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US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:10
Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

Ecology? Hamlet? Who cares? Millions of kids clicking online | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:42
When a lesson in biology or A.P. World History gets more than a million page views, it behooves anyone interested in education to find out what’s so compelling.

Echoes of Crimea keep Ukraine's east rumbling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:46
The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military facility in this eastern Ukraine town say they are making a stand to defend the region's Russian-speaking majority.

Jet mystery unfolds as Asian air travel booms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:46
The transfixing mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing with 239 people on board has unfolded in a region where air travel is undergoing supercharged growth after decades of being beyond the reach of most people.

As military sex assault cases close, more calls for change

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:35
At nearly the same time Thursday, sexual assault cases against an Army general and a former Naval Academy football player came to a close, and neither produced a conviction on that charge.

TW Cable execs set to get $135M 'golden parachute'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator.

Report: California is top crime target in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report released Thursday.

Foreigners, kids among 9 killed in Afghan attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
The four gunmen were swift as they entered the luxury hotel in Kabul, although it took them a few minutes to find the restaurant that was their target, Afghan officials said Friday as they pieced together details of the brazen attack that killed nine people, including four foreigners and two children who were shot in the head.

Australia says nothing spotted in search for plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
Search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean have found nothing so far that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Australia's acting prime minister said Friday.

Putin: no need for further retaliation against US

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
There is no need for Russia to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said Friday as Russia's upper house of parliament endorsed the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

4 Indians get life in prison for gang rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:31
An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.

Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:16
Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

Morning links: Arizona State loses heartbreaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:46
The Pac-12 posted a 1-2 record in the NCAA tournament. Here's how the teams fared.