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Reign FC vs. Washington, live thread

55 min 10 sec ago
Welcome to Memorial Stadium where it's a wet Wednesday. Reign FC is looking to start the NWSL season with a 2-0 record as it hosts the Washington Spirit (1-1).

Marcus Trufant signs one-day contract with Seahawks, will retire Thursday

56 min 12 sec ago
Marcus Trufant, who started 125 games in a Seattle career that lasted from 2003 to 2012, has signed a contract with the team so he can then officially retire as a Seahawk on Thursday.

Boeing CEO defends job transfers, but experts question rationale

56 min 33 sec ago
As Boeing announced strong earnings, Chief Executive Jim McNerney defended planned transfers of thousands of engineering jobs out of the Puget Sound region. Aviation-industry experts questioned that move.

Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

1 hour 1 min ago
Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

1 hour 1 min ago
President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure Japanese leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges to Asia even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

1 hour 1 min ago
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

1 hour 1 min ago
Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

1 hour 1 min ago
Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

1 hour 2 min ago
The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian -- if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

1 hour 2 min ago
The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

1 hour 2 min ago
Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.

High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

1 hour 2 min ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

1 hour 2 min ago
The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

Franklin headed back to the Rainiers?

1 hour 4 min ago
Nick Franklin sent out a tweet after Wednesday's 5-3 win which indicated that he is headed back to Class AAA Tacoma. The Rainiers begin a road trip in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Coordinated Care adds Seattle Children's to network

1 hour 5 min ago
Coordinated Care Health, whose "Ambetter" plans are sold through the Washington Healthplanfinder, has added Seattle Children's to its network of providers.

Proposition 1 defeat still clear, despite tiny gain in votes today

1 hour 9 min ago
New ballot counts Wednesday afternoon show tiny percentage gains and an insurmountable deficit for Proposition 1, the King County measure to increase sales tax and car-tab fee, to fund buses and roads.

Fatal birth defect is higher in 3 Washington counties

1 hour 9 min ago
A higher-than-expected number of cases of the fatal birth defect anencephaly have been recorded in recent years in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties, and health officials are puzzled as to why.

Guest: How to improve life for NCAA athletes without unionizing

1 hour 9 min ago
Converting student-athletes into unionized employees throws the baby out with the bath water, writes News Tribune guest columnist Mark Emmert.

Editorial: After failure of King County Prop. 1, hard work on Metro needed

1 hour 9 min ago
Cutting King County Metro Transit service should be a last resort after Tuesday’s defeat of Proposition 1. Time to address the agency’s cost-structure problems.

Erasmo Ramirez might be moved out of Mariners’ rotation

1 hour 9 min ago
Ramirez is 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in five starts, and he has drawn criticism for his control issues.