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NATO chief: Strong alliance for better Russia ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:36
Only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia, NATO's new secretary general said Tuesday.

Seoul's spies solve mystery of Kim Jong Un's absence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:46
South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

American, US Airways merging mile programs in '15

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:37
American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, will continue to base free flights on how many miles customers fly.

Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:36
Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs.

Ex-gov, ex-con Edwin Edwards on the stump again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:20
Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawling oak trees and thick weeds, a lectern framed by banana trees has been set up in front of three short rows of folding chairs.

User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:46
Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.

Global stocks mostly higher as Fed meeting awaited

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:46
Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:38
Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Dutch media startup lands investment from NYT

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
A Dutch startup that sells news on a per-article basis has landed a 3 million euro investment from The New York Times and the German publishing house Axel Springer SE.

Victim's body found from sunken South Korean ferry

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said.

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness.

The SUV goes from All-American to global star

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.

Expanding Mexico City running out of cemeteries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:16
Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier.

After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:01
Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

Former Seattle board member offers controversial school fixes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:00
Relatively rare are the moments when education reformers and die-hard public school staff find any common ground.

Prep girls soccer state rankings -- Week 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
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"The Full 80" prep girls soccer soccer blog -- Week 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
In this edition of “The Full 80,” a look at Mount Si’s attempt to grab one of two state berths out of the rugged KingCo 4A in first season with the league.

Prep girls soccer: Four Washington players named to national all-star game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
Four Washington state players named to play in 2nd Girls High School All-American Game on Dec. 13