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Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite “rigorous” U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday. Gen. John F. Campbell told a Senate committee that Afghan forces requested air support Saturday […]

The Seattle Times’ Pac-12 power rankings: Utah takes over top spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:27

Utes host undefeated Cal in Salt Lake City this week.

Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:15

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea. For the crew of the El Faro cargo ship, who trained regularly in […]

VW chief warns workers of ‘pain’ to come because of scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:00

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s new CEO has told more than 20,000 workers that overcoming its emissions-rigging scandal will “not happen without pain” and that the company will have to review its investment plans. Matthias Mueller vowed Tuesday that “we will overcome this crisis” but said that the company would have to be more careful […]

Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:56

NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says “we’ll have a pumpkin for everybody” for Halloween, but […]

The Trump swagger is seen, not always loved, worldwide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:45

BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well-known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He’s known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, […]

EU offers Turkey incentives to better tackle refugee crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:45

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is ready to offer Turkey new incentives to better tackle the Syria refugee crisis, including money, the easing of visa restrictions and better intelligence sharing. The offer came in an action plan unveiled Tuesday, which in exchange, would see Turkey improve its asylum and documentation procedures and beef up […]

Video: Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks discuss the Seahawks’ win over Detroit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:36

Seattle Times reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks discuss the Seahawks' win over Detroit Monday night.

Syria’s skies crowded with multiple air forces

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria’s civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict. The latest entry in the air war is Russia. […]

US stock indexes little changed in early trade; DuPont jumps

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:18

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in early trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont shares soared on news that its CEO would step down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,845 as of 10:08 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s […]

IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for global economic growth and says falling commodity prices and jumpy financial markets have raised global risks. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings this week in Lima, Peru, the fund says the world economy will grow 3.1 percent […]

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot became gravely ill while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer calmly took over and safely landed the plane in Syracuse, airline officials said. One hundred forty seven passengers were onboard when Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, was stricken. Doug Parker, chairman and […]

The shimmer and glow of Eric Zener’s swimming-pool paintings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

In Foster/White Gallery’s new show, painter Eric Zener takes us into a watery void with his luminous, rippling studies of swimmers.

Mistaken for an evil twin; money, taste and wine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

New books by Seattle-area authors: a 17-year-old girl is committed for a crime committed by her twin; the intersection of money, taste and wine; John Marzluff’s “Welcome to Subirdia” in paperback.

Tuesday TV Pick: The Muppets go to the office on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

Coming to TV Tuesday, Oct. 6: “The Grinder,” 8:30 p.m. on Fox; “iZombie,” at 9:01 p.m. on The CW; and “Drunk History,” 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt toes the line in death-defying ‘The Walk’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

Joseph Gordon-Levitt strolled many the harrowing scenes of “The Walk” one cautious footstep after another.

Matt Bumpas’ sweet path to success

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 22:00

After working as a psychologist and starting law school, Matt Bumpas decided to pursue his passion — making desserts. Now he’s got his own company, Sweet Bumpas, creating desserts, candies and ice cream.

Man shot dead in Lynnwood area

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 21:41

The victim has not been identified, and police have no immediate leads on a suspect.

Sue Monk Kidd writing novel about Jesus’ wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 21:26

NEW YORK (AP) — After setting previous works in the 1960s and the 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd is going back to Biblical times for her next novel. The author of such best-sellers as “The Secret Life of Bees” and the Oprah Winfrey choice “The Invention of Wings” is working on a book narrated by […]