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Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:56
The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:49
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

Asia falls, Europe drifts on Wall Street drop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35
Japanese stocks led most Asian benchmarks lower Friday while European stocks drifted in lackluster early trading after Wall Street's worst day since July, as investors awaited the latest economic data on the world's largest economy.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35
The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

Daily Rant&Rave: Did yelling at that disabled kid make you feel better?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:11
RAVE To Mark at Bartell’s, who saved me when I lost my Mariners tickets. I asked for directions to any place he knew downtown that could let me get to my email and reprint the tickets, and he went the extra mile: He let me access my email on his computer and printed the tickets then and there.

3 ways to make good use of free museum day

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:00
You read that right - free. Saturday, Sept. 27, is the 10th annual Museum Day Live, which means more than 1,000 museums across America will  be open free of charge (visit the site for instructions on getting a ticket, good for 2 people). Quite a few in the Seattle area are taking part, includin

Bus hits 84-year-old woman in Monroe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:59
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Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:50
A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

Mexico army holds 8 soldiers in June killing of 22

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:46
An army officer and seven soldiers are being detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, an encounter that the military initially reported as a shootout but that a witness later described as a massacre.

FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:46
The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months.

Cyprus police empty ship of holdout migrants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:46
Hundreds of migrants, thought to be refugees from Syria, were cleared Friday from a cruise ship by members of an elite Cypriot police squad.

Detroit's elected officials regain control of city

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:39
The day-to-day operations of Detroit's city government are back in the hands of its elected mayor and city council.

Challenges remain in missing UVa student case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:37
Now that they have captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police face two other major challenges: making the charge stick and, most important, finding Hannah Graham.

Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:35
Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday.

US Bank refunding $48M to credit card customers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:31
U.S. Bank is refunding about $48 million in the latest federal settlement by a major bank over improper billing for extra credit card products that customers didn't receive.

Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:31
A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will start and attempt to finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday.

Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:31
Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected.

Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Turkey, still coy, joins fight against militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the world is still waiting for details of any new, specific aid and is warily watching to make sure Ankara keeps its commitments.

China state media say 50 killed in far west attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:01
Chinese state media reported Thursday that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend in the far western region of Xinjiang, in what officials called a severe terror attack.