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'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:19
He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on fire.

Using discipline to help kids feel better about school, not worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:01
Schools nationwide are facing the hard-to-refute fact that using suspension to discipline students doesn't do much to improve their behavior -- and may make it worse.

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:35
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice noms

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:34
"Birdman," ''Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations.

Southwest baggage workers to protest at 16 airports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:20
Baggage handlers for Southwest Airlines, including workers in Seattle, are protesting the company’s slide in on-time performance.

Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:18
Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff.

"Weighing In": Prep wrestling blog -- Week 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:16
“Weighing In”:  This is the second installment of the 2014-2015 high-school wrestling blog. A look at resurgent Auburn in Class 3A, marquee matchups, top targets, big performances and links to individual and team rankings.

Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:13
A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:07
The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Manila seeks custody of US Marine in murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:16
The Philippine government says it is seeking custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman.

Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.

US seeks to use bin Laden letters at terror trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year.

Police altering tactics after killings, protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation.

Brazil: Google fined in Petrobras probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
A Brazilian court says it has fined Google around $200,000 for refusing to intercept emails needed in a corruption investigation at state-run oil company Petrobras.

IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL's suspension of the star running back.

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower.

Man charged in Auburn killing was on probation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:01
An east Alabama man was already on probation for separate crimes when he was charged with killing an Auburn University football player in a shooting eerily similar to a triple killing two years ago.

Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:31
Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.