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Germany’s parliament on Friday voted to commit up to 1,200 soldiers to support the coalition fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria. The U.S.-led coalition also includes Britain, France and other nations.
San Bernadino Shooting–Getting to the why: They left no manifesto. The hard drive on their computer was gone. Their new phones were smashed. He and his wife did their best to get away after the massacre at Inland Regional Center. The big question is still why did they do it? Part of it may have stemmed from workplace tensions. (Here’s a breakdown of the various theories). There’s so much up in the air that one FBI official says it would be ‘irresponsible and premature’ to call it terrorism.
There was a lot of attention yesterday on trains that were going nowhere. The Seattle Department of Transportation parked a number of railcars throughout the city to show off what will eventually become the Seattle Streetcar line. The long-delayed, surface-level transit line will run from Pioneer Square to Capitol Hill, but has been postponed for nearly two years due to manufacturing problems, late deliveries, and more. The Rail Transit Manager for the Seattle Department of Transportation said, ‘We’re not quite ready to announce the opening date, but we are in the final stages of testing here.”
A 94-year-old woman was killed Thursday afternoon when she was struck by a Metro bus in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The incident happened at the Northgate Transit Center near 1st Ave. NE and NE 100th Street around 3 p.m., according to Seattle Fire officials. Former bus driver Robert Caton says the danger is there, even when it’s not raining as it was Thursday. ‘Try as you will, there are things you can’t see when people get too close or just not quite into the mirror,’ Caton said. Officials said it was a Route No. 16 bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman, who was in a crosswalk. Metro transit officials say two people were on the bus and were not hurt.