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B.B. King, ‘King of the Blues,’ is hospitalized

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:55
Legendary blues musician B.B. King has been hospitalized, his representatives confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Appeals court grants temporary stay of elephant move

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:55
The state Court of Appeals issued a Monday, blocking transfer of Woodland Park Zoo’s elephants to the Oklahoma City Zoo until after a court hearing Thursday.

Starbucks expands college plan, says it may cost $250M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:46
Starbucks has revamped the college plan it offers U.S. employees to cover full tuition for all four years of college in Arizona State University’s online program. The plan, also underwritten by ASU, previously paid for the last two years of college.

M’s reliever Carson Smith makes most of second chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:41
The reliever, who was added to the big-league roster just days after being sent to the minor leagues, strikes out the Angels’ Mike Trout in a key eighth-inning situation on opening day.

Consumer groups want FTC to investigate YouTube Kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:37
Consumer groups argue that Google is unfairly and deceptively targeting toddlers with advertising on tablets and smartphones on its YouTube Kids app.

EBay merchants switching to Amazon.com

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:31
EBay, which pioneered the idea of an Internet marketplace where merchants big and small could hawk wares, is threatened by merchants migrating to Amazon.com.

Home prices in Seattle pop nearly 19 percent for the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:31
Seattle’s median price jumped to $535,000 in March, rising much faster in the past 12 months than the median price in Bellevue.

Mariners make a jaded baseball town spring back to life

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:30
In a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, the Mariners did more than start the season with a solid win over the reigning American League West champs. They made an important first impression to legitimize their preseason hype.

Vintage performance by Felix Hernandez shows spring struggles were irrelevant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:24
All Felix Hernandez needed, of course, was the electricity of a regular-season game, the juice of opening day, the tension of facing the defending division champion.

Greenpeace activists board Shell oil rig headed to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:10
Six environmental activists, who include one American, climbed aboard on the high seas and are camping on a catwalk to protest Shell’s plans to resume exploration oil drilling off Alaska’s North Slope this summer.

Baby trumps freeloading buddy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:30
Setting boundaries for houseguests, others may save friendships.

Airstream love: From trailer hotel to celebrity owners

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 06:01
The classic aluminum travel trailers enchant a new generation — and Airstreams still are being made.

Martin Selig buys former Federal Reserve Building

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 05:46
Developer Martin Selig was revealed Monday as the winning bidder for the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Seattle, and plans to rehabilitate the 1940s building.

Spencer Haywood, George Raveling among those inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 05:40
Spencer Haywood, George Raveling, John Calipari, Lisa Leslie and Dikembe Mutombo among the 11 inducted into this year’s Naismith Hall of Fame class.

Local volunteers offer free tours in Salem

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 05:01
Global Greeters program is first in Oregon and offers personal, low-key walking tours.

A favorite Vegas deal is back

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:46
Two free show tickets, including to pricey and popular Beatles Love, for those who book air/hotel MGM package

Coulee Dam man dies following Taser incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:33
A 28-year-old Coulee Dam man died Saturday shortly after a U.S. Forest Service agent stunned him with a Taser, handcuffed him and took him into custody.

Bees frighten kids at White House Easter egg roll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:15
The president placidly told the kids, “Bees are good,” assuring them that they wouldn’t get stung.

Luxury travel magazine gets more voluptuous

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:03
Condé Nast Traveler magazine will get bigger and glossier, bucking the downward trend of print.

Booze ban boondoggle: the history of Prohibition at MOHAI

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:31
A new exhibit looks at Prohibition and its discontents.