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It's time to establish an independent Seattle transit district to stop gridlock

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 42 sec ago
Danny Westneat got directly at the heart of the matter in his column “Carfree in Seattle, the living isn’t easy” [Local News, Sept. 12]. If our regional planners truly want to see their stated goal of making Seattle a high-density, world-class city without it becoming a traffic nig

Mass rallies mark referendum climax

BBC World News - 51 min 17 sec ago
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.
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Detroit's bankruptcy trial put on pause again

Yahoo! National News - 53 min 21 sec ago

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case. The hearing will be adjourned from Friday and reconvene Monday, Sept. 29. It also was put on hiatus last week for three days while the city put the finishing touches on a settlement with another hold out creditor Syncora Guarantee Inc. Syncora formally withdrew its objections to the plan in light of the settlement on Tuesday, leaving Financial Guaranty Insurance Co, which has $1. ...


Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - 53 min 35 sec ago
A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

Daily Rant&Rave: Stay out of Green Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 19 sec ago
RAVE For a spectacular jazz performance by a group of eighth-grade students from Eckstein Middle School, the delightful highlight of our recent visit to the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union.

Prep girls soccer: Issaquah takes on nation's No. 1 team

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 39 sec ago
Clearly Tom Bunnell like challenges.

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 56 sec ago
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 44 sec ago
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.

U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to N.Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 25 sec ago
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 38 sec ago
The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.

Andre Agassi embraces investor-led approach to schools

USAToday.com Top Stories - 1 hour 2 min ago

Former tennis great visits Nashville to tour charter school he helped build.

       

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 6 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, has captured the 5 million euro ($6.5 million) grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday.

Latest News: ISIS Video, Adrian Peterson and MacArthur Grants

New York Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.






Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.

Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 min ago

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.