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Finland comic win's world's funniest competition

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:46
The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet's international monetary woes.

Morning commute: All roads lead to a standstill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:41
Self-driving cars or suburban light rail just can't arrive soon enough for Seattle commuters. There were at least eight blocking crashes Tuesday morning in the region that were big enough for a state traffic alert.

Blogger's sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:43
So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:43
Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said -- an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.

Paul launches ads in Kansas, Iowa, NC and beyond

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:40
He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country.

US consumer confidence hits 7-year high in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:39
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.

Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:39
Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade.

Seattle real estate expected to be hot in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:37
Once again, Seattle ranks among the top 10 markets in the influential Emerging Trends in Real Estate by the Urban Land Institute and the consultancy PwC.  For 2015, it ranks No. 8 overall based on the tech industry, highly skilled workforce and attractiveness to millennials. "Seattle is one of

Air-response questions after Marysville shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:35
Twenty-five minutes after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, two air ambulances hovered near the campus, prepared to transport the critically wounded to the region’s highest-rated trauma hospital.

ACT Theatre’s Kurt Beattie to retire; successor named

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:31
Kurt Beattie will retire as artistic director of Seattle’s respected ACT Theatre at the end of 2015, and be replaced by John Langs.

US durable goods fell 1.3 percent in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:31
Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.

U.S. Ebola workers should self-quarantine before coming home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:46
There’s something completely more frightening about a doctor coming down with Ebola than someone from the general public.

Violence marks Afghan president's first month

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:46
Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the Taliban are sending a message that they disapprove of his tough stance on ending the insurgency and close security ties with Washington, officials, analysts and the Taliban said.

Tuesday live Seahawks chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:39
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NATO chief: Strong alliance for better Russia ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:36
Only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia, NATO's new secretary general said Tuesday.

Seoul's spies solve mystery of Kim Jong Un's absence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:46
South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

American, US Airways merging mile programs in '15

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:37
American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, will continue to base free flights on how many miles customers fly.

Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:36
Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs.

Ex-gov, ex-con Edwin Edwards on the stump again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:20
Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawling oak trees and thick weeds, a lectern framed by banana trees has been set up in front of three short rows of folding chairs.

User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:46
Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.