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What's PayPal's first solo move?

Seattle Times Headlines - 37 min 59 sec ago
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 1 sec ago
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 3 sec ago
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 5 sec ago
An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 8 sec ago
Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 9 sec ago
Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.

Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 10 sec ago
A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 13 sec ago
Tracy Morgan says he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

Seattle Times Headlines - 39 min 55 sec ago
A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year.

Construction brings new bottleneck near Seattle's Mercer Street

Seattle Times Headlines - 42 min 59 sec ago
Cars and bikes will have to merge together this week on southbound Dexter Avenue North, which is being narrowed to just one lane starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, until Friday morning, for a sewer project.

Airbus to bring back lithium-ion batteries on A350

Seattle Times Headlines - 42 min 59 sec ago
Airbus, which today won European certification for the A350, said it will bring back lithium-ion batteries to the plane in 2016. It removed the more advanced power sources from early production jets following defects on models used in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Mayor Ed Murray visits Ireland to drum up business for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 42 min 59 sec ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray met with Ireland's prime minister for at least a half-hour in Dublin on Monday, he said in a phone interview.

US consumer confidence slides in September

Seattle Times Headlines - 42 min 59 sec ago
U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant kids

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 24 sec ago
The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

Luck, instinct determined fates of Japan’s volcano hikers

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 30 sec ago
Saturday’s surprise eruption caught unsuspecting hikers on a pristine autumn day.

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

Seattle Times Headlines - 46 min 49 sec ago
They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night, on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

Seattle Times Headlines - 46 min 50 sec ago
California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

Seattle Times Headlines - 46 min 52 sec ago
Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.

Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

Seattle Times Headlines - 46 min 54 sec ago
State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage.