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North Korean president to visit Russia in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:51
A Russian spokesman confirms that North Korean President Kim Jong Un will visit Russia in May.

Which GOP lawmakers got donations from state-worker unions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:56
OLYMPIA -- We wrote a story for Wednesday about Republican Party lawmakers' skepticism over state-employee raises legislators will approve, deny or disregard this session, which comes in a tight year as budgets go. One of the things that's occasionally popped up in my conversatio

Detroit officer won't go on trial 3rd time in girl's death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:53
The final charge is expected to be dismissed against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a nighttime raid that was filmed by a reality TV show, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Activists, lawmakers rally at Capitol to end homelessness

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:50
OLYMPIA — Activists and lawmakers rallied inside the Capitol on Wednesday for legislation to end homelessness.

Boeing to build Air Force One replacement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:46
The Air Force will let Boeing. build the replacement for Air Force One without competition but will require bidding on specialized equipment for the new presidential aircraft.

Bill Gates takes on AI, Bitcoin in Reddit chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:46
Bill Gates, in the latest stop on his January media campaign of sorts, took to Reddit to answer some of your burning questions.

Pac-12 predictions: Washington looking to rebound

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:00
Even before Washington booted sophomore center Robert Upshaw from the team, tonight's game against Washington was going to be a tough test for the Huskies.

Oklahoma executions on hold as US Supreme Court reviews drug

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:00
Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a specific drug while the justices consider a challenge over whether the sedative ensures prisoners won't suffer.

The media and Marshawn Lynch on Day 2: "You know why I'm here."

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:58
Marshawn Lynch fulfilled his mandatory  media requirements on Wednesday in the media tent just outside the Seahawks team hotel. Lynch was supposed to take interviews at a table along with tight end Cooper Helfett. But a crush of cameras and reporters around the table before he even entered the

Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:53
Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.

Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:53
Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Education for inmates: Create valuable members of society

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:58
Bravo, for The Seattle Times' endorsement of Washington state providing education for convicted inmates ["Educating inmates is a wise investment for Wash.," Opinion, Jan. 23]. To use the tired phrase, this would seem to be a no-brainer.

AZ postcard: There’s a lot you can’t bring to the Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:54
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Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Special teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:50
A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Specialists. 

After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:50
For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.

After 5 days, Bart the cat crawls from his grave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:45
Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

The Sea-Tac growth dilemma | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:41
I'm almost always in favor of public improvements, but plans for expanding Seattle-Tacoma International Airport present a quandary.

Amazon rolls out email and calandering for businesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:34
Amazon Web Services, which rents computing storage and services to businesses, will debut WorkMail in the second quarter to help compete with Microsoft and Google.

Your week in Seattle music: Sam Smith, the Sasquatch! launch party and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:01
Also featuring an ambitious local rapper, classical music at the Tractor Tavern and some of the strangest sounds that can be made on a guitar.