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US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:06
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:04
Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:09
A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

Initiative 1351: A funding plan for smaller class sizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:06
The editorial “Homeless students hurt by funding competition” [Opinion, Nov. 22] implies that those who voted in favor of Initiative 1351 are blind or stupid because we “bought into the initiative’s promise of smaller classes” without having a funding plan.

Truck spills dog food in I-5 ditch at Fife

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:01
The Associated Press

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
Hampered by gale-force winds and high waves, a Greek navy frigate was slowly towing a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants to safety on the southern island of Crete Wednesday.

Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
Cleveland police are ready to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

World stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:16
World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China.

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:16
France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

Skin in the Game, 5: Teacher meetings aren't only for the kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:01
I don’t know what I expected -- an inquisition about my parenting style? The discovery that my 5-year-old was a secret sociopath? A misfit genius? Whatever I imagined this bogeyman to be, my first parent-teacher conference was nothing close.

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:01
The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world.

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision.

Tough to make a case against police in shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:01
The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

Wednesday morning links and notes: 49ers game coming quick

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:31
Little time to waste this week with a game Thursday night.

Quotes and video: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Here is some video and some quotes from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's meeting with the media today (no cardboard cutouts here):

Western Washington men smash Multnomah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Jaamon Echols scores 20 points and Jeffrey Parker has 19 and a career-best 15 rebounds in the Vikings’ 108-75 rout.