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Ukraine says cease-fire steps agreed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:32
The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces.

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:30
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:30
Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:30
"Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish.

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:22
Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

Global stock markets rise on Ukraine cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:22
European stocks led gains in global markets Wednesday after a cease-fire was announced in eastern Ukraine. Markets were also buoyed by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region.

Juvenile jail escape latest for troubled facility

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:21
The juvenile detention center where 30 teens escaped under a fence has a long history of violence, allegations of sexual abuse and previous efforts to break out.

Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:19
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.

Google's corporate products division changes name

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:19
Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:19
A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:19
Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:19
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:17
Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives.

NFL capsule preview of Seahawks and Packers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:46
Here is the official NFL preview, with notes and stats and other stuff, of the Seattle-Green Bay game Thursday night:

Bothell breaking ground on new City Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:46
Bothell’s decade-old downtown makeover fantasies are slowly becoming a reality as construction of a new City Hall and the McMenamins hotel resort at the Anderson School begins this month.

Seattle City Council delays vote on Indigenous Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:46
The Seattle City Council delayed a vote declaring that Columbus Day also be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Councilmember Bruce Harrell said a vote closer to the day would mean more attention.

Eat up! These bottom fish make a dramatic recovery on West Coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:46
Marine scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium said Tuesday that government regulators and fishermen had made such strides in how they manage and catch 21 species of rockfish, flounder, lingcod and sole that it listed all among the “good” or “best” seafood choices in its popu

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch talks, says little

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:46
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, like all NFL players, is required to talk to the media at least once a week. Tuesday, he refused to answer questions about his holdout but would talk about his charity foundation.

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:39
The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?

State’s charter-school era begins with Seattle elementary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:31
First Place Scholars, which has been serving homeless students for 25 years, will convert Wednesday from a private school to the state’s first taxpayer-funded charter school.