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Boys Town returns to its roots with vocational training

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:16
After decades of a typical school curriculum, the juvenile-rehabilitation center is overhauling its class offerings to refocus on founder Father Flanagan’s original 1917 vision of vocational classes.

Celebrating sports and history | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Jan. 24-25, 2015, include Mariners FanFest, Duwamish Longhouse Anniversary Celebration and Washington Sportsmen’s Show.

Daily Rant&Rave: Traffic circle rules revisited

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:16
RAVE To the kind gentleman who rescued a couple of 90-plus-year-old women who’d waited 45 minutes for a cab that never showed up at the restaurant.

Skid Row health care includes housing patients

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:01
Los Angeles County has launched Housing for Health, which some experts call the nation’s most promising initiative to end homelessness. The program subsidizes rents for the very sick among the county’s 39,000 homeless, keeping them out of ambulances, emergency rooms — and jail.

‘The Unquiet Dead’: aftermath for a Bosnian war criminal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:16
Debut novelist Ausma Zehanat Khan’s “The Unquiet Dead” is an outstanding police procedural about a Bosnian War criminal, quietly settled in Toronto, whose past catches up with him.

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:31
The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Police: 10 killed in Mariupol shelling in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:31
A crowded open-air market in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol came under rocket fire Saturday morning, killing at least 10 people, regional police said.

Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:31
Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to free two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.

Storm brings mix of sleet, snow and rain to Northeast

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:31
Residents of several major Northeast cities are experiencing a fast-moving coastal storm that is bringing a mix of sleet, rain and snow to areas along the busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend.

Mosul strikes are start of new effort against Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:16
An uptick in airstrikes in northern Iraq this past week marks the beginning of a broader effort to disrupt Islamic State supply lines ahead of an expected operation later this year to take back the city from militants, U.S. military officials said Friday.

More privacy protection sought for feds' health care website

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:16
Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

Still an underdog, Santorum weighing another White House bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:16
Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don't remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a win in the lead-off Iowa caucuses.

Online storage provider Box soars in Wall Street debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:31
Box's shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

Death of Saudi king unsettles oil market, prices waver

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:31
Oil prices rose initially on news of the death of Saudi Arabia's powerful King Abdullah, but the increase was moderate and short-lived.

Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:31
A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week.

Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:31
For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.

California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:46
California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:46
Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:46
More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country.

Indonesian rescuers trying to lift fuselage of AirAsia plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:46
Indonesian rescuers have managed to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner near the surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated.