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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.

More black than white preschoolers suspended, data shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:16
Data to be released Friday by the Education Department’s civil-rights arm finds that black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools but almost half of the students suspended more than once.

Syrian troops capture famed Crusader castle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:16
Syrian troops captured a famed Crusader castle near the border with Lebanon on Thursday, running the two-starred government flag high above the stone ramparts of the 12th century fortress after days of intense clashes with rebel fighters.

Congress raises pressure on CIA in torture dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:16
Adding heat on the CIA, the Senate will investigate a computer network that contained a still-secret review of U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling criminal referrals to the Justice Department and a dramatic collapse in relations between the nation's spy agencies and the lawmakers entrusted with their oversight.

In Fla., Obama calls for equal pay for women

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:16
Amid grappling with crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama made a pitch for women's pocketbook issues Thursday, calling for legislation requiring equal pay for equal work and saying Congress would get more done if it had more women.