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Rain snarling traffic

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:50
UPDATE 9:43 a.m.: The Battery Street Tunnel is closed so tow trucks can remove the vehicles involved in a collision.  All lanes northbound are blocked.  Seattle Fire reports medics on the scene.

Man beaten by drunken stranger sues Portland bar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:50
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Aetna deal promises more affordable, better health care in Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:49
Insurance giant Aetna on Thursday announced that it had struck a deal with four well-known networks of doctors, clinics and hospitals to provide what it says will be more affordable, higher quality care in the Puget Sound area.

Accident closes Boren at Virginia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:48
UPDATE 8:45 a.m.:

Five prep football games to watch this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:46
Oak Harbor gets a challenge from fourth-ranked Marysville-Pilchuck.

Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:46
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow.

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:46
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

Pac-12 basketball coaches pick Washington women to finish fifth

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:45
The Huskies were sixth last season and return Kelsey Plum, the freshman of the year, and three-time all-Pac-12 guard Jazmine Davis.

Blocks and books: Tutoring fullback helps Cleveland’s revival

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:45
Senior fullback Ramsey Castillo’s tutelage has the Eagles soaring again — on and off the field.

Cougars’ offensive line has been a strong point

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:40
The same offensive line combination has started every game for the Washington State Cougars this season.

Contractors worry about qualified worker shortage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:27
The Associated General Contractors released a report today where 83 percent of respondents said they were having trouble finding qualified craft workers as the industry recovery. The construction industry trade association's chief economist, Ken Simonson, said this was a consequence of the nation's

Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly expected to return against UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:25
Although UW’s new coaching staff has never had to game plan against Taylor Kelly, first-year UW coach Chris Petersen is very familiar with the ASU quarterback. “We were in on the Taylor Kelly sweepstakes at one point,” said Petersen, who spent the past 13 seasons at Boise State

Microsoft employees helped raise $112M for nonprofits last fiscal year; total company giving topped $1B | Pri0

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:24
Microsoft employees, with the help of the company match program, donated $112.2  million to 18,832 nonprofits worldwide in fiscal year 2014.

Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:46
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:45
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell "disappointed'' it didn't work out for Percy Harvin in Seattle, says Harvin never expressed disappointment in role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
When the Seahawks acquired Percy Harvin in March, 2013, one reason for optimism that it would be a good fit is that Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had also been the OC at Minnesota for Harvin's first two years in the NFL.

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.