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RealNetworks laying off 10 percent of staff

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:01
Seattle-based RealNetworks announced today that it's laying off about 85 employees, or about 10 percent of the staff remaining after a series of reorganizations at the struggling digital-media company.

Monday's lightning starts 17 fires; all but 2 are contained

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:01
Monday night's lightning storms led to 17 fires in Washington, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.

Police begin inquiry after guard at Westlake pepper sprays, detains man

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:00
Police are looking into an incident at Westlake Center in which a security guard used pepper-spray on a man who he thought might be starting a fight.

Farmers get ready to store record-breaking corn crop

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:00
Farmers have been forced to exercise more control over grain marketing by storing it until prices pushed lower by the large harvest improve.

Busy Working, Robin Williams Fought Demons

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:59
Given his troubles with depression, addiction and a significant heart surgery in 2009, Mr. Williams should have had a résumé filled with mysterious gaps. Instead, he worked nonstop.

UW's Chris Petersen on first scrimmage: Huskies' veteran defense dominates young offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:58
(What did you learn from the scrimmage yesterday?) “The defense is a little ahead, maybe a lot ahead of the offense. Typical first scrimmage. I think that’s probably how it needs to be from a head-coach perspective, where you’re never good (enough). Whoever does well, you’re

Tentative deal in Northwest grain terminal dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:57
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced a tentative agreement in the contentious two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals.

Memo From New Delhi: Narendra Modi’s Quiet Beginning Dims India’s Hopes for Swift Change

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:57
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed modest economic changes and kept the bureaucracy largely in place, frustrating those who thought he would introduce bold policies.

The threat of Pakistan's angry young marchers

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:54
The threat of Pakistan's angry young marchers
Categories: BBC World News

'Slenderman' victim thanks governor

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:54
The family of a 12-year-old allegedly stabbed by two schoolgirls have thanked the governor of Wisconsin, who honoured her with a special day.
Categories: BBC World News

Paramedics try out Google Glass in ambulances

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:52
The additional eyes on a patient via Google Glass can provide paramedics with advice, diagnosis and treatment options.

Police: Man says killing his family was his destiny Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:52

The man said murdering his mother, father and two sons was his destiny, police said.


Asia is Pope's 'greatest challenge'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:51
Pope Francis on a missionary quest to win over Asia
Categories: BBC World News

Son of woman with Ebola says she is getting better

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:49
The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is doing well as she's being treated for the Ebola virus in an Atlanta hospital.

Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:49

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

Veal farmers shift to more humane pasture-raised calves

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:46
Veal calves are free to roam the pastures with their mothers and are not fed antibiotics or hormones, a method of ranching that has been growing among veal producers who are seeking to adopt more humane methods of raising calves for veal.

Businessman wins Minnesota Senate primary Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:40

The GOP nominee will face incumbent Al Franken in November.


Japanese economy contracts sharply

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:34
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Radio host shot wife with rifle after argument Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:34

Woman was hit with shrapnel and is expected to recover.