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Administration offers legal justification for bombing targets in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:08
The United States’ justifications were in a formal letter for the United Nations explaining its actions.

KJR’s Elise Woodward let go from midday radio show

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:27
Former Husky will continue as sideline reporter for UW football games.

FEMA again says no to aid for those who lost homes in Carlton complex wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:26
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has, again, denied aid for individuals who suffered losses in this summer’s Carlton complex wildfire.

At Clinton summit, Ashesi pledges to boost women engineers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:16
Ashesi University -- the Ghanaian school started by a Microsoft veteran and funded partly by Seattle-area donors -- has a bold new goal.

Fantasy football confession: The real reason I can't stop playing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:16
BY SCOTT HANSON, SEATTLE TIMES STAFF

Sounders, Dallas FC could be conference semifinal preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:16
MLS playoff dates were announced Tuesday, and Sounders FC’s road game against fading Dallas on Wednesday is a potential conference semifinal matchup in the West.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says there is no plan to expand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:20
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the 30-team league has no immediate plans to expand and adjust its unbalanced conference alignment.

America’s Arab allies wary about role in Syria airstrikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:28
Many Arab states fear direct retaliation by the Islamic State; others worry about inflaming homegrown extremists or do not want to act in ways that will advance the agenda of their regional rivals.

Tickets to U.S. Open at Chambers Bay sold out Friday through Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:24
Tickets are available for Thursday’s opening championship round, but those are expected to sell out quickly.

As China’s Alibaba thrives, Google bottled up in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:19
The pervasive blocking of the Web, along with other problems like severe air pollution in China’s urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. More companies are considering similar moves.

Privacy of a public employee’s cellphone argument used to protect prosecuting attorney

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:16
In his guest column, Mark Lindquist’s disingenuous ploy for government worker privacy masks the prosecutor’s self-interest ["Why the privacy of a public employee’s cellphone matters," Opinion, Sept. 15].

Man arrested after firing shots, luring children in South Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:16
A man was arrested Tuesday after he fired a gun and tried to lure children into his car in South Seattle, police said.

Ending live on your terms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:16
The grown-ups are taking over in the debate about end-of-life care, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:16

Simpson Lumber explores possible sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:20
Tacoma-based Simpson Lumber has hired a financial adviser to explore the possibility of selling the company, which has 800 workers and mills in Tacoma, Longview and Shelton and in the Southeast.

Starbucks to buy out Japanese partner for $913 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:19
Starbucks said Tuesday it will take full ownership of its Japanese joint venture for $913 million, buying out its longtime partner and increasing its presence in its second-largest market by store sales. The move comes as the Seattle coffee giant increasingly banks on international growth.

Hillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:17
Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. Her 2016 pitch could be simpler: She'd be the first female president.

Get in free to parks and forests -- and maybe volunteer -- on Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
Get in free to Washington's national parks, state parks and national forest sites this Saturday, Sept. 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day.

Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

Game thread: Mariners at Blue Jays -- September 23, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
Felix Hernandez will try to keep the Mariners' fading playoff hopes alive tonight at the Rogers Centre. The Mariners are at must-win level right now. The Blue Jays will be going with one-time Mariner and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.