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Duke dominates North Carolina State, 77-53

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:16
Blue Devils roll past Wolfpack in ACC tournament quarterfinal

Where are they now: 2010 U.S. Amateur semifinalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:16
A look at the careers of the semifinalists in the event at Chambers Bay.

State Supreme Court says judge must ask if defendant can afford fine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:16
Justices cite concerns over courts that impose uncollectable fines and fees on poor defendants, saying it impedes their ability to re-enter society and adds to recidivism

Ex-Amateur champ Peter Uihlein’s goal: A chance to win again at Chambers Bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:16
If the European Tour player qualifies for the June 18-21 U.S. Open, he would have a big edge in experience at the University Place course.

New longhouse at UW a dream realized

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:04
A new longhouse-style building on the University of Washington campus fulfills a four-decade-old request.

Will Ferrell makes a brief but memorable appearance for Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:01
As part of his quest to play for 10 teams in five Cactus League games Thursday, the comedian and actor took the field in the bottom of the second inning as the Mariners’ second baseman.

Injuries climb at viaduct tunnel project

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:01
Injuries on the Highway 99 tunnel project are increasing, according to state figures.

FCC releases ‘net neutrality’ rules, likely setting the stage for long legal fights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:01
The release of the rules, which regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, had been eagerly anticipated by advocates and lawmakers, as well as broadband and technology companies.

Expected Shiite victory in Tikrit seen as cementing Iran’s influence in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:58
The forces that appeared to have cornered the last Islamic State fighters in central Tikrit are dominated by Iranian military advisers, Shiite militias are all Iranian trained, and the offensive is being directed by Iran’s most influential general, Qasem Soleimani.

Secret Service navigatesa new scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:57
The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the March 4 episode, which involved Mark Connolly, the second-in-command on President Obama’s personal protective detail, and George Ogilvie, a top supervisor in the Washington field office.

Gun-law activists miss target as Olympia holsters most bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:54
Just months ago, advocates of stricter gun laws hailed the election victory of expanded gun-purchase background checks as momentum to push more gun laws through the Capitol. But neither they nor gun-rights supporters have had much success in pushing their proposals.

Mariners’ Jordan Pries ignores the distractions, turns in solid start

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:53
With his family in the stands and facing his favorite childhood team, and with Will Ferrell playing behind him at second base, the right-hander allows one run in three innings in a loss to the A’s.

Taking a lot off the top for childhood-cancer charity

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:46
Thirty-nine people helped raise more than $29,000 in a hair-shaving event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization that helps fund childhood-cancer research.

23andMe turns DNA data into drugs in startup’s latest twist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:46
23andMe, the Google-backed genetic-testing startup that popularized a $99 DNA spit test, will expand from screening people for diseases to inventing new medicine to cure them.

France wins battle over Waterloo coin

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:46
Belgium was casting around for a design for a 2-euro coin that would feature an image of the monument that marks the battlefield at Waterloo where, on June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces were defeated.

Which bills are still alive at Legislature’s halfway point

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:43
Only three bills have made it to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk to be signed into law. The work that remains to be done includes the budget and expensive transportation and education proposals.

Kansas City’s Tim Collins will miss season after surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:42
The 25-year-old left-hander undergoes Tommy John surgery.

Musicians need exercise to keep bodies in tune

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:00
The music world is starting to see the value in making room for exercise in musicians’ daily practice regimen.

Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By’: The past is close behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:00
Dennis Lehane’s thrilling “World Gone By” completes the story of Joe Coughlin, a Florida gangster trying to go straight in the midst of the chaos of World War II. Lehane reads Monday, March 16, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Selling and schmoozing: 4 Seattle gallerists at New York art fairs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:59
Four Seattle gallerists — James Harris, Greg Kucera, Robert Yoder and Mariane Ibrahim — trekked to New York recently for The Armory Show and its satellites, fairs that allow them to exhibit works to tens of thousands of people.