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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

'Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of snow

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

Operator of errant drone works for intel agency

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency.

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch.

Overblown media day dwarfs Patriots’ DeflateGate, at least for one day

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 36 min ago
Super Bowl XLIX Media Day was all about scale, and for one day at least, it overshadowed the deflated-ball allegations against the Patriots.

Editorial: Give Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai much-needed retirement

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
The Woodland Park Zoo should work with Seattle city officials to find a safe, humane home for Bamboo and Chai.

Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds -- flown by an off-duty intelligence employee -- shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely.

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 37 min ago
In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Eastern Europe.

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 38 min ago
Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 38 min ago
No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

Captivating makeovers in Europe’s big cities

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 41 min ago
Waterfronts in London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Oslo become alluring ‘people places’

Richard Sherman shows his moves at Media Day

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 41 min ago
The Seahawks looked as relaxed as ever during the mayhem of Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday in Phoenix. Michael Bennett and Earl Thomas strutted out in stylish hats, while many other Seahawks wore shades and smiles. While many Seahawks cracked jokes, or simply gave their honest opinion on why they w

Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Secondary

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 41 min ago
A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Secondary. Tuesday: Specialists.

Apple, Microsoft going opposite ways in China

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 42 min ago
Microsoft and Apple are having very different weeks.

Obama said to drop plan to repeal college tax break

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
As recently as Friday the administration was defending the proposal, which would require people to pay income taxes when they withdraw money from college savings plans under section 529 of the tax code.