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Mammoth bone uncovered near Clarkston

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:50
A construction crew uncovered what appears to be the bone of a Columbian mammoth at a site near Clarkston.

Purling Hiss’ psych-punk, Neighbors’ indie rock at The Sunset | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:59
Philadelphia singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Polizze — alias Purling Hiss, playing The Sunset Tavern Wednesday — is among the American underground’s more prolific home recordists, having released new albums annually for the past five years.

‘Unusual noise’ before helicopter crashed near Space Needle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:58
A veteran Seattle photojournalist and a pilot were killed Tuesday morning when a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed onto a street outside Fisher Plaza near the Space Needle. A driver whose car was struck was burned.

Report: US, Toyota may reach settlement in probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:56
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the U.S. Justice Department may reach a $1 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems.

Report: US, Toyota may reach settlement in probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:54
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the U.S. Justice Department may reach a $1 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems.

Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:48
In a gilded Kremlin hall used by czars, Vladimir Putin redrew Russia's borders Tuesday by declaring the Crimean Peninsula part of the motherland -- provoking a surge of emotion among Russians who lament the loss of empire and denunciations from Western leaders who called Putin a threat to the world.

Media absorbed in made-for-TV mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:47
The missing Malaysian plane is a made-for-TV mystery where the public's hunger for the story seems inversely proportional to the amount of solid leads for solving the case.

Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:45
Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday.

Jagger posts tribute to companion L'Wren Scott

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:31
Mick Jagger has posted a poignant tribute on Facebook to his late companion, L'Wren Scott, saying he is still struggling to understand her death and will never forget her.

Yellen to enter spotlight as new leader of Fed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:31
Investors will be watching closely Wednesday for any hints of how a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.

Sentencing for Army general could wrap Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:31
The sentencing hearing for an Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates is expected to wrap up Wednesday after testimony by friends and colleagues who praised his leadership.

Report: Typical student spends hour or less on homework

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:01
Many think students these days suffer under a heavy — and growing — load of homework.

Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:31
Threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within, according to several reviews triggered by last year's Washington Navy Yard killings.

In Iowa, Ted Cruz embraces his religious side

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:31
Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can't deny.

Obama presents Medal of Honor to 24 veterans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:31
They were heroes who didn't get their due.

Naval Academy sexual assault case enters Day 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:01
A woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was expected to take the stand for a second day Wednesday at the man's court-martial, a day after she testified he had told her they had sex, though she doesn't remember it after a night of drinking.

Bicycle bomb kills 2 people in Afghanistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:01
A provincial official says a bomb attached to a bicycle has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan.

What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:16
The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's.

Seattle Symphony launches its own recording label

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:16
The Seattle Symphony joins other major orchestras in creating its own music label, Seattle Symphony Media. The first three recordings on the new label, all works by French and U.S. composers, will be available as downloads on April 1 and as CDs on April 29.