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No-fly list rules get changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:20
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Kris Richard making his name, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:17
Getting an early start to the Daily Top 10 on a day when the Seahawks will be back at it at the VMAC with another practice in preparation for Friday's game against the Bears at CenturyLink field.

Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:17
In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.

Continue the push for human rights in Vietnam

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:03
Remarkable changes are afoot in Vietnam, a country that Americans left in humiliating fashion nearly 40 years ago when Saigon fellto communist forces.

Daily Rant&Rave: Hold off on Halloween and Christmas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:00
RAVE To the burly and friendly construction site flagger on Dexter Avenue who greets the hundreds of passing cyclists each day with “Good morning!” “Have a nice weekend!”, or “Sorry for the delay!”: You’ve been making my day all summer long.

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:57
In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:46
Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:46
Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. prepared to launch a massive aid push to help Iraqis uprooted by the extremists.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:46
Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:46
Nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of a town neighboring the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a Ukrainian official said Wednesday, as the government battled to gain control of a major railroad and highway linking the area to Russia.

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:46
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:31
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:31
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.

Global stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
Asian stocks got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower ahead of Federal Reserve minutes.

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:00
Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99's four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished?