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Arizona knocks off Gonzaga, 84-61, to reach Sweet 16

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Gonzaga’s season comes to an end after top-seeded Arizona gets off to a fast start and keeps the Bulldogs at bay. The Wildcats advance to the Sweet 16.

E-cigarettes spark boom in liquid-nicotine sales — and poisonings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals — is hitting markets nationwide to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.

River probably undercut, destabilized soggy slope

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Slides are part of our geologic heritage in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s almost impossible to tell when a slope is primed to fail.

2 Capitol Hill assaults spur revival of neighborhood patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
A new version of the neighborhood patrol group Q-Patrol is coming back to Capitol Hill after recent assaults.

Obafemi Martins nets first goal of season (video highlights)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:46
Posted below are highlights from Sounders FC's 2-0 road win Sunday against the Montreal Impact. Obafemi Martins recorded his first goal of the season (set up by Kenny Cooper's first assist in Rave Green), and there will plenty of other firsts. Michael Azira and Cam Weaver made their debuts for the M

Puppies on pot a growing hazard

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:36
Dogs accidentally ingesting edible marijuana products create anxiety for owners, veterinarians.

Obama report claims success for 'Race to the Top'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:35
The Race to the Top education program gives $4.35 billion in grants to 18 states and D.C.

Train operator 'tired' before crash, union says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:34
The train jumped a bumper at the end of the line and roared up an escalator.

Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:31
An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here's a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth.

VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:31
Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
Categories: BBC World News

For kids of bankrupt Detroit, challenges abound

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:30
DETROIT (AP) — In a city scarred by broken promises, the Moore brothers, James and Robert, and fellow student Chelsea Inyard are among the lucky ones. The teenagers attend one of Detroit's most promising new public schools.

Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:27
California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways."

Sounders win despite never having faced more shots (game notes)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:26
The Sounders went into Sunday's road game at Montreal knowing they'd have to absorb pressure. Check out the postgame quotes. The strategy was to crowd the middle of midfield, play to zero in the back and look for counterattacking chances.

Colorado plane crash victims not yet recovered

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:25

This photo provided by the Ouray County Plaindealer shows rescue personnel examining the tail second of a plane on Saturday, March 22, 2014 after it was recovered from the Ridgeway Reservoir south of Montrose. Colo. The plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado and authorities say all are feared dead. Divers are to be used Sunday to search for victims and to recover the rest of the plane. (AP Photo/Ouray County Plaindealer, Patrick Moore) MANDATORY CREDITMONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities worked to get additional crews and equipment to recover victims from a plane crash in a cold southwestern Colorado reservoir.


Rieder: Too much coverage of plane mystery?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:25
It's a great story, but CNN followed it over the cliff.

'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:21

A dead oil covered bird is shown on the shore area along Boddeker Rd. on the Eastern end of Galveston near the ship channel Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Galveston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.


Why Afghanistan backs Russian takeover in Crimea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:17
Russia’s insistence that it is righting a historical wrong in retaking Crimea, which was ceded to Ukraine by Soviet authorities in 1954, resonates in Afghanistan, a nation that lays claim to much of northwestern Pakistan.

VIDEO: Tales of terror after Boko Haram escape

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:17
The BBC's Will Ross meets some of the people who have been traumatised by violence in Nigeria where more than 500 civilians have been killed this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama takes in some art before Europe meetings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:16
President Obama arrives in the Netherlands for a meeting on nuclear security.