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Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:16
Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:29
Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

Bumbershoot 2014: More than 100 visual artists to explore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:16
Yes, there’s art to look at in the Fisher and Fountain pavilions, but you’ll see and do a whole lot more in this exploration of creativity by more than 100 artists at Bumbershoot.

Bumbershoot 2014 Theater: A mix of comedies, fairy tales and gory stories

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:16
Comedy, fairy tales and gory stories are among the live theater shows being performed by local artists at Bumbershoot 2014.

Bumbershoot 2014: World-music acts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:16
A roundup of the world-music acts at Bumbershoot 2014.

Daily Rant&Rave: Bill Cosby show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the kind, generous man who gave my wife and I free tickets to the Bill Cosby show at   the Evergreen State Fair when two people in his large party couldn’t make it. We had a great time and thanked him again as we all were leaving the show, and the huge smile on his face showe

Mental illness and faith communities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:28
Partnerships can help

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:11
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:04
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.

How to improve schools? Some students say: Lower class size

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:01
Over six days in the past few weeks, 13 high school students, about to enter 12th grade, tackled a tough question: Is education equitable in Seattle, and if it’s not, why?

Better credit and financing for marijuana industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:30
Need to operate like other commercial entities

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:29
Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:26
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 9: Best of 'Treehouse of Horror'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:00
Grinch, schminch. The best seasonal animated program is surely the annual "Simpsons" Halloween special (aka "Treehouse of Horror") full of classic film references, pop culture, obliviousness from Homer and hell-raising from Bart. (You can catch up on the "TOH" specials thanks to the FXX broadca

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:46
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:46
The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Asia stocks drift, Tokyo steadies after weak data

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:46
Asian stock markets drifted Friday following Japanese data showing that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike. European shares were marginally higher even as a report said eurozone inflation slipped.

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:46
The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening.

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:46
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.