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Challenges remain in missing UVa student case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:37
Now that they have captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police face two other major challenges: making the charge stick and, most important, finding Hannah Graham.

Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:35
Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday.

US Bank refunding $48M to credit card customers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:31
U.S. Bank is refunding about $48 million in the latest federal settlement by a major bank over improper billing for extra credit card products that customers didn't receive.

Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:31
A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will start and attempt to finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday.

Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:31
Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected.

Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Turkey, still coy, joins fight against militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the world is still waiting for details of any new, specific aid and is warily watching to make sure Ankara keeps its commitments.

China state media say 50 killed in far west attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:01
Chinese state media reported Thursday that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend in the far western region of Xinjiang, in what officials called a severe terror attack.

Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:46
Helpful rains and more than 8,000 firefighters brought solid advances against a huge wildfire in Northern California as evacuations dwindled and the number of threatened homes was reduced from thousands to just a few hundred.

Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:46
A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said.

Driver demanded money to deliver chicken truck

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:46
A truck containing 37,000 pounds of now-rotten chicken may have sat in a western Montana truck stop for more than a month while its driver texted and called his employer demanding money, police said.

Young logger crushed by tree in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:16
Jefferson County authorities say a young logger has died after he was crushed by a tree Thursday afternoon.

Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:16
A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.

Police make arrest in Washington stabbing death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:16
Police say a man sought in a Vancouver stabbing death has been arrested after a daylong manhunt.

AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:16
The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.

FBI chief: Apple, Google phone encryption perilous

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:31
The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:31
President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering Thursday that there is a "significant gap" between what's been offered so far and what is actually needed to stem the health crises in West Africa.

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:31
Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.

Microsoft’s Nadella Channels India Expat Ethos Shaping Tech

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:16
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is part of a generation of Indian immigrants who have risen to prominent positions in the tech industry and American business in general.