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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.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:02
Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

‘Transcendence’: a cyber drama that’s slow to upload

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:16
A two-star movie review of “Transcendence,” a disappointingly ho-hum sci-fi drama from Christopher Nolan’s much-respected cinematographer, Wally Pfister. It stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman.

‘A Haunted House 2’: This sequel isn’t much of a scream

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:16
A 1.5-star review of the fright-film spoof “A Haunted House 2,” writer/star Marlon Wayans’ take on suburban ghost stories.

‘Bears’: sleeping and surviving in the Alaskan wild

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:16
A three-star movie review of “Bears,” the fifth installment in Disneynature’s series of wildlife documentaries that follows an Alaskan bear family over the course of one year.

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:16
The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor.

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:16
Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

Tom Robbins, Ken Jennings in 2014 Bumbershoot arts lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:47
Bumbershoot announces all of its arts programming for the 2014 festival.

Tom Robbins, Ken Jennings in 2014 Bumbershoot arts lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:47
Bumbershoot announces all of its arts programming for the 2014 festival.

Air Jordans are blue chips in thriving young market

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:46
Thousands of teenage “sneakerheads” have formed a thriving subculture using Instagram, Facebook and weekend conventions to spot, sell and trade coveted, sometimes limited-edition, pairs of designer basketball shoes, sometimes earning a profit in the process.

Air Jordans are blue chips in thriving young market

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:46
Thousands of teenage “sneakerheads” have formed a thriving subculture using Instagram, Facebook and weekend conventions to spot, sell and trade coveted, sometimes limited-edition, pairs of designer basketball shoes, sometimes earning a profit in the process.

Rangers 3, Mariners 2 -- another Felix Hernandez gem is wasted

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:46
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