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Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 35 min ago
A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family.

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa.

Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 38 min ago
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details.

Washington Supreme Court should not dismiss Backpage.com case

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
Just because no case law yet holds Backpage.com responsible for exploiting children, that does not mean the classified ad site should always be immune from liability. The fact is Backpage.com and other sites like it create an environment where pimps can easily post ads every night selling girls (and

Microsoft reports fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
Microsoft is expected to report its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday.

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.

US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.

Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 42 min ago
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Online home broker Redfin acquires walkability data site

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
National real-estate brokerage Redfin has acquired Walk Score for an undisclosed sum, the two privately held Seattle companies announced Wednesday.

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 45 min ago
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 45 min ago
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

No laughing matter: Miami flights delayed, passenger charged after bomb hoax

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 54 min ago
Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb.

Microsoft and IBM to provide their enterprise software on each other's clouds

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 sec ago
Microsoft and IBM announced Wednesday that they're working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 sec ago
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 50 min ago
So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

6 dead babies found in locker; woman arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
Police have charged a 40-year-old woman for concealing human remains after the bodies of six infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kenny G stirs controversy with visit to Hong Kong protest

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
After weeks of accusations in China’s state media that foreign forces were behind the protests, the sight of the popular American musician openly fraternizing with protesters prompted a stern warning from the Chinese government.