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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.

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:01
Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.

Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:01
Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:01
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:31
A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:31
House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.

Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:16
Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:16
School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday -- with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.

Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:01
Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook.

$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:46
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

Window washer falls onto car in San Francisco

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:31
A worker who fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street survived but was in critical condition.

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