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Flooding temporarily closes Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:16
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have temporarily closed park access at the Nisqually entrance because of flooding, but reopened Wednesday morning.

Man who fell from ceiling naked held without bail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:16
A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week.

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:16
More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic -- until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.

Paul Allen finances lawsuit targeting coal leasing on federal lands

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:07
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is financing a lawsuit seeking to force the federal Bureau of Land Management to conduct a review of the effect of coal-leasing program on the global climate.

Seahawks vs. 49ers: Old foes get reacquainted with Thanksgiving showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:01
The venue will be new (Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.) but the opponent will be familiar for the Seahawks: The 49ers, who are also scrapping to get back to the playoffs.

Huskies’ senior defensive linemen are four towers of power

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:01
Danny Shelton, Andrew Hudson, Evan Hudson and Hau’oli Kikaha have been as impressive as any defensive line in Husky history. Not only are they racking up quarterbacks sacks this season, but they are having a lot of fun, too.

In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:48
The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke -- on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Donor’s tender heart and generous spirit shine at holidays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:46
Joe X. Mead didn’t seek attention for his longtime commitment to charity.

‘Exotic’ orcas visit inland waters in unprecedented numbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:46
A boom in seal and sea lion populations may be luring killer whales that normally prowl offshore and far to the south of Washington and British Columbia.

Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:33
China's anti-corruption campaign has snared a top official at iconic state-owned liquor maker Moutai.

Salvation Army fills needy kids’ backpacks with food and hope

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:31
The Fund For The Needy: The Salvation Army, one of the groups supported by the fund, says its motto is, “We just say, ‘Yes.’ ” Every Friday, it provides weekend food backpacks for 444 Renton elementary-school kids of the working poor.

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:21
The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked.

China hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:55
At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.

Warrant issued after ex-Sonic Robert Swift misses court date

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:50
Robert Swift, the former first-round NBA draft choice, failed to appear in court Wednesday and a $20,000 bench warrant was issued.

TCU seeks respect, even in its own state

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:50
Fifth-ranked Horned Frogs need victory over Texas on Thursday to remain in College Football Playoff hunt.

Portland wins ninth consecutive game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:48
Wesley Matthews scores 28 to pace Trail Blazers to 105-97 victory over Charlotte.

Huskies volleyball team beats nation’s No. 1 team

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:47
In front of a big home crowd of 8,646, Washington beat Stanford in four sets.

No. 10 Gonzaga knocks off Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:46
Zags get career-best 32 points from Kyle Wiltjer to hand Georgia a 88-76 loss in the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York.

Obama using Clean Air Act to craft bold environmental legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:31
The Supreme Court could still overturn much of President Obama’s environmental legacy, although the justices have upheld the regulations in three significant cases.

Dallas’ Tony Romo gets another shot at Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:09
Tony Romo is eager for a shot at Philadelphia after missing the last game against the rival Eagles in last year’s finale.