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Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:59
Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.

6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:47
Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:46
Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.

Superman reaches stratosphere as Action Comics No. 1 hits $2 million mark on eBay

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:46
For those of you keeping track of what is surely one of the most important stories of the summer, Darren Adams’ copy of Action Comics No. 1 has surpassed the $2 million mark on eBay. The Federal Way comic-book-and-sports-card dealer appears well on his way to setting a world record with the pr

Enter the DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:16
Welcome to Make a Newsprint Masterpiece, the 2014 Seattle Times DIY contest. For this one, all we ask is that you create something out of newsprint — yes, that paper that makes your hands black.

Seattle 'maker party' promotes Internet literacy, carrots included

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:16
Anyone who's ever wanted to get their feet wet making something for the web instead of just surfing it should join the "maker party" Friday evening at the Seattle Central Library.

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:38
Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds -- $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief -- offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

Asia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:37
Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.

Marijuana legalization: Turn back federal prohibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:03
The feel-good article about the vibe at Hempfest missed the major news [“After legalization, Hempfest more celebration than protest,” Local News, Aug. 15]. On Friday, a sitting United States representative, Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., spoke at Hempfest to call for major changes to federa

Daily Rant&Rave: Tame that overgrown yard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:01
RAVE To the Seattle Yacht Club member who rescued me with a tow when my boat engine died in the San Juan Islands, helping keep the spirit of friendly “boater-helping-boater” seamanship alive on Puget Sound.

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government.

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46
Hamas said it shot dead 11 suspected informants for Israel on Friday, a day after an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip killed three top Hamas military commanders.

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:31
A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:31
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:16
A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:16
The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:16
Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.