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New Outlook apps arrive for Android, iOS devices

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:41
Microsoft is bringing new versions of its Outlook email service to Google- and Apple-powered mobile devices, the latest effort to get the company's products in front of people who aren't using Windows.

Comcast official apologizes for rude name change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:31
The Spokesman-Review

Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:01
A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said.

Dog attacks, walker hides, owner coos

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:01
A happy day at Costco; an unhappy day on the trail.

News Guide: A summary of the Islamic State hostage crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:01
A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis.

Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:50
A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.

After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:50
Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.

McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:49
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.

1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:40
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.

Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:35
Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.

Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:27
A newly discovered solar system -- with five small rocky planets -- makes ours look like a baby.

Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:00
The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday.

Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:00
The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war.

Japan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:00
Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.

Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:00
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch faces more grilling Thursday as she moves closer to an expected confirmation, following a daylong hearing in which she testified to her independence from President Barack Obama and willingness to work with the Republican-led Congress.

Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:45
Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.

Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:41
A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.

Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:41
The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near-halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company spokesman said Wednesday.

Laser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:41
Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.