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Syria’s skies crowded with multiple air forces

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 48 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria’s civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict. The latest entry in the air war is Russia. […]

US stock indexes little changed in early trade; DuPont jumps

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 1 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in early trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont shares soared on news that its CEO would step down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,845 as of 10:08 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s […]

IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 4 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for global economic growth and says falling commodity prices and jumpy financial markets have raised global risks. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings this week in Lima, Peru, the fund says the world economy will grow 3.1 percent […]

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 18 min ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot became gravely ill while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer calmly took over and safely landed the plane in Syracuse, airline officials said. One hundred forty seven passengers were onboard when Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, was stricken. Doug Parker, chairman and […]

The shimmer and glow of Eric Zener’s swimming-pool paintings

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 19 min ago

In Foster/White Gallery’s new show, painter Eric Zener takes us into a watery void with his luminous, rippling studies of swimmers.

Mistaken for an evil twin; money, taste and wine

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 19 min ago

New books by Seattle-area authors: a 17-year-old girl is committed for a crime committed by her twin; the intersection of money, taste and wine; John Marzluff’s “Welcome to Subirdia” in paperback.

Tuesday TV Pick: The Muppets go to the office on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 19 min ago

Coming to TV Tuesday, Oct. 6: “The Grinder,” 8:30 p.m. on Fox; “iZombie,” at 9:01 p.m. on The CW; and “Drunk History,” 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt toes the line in death-defying ‘The Walk’

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 19 min ago

Joseph Gordon-Levitt strolled many the harrowing scenes of “The Walk” one cautious footstep after another.

Matt Bumpas’ sweet path to success

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 19 min ago

After working as a psychologist and starting law school, Matt Bumpas decided to pursue his passion — making desserts. Now he’s got his own company, Sweet Bumpas, creating desserts, candies and ice cream.

Man shot dead in Lynnwood area

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 38 min ago

The victim has not been identified, and police have no immediate leads on a suspect.

Sue Monk Kidd writing novel about Jesus’ wife

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 52 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — After setting previous works in the 1960s and the 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd is going back to Biblical times for her next novel. The author of such best-sellers as “The Secret Life of Bees” and the Oprah Winfrey choice “The Invention of Wings” is working on a book narrated by […]

Train hero honors Oregon town on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 57 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An emotional Alek Skarlatos returned to “Dancing with the Stars” to honor his Oregon college town hit by a mass killing, calling the event harder to comprehend than the attack on a train he helped stop in France. Skarlatos, whose August heroics on a French train led to an invitation from […]

Nasty Air France labor dispute drags in French government

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 3 min ago

PARIS (AP) — The union activists chanted “Naked, naked” as they singled out two Air France executives and ripped off their suit jackets and shirts, and suddenly the French government found itself drawn into a violent labor dispute unusual even in a country with habitually nasty relations between management and staff. With images of the […]

PepsiCo tops expectations, boosted by price hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 9 min ago

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo’s third-quarter profit topped Wall Street expectations as the maker of Frito-Lay snacks and Mountain Dew soda hiked prices and trimmed costs. The Purchase, New York, company raised its 2015 earnings growth target, citing its year-to-date results and outlook for the rest of the year. But PepsiCo continues to wrestle with […]

World stocks up on hopes for Fed hike delay, Japan stimulus

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 9 min ago

HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from the Japanese central bank, while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks gained in early trading. France’s CAC 40 was up 0.2 percent […]

Study cites cybercrime’s rising costs to corporations

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 10 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday. A sixth-annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of cybercrime per large U.S. company at $15.4 million. That’s up 19 percent from $12.7 million […]

Residents of Kentucky city petition to move Halloween

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 12 min ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Lexington, Kentucky, residents have urged county officials to move Halloween trick-or-treating to Oct. 30 this year. The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports that residents are concerned a University of Kentucky home football game and the Breeders’ Cup will strain the city’s resources, since both are being held Oct. 31 […]

US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 14 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China. The deficit increased 15.6 percent to $48.3 billion, the biggest deficit since March, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Exports of […]

Recipe: New York Apple-Bourbon Cake

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 16 min ago

An apple cake with a hard sauce is a gooey delight.