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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:45

The U.S. has attempted to curb the practice, with little success, and it’s become a sensitive political issue with a presidential election less than a year away.

What Marriott-Starwood deal means to hotel guests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:45

Hotel names such as Westin and Sheraton won’t vanish, but Starwood points might be worth less — and what about the trendy factor?

Gorilla mom a bit more maternal to new zoo baby

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:36

Gorilla Nadiri rejected her newborn, but could be warming up to the 5-pound baby born Friday, according to the Woodland Park Zoo.

How to fly free forever: Put $170 million on your AmEx

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:36

China allows its citizens to transfer no more than $50,000 out of the country in any year, and using his card could help Liu Yiqian get around this limit because he’s just paying back American Express or the bank in China who issues his card.

Stuck waiting: Ground delays at U.S. airports on the rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:34

Airlines adjusting flight schedules to mask longer runway taxi times.

No. 10 Gonzaga favored to win Battle 4 Atlantis, UW given long odds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:32

Bulldogs and Huskies are set to renew their cross-state rivalry on Paradise Island after a nine-year hiatus. The Zags have won 8 of the last 9 games against UW.

UW to increase security measures for Friday’s Apple Cup at Husky Stadium

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:08

Also, Metro Bus service will not be available for Friday's game.

‘Seahawks football’ returns in win over 49ers, and so does vintage Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:57

Like most QBs, except perhaps the absolute immortals, Wilson needs help around him. On Sunday he got it, and it made all the difference in the world.

Apple Cup, by the numbers: Pac-12’s top passing offense meets Pac-12’s top defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:52

The Cougars lead the nation in passing offense and the Huskies lead the Pac-12 in scoring defense.

Seattle Seahawks grades from Pro Football Focus: High marks for Thomas Rawls, Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:48

High marks for the Seattle Seahawks' offense and Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls from Pro Football Focus in Sunday's win against the San Francisco 49ers.

Firefighters quickly extinguish small blaze at Bar Sajor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:39

Quick resolution, no injuries at Bar Sajor in Pioneer Square on Monday morning, Seattle Fire says.

Disneyland PeopleMover car sells at auction for $471,500

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car from Disneyland’s long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for $471,500. The PeopleMover was an elevated tram that took visitors on a slow moving ride through the Tomorrowland attraction. It carried its first passengers in 1967 and ran until 1995. The buyer was not identified. Van Eaton […]

Lithuania police ditch Kalashnikovs after recent incidents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:15

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian police are abandoning their Kalashnikovs handed out to officers after the Paris attacks following two embarrassing incidents involving the Soviet-made assault rifles. Chief Commissioner Linas Pernavas said Monday that various automatic weapons will be used by officers but “the AKs (Kalashnikovs) will be removed from our arsenal.” The decision follows […]

Weather device falls from sky, prompts bomb squad response

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service says an instrument that fell from the sky, prompting a Philadelphia bomb-squad response, weighed about a pound and had been launched with a weather balloon about 165 miles away. Mitchell Gaines, of the weather service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, says the instrument called a radiosonde took off […]

Paris tourism slumps in wake of attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:11

PARIS (AP) — The attacks in Paris are having a major impact on tourism, initial figures show, pushing the French prime minister to meet industry officials to come up with a plan to limit the damage and keep visitors coming to the City of Light. Ten days after the carnage, the deadliest since WWII, museum […]

Dozens of animals die in Massachusetts shelter fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:45

PAXTON, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of cats and dogs have perished in a fire at a central Massachusetts animal shelter. Staffers at the Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals Inc. in Paxton say 17 dogs and 39 cats are thought to have died in the blaze that broke late Sunday night. At least five dogs were […]

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:32

They were students and artists, music lovers and parents. The victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories: ___ —Eric Thome, 39, was an artist, music fan, and father with a 5-year-old girl and another child on […]

Century-old Torah scroll being restored at Bronx hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:30

NEW YORK (AP) — A damaged 19th century Torah scroll rescued from the Nazis is being restored at a New York City hospital. The Daily News says ( ) the scroll is being carefully restored at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx for eventual use in services for its Jewish patients. The scroll dates to 1880 […]

US military helicopter crashes in South Korea, killing 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:28

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army and South Korean police said. The AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed on a road in Wonju, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Seoul, a Wonju police officer said […]