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Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 20:16
When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Senators press NFL, others on domestic violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:46
Members of the Senate Commerce Committee chastised the commissioners of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL for skipping a hearing Tuesday on domestic violence in pro sports, with one saying the absences reflect a lack of focus on the issue.

Downpours fall for hours on thirsty California

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:31
Hours of downpours brought California a dose of relief from a three-year drought with few of the negative consequences the long-awaited storm had threatened, at least so far.

In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:27
Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.

Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:27
A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of Earth.

LA city attorney sues to block pot delivery app

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:27
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:27
Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it.

Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:24
In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder.

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:24
The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains -- about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde.

GOP seeks year-end plan on funding, immigration

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week and simultaneously challenges President Barack Obama's decision to spare millions of immigrants from deportation.

Air shipments of batteries could be fire risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
Dramatic government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.

Likely Pentagon nominee earned stripes quiet way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
No household name, Ashton Carter has earned his stripes in the national security trenches the quiet way. For decades he has toiled as a defense thinker and strategist, nuclear expert, three-time Pentagon executive, budget guru and academician.

3 Hong Kong protest leaders turned away by police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
Three founders of a civil disobedience campaign that helped spark Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests were turned away by police Wednesday after trying to surrender in a bid to bring to an end the increasingly violent street demonstrations.

Takata says recall decision is up to automakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
Japan's Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel, and instead passed along the crucial decision to automakers.

New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims into court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:22
A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:18
American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

World stocks drift; Japan, China pull back gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:18
Global stock markets drifted higher Wednesday after Chinese business surveys offered some optimism about the world's No. 2 economy.

Wal-Mart denies stalling in Tracy Morgan lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:16
Wal-Mart on Tuesday denied claims by lawyers for actor-comedian Tracy Morgan that the giant retailer is stalling a federal lawsuit over a fatal highway crash in New Jersey last summer.

Iraqi government reaches major oil deal with Kurds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:16
The Iraqi government on Tuesday reached a deal with the Kurdish local authorities in the country's north to exchange oil from the autonomous region for a nearly 20 percent share of the national budget, officials said.

Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush talks foreign policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:16
Nearing a decision on a presidential run in 2016, Jeb Bush on Tuesday reaffirmed his support for the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and pushed for a foreign policy that he said could help repair the nation's credibility after Barack Obama's presidency.