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UNESCO says wreck off Haiti isn't 'Santa Maria'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed.

Tiananmen legacy looms over Hong Kong protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:41
The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate the grim end to the Beijing movement that was vanquished before many of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's streets were even born.

‘Twin Peaks’ returning to TV; MacLachlan looks to be on board

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:37
Where the show will shoot, and who will star, have not been announced by Showtime. But original “Twin Peaks” creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will lead the project, and star Kyle MacLachlan has tweeted that he’s looking for his black suit.

Boeing to build 777X wing and tail parts in St. Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:48
Boeing said Monday it will build major composite parts of the wing and tail of the forthcoming 777X jet in St. Louis, Mo., generating about 700 jobs there at peak production.

Turkey cracks down on oil smuggling linked to IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Sevda, a 22-year-old waitress in a brown apron, recounts how she made a small fortune running smuggled diesel from a village on Turkey's wild and dangerous border with Syria. But the days when she could earn 20 times her salary waiting tables came to an abrupt end several months ago when police arrested her and slapped her employers with a massive fine.

Turkey: NATO has plan to defend the country

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The NATO alliance has drawn up a strategy to defend Turkey if it is attacked along its border with Syria, a Turkish official said Monday.

Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

White House stands by rebuke of Israel settlements

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes "against American values."

More Ebola screening possible for United States

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

Corporate deals set to return to pre-crisis levels

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:46
In a year that's been awash with multi-billion dollar corporate deals, the number and value of mergers and acquisitions is set to grow further, reaching pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months, consulting firm EY said Monday.

The rumors are true: 'Twin Peaks' returns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:46
It's long been rumored, and it's finally happening: David Lynch's series "Twin Peaks," which went off the air in 1991 after just two seasons, is returning to television. It'll be a nine-episode limited series on Showtime, to air in 2016 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series ending. Or

Football rankings -- 4A, 3A, 2A

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:48
This week's rankings.

Daily Rant&Rave: Tire changer saves the day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:47
RAVE After a flat tire on Interstate 90 with a narrow shoulder next to 70 mph traffic, a Subaru pulled over while we old folks were still looking for the phone number for our roadside assistance. The driver popped out and asked if he could change the tire for us. Ten minutes later it was done and we

Underwater search for Malaysian airliner resumes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:47
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet vanished.

Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:46
A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue.

DeAndre Yedlin called into USMNT; will miss Friday's match

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:46
Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin has been called up to the U.S. men's national team for its Friday-night friendly against Ecuador, meaning he will miss Seattle's crucial match against Vancouver that same night.

Indiana aid worker says in letter is afraid to die

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:46
An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he's afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.

Guest: Schools need to learn the importance of recess

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:45
Seattle is following a national trend in reducing recess time in primary grades as school districts obsess about raising test scores, writes guest columnist Jesse Hagopian.

Comey: Chinese hackers like a 'drunk burglar'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.

101st Airborne soldiers heading to Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
The commander of the Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, says a handful of his soldiers are already in Liberia, and more head there next week to build treatment centers and begin training medical personnel.