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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, many more pictures.

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.

FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine -- a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east.

Sri Lanka deporting tourist with Buddha tattoo

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
British woman’s tattoo “hurting others’ religious feelings,” say police.

Sri Lanka deporting tourist with Buddha tattoo

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
British woman’s tattoo “hurting others’ religious feelings,” say police.

France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war.

Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.

Climate change may make Everest more dangerous

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Warmer temperatures could increase avalanches of snow and ice and make climbing and trekking terrain more unsteady.

Climate change may make Everest more dangerous

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Warmer temperatures could increase avalanches of snow and ice and make climbing and trekking terrain more unsteady.

Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 15 min ago
Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman -- twice.

Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 15 min ago
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 15 min ago
Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.