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Super Bowl XLIX Media Day: Rewind

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:31
Follow along as we take you through the madness of Super Bowl Media Day. Will Beast Mode talk? How many more times will Brady address deflated balls? Will Richard Sherman declare he's the greatest athlete to ever live? We'll give you live updates and anything else you need to know right here.

Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:29
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated.

Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tanks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:37
A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.

US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:36
U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:18
A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.

Purported ISIS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:17
An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

Free in-flight movies, TV shows extended for Alaska passengers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:16
There's no free lunch for most air travelers, but Alaska Airlines passengers will keep getting free  in-flight entertainment for their electronic devices for two more months, the carrier said Tuesday .

Son: City Hall gunman had history with authorities

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:40
A family member identifies a man killed in a confrontation with police at a suburban Minneapolis City Hall as 68-year-old Raymond Kmetz, and says he had a long history of friction with authorities.

Jobless rate rises month-over-month in 32 of state’s counties

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:38
That rise in jobless rates in most of the state’s counties was expected, as the number of new jobs being created is outpaced by the increasing number of people entering the job market now that prospects seem brighter.

Inslee climate bill gets first hearing today

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:35
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed cap-and-trade bill will get its first public hearing before state lawmakers Tuesday afternoon.

Microsoft stock plunges as investors digest earnings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:31
Microsoft's stock is slumping after the company lowered the bar for its financial year ahead.

Snoqualmie Pass reopens after morning closure to remove trees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:31
UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | All lanes are open on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass following a closure to remove downed trees.

US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:29
The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.

Monroe fan hopes Super Bowl ticket prices plunge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:37
Meet Roger Vaughn, 45, of Monroe. He and his wife have arrived in Phoenix in their motor home and are staying at a campground about 20 miles out of town.

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:34
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

Dubai now world's busiest international airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:28
The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.

What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:39
Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.

Huskies hoops links: Robert Upshaw booted from Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:34
The Huskies parted ways with third-year sophomore center Robert Upshaw after the 7-foot center violated team rules.