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News Guide: Issues, people in Hong Kong protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:24
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are drawing thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil resistance to Beijing's plans to screen candidates for the post of the city's leader, or chief executive. Here are the major issues and people in the dispute.

Bagel company Einstein Noah sold for $364.5M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
The owner of Einstein Bros. Bagels and other, similar chains is being acquired by investment group JAB Holding for about $364.5 million.

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:37
How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

How people create flight delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
Pilots and passengers make flights late, and professor is studying how to make things better.

FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week.

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

Sept. 29 TV Picks: The new ‘Scorpion’ on CBS

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, include “Scorpion” on CBS, “The Voice” on NBC and “Castle” on ABC.

Madoff son was under scrutiny until day he died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:34
Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

Seattle, the affordable city

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:38
Affordable housing has morphed into a loaded term in Seattle. Many residents and city leaders say it’s disappearing or there isn’t enough of it.

Key details in the penalty retrial of Jodi Arias

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:25
The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is sentenced to death. Here are some key things to know about the case:

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

China busts smugglers of iPhone 6 in Shanghai

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here, with officials on Sunday reporting the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai.

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

Madoff son was under scrutiny until day he died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

For some gays abroad, social networking poses risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout.

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant, activists said Monday.

Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.