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UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 10 min ago
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 25 min ago
A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night.

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.

Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago
Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 10 min ago
Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 10 min ago
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 10 min ago
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 10 min ago
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit.

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 15 min ago
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 40 min ago
An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 40 min ago
The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 55 min ago
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Seattle Times Headlines - 20 hours 25 min ago
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman -- who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor -- was allowed a peaceful, painless death.

Judge clears way for Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, to buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - 20 hours 35 min ago
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory and cleared the way for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s record $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers to proceed.

Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls has solid practice with national team

Seattle Times Headlines - 20 hours 40 min ago
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was excited about how he felt physically after the U.S. team practiced in Las Vegas. Rose is coming back from two serious knee injuries.