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Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' confounds many

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:58
Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching -- metaphorically at least -- for a dictionary.

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a "great admirer"

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:07
President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception.

Union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:54
They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.

Jet search cut short; new satellite spots objects

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:46
Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area.

House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Mayor Patrick Cannon was getting ready to close the deal with the big-time developer, but was reluctant to take a briefcase containing $20,000 while sitting in his city office.

Poll: Ukraine crisis hurts Obama approval ratings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Egypt army chief says he will run for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, has announced that he will run for president in elections expected next month, putting him on an apparent track to lead a nation beleaguered by ongoing turmoil and violence, a broken political order, a dilapidated economy and concerns over the chances for building a democracy.

IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday pledged $18 billion in loans to prop up Ukraine's sinking economy, as the nation's prime minister forecast more pain ahead without reforms that will affect nearly everyone in the country.

Senators concerned by Secret Service allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands.

A year later: What's up with school discipline case in Seattle?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:01
A year ago this month, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education publicly acknowledged it was investigating racial disparities in student discipline in Seattle’s public schools.

A year later: What's up with school discipline case in Seattle?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:01
A year ago this month, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education publicly acknowledged it was investigating racial disparities in student discipline in Seattle’s public schools.

Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober: Study

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:31
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:31
Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday.

Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Ohio artist who will create waterfront site is a familiar face in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:01
Ann Hamilton, an Ohio multimedia artist whose résumé is peppered with prestigious awards and whose “LEW wood floor” is in the Seattle Central Library, has been chosen by the city to create an installation for the revamped waterfront.

Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' confounds many

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:01
Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching -- metaphorically at least -- for a dictionary.

Q&A: How the health law penalty takes its bite

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:31
The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.