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Record numbers of women traveling solo — assisted by new services

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:48

New services help solo female travelers strategize, connect with travel buddies, and plan dream trips.

Dispute over Internet data collection splits high court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:46

The case pits business groups concerned about exposure to costly litigation against consumer protection advocates who want companies held accountable for mistakes.

Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette will have surgery on neck

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:43

Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette will need surgery to repair ligament damage in his neck from an injury on the field Sunday in Dallas, head coach Pete Carroll said.

Senators want coal to include costs of carbon emissions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:25

Sen. Maria Cantwell and seven other Senate Democrats on Monday sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to request that the federal coal program reflect the costs of carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

Health law’s 3rd sign-up season faces challenges from prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s insurance website is faster and easier to use, but as a third sign-up season gets underway, President Barack Obama’s health care law is approaching limits. Enrollment on the federal and state exchanges began Sunday. While the law’s expanded coverage has reduced the uninsured rate to a historic low of about […]

China, France say climate pact should have 5-year reviews

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:15

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese and French presidents announced Monday they have agreed that a global climate change pact should require countries to review their emissions pledges every five years, in an important signal four weeks before world leaders meet in Paris. France is proposing the automatic increase of countries’ emissions targets in a climate […]

Former Bush School ski coach pleads guilty to child porn-related charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:12

Jason Christopher Paur, 45, of Seattle, pleaded guilty to transportation with intent to engage in sexual activity and faces up to 10 years in federal prison. He will be sentenced Feb. 2.

Shark bites woman on ankle off Florida beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:10

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman is recovering after apparently being bitten on the calf and ankle by a shark as she waded in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida’s Cocoa Beach. Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff Scabarozi says the woman was in waist deep water when the bite occurred Sunday afternoon. He […]

APNewsBreak: South Korea pulls plug on child monitoring app

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 01:02

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program’s safety. Moon Hyun-seok, a senior official at the Korea Communications Commission, told The Associated Press that “Smart Sheriff” has been removed from the Play store, […]

Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:59

Since the first permanent crew moved in on Nov. 2, 2000, 220 people have come and gone, representing 17 countries.

Visa to buy Visa Europe in deal that could exceed $23B

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:58

The $23 billion deal would consolidate all of Visa's operations worldwide.

Bush hits campaign reset; says he’s a doer, not a talker

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is hitting the reset button on his underwhelming campaign. Bush says his message won’t change, but his tactics and strategy will. Bush says he’s a doer, not a talker — a jab at rival Marco Rubio, delivered Monday at an event in Florida. Bush served two terms […]

US, SKorea express “grave concern” at NKorean threats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:55

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea expressed “grave concern” Monday over North Korea’s stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter […]

Congo clears the way for 69 adoptions after 2-year wait

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:25

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government cleared the way Monday for dozens children to join their adoptive families abroad after more than two years of waiting, though a further 1,000 others will have to remain in orphanages for now. Fourteen of the children are now headed to the United States, while other boys and girls […]

Photos of the Day: Nov. 2, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:22

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Bicyclist begged for life when Colorado gunman opened fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two women killed by a gunman who roamed the streets of Colorado Springs with a rifle were shot as they chatted on the porch of their residence for sober living, while a third victim was a bicyclist who begged for his life as the shooter wordlessly fired. Authorities have released […]

Cruz hopes to build 2016 momentum after debate performance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For months, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has flown under the radar in the Republican presidential race, an unusual position for a politician who has been in the spotlight since arriving in Washington nearly three years ago. Now, Cruz is trying to ride a standout performance in last week’s GOP debate […]

Boy riding bike gunned down in Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are searching for four suspects after a teenager was shot and killed while riding a bicycle in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion section. Police say 17 shots rang out on Sunday afternoon. The 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were riding bicycles when the younger boy said they had an altercation with four […]

‘Dance Moms’ star due in court for bankruptcy fraud charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:53

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abigale Lee Miller is to appear before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh to be arraigned on charges that she tried to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The investigation began when a channel-surfing bankruptcy judge saw […]

Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, Questlove set for Macy’s Parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, Questlove from the Roots, the cast of “Sesame Street,” Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Cirque du Soleil, Trey Songz, Prince Royce, Jordin Sparks, Shawn Mendes and Jennifer Nettles will also participate in the 89th […]