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North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat.

Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday.

Report details killing of bombing suspect's friend

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
A Chechen mixed-martial-arts fighter grew increasingly agitated as he wrote a confession about his role in a 2011 triple slaying that got renewed attention after the Boston Marathon bombing, flipping a coffee table at an FBI agent and charging a Massachusetts State Police trooper with a pole before the agent shot him dead, according to an investigative report.

Houston bayou's evolution into busy port ongoing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
A century ago, the Houston Ship Channel was nothing more than a bayou meandering into the Gulf of Mexico. Today, massive ocean-going vessels carrying thousands of containers zip in and out of the channel, where a barge collided with a ship over the weekend, spilling 170,000 gallons of gooey tar-like oil into the water.

Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:31
Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

Inspiring teachers: Tacoma features its stars on YouTube

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:00
With all the debate over how to improve our nation's public schools, it's easy to overlook the bright spots.

Speed up to 94 singled out in actor's deadly crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:01
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were going up to 94 mph in a 45 mph zone in a Porsche with two 9-year-old tires when they lost control, hit a light pole and died immediately when the car burst into flames, according to a new investigation of the November accident.

Gloom-punks Weekend keep it cryptic | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:46
When Weekend first emerged from San Francisco five years ago, its gloomy, reverb-heavy sonics contrasted with its West Coast origins.

Satellite clue ends wild theories, hope for MH370

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:31
Over an extraordinary 17 days and nights, until the moment Malaysia's prime minister stepped to a lectern to deliver investigators' sobering new findings, the fate of vanished Flight 370 hung on morbid conjecture and fragile hope.

Navy searches for answers in fatal base shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:27
Navy officials are searching for answers about what may have motivated a civilian to approach a docked destroyer, struggle with security personnel, disarm a sailor, then shoot and kill someone coming to that sailor's aid.

Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:26
Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane.

Russia: Ukraine bars crews from leaving aircraft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:26
Russia accused Ukrainian officials on Wednesday of barring Russian commercial airline crews from going outside their planes in Ukrainian airports. Ukraine denied the allegation.

Stocks move higher on Wall Street; Sonic gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:16
Stocks got a lift Tuesday as health care companies bounced back after a heavy sell-off.

Disney's purchase of Maker a boon for LA startups

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:16
Disney's $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios is a sign that the entertainment industry's content and technology startups are coming of age and proving to be as valuable to Hollywood as app makers are to the giants of Silicon Valley.

South Carolina reaches Sweet 16 with victory over Oregon State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:31
A year after being upset by Kansas in the second round, the top-seeded Gamecocks overwhelm Oregon State for second Sweet 16 trip in past three years.

Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

Consumer confidence rebounds in sign of optimism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:16
U.S. consumer confidence has rebounded to the highest reading in six years, providing a further sign that the economy's prospects should brighten with warmer weather.

JP Morgan's 'Mr. Fix-it' is the latest departure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:16
Another high-ranking executive at JPMorgan Chase is departing, one who had been considered a possible successor to CEO Jamie Dimon.