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Al-Qaida militants claim responsibility for attack in Mali

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:38
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack in central Mali.

Manhunt under way for suspects who wounded 2 NYPD officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:21
A manhunt is under way for at least two suspects who shot and wounded two New York City police officers responding to a robbery.

Jury selection won't be simple in Boston Marathon case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:17
As some prospective jurors got their first look at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused of bombing the renowned Boston Marathon, it became clear that choosing a jury in the closely watched terror case would not be a quick or simple process.

'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" has gone to the big house.

Illinois extends marijuana experiment to children

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial treatment to ease his epileptic seizures.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie is the first fan of Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
Chris Christie loves the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants you to know it.

NASA explores inflatable spacecraft technology

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.

At CES gadget show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive -- until now. Dish Network Corp. on Monday unveiled an Internet-only subscription offering that includes ESPN.

Developers, including Rams owner, plan Los Angeles stadium

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

Global stocks fall for second day amid oil, Greece worries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
Global stocks sank Tuesday for a second day as slumping oil prices and concern Greece might leave the European currency union fueled unease about the global growth outlook.

Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane Tuesday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected chunks of the fuselage on the ocean floor.

Chill, snow and rain bring taste of winter to much of US

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:31
A year after a brutal cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex -- which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools -- this week's chill is little more than what meteorologists like to call winter.

A sparkling release from one of West Africa’s greats | New Recordings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:03
Kassé Mady Diabaté, ‘Kiriké’ (Six Degrees)

Contrary to popular belief, tossing 'bad' kids harms 'good' ones, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:00
Traditionally, the thinking around school discipline has proceeded along these lines: Suspend a disruptive kid and, though that student may suffer academically, the rest of the class benefits.

Some 30,000 Germans protest against anti-Islam rallies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:46
The square around the Cologne Cathedral was plunged into darkness Monday evening after the historical landmark in western Germany shut down its lights in a silent protest of weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived "Islamization" of Europe.

US oil falls below $50 for 1st time since 2009

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:31
The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as evidence mounted that the world will be oversupplied with oil this year.

Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:31
Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on -- perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.

"Weighing In": Prep wrestling blog -- Week 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:00
“Weighing In”:  This is the fifth installment of the 2014-2015 high-school wrestling blog. A look at the rapid rise of Kentridge’s Derek Freitag, marquee matchups, top targets, big performances and links to individual and team rankings.

At The Gadget Show: Curved phones, smarter homes, fuel cells

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:46
Go ahead, peek at our patents. Toyota will allow others to use several thousand of its patented or patent-pending technologies for free to speed the development of its hydrogen-powered car dubbed Mirai, due to be sold in the U.S. by October.

Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:46
While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy travelers.