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Choose wisely when combining the décors of two households

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 13:01
Whether you are a newly married couple or two people who have decided to simply live under the same roof, combining households can be a challenge for all involved. Here’s how to make it work.

Adding wood creates interest inside and out

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 13:01
But many homeowners have no experience working with wood, so they don’t realize how easy it is to make a home more beautiful by improving the existing wood or creatively adding new wood to walls, floors and even ceilings.

Early haunt of Lucy and Desi on the market

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 13:01
A Beverly Hills home that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz once leased is for sale for nearly $7 million.

Kevin Harvick earns his 8th pole of season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 13:01
Kevin Harvick shattered his own Kansas Speedway record and won the pole to start the second round of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

London call boxes find new life as charging stations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:59
Two entrepreneurs are transforming some of Britain’s beloved, and outdated, red telephone booths into charging stations for mobile devices. The first one was unveiled in London this week.

2 teachers accused of group sex with student

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:30
A teenager's boasts to fellow students about having group sex with two teachers led to two investigations and the arrests of both faculty members of a New Orleans-area school, according to authorities.

Ballard High School 'shelters in place' after gunshots heard

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:18
After a report of shots fired in the neighborhood, Ballard High School went briefly into "shelter in place" mode Friday morning, locking the doors and stationing a person just inside, said Stacy Howard, spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools.

Mississippi the hot spot in the SEC as Rebels get chance for glory against the Tide

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:16
Mississippi State also home for a big game against Texas A&M

Microsoft says Samsung owes it $6.9 million over patent agreement

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:16
Microsoft says Samsung owes it more than $6.9 million in interest for late payments on a royalty agreement reached between the two companies.

Mariners need to spend even more in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:23
The Mariners’ opening and ending payroll in 2015 likely needs to go higher still. Better yet, the Mariners should try opening 2015 with at least the payroll they finished 2014 with.

Lauded Kent superintendent leaving for national nonprofit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:16
Edward Lee Vargas, who oversaw a rise in reading scores during a time of increasing student poverty in the Kent School District, is leaving his post as superintendent to work with a national education nonprofit.

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:16
A loaded Sunday slate headlines this version of the weekend watch:

Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:16
Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.

Longtime Seattle investment firm disappearing from view

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:01
McAdams Wright Ragen has long been a keen observer of the Pacific Northwest’s publicly traded companies, But this week it published its last analysts’ notes on two dozen companies.

Use of Ebola survivors’ blood for treatment gains support

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:01
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust are among the organizations championing convalescent plasma and working on how to put it into effect.

Boeing sales hit 1,000 in year’s first nine months

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:29
Boeing reached 2014 net sales of 1,000 jets as of Sept. 30, a rare milestone, but cancelations included 15 Dreamliners canceled by Air Berlin and two 747-8 freighter jets canceled by GECAS.

Percentage of women in Microsoft's workforce jumps from 24 percent to 29 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:26
Microsoft has released some new diversity statistics and among them is this notable figure:  The percentage of women in its global workforce  jumped to 29 percent in the past year, after several years of remaining stubbornly flat at 24 percent.

Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:26
Trying to use a phone to pay at restaurants and retailers can be frustrating. It’s often easier just to pull out a plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store.

For journalists, reminder of risk in covering deadly epidemic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:24
For journalists covering the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the infection of a freelance NBC News cameraman highlighted the dangers of bearing witness.