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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:15
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:06
North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:02
NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:00
There's a tiger fight going on in China.

LPGA Tour season opens in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:50
Jessica Korda shot a 6-under-par 66 at the LPGA Coates Golf Championship and was part of a three-way tie with fellow American Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz of Spain. All three teed off in windy conditions and finished in chilly temperatures just before dark in Ocala, Fla.

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:50
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:50
California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

Check out 12 key moment from the Seahawks' season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:48
The Seattle Times has rated the 12 key moments from the Seahawks' season (so far), with some great photos and web layout.

Kyrie Irving scores 55 points as Cleveland wins its 8th straight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight victory. It was the highest-scoring game by an NBA player this season.

Game report: Stanford 84, Washington 74

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
GAME REPORT – Stanford 84, Washington 74.

What’s another Super Bowl worth for Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
Seahawks should see another small bump in brand loyalty and spending because of their second straight Super Bowl appearance. But marketing experts say the team remains a middle-of-the-pack regional brand and, so far, lacks a player with true national stature.

Black Hawk Helicopters and X-ray machines added to Super Bowl security

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

Police credit SeaStat with drop in crime at end of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
Three weeks into 2015, Seattle police have a sense of confidence that the rise in crime seen citywide last year is on the downward trend.

Seahawks Fan Buzz: Perseverance inspires school's 'Eye of the Tiger' video

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:46
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7RFAQe74G8

U.S. men squander lead, lose in Chile

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:45
Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75th minutes, rallying host Chile to a 3-2 exhibition victory over the United States. It was the first match of the year for the U.S. team, which is on its first five-match winless streak since 2007.

Prosecutor questions Lindsay Lohan's community service

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:45
A prosecutor on Wednesday raised doubts that Lindsay Lohan had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior.

Stanford proves too much for Huskies, who play first game minus Robert Upshaw

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:44
Stanford takes advantage inside against UW — which played without dismissed 7-footer Robert Upshaw — and secures 84-74 victory after leading by as many as 26.

How Pete Carroll-John Schneider’s partnership spawned the Seahawks’ unique culture

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:42
Pete Carroll’s vision drives the Seahawks’ organization and Schneider’s talent evaluation fuels it. They’ve created an place for individuals to thrive in the ultimate team concept.

Nigerian water shortage bigger killer than Boko Haram

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:40
While the terror campaign claimed more than 4,000 lives, the shortage of potable water and poor sanitation led to about 73,000 deaths, according to WaterAid, a London-based nonprofit.

Boko Haram killing people 'like rams,' no troops to stop them

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:40
Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday.