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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 43 sec ago
His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 45 sec ago
An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 46 sec ago
Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 47 sec ago
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 44 sec ago
A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 46 sec ago
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 48 sec ago
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 49 sec ago
Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 51 sec ago
An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 53 sec ago
A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.

A downside to ‘shared economy’

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 9 sec ago
The official line of Airbnb suggests a certain vagabond freedom. Isn’t it cool to live like a native — and outside motel chain conformity? Well, that depends on the native you’re boarding with, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: State’s wildfires a reminder of nature’s force

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 51 sec ago
What lessons can we learn from the largest wildfire in state history?

SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 28 sec ago
Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry -- the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds -- at least for some money funds used by big investors.

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 29 sec ago
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.

US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 31 sec ago
Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

Round-up: Sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone, UW and WWU named great places to work

Seattle Times Headlines - 56 min 50 sec ago
Survey finds sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone (AP): The percentage of U.S. high school students who report using synthetic HGH at least once has more than doubled to 11 percent in the latest survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The substance is commonly sough

The keyboard and the app are mightier than the pen

Seattle Times Headlines - 56 min 50 sec ago
With the rise of touchscreens, how much longer will we need to rummage around for pens in our purses and backpacks?

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

Seattle Times Headlines - 56 min 50 sec ago
Update at 2:17 p.m: Hinda Osman Dhirane of Kent appeared this afternoon at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue ordered her held pending a detention  hearing next Tuesday.

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 4 min ago
NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.

Helicopter crashes near Wenatchee

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
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