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World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:54
It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

In Scott Walker race, he's the main issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:53
The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.

Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:51
Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian.

Chef Renee Erickson’s cookbook mixes beauty, practicality | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:00
We recommend Renee Erickson’s new book, “A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus,” along with a recipe of hers for pickled turnips.

Fire chars aviation supplier’s factory in Fremont

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:57
A fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood caused several million dollars of damage to a manufacturing building and prompted efforts to contain chemical runoff.

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:55
A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

3 teens arrested in L.A. suspected of Capitol Hill carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:54
Three teens arrested in a stolen car in Los Angeles on Tuesday night may be connected to a recent carjacking on Capitol Hill, Seattle police say.

Supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:49
General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.

Prep sports continue to gain popularity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:48
Participation in high-school sports is on the rise, both in Washington and nation-wide.

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:00
Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners.

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:51
Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

Big foot: The combined power of two ports | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:50
On Tuesday, something remarkable happened. Commissioners of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma met together in a public session. The governing bodies of these two highly competitive ports have been gathering in closed meetings lately to discuss how to work together, as opposed to the toxic c

The Hong Kong protests as seen by folks with Seattle connections

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:41
On Tuesday we asked readers to share their reports about the pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong. Here are the first of those reports. As we get more, we'll add them to the top of this story. If you have a story to share, send an email to breakingnews@seattletimes.com.

Texting driver leads Snohomish County deputies on chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:39
A man led Snohomish County sheriff's deputies on a chase from Lynnwood to Everett Wednesday morning after he was spotted texting while driving.

State withholds chunk of money from Seattle special-ed program

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:37
The state is withholding $3 million in federal funds from Seattle Public Schools’ long troubled special-education department.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: One last day off before the grind hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:55
We;ll begin with a reminder that the Seahawks are taking today off as their one mandated player day off for the week. It falls on Wednesday instead of Tuesday with the game this week on a Monday instead of Sunday. The Seahawks will be back Thursday for what would be a usual Wednesday-type practice,

Remaking Mecca: Saudi Arabia overhauls Islam’s holiest city

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:53
New hotels, malls, skyscrapers edge the most important religious sites as millions of Muslim pilgrims stream to Mecca this week for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52
Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.

US construction spending down 0.8 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.

Matt Pentz' MLS power rankings, 10/1

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
L.A. has finally taken over the top spot of my weekly MLS power rankings.