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Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:01
The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:01
The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:01
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:31
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:16
They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:16
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:46
Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.

Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.

GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.

State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:34
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:27
The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.

House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:01
House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

Jay Z and Beyoncé bring the On the Run Tour to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:31
It's in the books. The second show ever at Safeco Field and it was a big one. Mr. and Mrs. Carter, aka Bey and Jay, aka the closest thing pop music has to a royal couple, performed for more than two and half hours Wednesday night. See SoundPosts tomorrow morning for a full review.

Injured Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open tuneups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:46
Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.

Seahawks tackle concerns on their offensive line

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:46
Seahawks’ tackles are their biggest concern this year, but guards seem set. That’s the opposite of this time last year.

Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:46
A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.

Seahawks’ Percy Harvin ready to show his star power

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:46
At training camp, Harvin is showing a bounce in his step he hasn’t felt since his heyday with the Vikings. “I’m not worried about holding back,” he says.