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Daily Rant & Rave: Hey DIY’ers, knock it off with the power tools

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:27
RAVE To my honest friend who discovered after a recent trip to Costco that she hadn’t been charged for an item in the lower basket and contacted Costco to give them the $17.49 she should have paid. We should all be this honest.

South African park considers rhino evacuation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:48
South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.

Paper target left at League of Women Voters' Seattle office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:47
Seattle police say someone recently left paper targets, pock-marked with bullet holes, at two sites on Capitol Hill, including the office of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County.

Monday links: Peter King rates Seahawks No. 1, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:46
Welcome to the week when it all begins. Roughly 96 hours from now, the Seahawks will be prepping to take the field at the VMAC for the first time this season.

Chuck Tarbox memorial scheduled for July 28

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:46
Just wanted to pass along a bit of information: The memorial for Chuck Tarbox, the former Juanita and Eastside Catholic football coach in the '80s and '90s, will be held on July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Juanita Field House.

Airlines raked in $31.5 billion in fees in 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:31
Charging extra fees for checked bags, roomier seats, etc., has spread to nearly every airline worldwide

Bartusiak, actress from 'The Patriot,' dies at 21

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:46
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:46
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:46
The stock market drifted lower to start the week as more companies line up to post their quarterly earnings. Hasbro and Six Flags sank after turning in disappointing results, while concerns over tensions between Russia and the West also occupied investors' attention.

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:46
McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:48
A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes.

Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:45
Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine.

Stanford dropout Silicon Valley’s latest phenom

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:31
The latest tech phenom is a 30-year-old Stanford dropout whose hatred of needles helped lead her to start a company aimed to help people better understand their bodies.

Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:50
In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski leads again on ALS

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:46
Those who suffer with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, need lots of care and attention. They have a powerful ally in U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and once again she has stepped forward to help those with a debilitating illness and grim prognosis.

Custody fight starts car chase between parents

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:46
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A custody dispute sparked a high-speed chase between a mother and father in Oregon.

Controversial airfare bill could get through Congress’ back door

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:31
Legislation that would let airlines exclude taxes and fees in advertising could be passed, thanks to maneuvering in support of the Transparent Airfares Act.

Primary election: Peterson the better pick for District 21 because he collaborates

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:16
This is a note to underscore my unqualified support for Strom Peterson for District 21 [“The Times recommends in District 21 races Scott Whelpley, Lillian Ortiz-Self,” Opinion, July 16].