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Seattle's new police chief is an empathetic multitasker, but far from naive

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 33 min ago
At a time of national hand-wringing over police use-of-force, things are calm in Seattle thanks in part to the city’s new top cop Kathleen O'Toole.

Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 33 min ago
Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.

Beacon Hill International School: Immersion program made difference

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 34 min ago
I am a parent of a child who just finished his fifth grade year at the Beacon Hill International School. After reading The Times’ article, “Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results” [Local News, Aug. 27], I wanted to express concerns over what I feel were gaps

Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 36 min ago
A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said.

UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 37 min ago
Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.

Huskies morning links: It's Cyler Miles' time

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 38 min ago
Happy Tuesday, everyone.

‘No Seattle’ highlights lesser known NW rock acts | Record preview

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 41 min ago
The grunge boom of the ’90s didn’t happen in a vacuum. Before the world had heard of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, Northwest clubs were ringing to the sounds of acts like Hitting Birth, Vampire Lezbos, Chemistry Set, and Thrillerhammer.

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 41 min ago
Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 41 min ago
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 56 min ago
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 56 min ago
China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 9 min ago
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 9 min ago
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 9 min ago
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 9 min ago
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 21 min ago
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 21 min ago
Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 39 min ago
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shows his discipline in practice ... preparing to fight boredom

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 56 min ago
Talented cornerback still working hard despite the fact not many balls could come his way

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 56 min ago
North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.