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Adventures in Prague, the ‘golden city of a hundred spires’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:37

One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague offers a wealth of history and local color.

Annie Jacobsen and ‘The Pentagon’s Brain’ on Well Read

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:36

Journalist and author  Annie Jacobsen has a gift for unearthing secret, long-buried information. In her book “Area 51,” she told the true story of a secret government location in Nevada. In “Operation Paperclip,” she traced the astonishing history of Nazi scientists, recruited after World War II to come to America to work on secret  U.S. […]

China targets Puget Sound with new plane | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:27

If China succeeds in its ambitions to field commercial airliners, much more than the Boeing-Airbus duo will be disrupted.

Hotels try out in-room libraries

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:17

A new (old-school) hotel trend: Stocking rooms with new and classic books.

Suspected drug dealer accused of hurting K9

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:14

The dog, Laslo, was punched and choked by not seriously injured. The suspect was taken to jail.

Ferry worker stops man from jumping from ship

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:11

Two passengers on the Edmonds-Kingston run also came to the man's aid Saturday.

Boston pol says Bieber-graffiti tweet was sarcasm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:07

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston City Councilor says he was being sarcastic when he tweeted that he would introduce an emergency ordinance prohibiting Justin Bieber-inspired graffiti. The pop singer asked artists around the world last week to paint murals inspired by tracks from his upcoming album, which is set to release Friday. The singer posted […]

Police: Man used rope ladder to burglarize supermarket

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:06

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police have arrested a man on charges he broke into a Pennsylvania supermarket using a rope ladder — then claimed to merely be sleeping on the store’s roof when he was caught. Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Beal is in the Fayette County Booking Center awaiting arraignment on burglary, criminal trespass and other […]

AP Source: Gov’t to fine Takata $70M in air bag recall case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 02:06

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators will fine Takata Corp. of Japan $70 million for lapses in the way it handled recalls of millions of air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to add […]

Join Seattle Seahawks reporter Bob Condotta for an AMA chat on Reddit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:30

This week, Seattle Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta takes his weekly Tuesday chat to Reddit. Condotta will join Reddit’s /r/Seahawks community at noon PST for his first AMA, or “Ask Me Anything” chat, on the popular social network. The thread is currently open for questions, and Condotta will begin answering them at noon. Head to […]

Columbia River fall chinook return from Aug. 1-Oct. 31 breaks old record set in 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:28

State Fish and Wildlife biologist, Joe Hymer, has reported some great record-breaking news on this season’s Columbia River fall chinook count. “The count finally surged ahead, and (Sunday’s) count along was 500 at Bonneville so it’s still running along,” Hymer said. This year’s Bonneville Dam adult fall chinook cumulative count to-date has surpassed the record […]

It’s NFL trade deadline day: Will Seattle Seahawks make a move?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:23

The offensive line is an obvious place for Seattle to want to try to upgrade. But it's hard to know what would be realistic, and what the Seahawks might be willing to give up.

Pike Place Market to clean up sticky situation at Post Alley gum wall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:19

For the first time in 20 years, the gum wall at Pike Place Market is going to get a full cleaning.

7 passengers removed from flight after overbooking turns ugly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officers escorted a man and his girlfriend off a plane after he became upset when his seat was double-booked, and five other passengers were removed when they protested his treatment, airport police said Tuesday. The incidents occurred Monday evening as Spirit Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport […]

Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him for taking his life

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:04

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years — “hard years” — and that she doesn’t blame him for his suicide. Susan Williams said the actor-comedian had not only been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder, a few months before his death, […]

EU looks into reports of fake fish labeling in Brussels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:57

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking into reports that cheap seafood is often mislabeled as choice fish in some of the Belgian capital’s fine restaurants and even in EU cafeterias. The Oceana environmental group said Tuesday it found that 31.8 percent of seafood it tested in and around EU institutions in Brussels was […]

Late Saudi king’s ‘secret wife’ gets huge UK payout

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:48

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Tuesday ordered a huge financial payout for a woman who claims she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Judge Peter Smith ruled that Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 68, should receive more than 15 million pounds ($23 million) and two expensive apartments in London’s […]

Zimbabwean journalists arrested for elephant poaching report

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:48

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Three journalists from a state-run weekly newspaper in Zimbabwe will be charged with slander for a front-page story that implicated an unnamed top police officer and other officials in fatal cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants by poachers, police said Tuesday. Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba […]

As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming. Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public from demanding and […]

Stars no more: Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts for likes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:46

NEW YORK (AP) — You’ll no longer see stars on Twitter: The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet and replaced it with a heart. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it made the change because the star can be confusing to new users and the heart is more universally known around the […]