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Still going strong: Brad Upton celebrates 30 years in comedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
It has been 28 years since comedian Brad Upton quit his job as a teacher to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. Since then he's won the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, appeared at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival and performed more than 5,000 shows across the United States

APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:58
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:58
If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

Southern California prepares as big waves brew

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:01
The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:31
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:31
U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

Asian stocks mostly higher following S&P record

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:16
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances.

2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:31
European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:27
Separatist rebels shelled a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis.

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:27
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:26
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:26
The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:11
Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:07
Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:07
Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.