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Fitbit vs. Microsoft: comparing the best trackers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00

In the old days, trackers told you how many steps you took. Now they offer much more. Nicole Tsong likes the Fitbit Surge’s long-lasting battery but says the Microsoft Band 2 looks better and will appeal to techies.

German airline Lufthansa facing another strike this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:58

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, is facing another strike this week in an ongoing labor dispute with flight attendants. The cabin crew union UFO said Monday that it would walk out Thursday, Friday and also Monday as it presses its demands, the dpa news agency reported. The contract dispute comes as Lufthansa is […]

Ford recalls 450K midsize cars for possible fuel leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:58

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 452,000 midsize cars because the gas tanks potentially can leak fuel. The recall covers certain 2010 to 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans built in Mexico from July 21, 2008 through March 4, 2011. Ford says a valve on a gasoline vapor recovery canister can get stuck, […]

Pfizer, Allergan $160B deal forms world’s largest drugmaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:57

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world’s largest drugmaker. It’s also the largest so-called inversion, where an American corporation combines with a company headquartered in a country with a lower corporate tax rate, saving potentially millions each year in U.S. […]

Ford stops using Takata air bag inflators in future vehicles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:56

Ford has decided to stop using air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles as the auto industry continues to move away from the potentially dangerous products. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least eight people have been killed worldwide and hundreds injured. Company […]

Spokane mayor wanted a raise, but he’s getting a pay cut

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:54

Spokane Mayor David Condon will take a 6 percent pay cut next year, despite his efforts to get a higher salary.

1D wins big at AMAs, Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:16

One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards. “This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “We just want to thank everyone that’s helped […]

Deputies: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Tampa hospital shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:15

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says one person has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a shooting at Florida Hospital in Tampa that left another person wounded. In a news release, sheriff’s spokesman Larry McKinnon says the wounded person is being treated for a gunshot. The shooting happened around […]

Belgium police arrest 21, Paris fugitive still at large

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:07

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police launched more raids in Brussels and beyond early Monday, detaining five more people as they continued their hunt for a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks. In Paris, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will ask for parliamentary approval for the U.K. to join airstrikes against Islamic State extremists […]

Thanksgiving wines, in the spirit of giving

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:05

If the hosts enjoy wine, what better gift than a well-chosen bottle?

Thanksgiving pies: Baking outside the box

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:04

Recipes for Deep-Dish Apple Pie; Citrus Pumpkin Meringue Pie; Pecan Pie with Pretzel Crust; Lemon Chess Pie; and Salted Caramel Streusel Pumpkin Pie.

Thanksgiving primer: Think beyond the pumpkin pie for dessert

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:03

Recipes for Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Apple-Date Streusel and Sticky Toffee-Coffee Glaze; Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread; Cranberry Clafouti; Coconute Tres Leches Cake; and Pumpkin Pie Fudge.

Businesses are fans of Windows 10

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 20:00

The pace of adoption by businesses will exceed the rate set by the popular Windows 7, the research company says.

Rant & Rave: “Road diet” troubles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:00

Readers rave about getting and giving kindness, rant about North Seattle “road diet”

How did the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers? We break it down

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:17

Seattle Times Seahawks beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta break down the team’s win Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers discussing what it meant and what it might mean for the future of Marshawn Lynch and the team’s tailback position.

Six escape West Seattle house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:17

Six people safely excaped a two alarm house fire Sunday night in West Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks quotes and video: ‘It’s not about the X’s and O’s’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:14

Here are quotes and video of lots of other Seahawks following the team's win over the 49ers on Sunday.

Seattle U men’s soccer team weathers UCLA attack for 1-0 win

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:04

Redhawks ‘absolutely pumped’ to score a victory over team that was in last year’s Final Four.

Ex-Canucks goalie Cory Schneider makes 36 saves as New Jersey Devils beat Vancouver

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:02

Cory Schneider made 36 saves against his former team and the New Jersey Devils beat the host Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday night.

China finds itself pulled deeper into Syria crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:59

As its global business interests grow, China is cautiously revising the noninterventionist policy espoused in 1955 by then-Premier Zhou Enlai. The killing of a Chinese hostage by the Islamic State group and Chinese businessmen in Friday’s attack in Mali could change that.