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Actress Hyland gets restraining order against ex

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The ex-boyfriend of actress Sarah Hyland was ordered to stay away from the "Modern Family" star after she said he choked and threatened her.

Report: Treasury OKs big pay raises for GM, Ally

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top executives at General Motors and its former consumer finance arm, both of which received taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis, a new government report says.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:39
Five people were arrested and two law enforcement officers were hurt in Ferguson after protests over the death of Michael Brown again intensified, authorities said Wednesday.

Dengue-blocking mosquito released in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
Brazilian researchers have freed a batch of mosquitoes infected with a dengue-blocking bacteria they hope can combat the tropical disease naturally.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 tickets for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
A Seattle Municipal Court judge has dismissed 100 tickets for public use of marijuana, many written by a police officer described as having a political agenda.

Obituary: Christopher Hogwood, conductor, early-music advocate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Using period instruments resulted in, among other things, a lighter, clearer sound considered by some to better represent what the composers intended.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Protesters have returned to Ferguson streets hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson.

Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:32
Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy Project is creating a new committee in the state and hopes to put a measure on the 2016 ballot.

At this local festival, Washington cheese stands alone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:31
Some of the purveyors featured at the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival are local household names like Beecher’s in Seattle, or well-known by aficionados, like Kurtwood Farms on Vashon Island.

Man shot at Second and Yesler; 2 suspects sought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:31
Update at 12:17 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole called this morning's shooting "tragic."

Woman gets jail in tattoo of girl who spent night

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:23
A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to four months to two years in jail for helping the man she lived with tattoo a smiley face and a derogatory word on a 12-year-old girl who spent the night at their home.

Lawsuit: Inmate not allowed to worship Satan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:22
A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren't allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars.

NYPD probes treatment of pregnant woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:22
New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday.

Turks leave for "family-friendly" IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:28
Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria.

Jimmy John's says customers' card data stolen

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:10
Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.

19-story Tukwila project will be S. King County’s tallest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:01
Groundbreaking is scheduled Thursday on Washington Place, a $120 million, 19-story tower that will consist of 370 apartments and a 189-room hotel.

Snowboarders lose legal fight for access to Utah resort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:01
Federal judge rules that snowboarders don’t have constitutional right to practice their sport at a private resort; boarder had sued for access to Alta ski area. .

Fall coastal razor clam digs scheduled to begin Oct. 7 with 41 dates set through New Year's Eve

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:01
The coastal razor clam season is set to begin in early October with diggers getting an ample 41 dates all the way through the New Year’s Eve holiday.

Seahawks once again Bovada favorites to win the Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:00
Last week, Seattle and Denver were co-favorites from Bovada to win the Super Bowl, each listed at 9-2. But after Seattle's win over the Broncos Sunday, the Seahawks are now the favorites, listed at 15-4, while Denver has fallen to 5-1.