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Naomi Punk's 'Television Man' totally uncompromising | New recordings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
Naomi Punk, ‘Television Man’ (Captured Tracks)

Slowing down to power up: teacher says mindfulness works

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
As a middle school teacher, Renee Metty often found herself torn between focusing on academics and helping her students with persistent difficulties in relating to one another, and to their teachers – the arena educators refer to as “socio-emotional” skills.

Dexter right turns: City kowtowing to bicyclists

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:05
The city's decision to prohibit right turns from Dexter Avenue onto Mercer is a stark illustration of its disconnection with and outright disdain for the large majority of taxpayers ["Seattle slaps right-turn ban on busy Dexter-Mercer intersection," Local News, Aug. 3].

US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:55
Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:55
Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Man found hanging in Snohomish jail cell has died

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:09
EVERETT, Wash. — A man who was found hanging in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail on July 26 died Saturday at an Everett hospital.

Single mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:08
A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands.

European markets rise but US seen dipping on open

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:05
European stock markets rose Tuesday after a survey indicated the recovery there is gaining traction. But Wall Street was expected to dip on the open and Asian markets mostly retreated after data showed a weakening in China's services industries.

Proposed Swedish development not right for Cherry Hill neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:04
How quaint of Andy Cosentino to refer to the proposed Swedish-Sabey development as a "campus" ["Swedish Cherry Hill must grow for health of community," Opinion, Aug. 3]. In 1909, the City of Seattle allowed a hospital to be built in our residential neighborhood so it could be away from the noise and

Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this week, the world's attention -- and much of his own -- will be on an extraordinary array of urgent overseas crises.

Groups: US political effort in Cuba hurts aid work

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at risk around the world.

Bus shooting wounds 7 soldiers in north Lebanon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
The Lebanese army says unknown gunmen have opened fire at a bus carrying soldiers in northern Lebanon, wounding seven.

Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
Ukrainian troops have taken control of a key checkpoint on the western edge of Donetsk, the biggest city in the rebellious east, and are making gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces.

Strong currents hamper rescue effort in Bangladesh

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
High waves and strong currents prevented rescuers from launching a search operation Tuesday for a ferry that capsized a day earlier in central Bangladesh, leaving hundreds of passengers trapped inside and feared dead.

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

Troops, volunteers dig through China quake debris

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes Tuesday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used their bare hands.

Cease-fire takes effect to end Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
An Israel-Hamas cease-fire, meant to last three days, went into effect on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, setting the stage for talks in Cairo aimed at reaching a broader deal on a sustainable truce and the rebuilding of the battered coastal territory.