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Nick Franklin, Erasmo Ramirez sent down by Mariners

Seattle Mariners - 27 min 50 sec ago
A day after making his first start in the outfield for the Mariners, Nick Franklin is headed back to Class AAA Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez to Class A High Desert.
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Gary Bettman: NHL not considering expansion into Seattle now

NBA - 29 min 35 sec ago
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman slammed the brakes on any Seattle expansion plans Thursday, citing continued uncertainty over construction of a new arena.
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Marcus Trufant officially retires as a Seahawk

Seattle Seahawks - 31 min 21 sec ago
Marcus Trufant, who played 10 seasons with the Seahawks, officially retires from the NFL on Thursday in a news conference at the team’s training facility.
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First cuts to Metro Transit spread all over Seattle area

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 51 sec ago
30 Metro routes to end Sept. 27 and 12 will be scaled back as the focus is on less-used lines. Next rounds will go deeper.

$1.8B methanol plant planned for Port of Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 51 sec ago
A multinational consortium of chemical companies and investors plans a $1.8 billion plant at the Port of Tacoma that would convert natural gas to methanol. The methanol would be shipped by tanker to China where it would be used to make plastics.

Gary Bettman says NHL not considering expansion into Seattle now

Seattle Times Headlines - 33 min 12 sec ago
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman slammed the brakes on any Seattle expansion plans Thursday, citing continued uncertainty over construction of a new arena.

Murray says minimum-wage agreement will take more time

Seattle Times Headlines - 33 min 23 sec ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said there’s still a few more weeks before a drop-dead deadline for an accord on a $15 minimum-wage proposal.

Everest climbers say base camp feels unsafe as Sherpas argue

Seattle Times Headlines - 34 min 55 sec ago
Several climbers described an atmosphere that had become menacing, after a handful of Sherpa organizers threatened colleagues who planned to continue.

Loss of No Child Left Behind waiver means schools will be labeled ‘failing’

Seattle Times Headlines - 36 min 18 sec ago
Washington’s loss of a waiver to the No Child Left Behind law means many schools will be labeled as failing and districts will lose control of how they spend a portion of federal funding aimed at helping disadvantaged children with math and reading.

Metro's cut list: Rush-hour trips, nighttime suburban service

Seattle Times Headlines - 36 min 52 sec ago
The first wave of King County Metro Transit cuts in September will focus on reducing peak-time trips, rather than leaving cities or neighborhoods completely stranded.

Prosecutors: Stowage, design problems sank S. Korea ferry

Seattle Times Headlines - 37 min 40 sec ago
Prosecutors investigating why the Sewol ship suddenly listed and overturned on April 16 cited several causes, including the recent addition of cabins in the upper decks that made the ship top-heavy and the improper securing of cargo.

From Boston to Ireland, SPD chief candidate has left her mark

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 1 sec ago
If selected to be Seattle’s police chief, Kathleen O’Toole would become the first woman to lead the department.

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 34 sec ago
Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy.

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 36 sec ago
Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - 38 min 38 sec ago
Three Americans -- a pediatrician and a father and son -- were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.

Bruins beat Red Wings in OT, take 3-1 lead

Seattle Times Headlines - 39 min 45 sec ago
Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.