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US seeks to use bin Laden letters at terror trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:17
Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year.

Cafe manager, WSU alumnus, hailed as hero in hostage siege

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:16
Tori Johnson, 34, attended Washington State University in 2002 and 2003 to study hospitality business management. He reportedly died while trying to wrest the shotgun from the gunman in the Sydney, Australia, siege.

Dangers of poking the bear

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:15
Russia is in recession. Not only that, but interests rates have risen to 17 percent as the central bank tries desperately to protect the free-falling ruble. Bank runs by the rich are siphoning out dollars and euros, although the central bank hasn't yet unloaded dollars, which might help.

T-Mobile unveils data rollover feature

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:19
Ending the year with another “Un-carrier” move, Bellevue-based T-Mobile US announced “Data Stash,” or data rollover.

More records broken during Columbia River salmon fishery this past season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:16
State Fish and Wildlife just released more great news about Columbia River salmon returns, which set some new records in the Hanford Reach area fishery.

Harvard Exit's future: restaurant, offices, maybe a bar

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:13
Our partner site, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, has news this morning about the future of the beloved Harvard Exit, which will close its doors as a movie theater in January: The historic 1920s building will be transformed into a restaurant, office space, and perhaps a bar. Developer Scott Shapiro, the

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:01
As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.

RadioShack hires advisory firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:01
RadioShack is bringing in FTI Consulting as an adviser in the midst of another round of cost cuts as the troubled electronics retailer warned again last week that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection.

Pacific MusicWorks to present Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Preview of Pacific MusicWorks’ holiday program of three works from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, vocal-instrumental pieces written to warm the hearts of 18th-century Leipzig churchgoers.

Daily Rant&Rave: Protest blocked hospital access

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To all the people who helped my 80-year-old mother when she passed out, fell and hit her head while shopping. Everyone was amazing. She got bumps, bruises and a couple of staples in her head but she’ll be fine. Extra rave to the store staff for calling later to check on her condition.

School discipline: It's a cycle that perpetuates difficulty in classes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
The article on suspending high school students by Claudia Rowe hit home for me ["Suspending kids doesn’t fix bad behavior; schools look for answers," Education, Dec. 5].

‘Skeleton Twins,’ ‘Maze Runner,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Dec. 16, include “The Skeleton Twins,” with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader; “The Maze Runner,” with Dylan O’Brien; and the Michael Bay-produced reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Dec. 16 TV Picks: ‘The Voice’ season finale on NBC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, include “The Voice” on NBC, “Person of Interest” on CBS and “Benched” on USA.

Local books about nutrition, history, trauma and racing puppies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Local nutritionist describes a new way to look at food.

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the U.N. secretary-general said Monday.

'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:19
He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on fire.

Using discipline to help kids feel better about school, not worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:01
Schools nationwide are facing the hard-to-refute fact that using suspension to discipline students doesn't do much to improve their behavior -- and may make it worse.

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:35
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice noms

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:34
"Birdman," ''Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations.