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High fuel prices actually good for airlines

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:57
Soaring oil prices forced major airlines to slash costs, cut fuel consumption, and spurred them to load on extra fees (at passengers’ expense).

Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:59
Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his politics in the region, analysts say.

Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:59
Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.

US factory output extended solid gains in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:59
U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.

Tacocat to perform free show on Thursday, April 24 at Hilliard's Taproom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:58
Tacocat, everyone's favorite palindrome band, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Hilliard's Beer Brewery and Taproom, 1550 N.W. 49th St., Seattle. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP.

Build icebreakers to protect U.S. interests in the Arctic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:46
Republicans in Congress are toting extra heavy campaign baggage as they head into the 2014 election season, and look beyond to 2016. They have virtually no legislative achievements or profile beyond being an impediment.

Build icebreakers to protect U.S. interests in the Arctic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:46
Republicans in Congress are toting extra heavy campaign baggage as they head into the 2014 election season, and look beyond to 2016. They have virtually no legislative achievements or profile beyond being an impediment.

GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:50
General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

Bombing anniversary: 'This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:50
Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Suspensions and expulsions: A close look at nine districts | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:46
Last year, the nonprofit Washington Appleseed had a difficult time finding out exactly how many students are suspended or expelled each year in Washington state.

Two men rob Broadview victims in bed at gunpoint

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:00
Seattle police are looking for two men suspected of robbing and assaulting an 84-year-old man at his North Seattle home Tuesday night, according to a post on the Seattle Police Department website.

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:58
A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers -- the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. -- aren't foolproof.

April 16 TV Picks: ‘Arrow’ on The CW

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
TV Picks for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, include “Arrow” on The CW, “Survivor” on CBS and “The Americans” on FX.

Recipe: Pea, Asparagus and Fava Bean Salad

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
A recipe featuring asparagus adapted from Bon Appétit.

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.