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Church dropping out of lawsuit against Uncle Ike's Pot Shop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 05:01
Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, Seattle’s second marijuana store, faces one less legal obstacle.

Take the fight against the Islamic State to social media

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 05:01
I’m pleased to see the Obama administration make an effort to revamp and expand the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications as digital propaganda becomes more potent ["Hostage’s parents launch social-media bid to free son held in Syria," Nation & World, Feb. 5]. However,

3 getaways for this weekend, from Bellingham beer to Portland dragon dances

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 04:01
Bored with February? Fed up with rock skiing in the Cascades? Get out of town. Here are three ideas to get you on the road:

TSA: 2 women had guns in handbags at JFK airport checkpoints

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:57
Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes of each other at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Gauge of US economy posts slight 0.2 percent January gain

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:57
An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy rose in January by the smallest amount in five months, indicating the economy's momentum may have slowed a bit.

‘McFarland, USA’: Get ready for a good run with Kevin Costner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:46
A movie review of “McFarland, USA”: Kevin Costner’s latest sports movie, based on a 1987 high-school cross-country running team, stays on track. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:09
Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds against the Arab-led government in Baghdad.

Murder suspect dubbed 'Michelangelo of buttocks injections'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:08
A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections."

Thai and tinctures at Fu Kun Wu

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:01
The most interesting cuisine on Phinney Ridge, with an ambitious bar program.

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:01
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue.

FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:01
Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice -- a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

‘The Nightingale’: sisters in jeopardy in occupied France

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:34
Kristin Hannah’s novel “The Nightingale” tells the story of two sisters who take different paths, both fraught with danger, during the Nazi occupation of France. Hannah appears in February at several area locations, including Feb. 24 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Kristin Hannah’s inspirations for WWII tale ‘The Nightingale’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:29
Bainbridge Island author Kristin Hannah’s new novel “The Nightingale” is being praised as one of this spring’s picks for readers. She talks about her inspiration for her harrowing novel of two sisters in occupied France.

Community holds candles to sky to honor Kayla Mueller's life

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:18
Candles lit up the plaza of a central Arizona courthouse and pictures of Kayla Mueller appeared on screens before hundreds of people gathered to honor the international aid worker taken hostage by Islamic State militants.

Seahawks GM John Schneider says Marshawn Lynch's future remains unclear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:17
A week after Seattle general manager John Schneider first said publicly that running back Marshawn Lynch is mulling retirement, the situation still remains murky.

Video: Russell Wilson talks about overcoming Super Bowl XLIX defeat and what's ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:16
Wondering how Russell Wilson is holding up after the rough Super Bowl XLIX defeat?

A few spring training photos and notes: a Jesus Montero sighting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:15
Greetings from sunny Arizona and the Mariners spring training complex in Peoria. Not a lot of news stuff today. Pitchers and catchers will take their physicals on Friday and then be done for the day. On Saturday, they will have their first full workout.

US withholding details of Iran nuke talks from Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:13
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is withholding from Israel some sensitive details of its nuclear negotiations with Iran because it is worried that Israeli government officials have leaked information to try to scuttle the talks -- and will continue to do so.

AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:13
Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.