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Don’t allow in-flight calls, urge U.S. lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
More than 75 members of Congress urge federal regulators to keep ban on voice calls on commercial flights.

Guest: The return on investment for hiring people with disabilities

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Walgreens launched a disability-hiring initiative seven years ago and found it improved the company’s work culture, writes guest columnist Randy Lewis.

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.

Costco in Cabo severely damaged by Hurricane Odile, looters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:35
Costco’s Mexican unit says its Cabo warehouse could be closed for months to recover from damage by Hurricane Odile and a subsequent wave of looting.

Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34
Boeing is moving significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region, affecting 2,000 jobs mostly in engineering.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:32
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

Holder leaves mark on Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
During U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure, the Justice Department launched a civil-rights investigation of the Seattle Police Department, which led to a landmark settlement agreement with the city in 2012.

Oregon nabs No. 1 spot in NFF-Football Writers poll, and my vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
Oregon was idle last weekend, but took over the No. 1 spot in the new National Football Foundation-Football Writers Assn. of America Super 16 poll. Florida State, which struggled to beat North Carolina State, fell to second.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.

Qantas flies world’s biggest plane on longest route

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36
Airbus A380 flies from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth airport, an 8,578-mile flight.

Defense, prosecutors preview school cheating cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36
Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

Cellphone chatter in the air? The No's have it (big time)

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:39
Most seattletimes.com readers hate the idea of allowing cellphone conversations throughout airplane flights, according to the results of an unscientific (and somewhat cheeky) Northwest Traveler poll.

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:38
The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

Mercer Island says water clear of E. coli; source not found

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. | A  source for the E. Coli contamination could not be found after a thorough inspection of the city's water system, Mercer Island and Public Health - Seattle & King County officials said.

Seattle tight end Zach Miller has ankle surgery, return TBD UPDATED

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
Seattle starting tight end Zach Miller had surgery on his ankle  during the bye week, the team confirmed Monday morning.

Daily Rant&Rave: Who let the dogs out

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
RAVE To the Washington state ferry employee who saved our dogs when we accidentally left our car door ajar when going to the passenger deck on the ferry. When we returned, we found him standing protectively next to our wide-open car, holding both dogs by their leashes. His quick thinking prevented w