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Huskies hoops links: Washington among nine unbeatens

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:08
The 17th-ranked Huskies were far from perfect Sunday against Eastern Washington, but their record remained unblemished following a comeback 81-77 win.

Kansas reports tornado, snow in same day

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:08
Kansas weather is often unpredictable but Sunday was a particularly odd day in the state.

Senate torture report: We are our own enemy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:05
One neglected area of the discussion surrounding the release of the Senate torture report is what others think of us [“Moral growing pains for America with release of torture report,” Opinion, Dec. 10].

Russia denies another near collision in Baltics

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:04
Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden, insisting that the two planes were never less than 70 kilometers (42 miles) apart.

Giant European particle collider ready for 2nd run

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:02
The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run.

10 arrested in French jihadi recruiting network

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:02
The Paris prosecutor's office says about 10 people have been arrested, most of them in the south of France, as authorities dismantle a network sending would-be jihadis to Syria.

Daily Rant&Rave: Lighten up, gray cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:01
RAVE To the 10-year-old boy who held the door for me leaving the movie theater. I tapped his mother on the shoulder and told her how impressed I was with her son’s manners.

Base teacher pay on local market rates? Issaquah lawmaker says yes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:01
Rep. Chad Magendanz, the ranking Republican on the state House education committee, wants to pay teachers based on local market rates and likes the idea of sending a recent class-size initiative back to voters with a price tag -- and a proposed source of funding.

Grading the game: High marks for Seahawks in win over 49ers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:31
Seahawks’ defense stifles San Francisco in the second half of another impressive performance.

Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:29
Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.

5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:29
Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe earlier held up a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident was playing out in the heart of Australia's biggest city.

Bill Cosby breaks silence on the media, his wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:31
Bill Cosby broke his silence amid a flood of rape accusations in a very brief interview with The New York Post's Page Six.

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:31
Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:31
The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:16
Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress' bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.

Ted Cruz's moves on spending bill roil Republicans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:16
One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown.

Johnny Manziel endures rough outing in first start

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:46
Hyped Cleveland rookie goes 10 of 18 for 80 yards, intercepted twice and sacked three times in quarterback start against rival Cincinnati.

Huskies rally past Eastern Washington, 81-77

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:46
Washington remained unbeaten with several big plays in the final minutes to beat Eastern Washington. Robert Upshaw, who scored 21 points, gave the Huskies their first lead since early in the game with 1:27 to play.

Defiant Afghan president condemns terror attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:46
Defying insurgents, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condemned the wave of militant attacks striking his country ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops, vowing: "We will never surrender."