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British businesses ready with fixings for U.S. expats’ import: Thanksgiving

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:39
Britain doesn’t really have a holiday like Thanksgiving. But there are so many Americans in Britain these days that dozens of businesses have started selling the goods they need to celebrate.

China charges Microsoft $137 million in back taxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:38
Microsoft's testy relationship with China just got a bit tougher.

49ers rule out RT Anthony Davis, Martin to start instead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:31
The Seahawks' injury situation is posted below.

Guest: My journey from an undocumented immigrant to Harvard Medical School

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:31
People should be grateful that President Obama is brightening the futures of thousands of children by finally acting on immigration reform, writes guest columnist Carlos Estrada Alamo.

Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:22
Environmental groups have won the latest battle against a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in Idaho, but a pro-hunting group says the contest will go on as planned early next year.

‘King Lear’ lite, from Shakespeare’s Globe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:01
A review of “King Lear,” presented for two nights only by Shakespeare’s Globe in Seattle

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:01
Here's the transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:

Protester had firearms, Seattle police chief says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:55
Man who was arrested in Seattle’s Monday protest of the grand-jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., had a cache of weapons, said Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole.

Amazon cuts price of Fire Phone again

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:46
Amazon has slashed the price of its struggling Fire smartphone again, to $199 for an unlocked 32-gigabyte version with no contract.

Port slowdowns hurt Washington apple exports

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:46
The Washington apple industry is losing tens of millions of dollars weekly in sales because of the longshoremen's work slowdown at West Coast ports over contract negotiations.

Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:10
He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

UW men’s basketball gears up for Wooden Legacy tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:06
The Washington men’s basketball team is riding a 3-0 start as it heads to California for three games in the Wooden Legacy this week.

Taking an injury timeout from the blog

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:05
Jayda Evans, The Seattle Times reporter covering the Storm and college women's basketball, has to take a timeout from the Women's Hoops Blog because of an injury. Jayda suffered leg injury last weekend and will be taking time off for a couple of weeks.

Amsterdam tourists warned of deadly drug

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
Two British tourists found dead, likely from white heroin being passed off as cocaine.

Round-up: Nyland apologizes for signing off on Gates grant, Oregon charter enrollment hits 5 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
Seattle schools chief apologizes for signing off on Gates grant: Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland apologized last week for breaking district policy and signing off on a $250,000 grant from the Gates Foundation before the school board had voted on the matter. Nyland said he did not know he was sup

Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
PORTLAND — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports that they were having seizures.

Ski report: Mission Ridge, 49 Degrees North open for weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:51
Washington ski areas Mission Ridge and 49 Degrees North will be open this weekend, with Mount Bachelor and Mount Hood open in Oregon.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:46
A final stern, sober look at the state of Pac-12 football:

Crew docks at International Space Station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:46
A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.