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Liberal-arts consortium knits together 5 small colleges

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:16
This summer, three small Northwest liberal arts colleges are teaching a course together as part of a five-college collaboration that could eventually help the schools deliver education more efficiently and provide stronger class offerings to their students.

Road infrastructure can’t fix traffic problems, support public transportation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:05
This week’s state Department of Transportation warnings miss the significance of next week’s traffic snarl [“I-90 closures ahead: Eastside drivers might want to just stay home,” Local News, July 15].

Reactions to the death of James Garner

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:17
"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." -- Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:08
Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:04
The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule.

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:00
A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said Monday, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.

Malaysia plane recovery operation stumbles forward

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:47
The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site but a worrisome power outage in the refrigerated train holding over 200 of the dead.

Dutch fury grows over treatment of Ukraine crash bodies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:47
It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:39
Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:38
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:31
Two small planes went down in separate crashes in northern Arizona Sunday, leaving six people dead, authorities said.

Man slashes 3 children, killing 1 in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:31
A man with a kitchen knife killed a 1-year-old boy and injured two other children Monday in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan near Hong Kong, police said.

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:31
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.

'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:31
Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been placed on "modified duty" and barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said Sunday.

Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:31
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.

Official: 2 injured, diesel spilled in derailment

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:16
Two people were injured and more than a hundred homes were evacuated due to a diesel spill from a train derailment in Wisconsin, according to fire officials.

A 12-year film odyssey results in ‘Boyhood’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:01
An interview with director Richard Linklater, who filmed “Boyhood” over a period of 12 years.

Forecast of cooler, damp weather fuels optimism in fire fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:48
Wildfires continued in Central Washington on Sunday, but damper weather and slower winds helped firefighters in their efforts to contain blazes that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres and left people picking up pieces of their lives.

Alexander Kristoff of Norway wins 15th stage of Tour de France

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:46
Katusha rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway won the 15th stage of the Tour de France and Italian Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team kept the overall lead. The race ends Sunday in Paris.

Goodwill’s recycling work turns out good people

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:46
Graduates of the social-service organization’s programs pass on their social skills and altruism at Goodwill.