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Key N. Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 17:16
Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang.

Aldon Smith says he didn’t drink at McDonald home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:46
San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith said he wasn’t drinking when he was at Ray McDonald’s house on the night his former 49ers teammate is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman. McDonald was released by the 49ers soon after the alleged incident was reported.

NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:33
The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

Treaty regulating global arms trade takes effect Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:20
A landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade comes into force on Wednesday, a milestone hailed by the United Nations and campaigners seeking to stop weapons sales to dictators, terrorists and human rights abusers.

VA erases dying Gold Bar veteran’s debt after outcry

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:16
Veteran and cancer patient Rob Arthur got welcome news Tuesday: The VA agreed to waive $6,324 in pension payments the agency had demanded to be paid back because of his marriage earlier this year.

Women excised from public life, abused by ISIS

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:00
The gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the Islamic State group.

Russell Wilson shows no limit to ways he can improve

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:47
The Seahawks quarterback experienced rough stretches but has become an even better leader and will finish with the best statistics of his career.

Former UW golfer Paige Mackenzie plans LPGA comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:40
Paige Mackenzie, the former University of Washington star, does not need to return to the LPGA Tour next year. She certainly doesn’t need the job, not with a blossoming career as a television personality on The Golf Channel. She says it’s about having fun playing golf again.

UNLV stuns No. 3 Arizona, 71-67

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:39
Rebels hand Wildcats first loss of season, ending Arizona’s regular-season nonconference winning streak at 39 games.

NFL troubles with domestic violence are selected AP sports story of the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:37
The NFL’s troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

Navy survives in Poinsettia Bowl when San Diego State misses FG

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:36
Austin Grebe kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1 minute, 27 seconds left and Navy beat San Diego State 17-16 in the sloppy Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday night after Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left.

Statewide prep basketball scores

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:34
Basketball scores for the week of Dec. 22

It’s official: DeAndre Yedlin heads to Tottenham

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:31
Tottenham announced Tuesday morning that Yedlin will be joining the club in January, and as reports over the weekend indicated, he has been approved for a U.K. work permit.

Quotes from Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:29
There was a lot for Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to talk about Tuesday after the Seahawks turned in a record offensive performance against Arizona, with 596 yards. Here's some video, and below that some quotes:

Census: Florida surpasses NY in population

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:25
It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union.

Jolly isn’t just for Christmas season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:24
The 12 Days of Christmas are almost in the books.Just in time for the 12 Months of Chatter, a dozen snippets from a memorable, sometimes-wacky year in sports for 2014:

ATF says it may never know how cop killer got gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:21
Because the nation has a patchwork of gun laws, and federal law bans the creation of a national registry of gun ownership, how felon Ismaaiyl Brinsley obtained the silver-colored Taurus 9-mm with a wooden handle remains a mystery.

Damian Lillard scores 40 points to lead Portland to OT victory in Oklahoma City

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:40
Damian Lillard scored 40 points, including a tying three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the host Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111.

U.S. economy accelerates and helps lift Dow to 18K

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:34
A surge in U.S. economic growth lifted stocks Tuesday to record highs and showed that the United States is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.

Federal mediators ready to help stalled longshore contract talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:31
Negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and their employers aren’t moving, and neither are the goods that companies like Tommy Bahama need to fill their shelves. Meanwhile the finger-pointing continues.