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Clinton opposes Pacific Rim trade deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 04:14

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama. The Democratic presidential candidate says in an interview with PBS there are too many “unanswered questions” about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She says, “What I know about it as of today, I am not […]

Andrew Andrews wins top honors in UW men’s basketball player survey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:42

We asked the Huskies a dozen questions about the Washington men’s basketball team and their answers reinforced a few preconceived opinions while shedding insight on who’s expected to be the stars during the upcoming 2015-16 season. Perhaps not surprisingly, Andrew Andrews, UW’s most experienced player, came up winners in the most categories. The senior guard, […]

Pac-12 picks: Can the Huskies catch Sarkisian’s rollercoaster on a downturn?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:33

The rollercoaster of Sark’s time at UW featured some thrilling highs and some nauseous lows. This week, the Huskies hope to catch him on a downturn.

Gates Foundation to keep pushing on teacher quality

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:28

In Bill and Melinda Gates’ first major retrospective on education giving since 2009, they said they plan to continue their efforts to raise the quality of teaching.

Oregon college gunman killed himself after police shot him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:20

The gunman who fatally shot nine people at Umpqua Community College last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him.

US consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:11

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that consumer borrowing rose by $16 billion in August, pushing the total to a fresh record of $3.47 trillion. The August advance was slightly below the July gain […]

It’s political war all the time in the U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:11

There is a time for war and a time for peace, according to the book of Ecclesiastes and The Byrds. In the contest to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, the Republican candidates chose to sell themselves as full-time political warriors. Forget about the national interest. Their job, as they have framed it, […]

Lights out: Copper wire thieves darken streets near Snohomish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:08

Authorities in Snohomish County say that thieves who made off with nearly $12,000 worth of copper wire darkened neighborhoods near Snohomish last month.

Why do extremists drive Toyotas?, asks US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:55

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often what carry Islamic State group fighters into war with large caliber weapons affixed to truck beds. The company says it maintains […]

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft. The technology would let the government detect radio signals used to operate drones within a […]

Decision on thousands of hatchery steelhead planted into statewide lakes expected very soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:18

Many are wondering when the thousands of steelhead sitting in local hatcheries will start finding their way into lakes, and state Fish and Wildlife is waiting for final approval on planting them which could begin as soon as next week. “It looks like it will be a similar planting situation as last year (Rattlesnake Lake […]

WSU Cougars morning links: What Grinch’s defense looks like according to Oregon’s Mark Helfrich

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:00

Mark Helfrich was very complimentary about Alex Grinch's defense. Also, what's the matter with Issac Dotson?

Seattle Seahawks’ games the most penalty-free in NFL so far

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:38

Maybe it makes sense that a penalty not called in a Seahawks game has elicited a league-wide controversy as there have been fewer penalties called in Seattle games this season than those involving any other team.

Chef Taichi Kitamura owner of Sushi Kappo offers his take on preparing a delicious squid recipe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:38

The squid jig fishery along the docks and piers of Puget Sound is off to a very good start, and this night-time event will carry on well into the winter. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, Seattle sushi chef Taichi Kitamura, owner of Sushi Kappo Tamura on Eastlake and winner of Beat Bobby […]

‘It’s not cute anymore’: Bunny brouhaha as Langley is overrun with rabbits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:35

Proliferating rabbits are causing controversy in Whidbey Island’s Langley — a problem Seattle previously became all too familiar with.

Farm to tray table? JetBlue tries a culinary experiment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:20

JetBlue Airways opens a ‘farm’ at JFK — to educate travelers, and perhaps eventually feed them

Portland’s affordability problem | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:16

Housing affordability isn't a problem confined to Seattle. And the root of the problem isn't greedy landlords.

Suu Kyi says she will lead gov’t if party wins Myanmar polls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:10

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday if her party wins upcoming elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes — circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency. If the Nov. 8 vote is credible, most observers believe Suu Kyi’s National League […]

Photos of the Day: Oct. 7, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:09

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Amazon announces business-data analysis service

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:07

The online giant announces a new service at its annual conference for Amazon Web Services.