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Microsoft tops revenue forecast but profits fall short

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:52
New CEO Nadella talked about emphasizing productivity offerings and the cloud, but gave no new details on the company’s wide-ranging layoff plan.

Microsoft beats on revenue, misses on profit in fourth quarter results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:58
Microsoft beat Wall Street expectations for revenue but fell short in earnings per share in its fiscal fourth quarter earnings, reported today.

Breaking down the Seahawks’ 2014 schedule, sixth-toughest in the NFL

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:57
By the most common objective measure used – the combined won-loss record of 2013 opponents – Seattle’s schedule ranks among the most difficult in the NFL.

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:55
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed -- by beetles.

Strong upriver fall chinook run boosts catch limit in Columbia's Hanford Reach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:46
An expected strong return of 200,000-plus upriver bright fall chinook headed for the Hanford Reach area of the Columbia River has allowed state Fish and Wildlife managers to boost the daily catch limit.

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:46
Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea -- fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:46
Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle's Hillman City

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:45
Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion burglary that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle's Hillman City neighborhood.

Seattle's minimum-wage law won't face referendum vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:00
Seattle's $15 minimum wage law won't face a referendum in the fall.

Pipe bomb found in impounded stolen car in Snohomish

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:58
Employees of a towing company got an unexpected surprise today when they found a pipe bomb in a stolen car that had been impounded, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.

Microsoft reveals Surface Mini writeoff, phone sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:54
Microsoft pretty much confirmed in today's earnings report that it scrapped the Surface Mini at the last minute.

Sounders' Sigi Schmid, All-Stars react to All-Star game being held in Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:49
The MLS All-Star team will have a distinctly Seattle flavor this year, after five Sounders were selected to the roster – the most by any MLS team. Unfortunately for rival Timbers fans, that rave green-tinged roster will be setting up shop in Portland.

Feds charge seven people in connection with hash-oil explosions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:48
Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year. Crime reporter Jennifer Sullivan has details on today's charges.

Taijuan Walker to start Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:48
Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Wednesday, manager Lloyd McClendon said.

Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:47
Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

Burien man accused of killing wife, leaving body in car at park and ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:01
A 41-year-old man turned himself into Seattle police late Sunday, saying he had killed his ex-wife and left her body in a vehicle at the West Hill Park and Ride in Kent, according to Kent police.

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:01
President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

Obama arrives in Seattle for two fundraisers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:59
President Obama arrived in Seattle Tuesday afternoon to headline two Democratic fundraisers.

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00
Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.