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Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:09
COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS

EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:01
The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.

Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:01
A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

Local parent empowerment effort wins $500,000 grant | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:58
A new parent empowerment program, aimed at immigrants, will get underway in White Center and Federal Way with help from a $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:07
King County prosecutors have filed two additional charges of attempted second-degree rape against Danford Grant, a Seattle attorney who now faces a total of nine felony counts in connection with alleged attacks on Asian massage therapists.

uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:04
A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in state

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:42
One of the most successful initiatives in the Affordable Care Act has been the effort to sign up patients to be covered by Medicaid under an expanded program. Now comes the hard part: facing up to challenges brought on by having so many more people in the program.

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:31
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

US stocks close higher for third day in a row

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:31
Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.

5 TV shows worth a binge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:01
You’ve likely heard of all the usual suspects that make for good binge-watching: “24,” “House of Cards.” Now, technology and availability make all kinds of new shows easy to watch — ones you may not have considered.

Seattle Rep hires new managing director from D.C.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:01
Jeffrey Herrmann, managing director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., has been hired by Seattle Repertory Theatre as its new managing director. He replaces Ben Moore, who announced his retirement last year.

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:01
The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:46
Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:30
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:28
IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

Robot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:27
A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick.

Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:27
Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday.

uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:24
A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:24
Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.