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Weekend preview: 5 ways to escape Christmas craziness

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 04:46
Is the relentlessly merry-merry hustle-bustle of the season wearing you down? Here are five ways to recharge.

Ford House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 04:46
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.

2014 Seattle Times Reader Photos of the Year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 04:41
Here are 10 photos we love from hundreds of great images Times readers submitted this year, including the grand-prize winning shot of a gull stretching its wings.

T-Mobile settles cramming case for $90 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 04:00
T-Mobile will pay at least $67.5 million in restitution to customers around the country, including an estimated 230,754 Washington customers.

Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:58
The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.

2 killed, 3 hurt in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:58
An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:53
Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:53
Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.

Least productive Congress? Not this one, barely

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:50
It turns out that this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of President Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:49
A teen boy from Thurston County is among some 28 people so far sickened in a multi-state outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to prepackaged caramel-coated apples.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: National media picks roll in, and it's almost a shutout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:54
The Seahawks are on the road Sunday night facing the Arizona Cardinals, the team with the best record in the NFL.

Vote: Your job situation in Washington | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:53
Earlier this week, the state reported that November unemployment rose to 6.2 percent even though an average of 7,200 jobs have been created this year.  The reason given: More people are re-entering the improving labor market.

Seahawks sign defensive end Cliff Avril to four-year extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:00
The Seahawks are taking even greater steps to keep their vaunted defense together, today signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28 million --- $16 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com, the league's official website. League sources have confirmed the deal.

From the archives: A Russian's take on a Seahawks-Cardinals game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:58
This is a repost of a Dec. 11, 2012 Take 2 column. Ivan Yurchenko, a 27-year-old journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda, a Moscow newspaper, visited the United States on a one-month internship with The Seattle Times. Ivan gained experience with the media in America, and also tried to look into the sou

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:58
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:52
It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.

Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:51
A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:55
U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

SPD unveils new navy-blue uniforms for officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:49
New navy-blue police uniforms and new patches featuring Chief Sealth were unveiled Thursday at a City Hall news briefing.

Going to Yellowstone? There’s an app for its geysers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:46
Get a heads-up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt.