A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc's top court ruled Thursday.
The 74-page plan immediately drew flak from some privacy advocates, who say that the FAA needs to clarify how the government and private users can use video and other data from surveillance drones, and how long it can be stored.
Selena Gomez’s “Star Dance” reached No. 1 this year but plummeted as fast as her ill-fated romance with teen idol Justin Bieber. Gomez can still bring it, though, in both the dancing and singing departments as her single “Come and Get It” proved this year. Though aimed
The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds last year to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai, according to a report by J. Russell George, Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration.
Seattle night life moguls Jason Lajeunesse and David Meinert — owners of the Lost Lake Tavern and Neumo’s, among other Capitol Hill spots — have signed a lease to take over Seattle’s beloved dive bar the Comet Tavern. The pair plan to reopen in early 2014. In a pres
Game of the year finally got here, and relatively unscathed, with only Utah’s upset of Stanford tainting the Cardinal-Duck matchup tonight. And away we go . . . Thursday night Oregon (minus 10.5) at Stanford — A couple of thoughts: With all the even-keel, win-the-day stuff that comes out
We round up 10 of the best spots for cozy cocktails and good cheer this fall.
A convicted felon who was wearing body armor when police arrested him in a Detroit suburb will be questioned in an investigation into the fatal shooting of three men in a back gambling room of an east side barbershop.
Thousands of villagers in the central Philippines, including those from a province devastated by a recent earthquake, were being evacuated Thursday as one of the most powerful typhoons globally this year approaches.
Amid the dropping temperatures, blustery winds and increasing rainfall, Cyril Pahinui is bringing a touch of the Aloha spirit, if not Hawaiian weather, to Seattle this weekend. Five years ago, the Oahu-based musician and his wife, Chelle, founded the Seattle Slack Key Festival, which returns to Town
The Times reports that Initiative 522 “trails in all but four counties.” Which four? Knowing that 522 appealed to the left side of the house, let’s use some history to guess which counties. In 2007, Tim Eyman’s Initiative 960 required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature for
The hot topic in the NFL this week has been the continuing Miami Dolphins saga involving Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Former Seattle Times sports writer Michael Ko weighs in with some thoughts in this Take Two column today.
A naked man who was arrested Wednesday evening at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks had what he thought was a perfectly plausible excuse for his lack of clothing: A woman took them. Police busted the man after witnesses reported seeing him running through the park in the buff. After his arrest, the man&
John Ackerman is a big-time landlord of subterranean real estate.
Center Max Unger (concussion), defensive end Red Bryant (concussion) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (bicep) all sat out practice Thursday for the second straight day. Coach Pete Carroll said Unger and Bryant will be evaluated day-to-day with their concussions. Kam Chancellor (ankle) was limited in
Al-Qaida and other terror groups are having a field day with the leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, U.K. spy chiefs told lawmakers Thursday in a strong condemnation of the American's espionage revelations.
Nearly 40 women were arrested after they stormed the Bellevue headquarters of the state GOP and refused to leave, as they called on the state’s Republican delegation in Congress to support changes to immigration law. Among them were Peggy Lynch, wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Kim M
A three-star movie review of “Thor: The Dark World,” in which sword-wielding warriors battle meanies from outer space. It’s a mess, thanks to its scattershot plotting, but it’s kind of a fun mess. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston star.
King County voters will probably see a tax measure to support Metro Transit within a few months, regardless of what lawmakers do about transportation in this month’s special session. “We’re not going to be left in a situation where we’re not going to give voters the abil