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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:01
Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.

Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:01
Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:01
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones -- and most smartphone customers -- have embraced touch screens.

$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:31
Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art -- including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera -- that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.

Police: 1 dead, several hurt in California crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:01
A female motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended, killing one person and leaving up to 11 others injured, police said.

US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:31
This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence information at the highest levels of the Cuban government.

Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:16
A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Caribbean island after more than 50 years of hostility.

Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."

Urban, Touchstone combine forces in real estate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:01
Urban Renaissance Group, a leading real-estate investment manager, has acquired Touchstone, a commercial developer with projects in South Lake Union and other city hotspots.

State Patrol: Driver seriously injured after I-5 crash in Lynnwood

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:48
A driver reached speeds of 110 mph on northbound Interstate 5 early Wednesday morning before exiting on a bus-only ramp and crashing, according to tweets from Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol.

Rajiv Shah resigning as head of USAID after five years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:47
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of batting down rumors of his impending resignation, Rajiv Shah announced Wednesday he will step down as head of the U.S. Agency for International Development in February.

Washington State signs two JC players from California

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:46
Safety Shalom Luani and defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell will join the Cougars in time for the start of the spring semester.

Seattle Housing Authority retreats on rent-raising proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:29
The Seattle Housing Authority won’t move ahead with a plan to set rents based on household size and length of stay rather than income.

In Northwest, U.S.-Cuba thaw lauded as ‘amazing’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:27
“All my life I have been hoping to hear a U.S. president say exactly what Obama said today,” said Fleites-Lear, a professor of foreign languages and literature who has many relatives in Cuba. “I almost can’t believe it.”

Cuba’s hopes for future fired up by historic pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:25
The changes in Cuba policy outlined by President Obama are expected to have a much more profound impact on Cuba than on the United States.

Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:24
When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.

AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:24
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy.