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Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:50
President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:49
An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:48
A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard's handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said.

Mariners bring back DH Kendrys Morales in trade with the MinnesotaTwins

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:48
In the search for offensive help, the Seattle Mariners decided to bring back someone, who has actually had some hitting success at Safeco Field.

US new-home sales plummet in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:48
Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:48
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

Proposition 1 enrages, divides Seattle parks supporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:31
An increasingly fierce debate over Proposition 1, the Aug. 5 ballot measure that would create a Seattle Park District, is pitting parks supporters against one another.  This diverse group agrees parks are valuable. They just  disagree on exactly how to fund them.

JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:46
President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.

US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:44
Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

Injuries reported as possible tornado hits Va.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:43
Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:42
NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.

Immune Design raises $60M in IPO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:38
Seattle biotechnology company Immune Design said early Thursday its initial public offering of stock was priced at $12 per share, for an offering total of $60 million before costs.

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:48
Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.

Glitch crashes global U.S. passport, visa operations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:48
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.

Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for season opener at Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:46
Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the season opener at Hawaii, UW coach Chris Petersen told The Seattle Times.

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:44
For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:31
A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:23
The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Thursday Memo: Pot freighter afloat ... Revenge of the uncool ... Tank cars derail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:46
Pot-smuggling freighter to be salvaged: The vessel, which was seized carrying a whopping $74 million worth of marijuana 18 months ago and later sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, has been refloated and hauled to Seattle to be salvaged for $1.2 million. A lot of pot, expensive salvage, no?