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Amazon offers 3-D printed products

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:34
Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.

Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:34
A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday.

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:40
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:38
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.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:31
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.

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:31
Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

Housing still seeks a 'new normal' | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:29
They say stocks are down today because the Pending Home Sales Index of the National Association of Realtors declined in June. But they say a lot of things. The market could as easily be down because investors are nervous about (over)valuations, Europe, Asia, CEOs who accidentally joke about the trut

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:36
The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:32
The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:31
Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue -- allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

The knockdown, drag-out battle over coconut water

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:31
The stuff is everywhere, and the battle for the market, worth $400 million a year and growing, now involves big players like Pepsi and Coke. But in the beginning, it looked more like a street fight between two guys.

Virgin America files plans for IPO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:29
Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:38
Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.

Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:38
Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.

New York Times Editorial Board advocates repealing pot prohibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:37
Marijuana legalization advocates picked up a big endorsement this weekend as the New York Times

US stocks open mixed on Wall Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:37
The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and other companies.

Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:39
Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.

Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:40
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.

Monday Memo: Trust in God? Take our poll ... Blue Angels return ... Heat!

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:37
"In God We Trust": A Pierce County councilman wants to display the national motto, "In God We Trust," in council chambers. Not everyone is happy with that. What do you think? Is it OK to display the national motto in a county council chamber? Vote in our poll.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:37
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.