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Oklahoma judge strikes execution law over privacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
An Oklahoma judge voided the state's execution law Wednesday, agreeing with inmates that a "veil of secrecy" preventing them from seeking information about the drugs used in lethal injections violated their rights under the state constitution.

Wednesday’s prep track and field results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:03
Track and field results for Wednesday, March 26

Massive earthquake struck Alaska 50 years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:01
Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Alaska quake, the second-largest temblor ever recorded at magnitude 9.2

Nebraska dog dials 911 on owner's smartphone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:07
When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.

Washington State football ready for spring practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:06
Washington State begins its third spring football session under Mike Leach Thursday, seeking, among other things, to find answers to questions on the offensive line and defensive backfield.

Dempsey, Evans, Yedlin called up to U.S. national team duty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:06
Sounders FC’s Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin were called up by the U.S. national team for an April 2 friendly against Mexico but should still be available April 5 at Portland.

The Mariners’ Nick Franklin is working on becoming an outfielder

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:01
With the starting shortstop job going to Brad Miller, Nick Franklin has been working on becoming an outfielder so he can contribute to the Mariners.

Benefit party to help pay for restoring historic Washington Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:01
The renovation of Washington Hall preserves an important part of Seattle’s immigration and arts history.

Mayor wants to expand services for immigrants, refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:01
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he’ll ask the City Council for funding to expand the city’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs so it can provide more support to the community.

Rescuers, survivors reeling from emotional trauma

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:01
Survivors, rescuers and even people who answer phones after an event like Saturday’s deadly landslide can experience emotional trauma that may leave them reliving horrific scenes as they struggle to answer unanswerable questions.

Scholarship football players gain right to unionize at Northwestern

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:59
In a decision that could dramatically alter the world of big-time college sports, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players on scholarship are employees of the school and entitled to hold an election to decide whether to unionize.

Technology stocks lead a broad market decline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:59
The stock market continued its recent pattern of one step forward, one step back.

Indiana survives tough game with Miami, 84-83

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:56
Pacers take three-game lead over Heat, which gets 38 points from LeBron James.

Questions, answers about college union ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:55
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that Northwestern football players could unionize. Does that mean some players will be able to organize and get better health care and academic support? Or does it spell the end of college sports as we know it? The AP takes a look at all sides of the issue.

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:10
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

Precious time wasted in critical first hours after slide, some say

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:10
Two Snohomish County politicians are second-guessing the initial response to Saturday’s mudslide, saying local officials should have more quickly understood the magnitude of the disaster and called for outside assistance.

Water gliders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:10

For searchers, tears flow as dig finds only reminders of life

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:04
Digging through the mudslide debris can be traumatizing.