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North Seattle College names new president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
Warren Brown, an administrator with 17 years of experience in the state's community college system, has been named the next president of North Seattle College. He will start his new job in July.

Train operator in Chicago crash had fallen asleep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
The operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport acknowledged she dozed off before the accident and had also done so last month when she overshot a station platform, a federal investigator said Wednesday.

TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:01
The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

China quotas on rare-earth metals violate law, WTO says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02
The WTO found the export taxes, quotas and bureaucratic delays Beijing imposes on overseas sales or rare-earth elements and other metals artificially raise prices and create shortages for foreign buyers.

Facing new rivals, Amazon expands its cloud-computing offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02
Amazon Web Services hosts a conference Wednesday in San Francisco to discuss its strategy, days after Google and Cisco step up their efforts to compete against it.

Putin and the laws of gravity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:01
The morning after the morning after, the laws of gravity start to apply themselves; things often don’t look as good or as bad as you thought, writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman about Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

Sounders partner with Red Cross to collect donations for Oso mudslide relief

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:01
The Sounders will partner with the American Red Cross to collect donations at Saturday's game for disaster relief, particularly the devastating Oso mudslide.

Mayor Rob Ford says scandals are old news during debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:08
Mayor Rob Ford said during the first televised debate of Toronto's election campaign that people are no longer interested in the drug scandal surrounding him after the front-runners seeking to replace him said he has embarrassed the city and ruined its reputation.

Video: Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid on the team's USMNT call-ups and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:01
Here is some team-provided video of Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid after Wednesday's practice, where he talked about the team's USMNT call-ups, the Montreal game, looking ahead to Columbus and more:

Congress on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:01
The House and Senate worked Wednesday to quickly resolve their differences and send the White House a bill to sanction Russia and aid Ukraine to show U.S. displeasure with President Vladimir Putin's military incursion into Crimea.

Murdoch companies name son Lachlan co-chairman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:01
Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan will become nonexecutive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp., two companies controlled by the father.

Disaster film about jet crash at sea put on hold

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:01
A disaster movie about a jet that crashes into the ocean on its way to Beijing has been put on hold because of its similarities to the missing Malaysian plane.