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Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:36
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on the sand in front of the Westin Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, where ministers were […]

1 dead, 2 injured in Federal Way shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:32
One man is dead and two others wounded after a shooting in Federal Way early Thursday morning.

Rant & Rave: Wait your turn at baggage claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:00
Readers thankful for bike repair, scold about baggage-claim crowding.

US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year. It also ended up squeezing out some growth in the first quarter, reversing an earlier […]

T-Mobile beats Street 2Q forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:46
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $361 million. On a per-share basis, the Bellevue, Washington-based company said it had profit of 42 cents. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents […]

US cuts estimates for economic growth over past 3 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments. The Commerce Department says the economy expanded at just a 2 percent annual rate from 2012 through 2014, down from […]

If teachers were athletes, and more of the week’s education news and views

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:01
The McCleary case is seven years old, and counting. Bad economic times yield better teachers. Learning a second language builds brainpower. And a $1,000 college scholarship for women 40 and over.

Agapanthus is a blast of spectacular midsummer color

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Agapanthus blossoms beautifully in the middle of summer, in more shapes, sizes and colors than ever, but it’s a flower that needs full sun and well-drained soil to do well.

Amy Helm’s debut feels like home | New recordings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Amy Helm, ‘Didn’t It Rain’ (Entertainment One) Amy Helm’s debut solo album, “Didn’t It Rain,” feels like a certain kind of home — familiar and happy. Its inviting nature derives largely from Helm’s clear, elastic voice that immediately grabs your attention on the funky title track. If she had decided to make an album full […]

IBM’s Watson computing technology learns Japanese

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:34
TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, said Thursday it was working with Japanese telecommunications and robotics company Softbank Corp. to share […]

Entrepreneur’s second photo editing company raises $41M

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:30
Seattle photo-editing company PicMonkey has received a $41 million boost from private equity firm Spectrum Equity.

‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ brings the summer action

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:05
A review of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” starring Tom Cruise as the irrepressible superspy Ethan Hunt. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Rainiers knock off El Paso, 5-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:01
The Tacoma Rainiers fought off rain and multiple El Paso scoring threats to beat the Chihuahuas, 5-1, and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.

Police investigating killing of woman in Northgate-area parking garage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:45
Police are looking into the apparent killing of a woman found in a car in a Northgate-area parking garage Wednesday night.

Shadow lenders push deeper into risky commercial real estate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:07
Asset managers that operate outside the banking industry’s regulatory oversight are becoming more active in a market that burned traditional lenders in the 2008 financial crisis.

MLS All-Stars triumph over Tottenham

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:05
Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery Wednesday night.

Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:57
Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects.

California Guard uses drone to search for missing teacher

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used an unmanned aircraft for a search-and-rescue mission. The drone will collect images in real time, allowing searchers on the ground to make faster, […]

Indian media: Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 has been hanged

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:40
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian media: Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 has been hanged .

Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:39
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family’s apartment from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over […]