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PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by 2 million to date

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 41 sec ago
Microsoft has sold 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers, continuing to lag behind Sony's PlayStation 4, which has sold 7 million units to consumers so far.

Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 49 sec ago
An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison.

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 44 sec ago
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 47 sec ago
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected -- a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 2 min ago
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

Thursday notes: Rice happy to be back at VMAC

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 4 min ago
The NFL transactions today did not list Seattle as having signed Sidney Rice.

NEA awards $653,000 to Seattle arts groups

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 6 min ago
The National Endowment for the Arts announced 24 grants to Seattle-area groups this week, totaling $653,000. Thirty grants were awarded statewide in this round of funding.

Triple Play: Softball notes on Woodinville, Beamer and Juanita

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 6 min ago
Three more teams take the forefront in this week’s edition of Triple Play, my weekly softball blog.

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.

Rangers 8, Mariners 6

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 min ago
BOX SCORE ... 04.17.14 Box Score

Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 12 min ago
A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 12 min ago
President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 21 min ago
A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others.

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 21 min ago
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday -- women and non-Catholics among them -- in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."