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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:01
A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor -- a major shift in tone that reflected the social justice mindset of Pope Francis.

Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday.

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.

Stocks mostly lower before Fed statement

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy.

Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.

McDonald's in Japan limits orders of fries

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:32
The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise.

Curtis football coach resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:31
From the school:

No. 16 Oregon State women win at No. 6 North Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:46
Oregon State’s trip across the country yielded its first regular-season victory over a top-10 opponent in women’s basketball since 1995. Ruth Hamblin had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the 16th-ranked Beavers beat No. 6 North Carolina 70-55.

Finally, Inslee’s big moment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:46
Two years into his term, Gov. Jay Inslee finally rolled out a big idea.

Fund For The Needy donations on record pace

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:46
The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy has received $583,879 since the campaign began Nov. 23.

King County to launch new restaurant grading system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:46
A two-time E. coli victim helped the push for public placards that reflect restaurant-inspection scores. The new system won’t start until 2016, county health officials say.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:46
Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

N. Korea marks end of Kim Jong Il mourning period

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:44
North Korea marked the end of a three-year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong Il on Wednesday, opening the way for his son, Kim Jong Un, to put a more personal stamp on the way the country is run.

CIA may have committed war crimes, physician group says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:16
Physicians for Human Rights called on President Obama and Congress to create a panel to examine the participation of CIA and private medical personnel in the interrogation program, including possible breaches of domestic and international laws.

Homeless slayings suspect accused of 4th killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:13
A man accused of gunning down two homeless men in their sleep and fatally shooting a hairstylist as she walked to her car has been charged in the death of a fourth person, police said Tuesday.

Temporary tax breaks — which ones affect you?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:10
Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a bill extending more than 50 expired tax breaks through the end of 2014. They include:

Sounders reportedly set to hire Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerwey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:31
Lagerwey said he has not received formal offer from any club, but RSL has named former Husky Craig Waibel as his replacement.

Rowing legend Stan Pocock dies at 91

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:31
Seattle’s Stan Pocock, who designed the first fiberglass shell in 1961 and was a former UW rower and coach, died Sunday.

Mariners trade rumors swirling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:28
So as I was wrapping up with some radio stuff this afternoon, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick sent out this tweet.