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Center of Hurricane Gonzalo moves over Bermuda

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:50
The eye of Hurricane Gonzalo crossed over part of this tiny British territory Friday night, pounding Bermuda with fierce wind and heavy surf as a Category 2 storm that carried the threat of a dangerous storm surge.

NFL Network reaction to Percy Harvin trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:46
Here is some reaction and analysis of the Percy Harvin trade from the NFL Network:

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:46
Whittle away those anxious days and hours before Seattle-L.A. with the return of domestic action to the weekend watch.

Europe's top powers deadlocked as economy sinks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:46
Europe's economy needs help -- fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don't see eye to eye about what to do.

Apartments pushed up US homebuilding in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:46
Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Daily Rant&Rave: Stop it, sign thief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:45
RAVE To all the people who notice a forgotten item on the bus and turn it in to the driver for safekeeping. Those of us who’ve been forgetful, once or a dozen times, are so grateful to you.

Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to Jets for a draft pick UPDATED

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:31
Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to Jets

Fear-gauge flashes wild week on Wall Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:30
Europe's economy sputters, oil prices plunge and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street's long dormant "fear index" now predicts more turbulence ahead.

Starbucks boosts pay, OKs tattoos, offers ‘Starbucks for Life’ prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:49
Chief operating officer Troy Alstead said the company will increase starting-pay rates in all U.S. markets beginning in January and allow visible tattoos. Starbucks is also creating a contest that offers winners “Starbucks for Life.”

Better camera gives Samsung a Note-worthy phone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:48
The larger-screen Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now has some big-time competition with Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus. But the latest Note, out this past week, more than holds up against the new rival.

‘Fear index’ flashes wild week on Wall Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:47
The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s volatility index, known as the VIX, doubled over the past month. As markets plunged Wednesday, the VIX reached levels last seen in June 2012, when worries about the European debt crisis gripped global markets.

KCPQ-13, Tribune reach TV affiliate deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:46
KCPQ is the TV partner of the Seahawks and has exclusive rights to their exhibition games.

Teen struck by school bus in Federal Way still in critical condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:46
A Federal Way girl who was hit by a school bus carrying elementary students on Thursday remained in critical condition Friday morning at Harborview Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Vote: Are you anxious about the economy? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:46
The laugh line in the otherwise somber play The Shadow Box is delivered by the saucy (and dying) grandmother to her repressed and puritanical daughter: "Does that make you anxious?"

Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:46
Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa's most populous nation.

Obama moves to improve credit-card security

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:47
Credit cards issued by the federal government will now have an internal chip replacing magnetic strips to reduce the potential for fraud.