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Microsoft employees helped raise $112M for nonprofits last fiscal year; total company giving topped $1B | Pri0

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:24
Microsoft employees, with the help of the company match program, donated $112.2  million to 18,832 nonprofits worldwide in fiscal year 2014.

Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:46
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:45
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell "disappointed'' it didn't work out for Percy Harvin in Seattle, says Harvin never expressed disappointment in role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
When the Seahawks acquired Percy Harvin in March, 2013, one reason for optimism that it would be a good fit is that Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had also been the OC at Minnesota for Harvin's first two years in the NFL.

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

Golden larches and snow’s first dusting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Seattle Times reader Selvakumar Srinivasan’s photo of autumn color at Maple Pass in the North Cascades.

Columbia king fishery near Bridgeport still going strong

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Ebola and travel: You're getting nervous, changing plans, shows Times poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Amid all the news about Ebola, Seattle Times readers are getting nervous about travel.

Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details.

Washington Supreme Court should not dismiss Backpage.com case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
Just because no case law yet holds Backpage.com responsible for exploiting children, that does not mean the classified ad site should always be immune from liability. The fact is Backpage.com and other sites like it create an environment where pimps can easily post ads every night selling girls (and

Microsoft reports fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
Microsoft is expected to report its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday.

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.

US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.

No laughing matter: Miami flights delayed, passenger charged after bomb hoax

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:31
Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb.

Microsoft and IBM to provide their enterprise software on each other's clouds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:25
Microsoft and IBM announced Wednesday that they're working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:25
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:23
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

6 dead babies found in locker; woman arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:31
Police have charged a 40-year-old woman for concealing human remains after the bodies of six infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kenny G stirs controversy with visit to Hong Kong protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:31
After weeks of accusations in China’s state media that foreign forces were behind the protests, the sight of the popular American musician openly fraternizing with protesters prompted a stern warning from the Chinese government.