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In many nations, men still dominate Cabinet posts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:25
Japan appointed five women to the 18-member Cabinet on Wednesday in a small but symbolic step toward gender equality in government, which remains male dominated in many nations.

In many nations, men still dominate Cabinet posts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:25
Japan appointed five women to the 18-member Cabinet on Wednesday in a small but symbolic step toward gender equality in government, which remains male dominated in many nations.

Casino closures bringing mass unemployment filing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:22
Thousands of newly laid-off casino workers are expected to turn out at the Atlantic City Convention Center for a mass unemployment filing.

MIT fraternity suspended after woman's window fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:21
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity has been suspended by the university and the national organization after a woman fell from a third-story window during a party.

Spokane Valley bicyclist hit and killed near home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:21
SPOKANE VALLEY  (AP) — The wife of a bicycle rider who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Spokane Valley says he had worked late Monday and was going fishing afterward in the Spokane River when he was struck.

Spokane Valley bicyclist hit and killed near home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:21
SPOKANE VALLEY  (AP) — The wife of a bicycle rider who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Spokane Valley says he had worked late Monday and was going fishing afterward in the Spokane River when he was struck.

Life Sciences Discovery Fund makes grants to commercialize promising technologies

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:20
( Life Sciences Discovery Fund ) The Life Sciences Discovery Fund today announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Also announced was nearly $56,000 in supplemental funding to an existing grant to increase the commercial ...

Turkish policeman jailed for killing

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:19
A Turkish policeman who killed a protester during last summer's demonstrations in the capital, Ankara, is sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
Categories: BBC World News

Electronics giants fined for cartel

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:18
Philips, Samsung and Infineon are fined 138m euros by the European Commission for fixing prices of chips used in smartphones.
Categories: BBC World News

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:17
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

Wednesday Memo: First day of school today ... Bus service cuts? ... Teen shot if Federal Way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:16
It's the first day of school in many districts today, including Seattle. Be careful out there. In other school related news: Seattle mayor seeks new Education Department for city, State’s charter-school era begins with Seattle elementary

Wednesday Memo: First day of school today ... Bus service cuts? ... Teen shot if Federal Way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:16
It's the first day of school in many districts today, including Seattle. Be careful out there. In other school related news: Seattle mayor seeks new Education Department for city, State’s charter-school era begins with Seattle elementary

Teen wounded in Federal Way shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:15
FEDERAL WAY (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy who was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Federal Way is not cooperating with investigators.

Starbucks sorry for not serving woman with dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:14
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks has apologized to a 24-year-old woman who said she wasn't allowed in a Rochester-area store because she had a service dog.

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:10
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

Drexel Univ. residence hall evacuated due to chemical leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:10

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuationsEvacuations have been ordered at a residential building on the campus of Drexel University due to a chemical leak.


Global stock markets rise on Ukraine cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:09
European stocks led gains in global markets Wednesday after a cease-fire was announced in eastern Ukraine. Markets were also buoyed by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region.

Maine without lobster? Worries grow as Gulf warms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:09
Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.

Maine without lobster? Worries grow as Gulf warms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:09
Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.

New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade Organizers Lift Ban on Gay Groups

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:06
The decision to allow a gay group to march under its own banner came as Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to once again boycott the parade.