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Friday Memo: Tough conditions at mudslide site ... Seattle area grows ... Boeing engineers wait and wonder

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:16
This won't make it any easier: As much as an inch of rain could fall today at the site of the massive mudslide, and that will only make the already nightmarish rescue and recovery effort that much more difficult.

Bin Laden’s son's trial: A fantasy world where civil and military courts coexist

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 00:16
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith enjoyed consideration under civil proceedings, but prior legal practice and the Geneva Conventions all regard terrorists as beyond the pale and outside civil laws [“US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts,” Nation & World, March 26].

World Vision: Between God and money, money talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:16
Apparently, prayer can lead you astray. In reversing its decision to allow the hiring of people in same sex marriages, World Vision’s board dropped a decision that they had discussed and “prayed upon for years,” instead concluding they must “stand by our belief and view of tr

‘Royal Blood,’ ‘Checkoff in the Sun’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:16
Reviews of “Royal Blood” and “Checkoff in the Sun,” both Seattle plays that examine families gone awry.

March 28 TV Picks: ‘Patina Miller in Concert’ on KCTS

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Friday, March 28, 2014, include “Live from Lincoln Center: Patina Miller in Concert” on KCTS, “The Neighbors” on ABC and “Hannibal” on NBC.

‘Here We Are Now’: 20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:16
A review of author Charles R. Cross’ reflection on the legacy of Kurt Cobain, “Here We Are Now.”

Seattle Men’s Chorus hosts ‘Wicked’ shows with Megan Hilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:16
The music of prolific composer Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell”) will be front and center at “Totally Wicked,” a program by Seattle Men’s Chorus with guest Megan Hilty (“Smash”).

Inside Lane | Moulden takes "shot" for her future

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:01
(Writer's Note: Welcome to the Inside Lane, our newest weekly blog entry aimed at spotlighting people and news from the high school track and field scene. We'll take you right up to Star Track, scheduled for May 22-24 at Mount Tahoma High in Tacoma, point out recruits as best we can, and keep you po

Mariners' Robinson Cano big hit on newsstands, featured in SI, GQ

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:16
Robinson Cano is getting major play in two national magazines, GQ and Sports Illustrated, coming out in the next week.

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:56
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

Judge won't dismiss 'pink slime' defamation suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:53
A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime."

Departing Europe, Obama seeks to reassure Saudis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:46
President Barack Obama is leaving the European continent and shifting his attention from an Eastern European power play to the complicated religious and tribal politics of the Middle East.

Anxious about the SAT? More colleges say 'don't worry about it' | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:38
Almost anyone who has applied to college can trot out a horror story about the much-dreaded Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known as the SAT. The four-hour, fill-in-the-bubble test of math and reading skills has spawned innumerable opinion pieces, diatribes and nightmares.

The 'theoretical' and 'practical' of a Seattle $15 minimum wage law on tipping

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:37
Washington is one of just seven states that does not allow a lower wage for tipped workers; if you give a tip, it's on top of a wage that is at least $9.32 an hour. It's a settled issue. The federal minimum tip wage is an appalling $2.13 an hour, meaning that waitress in Idaho who calls yo

Australia says planes checking new search area

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:52
The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast on Friday, as Australian officials said a new analysis of radar data suggests the plane had flown faster and therefore ran out of fuel more quickly than previously estimated.

Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:31
The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations.

UN General Assembly votes 'yes' on Ukraine unity

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:31
In a surprisingly strong rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday affirmed Ukraine's territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal.

FBI sting shows San Francisco Chinatown underworld

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:31
Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood's history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders.

At core of nuke cheating ring: 4 'librarians'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:31
Investigators dubbed them "the librarians," four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests.

Judge cites lack of remorse, gives bride 30 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:31
The defendant's tears notwithstanding, a federal judge cited a lack of remorse as he sentenced a Montana woman to more than three decades in prison for pushing her newlywed husband to his death in Glacier National Park.