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For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse.

Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"

What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline -- a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

World stocks uneven ahead of US growth report

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
World stock markets were uneven Friday and Wall Street futures slid ahead of quarterly growth figures that will show whether weakness in China, Japan and Europe has hit the U.S. economy.

Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 26 min ago
As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer -- defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 26 min ago
The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix like being in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 11 min ago
Seahawks fans are everywhere here in downtown Phoenix. At least that's what I've heard.

Let Beast Mode be: Why I’ve changed my mind about Marshawn Lynch’s silence

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 26 min ago
Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to talk to the media has created a no-win situation where the player, media and league all look foolish. That’s why I’m willing to quit hounding him.

Balloon crew surpasses distance record; Mexico landing next

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 26 min ago
Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.

Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 53 min ago
Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence -- Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed -- as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 56 min ago
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

Shell poised to resume drilling off North Slope

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 3 min ago
Shell Oil plans to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic waters off Alaska this summer. The decision could create local jobs by turning a Seattle port terminal into an fleet hub, but environmental groups are opposed to a lease now under negotiation.

Medicare payments surge for in-office vein, artery procedures

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago
Unlike heart procedures, which must be done in a hospital or outpatient facility, the opening of the peripheral arteries and veins of the arms and legs can be done in a doctor’s office.

Steinbrueck gives a mixed report on city’s ‘urban villages’

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago
Former City Councilmember Peter Steinbreuck presented his study of Seattle’s growth, including its 20-year-old “urban village” strategy and found that the strategy is working, but the growth is uneven and poorly tracked.

Seahawks prepared for Patriots’ newest trick

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago
Coach Pete Carroll says the team won’t be caught off guard in the Super Bowl if New England has eligible receivers declared ineligible on some plays.

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 22 min ago
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.