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Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:51
A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:55
U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

SPD unveils new navy-blue uniforms for officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:49
New navy-blue police uniforms and new patches featuring Chief Sealth were unveiled Thursday at a City Hall news briefing.

Going to Yellowstone? There’s an app for its geysers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:46
Get a heads-up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt.

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:41
Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:34
A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.

Group seeks to reintroduce grizzlies to Selway-Bitterroots

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:31
An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot mountains of Idaho and Montana, saying the region is critical to the bears’ recovery in the Lower 48 states.

US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:48
When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations -- leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:46
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Pro Football Focus previews Seahawks-Cardinals game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:40
As always, some Friday links and notes from Pro Football Focus:

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:59
Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:58
Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:58
Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:58
U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:58
Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. But its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.

Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:58
Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. But its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.

Dog accidentally shoots Wyoming man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:57
Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

Dog accidentally shoots Wyoming man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:57
Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:48
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.