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History and the holidays | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 22-23, 2014, include “Living History: Thomas Jefferson,” Native Art Mart and an Arboretum walk.

Town where logging once ruled looks for new growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:16
In Sweet Home, Ore., as in too many places around the country, the old jobs are long gone, the food bank has a more secure future than remaining industrial jobs, and the town is full of people looking for second or third acts without much of a script to guide them.

Fear starts to crack distrust in Guinea’s Ebola-ravaged villages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:16
The remote, mountainous part of Guinea where the world’s worst Ebola outbreak began nearly a year ago is finally opening up. Villagers who had cut themselves off from the outside world and even killed officials offering Ebola care are just now starting to surrender their sick for treatment.

Russian farmers hope to benefit from food-import ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:16
President Vladimir Putin’s ban on food imports from the West is seen as a vital opportunity by Russia’s own farmers. However, the Russian government may or may not actually help its farmers grow.

Daily Rant&Rave: Returned watch

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the Target store employee who found and turned in my wife’s diamond studded watch that had slipped off her wrist in the store. Another rave to the employee who helped us get it back, who after not finding it in the store’s lost and found location, took the time to search in the s

Climbers’ risky moves push sponsor away

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:01
Clif Bar, a maker of nutrition bars with long ties to the climbing community, has withdrawn its sponsorship of five top professional climbers, citing the risks the climbers take. The action has stirred debate and some rare introspection among climbers about how much risk should be rewarded.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:01
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Nov. 22.

Frankel’s ‘War Dogs’: the heroism of canines in wartime

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 22:16
Rebecca Frankel’s new book “War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love” looks at the history and heroism of dogs recruited to help humans fight their wars.

Kenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."

More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.

For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:31
After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:01
Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.

Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:01
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.

TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:01
Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:01
This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:01
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:31
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.