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Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival’s version sells well

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:17

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine’s price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price. Instead, the small biotech company is reducing what it charges hospitals, by up to 50 percent, for its parasitic infection […]

Court fight erupts over care of media mogul Sumner Redstone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire’s health and mental state. Redstone’s former companion Manuela Herzer claims in a probate filing seeking to regain control of his care that Redstone can no longer make informed decisions […]

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Walker’s father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star. Walker’s father, who is the executor of his son’s estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in lacked safety features that […]

At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters. Impassioned speeches from pastors and Jamar […]

South Korea man gets 12 years for feeding ex-pupil feces

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:56

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean university professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for habitually beating his former pupil and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urine. Three other people were sentenced to three to six years in prison for participating in the abuse that went […]

Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo cleared to play next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:55

Diallo was required to sit out five games after the NCAA determined he received limited amount of impermissible benefits.

Isaiah Thomas helps Boston Celtics hand Philadelphia 76ers 16th straight loss to open season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:51

Thomas, the former Washington star, scores 30 points in 84-80 victory. Dating to last season, the 76ers have lost 26 in a row.

Radim Vrbata scores two goals to help Vancouver Canucks to 3-2 victory over Minnesota Wild

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:36

Daniel Sedin also had two assists for the Canucks, who open a trip with just their third victory in the last 11 games.

Microsoft buys carbon credits in forest near Rainier to offset pollution

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:12

Microsoft bought carbon credits certified by a California regulatory program that will preserve 520 acres of forest near Mount Rainier. Washington has no such tool to fight carbon pollution.

Why WSU QB Peyton Bender is a more than capable backup for the Cougars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:09

Washington State backup quarterback Peyton Bender has stepped in for Luke Falk for parts of the Cougars’ past two games. Between his game experience and his performance in fall camp, he’s shown himself more than capable of running Mike Leach’s offense.

Baylor down to third-string quarterback after Jarrett Stidham breaks ankle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:05

The seventh-ranked Bears will start sophomore Chris Johnson against No. 15 Texas Christian after injuries to Seth Russell and Stidham.

This Husky is a football player and a microbiologist

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:04

Senior Neel Salukhe says he has had a dream role as a UW walk-on. He mainly helps on the scout team as a receiver. “You’re going against players that are potentially going to make it to the NFL,” he says.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:00

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015.

2015 Apple Cup might be the start of something big for UW Huskies, WSU Cougars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:58

The Apple Cup is at its best when the Huskies and Cougars are playing at a high level. And under the tutelage of Chris Petersen and Mike Leach, both programs appear to be trending upward.

Startup rebrands to ride real estate wave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:48

Local entrepreneurs are hatching a slew of new online startups aimed at real estate and development, seeking niches that aren’t already occupied by bigger Web operations like Zillow and Redfin. Also: Every Washington county but one saw per capita income improve last year.

Time to put to bed talk of turkey making you drowsy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:38

Here’s the deal: While tryptophan could make you sleepy on its own, its effects are limited in the presence of other amino acids, of which turkey has many.

Ballard Locks readied for 25 million-gallon refill

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:33

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are empty for its annual maintenance.

Sea-Tac sniffer speeds travelers on way

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:26

A bomb-sniffing dog at SeaTac allows passengers a quicker trip through security.

What do the Seattle Seahawks need to do to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:24

How does the Seahawks' secondary match up with the Steelers' air attack? Will Thomas Rawls continue channeling his own Beast Mode? Here's an inside look at Sunday's big matchup at CenturyLink Field.

Take 2 |With the WSU Cougars’ success, it’s time to redefine ‘Coug’d it’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:12

With the Washington State Cougars' string of success in 2015, the worst two-word phrase in sports is taking on a new meaning.