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Global stocks mostly higher after US declines

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago
Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries.

New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago
Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago
Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations.

US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago
U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.

Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago
President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid lingering concerns that the close ties the two democracies once enjoyed have lost their luster.

Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object -- a gun? -- as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.

Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home.

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Later high-school start times: How 70 districts have done it

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Mounting scientific evidence shows that chronic sleep loss compromises teenagers' learning, health and safety, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics last month to recommend that middle and high schools start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Football commands highest TV ad prices

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his 'heaven'

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park.

They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi.