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Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 45 sec ago
A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 46 sec ago
Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 48 sec ago
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 52 sec ago
Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 55 sec ago
A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 25 sec ago
More than 2,000 Syrians -- almost half of them pro-government forces -- have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.

UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 32 sec ago
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

US stocks remain lower at midday

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago
Major U.S. stock market indexes nudged lower in midday trading on Monday, weighed down by a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.

Lawyer: Teen admits role in fatal carjacking

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 1 min ago

Richard Starchia pays his respects Monday, July 28, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people in Philadelphia. Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer says his 19-year-old client has admitted a role in a Philadelphia carjacking that ended with the hit-and-run deaths of three children.


Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago
The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Man dies after lightning hits California beach

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago
A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 2 min ago
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

U.S. court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 4 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. The appeals court ruled that "the fundamental right to marriage includes a right to same-sex marriage and that therefore Virginia’s marriage laws must be reviewed under strict scrutiny." (Reporting by Ian Simpson;

Take off your clothes to make it in TV

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 5 min ago
A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 5 min ago
Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.06 or 1.8 percent, to $3.25. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.05 or .3 percent, to $14.95. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 6 min ago
If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.