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Japan fails to find cause of battery meltdown on ANA’s Boeing 787

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:36
The Japan Transport Safety Board’s probe focused on a lithium-ion battery that overheated aboard an ANA Holdings flight last year.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:33

Amber Alert issued for missing Skagit County 2-year-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:32
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old boy who was taken from his Skagit Valley home by his father, who had threatened to harm both the boy and his mother.

Mariners, Blue Jays to start relief pitchers in series finale

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:32
For Seattle, versatile reliever Tom Wilhelmsen is making the start on Thursday in place of Chris Young.

Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, pre-match notes and lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
Here are some notable game notes ahead of Wednesday night's Sounders at FC Dallas match in Frisco, Texas:.

Ex-coach at The Bush School indicted on child-porn charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
A federal grand jury in Seattle has indicted the former cross-country ski coach at The Bush School on three child pornography-related charges and a single count of transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity after he allegedly hid a video camera in the room of a f

Senate Republicans try to blame Democrats for tuition hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
State Senate Republicans are taking pains this week to try to finger Democrats as the bad guys when it comes to cutting higher education funding and allowing steep college tuition hikes.

Bonney Lake man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
A 45-year-old Bonney Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in U.S. District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography, including a nearly six-minute video that shows the sexual abuse of an infant girl who was hung upside-down, beaten and tortu

FACT CHECK: Obama's UN speech spins statistics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky.

Mars mission opens India for space business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 pot-use tickets; refunds coming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:39
Many of the $27 tickets for public use of marijuana were written by one Seattle police officer described as having a political agenda.

Labor activists look for wage-hike support from red states

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:32
Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota — four solid-red states whose voters often oppose the president’s agenda — might be next to raise the wage floor of America’s lowest-paid hourly workers.

It's lights out for Sawant's plan to change City Light rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:31
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal to consider radically changing how City Light charges for electricity went dark Wednesday due to a lack of support from her colleagues.

Deborah Cavendish, rescuer of Chatsworth estate, dead at 94

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:16
The Dowager Duchess, the last of the six eccentric Mitford sisters, was an author and businesswoman who helped turn her husband’s ancestral estate, Chatsworth, into a tourist attraction.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:39
Wherein we take a serious, stern, traditional look at the state of football in the conference . . .

Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:39
Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas.

To tackle poverty, it needs to be understood better

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:35
Danny Westneat's column points to a better way to talk about poverty: taking the distribution of wealth and income into account ["Surrounded by a feeling of poverty amid signs of prosperity," Local News, Sept. 23].

Huskies' Shaq Thompson remains an option at running back

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:31
Junior linebacker Shaq Thompson remains in the running to play on offense for the Huskies.

NRA endorses Newhouse; Didier asks 'who got to them?'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:31
The National Rifle Association is boosting Dan Newhouse in Central Washington's 4th Congressional District race, endorsing him over fellow Republican Clint Didier.

Guest: The higher education choices for state lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:31
State candidates elected in the Nov. 4 election will head to Olympia and make decisions that directly affect the cost of attending college, according to guest columnists Beth Willis and Shaunta Hyde.