The U.S. added 321,000 jobs in November — a much stronger number than expected — but perhaps even more significant average wages jumped 0.4 percent in November, double what economists had been expecting.
At the halfway point of the season, the Seahawks were reeling, lurching close to a blow that might knock them out of the playoff race entirely. In the third quarter of the season, though, the Seahawks bounced back, re-establishing identities on offense, defense and special teams.
Update at 7:52 p.m.: The car hit a BNSF grain train bound for Seattle, BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said. The mile-long train stopped after crews were alerted to the crash, which also delayed four other freight trains.