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GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:59
Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:00
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides.

Boeing will build largest 787 model only in S. Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:59
Boeing confirmed Wednesday that the longest version of its 787 Dreamliner — the 787-10 — will be assembled exclusively in North Charleston, S.C.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:54
Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

Maggie Gyllenhaal digs deep for ‘The Honorable Woman’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:54
The actress and creator Hugo Blick talk about the drama, premiering Thursday, July 31, on SundanceTV. Gyllenhaal plays an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman who wants to span a raging divide with communication cables laid between Israel and the West Bank.

Europe bankrolls al-Qaida by paying ransoms

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:54
Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for al-Qaida, with dozens of transactions.

Seahawks daily training camp live blog

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:01
Follow along for updates from today's training camp practice:

Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:01
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term interest rate.

Boat shortage causes Edmonds-Kingston ferry delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
Washington State Ferries is down to one boat on the Edmonds-Kingston route today, causing full loads and waits of about 2 hours on either side of Puget Sound.

Boat shortage causes Edmonds-Kingston ferry delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
Washington State Ferries is down to one boat on the Edmonds-Kingston route today, causing full loads and waits of about 2 hours on either side of Puget Sound.

Round-up: For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill, teacher tenure heats up in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill (AP): As one troubled chain of for-profit colleges prepares to sell or close all its U.S. campuses, a new report from the chair of the Senate Education Committee finds for-profit schools received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in th

Round-up: For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill, teacher tenure heats up in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:55
For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill (AP): As one troubled chain of for-profit colleges prepares to sell or close all its U.S. campuses, a new report from the chair of the Senate Education Committee finds for-profit schools received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in th

Girl, woman robbed by masked men in Columbia City

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City.

Girl, woman robbed by masked men in Columbia City

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City.

Guests: The critical role of doctors in early learning

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:46
Equal opportunity is at the heart of many civic discussions, from preschool to the minimum wage. Rarely is it emphasized that a child’s chance to reach his or her potential is greatly impacted by what happens before he or she utters a word.

Pacific Salmon Commission update on Fraser River sockeye returns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:57
Here is the latest Pacific Salmon Commission news release from July 25 on the state of summer sockeye headed to the Fraser River in southern British Columbia:

So, can Allison Williams sing?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:46
I will admit to a sort of morbid fascination with NBC's current live-musical craze. "The Sound of Music," last December, was mesmerizing in its sometimes-great (Audra McDonald) and sometimes-terrible (you know whose acting I'm talking about) earnestness, and now we have "Peter Pan Live!," complete w