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Kiev orders troop pullout from Crimea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:31
Ukraine's acting president says the country's troops stationed in Crimea will be pulled from the region after it was annexed by Russia.

'Good Wife' leaves viewers shocked, bereaved

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:27
Viewers of "The Good Wife" were gobsmacked by the sudden, unexpected death of its dashing attorney, Will Gardner, on Sunday's episode of the CBS legal drama.

Worst fears move closer to reality for families who wait

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:25
Hope is diminishing for relatives anxious for word of missing loved ones believed to be buried beneath tons of mud and debris in the Oso mudslide.

How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:46
Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter Inc. and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing in HK

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:01
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed.

Pilots' mental health a concern amid jet mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:01
Reinforced doors with keypad entries. Body scanners and pat-downs. Elaborate crew maneuvers when a pilot has to use the restroom. All those tactics are designed to keep dangerous people out of the cockpit. But what if the pilot is the problem?

NCAA tournament winners and losers, first weekend . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:46
If the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament has taught us anything, it's that, as they say about the stock market, past performance is not indicative of future results. Herewith, those who prospered and those for whom the clock ran out over the first weekend:

29-year UW study: Early gang participation makes lasting mark

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:01
A 29-year University of Washington study examines the lasting consequences of gang membership.

US Treasury Secretary Lew to undergo surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:16
The Treasury Department says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will undergo surgery Tuesday to treat a benign enlarged prostate.

Search for victims to continue through the night

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
During a media briefing Sunday night, Travis Hots, chief of Snohomish County Fire districts 21 and 22, confirmed that the number of dead had reached eight. When pressed for the number of missing, Hots said it was estimated at a dozen, but he said the number is fluid.

Arizona knocks off Gonzaga, 84-61, to reach Sweet 16

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Gonzaga’s season comes to an end after top-seeded Arizona gets off to a fast start and keeps the Bulldogs at bay. The Wildcats advance to the Sweet 16.

E-cigarettes spark boom in liquid-nicotine sales — and poisonings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals — is hitting markets nationwide to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.

River probably undercut, destabilized soggy slope

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Slides are part of our geologic heritage in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s almost impossible to tell when a slope is primed to fail.

2 Capitol Hill assaults spur revival of neighborhood patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
A new version of the neighborhood patrol group Q-Patrol is coming back to Capitol Hill after recent assaults.

Obafemi Martins nets first goal of season (video highlights)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Posted below are highlights from Sounders FC's 2-0 road win Sunday against the Montreal Impact. Obafemi Martins recorded his first goal of the season (set up by Kenny Cooper's first assist in Rave Green), and there will plenty of other firsts. Michael Azira and Cam Weaver made their debuts for the M

Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:31
An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here's a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth.

Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:27
California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways."

Sounders win despite never having faced more shots (game notes)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:26
The Sounders went into Sunday's road game at Montreal knowing they'd have to absorb pressure. Check out the postgame quotes. The strategy was to crowd the middle of midfield, play to zero in the back and look for counterattacking chances.

Why Afghanistan backs Russian takeover in Crimea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:17
Russia’s insistence that it is righting a historical wrong in retaking Crimea, which was ceded to Ukraine by Soviet authorities in 1954, resonates in Afghanistan, a nation that lays claim to much of northwestern Pakistan.