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Microsoft reveals Surface Mini writeoff, phone sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:54
Microsoft pretty much confirmed in today's earnings report that it scrapped the Surface Mini at the last minute.

Sounders' Sigi Schmid, All-Stars react to All-Star game being held in Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:49
The MLS All-Star team will have a distinctly Seattle flavor this year, after five Sounders were selected to the roster – the most by any MLS team. Unfortunately for rival Timbers fans, that rave green-tinged roster will be setting up shop in Portland.

Feds charge seven people in connection with hash-oil explosions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:48
Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year. Crime reporter Jennifer Sullivan has details on today's charges.

Taijuan Walker to start Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:48
Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Wednesday, manager Lloyd McClendon said.

Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:47
Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

Burien man accused of killing wife, leaving body in car at park and ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:01
A 41-year-old man turned himself into Seattle police late Sunday, saying he had killed his ex-wife and left her body in a vehicle at the West Hill Park and Ride in Kent, according to Kent police.

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:01
President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

Obama arrives in Seattle for two fundraisers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:59
President Obama arrived in Seattle Tuesday afternoon to headline two Democratic fundraisers.

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00
Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:57
A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine.

Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:50
A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:56
The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:59
Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:58
Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.

Helicopter crashes in Snohomish County; 1 injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:55
Update at 12:38 p.m.: According to the tail number, the helicopter is owned by Olympic Air of Shelton. A man who answered the phone at the company said he had heard that one of the company's helicopters had gone down, but they're awaiting more information.

Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:48
An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

Toss your schedule (sometimes) when traveling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
Rick Steves remembers, and celebrates, the pleasures of being more spontaneous on European trips.