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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:46
A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.

EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:31
Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:29
Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:29
As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:23
The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.

Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:06
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.

Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:06
President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:37
The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

Tribe decides to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:31
TAHOLAH, Grays Harbor County (AP) — The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations.

New nasal spray offers hope in fighting a flu epidemic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:31
A nasal spray of engineered proteins has prevented flu in mice exposed to lethal doses of flu virus, researchers say. The preventive spray still needs testing, but experts see real hope in saving human lives in the months before a flu vaccine could be created for a certain strain.

My MLS power rankings: Week 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:17
Here are some other MLS power rankings from other outlets: ESPN.com, SI.com, Soccer America, MLSsoccer.com and Pro Soccer Talk. Lot of varying opinions out there. I appear to have the Sounders lower than most.

Ex-partner’s lawsuit against Colacurcios gets under way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:16
A King County Superior Court jury began hearing testimony Tuesday in a lawsuit pitting an aging strip-club magnate against his former business partners over damages he claims to have suffered when the federal government shut down the Colacurcio family’s adult-entertainment empire.

Taijuan Walker scratched from rehab start in Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:16
The rehabilitation of Taijuan Walker’s shoulder, and his possible return to the Mariners, took a step back Tuesday. What’s unclear is just how big of a step back.

Chris Johnson meets with Jets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:01
Running back visits New York a week after being released by Tennessee

Tuesday’s prep tennis results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:50
Tennis results for Tuesday, April 15

Mound stars align Wednesday when Felix faces Darvish

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:46
Perennial Cy Young Award candidates put unbeaten marks on line at Rangers’ Globe Life Park.