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Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:31
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall.

Mom who drove kids into ocean had low blood sugar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:26
A motion filed by an attorney representing a South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan says she was severely disoriented due to low blood sugar at the time.

US ground troops to train in Ukraine next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:17
The Pentagon says 200 U.S. soldiers will participate in an exercise in western Ukraine starting next week. It would be the first presence of American ground troops in Ukraine since the crisis with Russian-backed separatists began.

AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:08
The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

Islamic State: Obama's history of backtracking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:07
President Obama said earlier today that the U.S. will not be intimidated by the Islamic State (ISIS), the group responsible for the filmed beheadings of two American journalists [“Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen,” Nation & World, Sept. 3]. Of course, he followed that

Judge orders attorney to wear socks in courtroom

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions including possible fines if he shows up without them again in one Indiana courtroom.

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

Search on for deadly cobra loose in S. California

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Authorities warned parents to watch their children and keep them away from dark holes after a cobra was seen slithering through a Southern California suburban neighborhood this week.

Malaysia Airlines scraps 'bucket list' promo title

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Malaysia Airlines has scrapped the title of a competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list," acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year.

Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior.

Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.

Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Global stock markets were lackluster Thursday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. Declines were tempered by an easing of tensions over Ukraine.

World leaders eye united front against militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:16
World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:01
The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn't have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe, a missionary couple told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 19:16
To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade's end.

Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 19:16
As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 19:16
Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.

Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:31
They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them.

Russia: Ukraine's NATO ambitions threaten talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:31
Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that Ukraine's NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine.

Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:31
It was a rare loss for gay-marriage supporters -- one that even the judge who issued the ruling acknowledged won't be the final word.