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The North Korean ex-pat entrepreneurs

BBC World News - 7 hours 15 min ago
The North Korean defectors setting up firms in the South
Categories: BBC World News

Burger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claim

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 18 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously.

U.S. parents who ferried children to Cuba agree to jail time

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 23 min ago

Joshua Hakken and his wife Sharyn stand inside a building at the Marina Hemingway complex in HavanaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. couple face a decade or longer in jail after pleading guilty this week to kidnapping their two young sons in Florida last year, then fleeing by sailboat to Cuba with the family dog. In a deal that spared them additional federal or state charges, Sharyn and Joshua Hakken, who had lost custody of their sons after a drug arrest in Louisiana, admitted on Tuesday to kidnapping the boys, then ages 4 and 2, their attorneys said. The couple, both engineers, believed they had uncovered a government conspiracy, attorneys said. ...


River body confirmed as missing Alice

BBC World News - 7 hours 23 min ago
A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
Categories: BBC World News

Secret Service Director to Resign

New York Times Headlines - 7 hours 24 min ago
Julia Pierson has been rocked by serious allegations that her agents and officers have not been performing their primary job competently.






Lord Hill faces second 'EU grilling'

BBC World News - 7 hours 31 min ago
The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks Daily Top 10: One last day off before the grind hits

Seattle Seahawks - 7 hours 41 min ago
We;ll begin with a reminder that the Seahawks are taking today off as their one mandated player day off for the week. It falls on Wednesday instead of Tuesday with the game this week on a Monday instead of Sunday. The Seahawks will be back Thursday for what would be a usual Wednesday-type practice,
Categories: Sports Center

Wednesday live chat

Seattle Seahawks - 7 hours 41 min ago
We'll get started at noon.
Categories: Sports Center

England stars 'treated like babies'

BBC World News - 7 hours 41 min ago
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Categories: BBC World News

Chef Renee Erickson’s cookbook mixes beauty, practicality | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 42 min ago
We recommend Renee Erickson’s new book, “A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus,” along with a recipe of hers for pickled turnips.

Fire chars aviation supplier’s factory in Fremont

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 45 min ago
A fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood caused several million dollars of damage to a manufacturing building and prompted efforts to contain chemical runoff.

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 47 min ago
A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

3 teens arrested in L.A. suspected of Capitol Hill carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 48 min ago
Three teens arrested in a stolen car in Los Angeles on Tuesday night may be connected to a recent carjacking on Capitol Hill, Seattle police say.

Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'

BBC World News - 7 hours 50 min ago
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
Categories: BBC World News

Second U.S. university cuts ties with China's Confucius Institute

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 52 min ago
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - A second major U.S. university in a week is severing ties with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education. Pennsylvania State University said Wednesday it would end its five-year relationship with the institute at the end of this year, citing differences with the Chinese government agency that controls and funds them. ...

Supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 53 min ago
General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.

UN says 1st staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 53 min ago

 "The world is absolutely not doing enough yet, we are still challenged to outrun the disease." (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015.


Prep sports continue to gain popularity

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 53 min ago
Participation in high-school sports is on the rise, both in Washington and nation-wide.

Court: Tribal convictions might not stand

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 54 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors can't always use past tribal court convictions as proof of a defendant's criminal history, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found in a Montana case.

Federal court considers guns in post offices

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 56 min ago
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man argued in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns.