Associated Press http://krwg.org en Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://krwg.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 60556 at http://krwg.org One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://krwg.org/post/one-dead-carbon-monoxide-poisening-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:39:00 +0000 Associated Press 60555 at http://krwg.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://krwg.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 57165 at http://krwg.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado http://krwg.org/post/school-shooting-another-tragedy-colorado A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School on Friday alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:00:55 +0000 Associated Press 55890 at http://krwg.org School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://krwg.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 54944 at http://krwg.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://krwg.org/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 51789 at http://krwg.org With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder http://krwg.org/post/playoff-expansion-baseball-goes-wilder Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.<p>The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.<p>This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.<p>"This change increases the rewards of a division championship and allows two additional markets to experience playoff baseball each year," Commissioner Bud Seli Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Associated Press 13596 at http://krwg.org With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder