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State's top educator aims to energize teacher recruitment

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
A familiar storyline for teachers is that the newest are brimming with idealism, the more seasoned struggling not to burn out. But after nine years on the job at Lawton Elementary School in Seattle, Lyon Terry’s combination of energy and experience were notable enough that last spring a parent

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

US existing home sales fall in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

Global stocks off but China rebounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown.

Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:46
A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded.

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:16
Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Meanwhile, the United States and five Arab countries launched the first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters.

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