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Update: Stubborn concrete to slow work on Bertha's repair pit one month

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Work on a repair-access pit being built next to stranded tunnel machine Bertha is likely to take as much as a month longer than planned because it's taking longer to chisel and grind through portions of the concrete columns that form the walls of the pit, the project director said Monday.

Blue Angels soar over Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Seafair-bound Blue Angels soared through Seattle's skies this afternoon.

Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

Longtime morning DJ Bob Rivers to retire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:40
After more than 33 years on morning drive-time radio, KJR-FM’s Bob Rivers is stepping away from the mike.

Government officials visit Microsoft offices in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:38
The visits, from a government agency that enforces business regulations, suggested that Microsoft might be the latest multinational company to find itself in the cross hairs of Chinese authorities.

Reddit wants to grow up but not let down loyal audience

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:40
The company’s challenge is to figure out how to jump-start advertising without changing the nature of the service and alienating its constituency of 114 million monthly users.

FAA moves to fine Southwest Air $12M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:39
The issues, some involving replacement of fuselage skins by an Everett contractor, were resolved years ago and don’t affect its current planes, the airline responded.

A few links, notes and thoughts on the Mariners' off day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:37
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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:39
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

Understanding the dangers of rip currents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:31
Swimmers and surfers can get caught in the sometimes deadly currents.

Take off your clothes to make it in TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:39
A contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind and didn't need to use his imagination.

'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:39
Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:39
The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Poulsbo man accused of impersonating cop during traffic stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:30
A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested this morning for investigation of criminal impersonation after he allegedly attempting a traffic stop using emergency lights, the Washington State Patrol said.

TSA offering $15,000 for best screening-line ideas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:22
Federal agency wants new ways to screen passengers at airport security checkpoints and to reduce the long lines, and is offering cash prizes for best ideas.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:38
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Is Terrell Thomas headed to the Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:36
At least one report today indicates the Seahawks may be on the verge of adding veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas, a free agent who played most recently for the New York Giants and played in college at USC when Pete Carroll was coach.