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UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:31
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.

When commoners call on Buckingham Palace

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:30
This year, the royal palace in London is open until Sept. 28 and is showing the “Royal Childhood” exhibit, a tale spanning more than 250 years, told with everything from beloved toys to previously unseen photographs and film footage.

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:35
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:35
Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players -- one she'd rather not do, but can't help.

Vote: Is Alibaba a threat to Amazon? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:32
Shares in Alibaba Group surged as high as $99.70 today in its NYSE debut after its initial public offering was priced at $68. At $200 million, it will make the Chinese e-commerce company one of the most valuable in the U.S. market. Significantly, it will be a higher market value than Amazon, whose s

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:40
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:40
Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back.

Huskies morning links: UW still searching for next great punt returner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:39
Joe Jarzynka has settled down some these days. The 5-foot-7 former Husky walk-on from Gig Harbor, married to his high school sweetheart, has two kids and lives in north Tacoma. He dabbles in semi-pro soccer, but at 37 he's not the same, carefree, do-anything-to-gain-a-yard return man he was for

Restaurant Marron: an adventurous menu with inconsistent dishes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:39
Restaurant Marron is good, but not yet as consistent as it should be.

Iran sentences 6 youth for dancing in "Happy" video

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:37
Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.

Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:32
Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record -- he spent time in prison a decade ago after the shooting death of his young son -- killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.

Martha Stewart's top picks for Seattle-area food & drinks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:31
A nod from Martha Stewart can be the turning point for a fledgling business. It's happened in Seattle before, when Stewart listed Skillet Street Food's bacon jam in a gift guide. The company went from shutdown fears to big-time success.

American performers get standing ovation in Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:30
Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during a rare visit by American performers to the Islamic Republic.

Friday Memo: Upholding the law? ... Freeway closures ... Hot Hawks ... Clutch M's win

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:17
Role reversal: This former officer seems to have forgotten tho part about upholding the law. The former police chief of Montesano is accused of selling meth and heroin. He's also facing charges for stealing $1,500 from the liquor store.

I-594: Gun background checks won't deter criminals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:06
Supporters of Initiative 594 claim a study shows a supposed benefit of gun background checks. The premise is that I-594 “could have prevented those deaths because some of the guns used had been stolen…” They assert it “could prevent some questionable transactions and make it

Sticker relief: First thoughts of a new public college parent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:01
“Here’s the bill for Western,” I told my husband this summer, waving a piece of paper in the air. “Tuition and fees are going to be $8,965.”