuable startup in the world
    7/31/2015 @ 4:00 PM - Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world. CNNMoney has confirmed that the company has closed a new round of funding of nearly $1 billion. According to PrivCo, a data provider on privately-held companies, this values the firm at close to $51 billion. That means it surpasses Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi as the most valuable...
  • Business Insider - Check out Mariah Carey's $10,000-a-night Airbnb rental on Malibu's exclusive 'Billionaires' Beach'
    7/31/2015 @ 3:33 PM - Everyone seems to be renting these days — even celebrities. For $10,000 a night, Mariah Carey is relaxing in a $30 million, oceanfront Mediterranean villa before she jets off to Israel for a late August concert, according to Page Six and the singer's Instagram . She's joined by her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer ....
  • Inman News - 3-D home of the day
    7/31/2015 @ 3:01 PM - There's a feeling you get when you reach the summit after a long climb. Exhilaration. Awe. Triumph. If that feeling had a home, it would be 3807 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Boasting with unparalleled views sweeping from Malibu to the Los Angeles Basin and beyond ...
  • Dezeen - BAR Architects nestles a winery into a hilly California landscape
    7/31/2015 @ 3:00 PM - San Francisco-based BAR Architects has completed a California winery designed to match the colours and textures of its natural surroundings (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • MacRumors - Elgato's 'Eve' Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform
    7/31/2015 @ 2:52 PM - Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, and it's the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit product. The Eve system, which consists of a weather station, an indoor room monitor,...
  • Seattle Times - Facebooks Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
    7/31/2015 @ 2:29 PM - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the worlds largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. He didnt say when the baby is due. Zuckerberg, 31, also said the […]
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  • Multi-Housing News - Richman Adds to San Diego Riches
    7/31/2015 @ 5:10 AM - By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor 330 13th St San Diego The Richman Group of California Development Co. keeps adding to the San Diego skyline. The Greenwich, Conn.-based company has received unanimous approval from Civic San Diego to develop a $100 million+ mixed-use project directly across from the San...

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  • The Atlantic - A New Yorker's Delightfully Stereotypical Map of America
    7/31/2015 @ 8:07 AM - How might a person whos never left New York City view the rest of the world? Perhaps with Manhattan taking up 80 percent of the U.S., the other four boroughs 10 percent, the Midwest completely nonexistent, and foreign countries reduced to vague presences somewhere across the water. Thats the view of this wonderful 1970s map lampooning...

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  • The Real Deal - For New York renters, convenience is king
    7/31/2015 @ 4:50 PM - Data on the time of day renters are most active with viewing requests (credit: Naked Apartments) Renters in New York want what they want, and they want it now. In the city's ruthless, blink-and-it's-gone rental market, speed and convenience are everything, as new data on Naked Apartments' Viewings on Demand feature reveal. (more…)

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  • The Real Deal - NYC broker confidence dips slightly in Q2
    7/31/2015 @ 8:00 AM - New York City brokers' confidence dropped ever-so-slightly in the second quarter of 2015, though attitudes have largely remained on an even keel for the past two years, according to the Real Estate Board of New York's latest broker confidence report. The small dip was attributed to concerns over interest rates, especially among residential brokers, as well as lack of...

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  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Battery Park is now a fancy destination, new look available at the Essex Market conversion and more
    7/31/2015 @ 6:05 PM - Rendering of the condo conversion of Essex Market on the Lower East Side (Credit: GF55 Partners) 1. Battery Park City is becoming a go-to  destination [WSJ] 2. Falling A/C unit hurts construction worker [DNAinfo] 3. Northpoint Digital to sublease...

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  • 6sqft - $5,100/Month Prospect Heights Townhouse Duplex Is So Brooklyn
    7/31/2015 @ 10:02 AM - one moment please...598 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseTheres a certain type of interior style you see a lot in Brooklyn these days. Its historic, with original wood floors and fireplaces and crown moldings. But theres also something very modern to it, maybe in the lighting or the kitchen design or the furniture. This apartment, a duplex at...

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  • Washington Post Real Estate - A midcentury modern in Northwest Washington designed by Gropius protege
    7/31/2015 @ 5:31 AM - The midcentury modern house in the Kent neighborhood of Northwest Washington has all the hallmarks of a Bauhaus home - rectangular shape, smooth surfaces, minimalist design and walls of glass. 'I don't use the word classic a lot with midcentury modern but [the house] is a real classic example of that midcentury modern design,' said […]

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  • Business Insider - Check out Mariah Carey's $10,000-a-night Airbnb rental on Malibu's exclusive 'Billionaires' Beach'
    7/31/2015 @ 3:33 PM - Everyone seems to be renting these days — even celebrities. For $10,000 a night, Mariah Carey is relaxing in a $30 million, oceanfront Mediterranean villa before she jets off to Israel for a late August concert, according to Page Six and the singer's Instagram . She's joined by her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer ....

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  • Seattle Times - Clintons doctor says 2016 candidate in excellent” health
    7/31/2015 @ 2:26 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clintons physician describes the Democratic presidential candidate as in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.” The Clinton campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday. It addresses Clintons health in 2012, when she sustained a concussion after fainting - a result of […]

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  • Seattle Times - Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
    7/31/2015 @ 4:46 PM - BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. Police reported three deaths - two men shot […]

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  • Seattle Times - Hillary Clinton's speech on race upsets Jeb Bush's plans
    7/31/2015 @ 11:01 PM - As Jeb Bush waited to speak before the National Urban League, Hillary Rodham Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite who had set back the cause of black Americans.
  • BuzzFeed - Twitter Reacts To The Death Of Wrestling Icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
    7/31/2015 @ 10:03 PM - The 61-year-old WWE Hall of Famer, who performed in the main event of the first ever WrestleMania, has died. On Friday, WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - real name Roderick George Toombs - died at the age of 61. TMZ reported that Piper...
  • Seattle Times - SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
    7/31/2015 @ 8:22 PM - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasnt that Seth Meyers snapping his picture? It was indeed a bewigged Armisen getting in a few guitar licks and Meyers recording the moment, part of the promotion for IFCs […]
  • Seattle Times - Sold: National parks go to the highest corporate bidder
    7/31/2015 @ 8:04 PM - Our presidents are good at praising America's magnificent national park system, but they're lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet Clinton-the-president sat idle as that park's natural wonders and facilities deteriorated - and as the National Park […]
  • SFGate - Grandeur abounds in Ashbury Heights
    7/31/2015 @ 7:29 PM - Promising to come back in 5 minutes yet disappearing for much longer typically applies to slasher flicks, not open houses on Mother's Day. Yet when Jennifer Metz toured an Ashbury Heights residence and lingered for half an hour, husband John Metz started...
  • Calculated Risk - Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in June, Lowest since August 2008
    7/31/2015 @ 6:28 PM - Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in June to 1.66% from 1.70% in May. The serious delinquency rate is down from 2.05% in June 2014, and this is the lowest level since August 2008. The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%. Note: These are mortgage...
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  • SFGate - Just Approved: Guiding a self-employed buyer through the maze of financing
    7/31/2015 @ 7:28 PM - Mortgage Adviser: Bob Gerson Property Type: Condominium in San Pablo ...
  • Inman News - Long-term interest rates fall - what's up with down?
    7/31/2015 @ 7:28 PM - Whither long-term interest rates? Everyone building a new home -- or thinking of buying anything -- wants to know. What is the upside risk, Fed on the warpath ...
  • Seattle Times - Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014
    7/31/2015 @ 7:21 PM - DENVER (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential filed Friday with federal regulators. The records show that Huckabee gave 44 paid speeches between January 2014 and last April, […]
  • Calculated Risk - Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in June, Lowest since August 2008
    7/31/2015 @ 6:28 PM - Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in June to 1.66% from 1.70% in May. The serious delinquency rate is down from 2.05% in June 2014, and this is the lowest level since August 2008. The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%. Note: These are mortgage...
  • DS News - Freddie Mac Completes NPL Sale With $591 Million in UPB
    7/31/2015 @ 5:55 PM - About 28 percent of the aggregate pool balance consisted of previously modified mortgages that subsequently became delinquent, according to Freddie Mac. The transaction is part of Freddie Mac's Standard Pool Offerings (SPOs) and is expected to settle sometime in mid-September. The post Freddie Mac Completes NPL Sale With $591 Million in UPB appeared first on DSNews...
  • Housing Wire - Freddie completes $591 million sale of non-performing loans
    7/31/2015 @ 5:20 PM - Freddie Mac completed the sale of $591 million in deeply delinquent non-performing loans that it announced back at the beginning of July. Details of the sale included inside.
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  • Seattle Times - Yoenis Cespedes dealt to Mets
    7/31/2015 @ 11:18 PM - Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs.
  • BuzzFeed - How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets Into People
    7/31/2015 @ 10:45 PM - It was late morning on Aug. 29, 2005, and William Morgan,s home was rapidly filling with water. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history, lashed his New Orleans neighborhood with 100-mile-an-hour gales and torrents of rain, while water poured into the city via shattered levees. Morgan, a veteran in his early seventies who had lost both legs...
  • BuzzFeed - Twitter Reacts To The Death Of Wrestling Icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
    7/31/2015 @ 10:03 PM - The 61-year-old WWE Hall of Famer, who performed in the main event of the first ever WrestleMania, has died. On Friday, WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - real name Roderick George Toombs - died at the age of 61. TMZ reported that Piper...
  • Seattle Times - With $87.6 million deal, Seahawks' Russell Wilson happy to get past the 'noise'
    7/31/2015 @ 8:54 PM - For Seahawks fans, it couldn't get much better than Friday's news that Wilson had signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks worth $87.6 million. That means no lingering uncertainty over Wilson's future, and no more fretting over how an impasse would have affected the mood of a Seahawks team that opened training camp Friday.
  • ArchDaily - House B / Unostudio Architetti associati
    7/31/2015 @ 8:00 PM - © Gianni Basso / vegamg Architects: Unostudio Architetti associati Location: Via Lombardia, 16, 46010 Curtatone MN, Italy Architect In Charge: Federico Fedel ...
  • Venture Beat - 3 reasons natural-language tech has more potential than you think
    7/31/2015 @ 8:00 PM - GUEST: With the announcement of funding for AI-driven DigitalGenius last month, artificial intelligence, and particularly Natural Language Processing (NLP), have been making headlines recently. Customer service powered by NLP? Computers conversing with humans and actually guiding them through the sales funnel? It all sounds a little futuristic and scary, right? But the fact is, many...
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