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‘Black Box’ is for real for star Kelly Reilly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:06
Kelly Reilly plans a renowned neurologist dealing with her own bipolar issues in the new show “Black Box.”

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:01
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King County unemployment was 5.2% in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:01
In both King and Snohomish counties, an increase in total employment was offset by a surge in the pool of available workers amid signs of a strengthening economy.

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:07
The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:04
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Schneider on SiriusXM: Pryor is a QB and no timetable for Sherman extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:01
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that there is "no specific timetable'' for a contract extension for Richard Sherman, and gave every indication that Terrelle Pryor will be solely a quarterback with the Seahawks.

Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:01
Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

Tunnel contractors: Bertha stall may cost $125M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:10
The costs to repair and restart Bertha, the Highway 99 tunneling machine, are somewhere close to $125 million, a senior executive says.

NFL to announce 2014 schedule Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:09
The NFL has just announced that the 2014 schedule will be announced Wednesday at 5 p.m. via the NFL Network and NFL.com:

NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:06
An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday.

Obamacare website warns users over Heartbleed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:04
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Steve Jobs?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:07
Well, here's an interesting little tidbit: The Hollywood Reporter writes today that the long-simmering Steve Jobs biopic -- that's the one scripted by Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Jobs, not the movie "Jobs" with Ashton Kutcher last year, which disappeared from

Bernanke regrets not explaining crisis better

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:06
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he could have done a better job in helping people understand the action the central bank took during the financial crisis.

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:04
When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

Guest: What do you mean by ‘STEM’?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:01
STEM programs are everywhere, but their impacts have been difficult to assess, writes guest columnist Glenn Hampson.

Perfect villages and country walks in England’s Cotswolds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:01
Rick Steves roams the quaint and cozy towns and countryside.

Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:01
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Two more victims of the mudslide identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:01
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office this morning added couple Steve and Theresa Harris to the list of mudslide victims.

Our virtual vulnerability

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:56
Unlike my colleagues who cover technology, I had never heard of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack until last Thursday. That was when one hit Typepad, the hosting service owned by Say Media. Typepad is the service I use for my personal blog, Rogue Columnist. So for several days, Rogue has

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:08
The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.