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Inmate freed in landmark capital punishment case in Illinois

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:16
Alstory Simon’s confession gained world attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter’s release less than 48 hours before he was to be executed for a double murder.

Seahawks need to find fun again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:13
For all the sophisticated analysis about the Seahawks’ struggles, a portion of their problems is rather simple. They haven’t been loose. The Percy Harvin debacle weighed heavily on them. The scrutiny has bothered them. They weren’t used to the limelight being so harsh.

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:12
Stefen Frei, like Sounders goalkeepers before him, knows all eyes will be on him as his team enters the MLS playoffs. But with Seattle the top seed, the pressure could be intense.

Emotional funeral for school shooter draws more than 1,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:20
The funeral service inside a sprawling gymnasium overflowing with crowds and grief was a farewell to a 15-year-old member of the Tulalip Tribes who was loved by his family, tribes and community despite his final murderous acts.

Truth needle: Gun-rights ad misrepresents law enforcement

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:19
Opponents of background checks air a TV ad that scrolls a list of police associations — even after a law-enforcement umbrella group asked them to stop.

Bar association admonishes judicial candidate Sarah Hayne

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:16
The King County Bar Association formally rebuked attorney Sarah Hayne on Thursday, saying she has made misleading statements about her legal experience during a contentious campaign for an Eastside district court seat against incumbent Judge Ketu Shah.

Starbucks shares slip after quarter’s sales miss projections

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:16
Sales in U.S. stores grew 5 percent on the company’s efforts to attract more later diners, but analysts had estimated a 6.2 percent increase in same-store sales.

Seahawks rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis makes a quick impression

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:10
Seahawks rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis played 33 percent of Seattle’s defensive plays against the Panthers, and showed the speed that had coaches and scouts raving about him during the combine and draft.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must go

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:16
Let’s properly assign blame for the recent financial mess, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney never wanted to play drums | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:16
\When Patrick Carney was 15, he lied about his age to get a job washing dishes at a local restaurant. His mom told him that if he saved half his money, he could spend the other half on anything he liked. At the time, Carney was taking guitar lessons, and he figured the best way to increase his chanc

Strengthening US growth reflects help from Fed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:13
The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond.

Seattle's Cinerama to reopen Nov. 20

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:01
We interrupt Scary Movie Week with a news bulletin: Seattle's historic Cinerama, which closed for renovations in August, has announced its reopening date: Nov. 20, with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1." The exact nature of the renovations has not yet been disclosed, but we hope to find out soo

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:20
Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

Russell Wilson reflects on playing with Madison Bumgarner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
As Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson followed the World Series, he paid a little extra attention to a player who for at least a few weeks he once called a teammate --- eventual World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.

Next round of coastal razor clam digs begin Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
%%%411e246c437c3bd96a9cec3b365e6508%%%The upcoming coastal razor clam digs were approved with Long Beach and Twin Harbors opening Tuesday (Nov. 4), and if the weather doesn't blow up then diggers should be able to find excellent prospects.

Expedia tops analysts’ 3Q forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
The Bellevue company exceeded Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations.