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Net neutrality: Government needed to keep Internet open

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:31
There is a core assumption from guest columnist and academic Brent Skorup that the government is evil and that commercial operations such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Comcast are better [“The Internet is not like an electric or water utility,” Opinion, Aug. 31]. His assertions that we

Guess what: Seattle Times pigskin picks contest lives on

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:30
The Seattle Times started the Guest Guesser contest in 1939 and 75 years later readers are still predicting the winners of college and pro football games.

Ruling over Deepwater spill could cost BP $18B in fines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:27
By finding that BP was, in legal parlance, grossly negligent in the disaster, not merely negligent, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier opened the possibility of $18 billion in new civil penalties for BP.

Game thread: Mariners at Rangers -- September 4, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:31
Greetings from a balmy Globe Life Park in Arlington where the temperatures are in the mid 90s with some humidity. The Mariners open a four-game series with the Rangers tonight. It will be a matchup of lefties. Rookie Roenis Elias will get the start for Seattle, while Robbie Ross will go for Seattle.

Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:31
A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order during a tabletop demonstration about the mechanics of tornadoes, officials said Thursday.

King County home prices in August up from year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32
Fewer homes in King County sold in August from previous month in what real estate leader calls normalizing sales market.

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
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NC men freed after 30 years will seek pardons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
Two men are planning to ask for pardons after they were freed this week from a North Carolina prison following the discovery of evidence that they didn't kill a young girl 30 years ago.

French president's ex depicts him as cruel, lying

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
Ah, beware the writings of a betrayed woman.

Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong among new 'Dancing' pack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."

Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden play to boisterous Seahawks crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:29
Under postcard-perfect sunny skies, Seahawks fans reveled in more than an hour of noisy, pre-game music with hip-hop and R&B singer Pharrell Williams and Seattle rock band Soundgarden.

Slain police officer shot once in upstate NY chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:40
The first member of Rochester's police force to die in the line of duty since 1959 was killed with a single shot fired by a man wanted for a parole violation who fled from a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday.

A closer look at the Ferguson Police Department

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:40
The announcement that the Justice Department will conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department comes nearly a month after Michael Brown's death first raised doubts about the suburban law-enforcement agency.

Getty sues Microsoft, claims Bing tool leads to "massive infringement"

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:38
Getty Images filed a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that Microsoft's recently launched Bing Image Widget infringes and facilities the "massive infringement" of copyrights.

Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:35
Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.

Court grants Obama plea to re-hear health case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:34
The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums under the president's health care law.

State DOT boss: Ferry operations chief was ‘belligerent’ toward her

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:38
A top ferries official has been on leave since being reprimanded by State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, who said he disrespected her in a June conversation.

Copter rescues hiker in Olympic National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:34
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