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UW’s Chris Petersen: Quarterback decision made but will be kept secret before Boise State game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:02
Second-year Huskies coach says it's not an advantage for his team to announce its starting QB before the season opener.

What makes a great UW quarterback? Chris Petersen hopes to find out

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:00
Chris Petersen is demanding of his quarterbacks, and UW historically is accustomed to a high level of play at the position. Getting those two ideals aligned was the most pressing issue facing Petersen’s team as he enters his second season at Washington with three unproven QBs.

Best of the best: Who are the all-time best QB’s in UW history?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:00
In an attempt to classify and compare some of the Huskies’ all-time great quarterbacks, we polled former UW players, coaches, fans and local media members on five categories.

UW football depth chart: No clarity on quarterback competition

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 02:24
Jeff Lindquist, K.J. Carta-Samuels "or" Jake Browning all a potential starter in UW's opener against No. 23 Boise State on Friday.

Game thread: Mariners at White Sox — Aug. 30

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 01:31
Follow along live with Ryan Divish as the Mariners wrap up a four-game series against the White Sox in Chicago.

Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 01:16
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It’s possible that the storm will still be at hurricane strength during that time, […]

Richard Sherman asks for Tyler Lockett-Mario Kart mashup, the internet answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:52
When Richard Sherman asks for something, you’d better believe he’s getting it. The Seahawks’ star cornerback took to Twitter Sunday morning hoping to find a video of Tyler Lockett’s incredible punt returns this preseason. No problem, right? Well, there was a catch. Sherman wanted the highlights, but he also wanted the soundtrack of popular video […]

Chargers players upset with Frank Clark

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:05
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, several Chargers players were upset with the actions of Seattle rookie Frank Clark during a scrum after a second quarter sack that resulted in a 15-yard penalty for San Diego offensive lineman King Dunlap. ESPN also has a story with a headline stating that Clark was “accused of attacking” […]

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There, […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Mayckol Guaipe recalled, Mike Montgomery optioned to Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 23:39
The Mariners made a minor and somewhat expected roster move, recalling right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Class AAA Tacoma and optioning Mike Montgomery to the Rainiers. “We needed another right-hander in the bullpen,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “I’ve got two down today and it just made sense to bring him up.” The two right-handers down would […]

New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:55
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future. “Some people said […]

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:55
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said. Miyuki Harwood, 62, was found Saturday morning in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest after she used […]

AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:54
Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Angeles as its candidate, a person familiar with the process told The […]

Trump’s mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:54
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest […]

‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:54
NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat. Those stories and many more, taking the reader to the distant […]

When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:53
TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. “There […]

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north. Walker said in an interview that aired Sunday that building a wall along the country’s northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that […]

Sunday Best: Elizabeth Debicki is chic in black and white

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
Sunday Best is a weekly look at style in movies, on TV and on the red carpet. This week: Joanna Johnston’s nifty costume designs for Elizabeth Debicki in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

Kudos to those who stopped thief, boos for singing tunes with the cast

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
Readers rant about purse snatcher, singing audience member, feeding wildlife and throwing a lit cigarette, rave about helpful strangers, attentive Mariners usher and Seattle Municipal Court.

Generosity may be a ‘magic pill’ for happiness and longevity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
Studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations, benefits young and old physically and psychologically.