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‘My Girl’ — 50 years and counting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:16
One of the fascinating, albeit unintended, byproducts of the tech revolution is that what used to be called the mainstream of American popular culture has fractured into near obsolescence.

Experts on Islamic State worry U.S. slighting the fight for Mosul

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:00
Some analysts said that with the legitimacy of the Islamic State’s cross-border claim of authority at stake, it was unlikely the group would easily give up control of Mosul or dedicate a small force to protecting it.

Russian authorities skirt idea Putin involved in Nemtsov slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:56
Russia’s leading investigative agency said it was looking into several possible motives in the slaying of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, but none of them having to do with his relentless opposition to Russia’s president.

Bothell girls capitalize on Snohomish miscues, win 4A regional game 45-39

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:56
The 10th-ranked Cougars advanced to play in the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome after Saturday’s victory over No. 9 Snohomish at Everett Community College.

Key campaigner for Obama aiding Netanyahu opponents

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:54
Jeremy Bird, national field director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is drawing attention for his consulting work in support of an Israeli organization campaigning to replace Israel’s current government.

Evan Longoria trusts Rays’ moves, vows to play better

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:42
Longoria said he believes in Silverman’s ability to keep the franchise moving forward.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:37

U.S. hunting Bosnian war-crime suspects at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:14
The effort to identify suspects included an appeal broadcast to Bosnians around the world in February, urging witnesses to come forward with any information they might have about war crimes.

At cusp of zero cases, Ebola returned by sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:13
Sick fishermen came ashore in early February to the packed, wharf-side slums that surround the country’s fanciest hotels, which were filled with international medical workers.

Justices to weigh challenge to Obamacare tax credits

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:13
Plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case argue that language in the Affordable Care Act allows payment of tax credits and cost-sharing reductions only in 16 states — including Washington — and the District of Columbia.

Tupperware hits its ‘sweet spot’ in Indonesia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:47
Tupperware, once a fixture in middle-class U.S. kitchens, has become a bit of an afterthought in its home country even as its popularity has risen abroad.

Switched at birth: a lesson in love

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:16
The story of 20-year-old Manon and her accidental mother — who raised Manon after a French hospital unknowingly switched two newborns sharing a cradle — takes turns more complicated than most fiction, challenging cherished assumptions about maternal attachment.

Kenya’s coast suffers tourism drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:16
Kenya’s coastal tourism is collapsing and part of the reason — a big part, Kenyan officials say — is Western travel warnings issued after a round of violence last summer in a remote coastal area. But the subsequent joblessness may leave youth at risk of terrorist recruiters.

Fans still reeling from Super Bowl ticket nightmare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 06:54
In the four weeks since the Super Bowl, the Washington attorney general’s office has fielded many complaints from football fans who spent thousands of dollars on tickets that never came. One family’s story illuminates the shadowy world of the ticket resale market.

Wisconsin governor in lead at conservative conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 06:02
Thirteen potential candidates each got 20 minutes at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got the loudest applause, with Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz close behind. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson seemed to be the grass-roots champion.

Warren Buffett letter hints at successor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 05:57
Berkshire’s vice chairman, Charlie Munger, suggested that one of two men was most likely to succeed Warren Buffett.

Pakistan pushes out Afghan refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:16
Afghan refugees in Pakistan say a new wave of resentment against them is pushing them to flee. Almost 1,000 Afghans a day have been streaming through the border crossing at Torkham, many saying they were forced out, others worried enough to pick up and leave.

For a change, downtowns are where the new jobs are

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:16
In recent years, employment in U.S. city centers has grown and employment in the surrounding suburban areas has shrunk, a striking, if small, change from the years before, according to a new report.