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Rant and Rave: Thanks, Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the Seattle Seahawks for a wonderful year of Super Bowl celebration. As I look around and see our colors and banners everywhere I know we’re loyal fans and even if it doesn’t happen again, we’re behind you. Thanks for the memories.

Work up an appetite with Turkey Day races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
There are several runs scheduled Thanksgiving Day.

Grisham’s ‘Gray Mountain’ stays atop fiction sales list

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
“Make it Ahead’ leads nonfiction book sales.

‘The Boys in the Boat’ remains top seller at Queen Anne Book Co.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” paces the fiction menu.

How to treat arthritis pain with gin-soaked raisins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
People’s Pharmacy on a popular home remedy for arthritis; the antimicrobial properties of “lamb’s ear” leaf; an anti-constipation recipe; and turmeric allergy.

7 healthful foods for your holiday feast

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:16
Turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes and other Thanksgiving staples are more healthful than you think.

Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe back in poignant new collection

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:16
Richard Ford’s new novel “Let Me Be Frank with You” brings back Frank Bascombe, the iconic character created by Ford for “The Sportswriter,” for four more stories of Frank’s life. Ford reads Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Seattle Public Library.

Denis Johnson’s ‘The Laughing Monsters’: an African nightmare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:16
Denis Johnson’s new novel, “The Laughing Monsters,” follows a man with a shape-shifting identity into a nightmare world of shadows and spies, in a story set in post-9/11 Africa.

Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:46
Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:46
Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:46
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

Egypt to host major economic conference in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:16
Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.

Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That’s a lot to forgive

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:16
Yes, America is a forgiving nation. But the allegations against Bill Cosby are a lot to forgive, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel -- along with hundreds of other volunteers.

Holder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters.

Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.

Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:01
Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.