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Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:41
A South Carolina state trooper's dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense -- and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been charged with assault.

Even after recall, GM said cars were safe to drive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:40
During months of outcry over GM’s handling of the ignition-switch problem, as investigations and lawsuits mounted, the company has fought any effort to get the recalled cars off the road until they are repaired.

Fines for food waste: Idea will cost SPU more to enforce

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:47
Fining people for putting food waste in their garbage is the most absurd idea to come out of the City Council in ages ["Seattle OKs $1 fine for adding too much food to garbage bins," Local News, Sept. 22].

Editorial: Seattle City Council needs to get moving on Seattle’s Youth Services Center

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
Well-meaning, but misplaced opposition should not prevent or delay construction of a new King County juvenile justice facility.

Man gets 10 years for pushing wife off Maine cliff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
A former Maine resident who bashed his wife on the head with a rock and pushed her off an 800-foot cliff will serve 10 years in prison under a sentenced imposed Thursday.

German company to deliver medications by drone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
A drone owned by German logistics company DHL is expected to take off and ferry medicine to Juist, a sparsely populated island off the northwestern coast of Germany, on Friday.

Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
The FAA permits come with limitations, including that the unmanned aircraft be used only in a restricted area and that they be flown under 400 feet in altitude and within the line of sight of an operator who holds a private pilot’s license.

Police: 5 recent armed robberies in Seattle may be related

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
Seattle police are investigating whether a series of armed robberies, including two carjackings, may have been committed by the same people.

The Ebola response has been a fiasco

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:46
The Ebola epidemic is a classic case where early action could have saved lives and money, writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticides

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49
The Seattle City Council has banned the municipal use of a class of pesticides that has been linked to bee deaths.

Kayaking in Alaska’s ‘bear utopia’ is a thrill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:46
Island near Juneau offers rich bear-watching for paddlers.

Jovino Santos Neto tops Eastside Jazz Extravaganza | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:46
The Earshot Jazz Festival will be upon us shortly, but you might consider taking in the Eastside Jazz Club "Extravaganza" Saturday as an appetizer to the main course. The intrepid club presents regional jazz artists every month, striving to keep jazz alive at the other end of Highway 520, and puts i

True what? Check out 'Tiny Detectives'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:46
There's been much talk lately about the casting of Season 2 of HBO's "True Detectives," with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn confirmed and Rachel McAdams in talks to star. They'll play a trio of police officers who are, from what I can tell, not particularly connected to those played by Woody Harrels

US durable goods fell 18.2 percent in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:46
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods slumped in August as demand for commercial aircraft descended from record highs, but investment plans by businesses posted promising gains.

Correction: Iraq-Terror Plot story

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:44
In early versions of a story Sept. 25 about an alleged plot to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Iraqi prime minister said "Yes," when asked whether an attack was imminent. The prime minister actually said, "I'm not sure."

6 questions: Islamic State group's control of oil

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:43
For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil fields in Syria and a smaller one in Iraq.

Jeter a hit in 1st AB at Yankee Stadium finale

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:43
As if on cue, the rain let up, a rainbow came out and Derek Jeter began his final home game with another big hit.

Microsoft establishes computer science chair at Whitman College

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:38
Whitman College in Walla Walla is establishing a computer science program, and a computer science chair, thanks in large part to a gift from Microsoft.

Guilty plea in Spokane Valley crash that killed 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:46
The teen who was driving in a Spokane Valley crash that killed two 15-year-old classmates pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide.

Novo Nordisk plans Seattle obesity research center

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:46
Novo Nordisk said Thursday it will establish a new obesity research unit in Seattle, growing by the end of 2016 to 60 employees.