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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:35
Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students -- nearly half of them athletes.

Parents of Ottawa shooter's statement to AP

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:34
The following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:29
U.S. tribes told Canadian regulators on Wednesday they're opposed to a proposed pipeline expansion project in Canada that could dramatically increase the number of oil tankers plying West Coast waters.

Amazon boosts AWS spending with new German data center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:28
The online retail giant opens a massive data operation in Frankfurt as it ratchets up the cloud-computing arms race against such rivals as Microsoft and Google.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:51
A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:48
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:46
A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:46
So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.

Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16
The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

Stocks sink as oil falls, China factories slumber

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:31
Global stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices added to doubts about the strength of global demand and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.

US increases security, though no threats cited

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:16
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.

APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:16
These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines -- prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:16
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:16
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:01
The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.