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China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.

Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks -- one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.

Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on tax fraud charges -- making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the monarchy was restored in 1975.

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.

Dec. 22 TV Picks: ‘Mike & Molly’ on CBS

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
TV picks for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, include “Mike & Molly” on CBS, “Miracle on 34th Street” on AMC and “Major Crimes” on TNT.

Dec. 22 TV Picks: ‘Mike & Molly’ on CBS

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
TV picks for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, include “Mike & Molly” on CBS, “Miracle on 34th Street” on AMC and “Major Crimes” on TNT.

Amazon may have a hit with ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ show

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
Amazon Studios’ new series “Mozart in the Jungle” is based on a tell-all book, “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex Drugs & Classical Music,” and is a winner, based on its cast and its peek behind the curtain at what it takes to run an orchestra.

Amazon may have a hit with ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ show

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
Amazon Studios’ new series “Mozart in the Jungle” is based on a tell-all book, “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex Drugs & Classical Music,” and is a winner, based on its cast and its peek behind the curtain at what it takes to run an orchestra.

Woman found dead in University Place fire

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
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Daily Rant&Rave: Helpful bus drivers and riders

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 47 min ago
RAVE To the knowledgeable and kind bus drivers and observant bus riders who were so helpful when I was trying to reach a new destination far from home and then left items on the bus. The driver of the first bus suggested a better bus to take, and the driver of the second bus stopped and waited for m

Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere -- and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired -- was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

Police departments on alert after cop killings

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 51 min ago
Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.

Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 51 min ago
Dozens of young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy lined up outside government offices Monday in Arizona to apply for driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the state but now given to them by the courts.

Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 51 min ago
The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.