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Warmest July-August on record in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 56 min ago
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Officials say Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 56 min ago
The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.

Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 17 sec ago
Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.

Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 49 min ago
Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.

Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 51 min ago
Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

Historic McCleary school funding hearing coming Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 56 min ago
On Wednesday, a historic hearing will be held in the Temple of Justice in Olympia, where the state's Supreme Court is calling state lawmakers to task, asking them to explain why the court shouldn't punish them for failing to make enough progress toward adequately funding public e

Seattle's new police chief is an empathetic multitasker, but far from naive

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 48 min ago
At a time of national hand-wringing over police use-of-force, things are calm in Seattle thanks in part to the city’s new top cop Kathleen O'Toole.

Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 48 min ago
Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.

Beacon Hill International School: Immersion program made difference

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 49 min ago
I am a parent of a child who just finished his fifth grade year at the Beacon Hill International School. After reading The Times’ article, “Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results” [Local News, Aug. 27], I wanted to express concerns over what I feel were gaps

Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 51 min ago
A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said.

Huskies morning links: It's Cyler Miles' time

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 53 min ago
Happy Tuesday, everyone.

‘No Seattle’ highlights lesser known NW rock acts | Record preview

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 56 min ago
The grunge boom of the ’90s didn’t happen in a vacuum. Before the world had heard of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, Northwest clubs were ringing to the sounds of acts like Hitting Birth, Vampire Lezbos, Chemistry Set, and Thrillerhammer.

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 56 min ago
Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 56 min ago
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago
China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 24 min ago
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 24 min ago
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 24 min ago
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 24 min ago
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.