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GM warns Silicon Valley: Prepare to compete over driverless cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:58

The 107-year-old automaker told Wall Street analysts that it intends to lead no matter what form of transportation people pick in the future.

Seattle Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett honored to win award he didn’t know existed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:56

Seattle receiver Tyler Lockett was surprised Thursday to find out he'd won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honor.

WSU kicker Erik Powell has strengthened his hold on the job through work, psychology

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

Erik Powell won the job in fall camp and has since been a beacon of consistency for WSU. He’s perfect on extra points and 5 of 6 on field goals, including a pair of clutch 46- and 47-yard conversions against Rutgers, but the biggest difference stems from his mind-set.

Live updates: Seattle Reign take on FC Kansas City in NWSL final

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:23

Follow along live with soccer reporter Matt Pentz as the Seattle Reign and columnist Matt Calkins as the Seattle Reign goes for the NWSL championship against FC Kansas City in Portland.

5 hurt on bumpy American Airlines flight to Miami

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:48

MIAMI (AP) — American Airlines officials say five passengers were injured on a flight from Grenada to Miami after the plane encountered some unexpected turbulence. American’s Flight 982 landed at Miami International Airport shortly before noon Thursday without incident. Five passengers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. The airline said in a statement […]

How the United States can lift world’s poor out of poverty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:45

It was heartening to read the recent article, “Bill Gates and UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040,” Nation & World, Sept. 29]. Yes, there are naysayers; people didn’t think we could go to the moon in 10 years either, but we did. Global health is a crucial aspect of world stability and peace. […]

Seattle could learn from Berlin on how to help housing crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:42

Here’s an idea: Landlords can only raise rents for new leases by 10 percent above the neighborhood average.

Putin is stupid to go into Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:37

Your Honor, I rise again in defense of President Obama’s policy on Syria. Obama has been right in his ambivalence about getting deeply involved in Syria. But he’s never had the courage of his own ambivalence to spell out his reasoning to the American people. He keeps letting himself get pummeled into doing and saying […]

A well-deserved ‘genius grant’ for former Microsoft employee

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:36

The MacArthur Foundation made an excellent choice giving Microsoft veteran Patrick Awuah one of its “genius grants.”

The Times recommends: Steve McConnell for Bellevue School Board director for District 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:35

Bellevue voters should re-elect incumbent Steve McConnell for school board director representing District 1.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:35

Friday Major League baseball TV Radio 5 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas ESPN 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle ROOT 710 College football 4 p.m. Memphis at South Florida ESPN2 4 p.m. Columbia at Princeton NBCSN 7:15 p.m. Connecticut at BYU ESPN2 Golf 5 a.m. Alfred Dunhill Links Championship GOLF Noon Tour Championship GOLF 11 […]

Seattle Seahawks Thursday injury report: As expected, Marshawn Lynch among those sitting out

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:23

Marshawn Lynch was among six Seahawks sitting out of practice Thursday.

Honda recalling 143,000 Civics, Fits to fix faulty software

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:10

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Honda is recalling 143,000 Civic and Fit vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up. The recall announced Thursday is for the 2014 and 2015 model years for the Honda Civic and the 2015 model for the Fit. The software that […]

Warriors coach Steve Kerr to take leave of absence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:52

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will take a leave of absence as he recovers from back surgery and will be replaced on an interim basis by Luke Walton. The Warriors announced Thursday that Kerr will need time off for rehabilitation and recovery. Kerr underwent back surgery to repair a ruptured […]

Kenmore Air to help turn 100 Chinese turboprops into seaplanes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:48

During the visit of President Xi Jinping, local float plane company Kenmore Air signed an agreement worth about $40 million to design, certify, and manufacture the floats that will convert 100 Chinese-made Harbin Y-12 twin-engine turboprops into seaplanes.

Health emergency declared due to lead in Flint, Mich., water

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:42

DETROIT (AP) — Officials declared a public health emergency Thursday over the city of Flint’s water, after months of resident complaints about its smell and taste, in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead. A day after Gov. Rick Snyder said the consequences of using the Flint River for the city’s […]

Investigator says Illinois officer was shot with own weapon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:38

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting last month set off a massive manhunt was shot twice with his own weapon, and there were signs of a struggle at the scene, the lead investigator said Thursday in releasing what he called carefully vetted details. Authorities, who have until now revealed […]

Huskies forward Marquese Chriss has fractured wrist, out at least 3-4 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:30

Washington  freshman forward Marquese Chriss fractured his right wrist during a workout and will not be able to participate when Huskies begin practice Saturday. Coach Lorenzo Romar didn’t give a definitive timetable on his return, but expects Chriss to miss at least 3-4 weeks. Romar is optimistic the 6-9, 225-pound newcomer will be able to […]

Congress passes bill easing health-law rules for small businesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:29

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under President  Obama’s health-care law. Currently, the health law defines small businesses as those having up to 50 employees. That number expands on Jan. 1 to 100. Under the law, companies considered small businesses […]

Death of baby elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo fuels breeding debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:16

Four-year-old Malee died suddenly. She was treated for a deadly virus similar to the one that killed a young elephant at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo in 2007.