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Climate change: Modify models when new data come along

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:44
Former University of Washington scientists found that “An average coastal temperature increase of 1 degree Celsius since 1900 along the West Coast” was not mostly caused by human activity ["Study says natural factors, not humans, behind West Coast warming," Local News, Sept. 22

Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:26
Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.

Leading researchers to speak on neuroscience, learning disabilities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:16
Most experts in brain science and education warn that the distance between the laboratory and the classroom is too vast for scientists to tell teachers how to do their jobs.

Impeccable Italian at Radici in Pioneer Square

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:11
At Radici, his chic eatery in Pioneer Square, owner Rudy La Valle is faithfully rendering the flavors of Italy.

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.