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Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham’s rehab from knee injury going smoothly, coach Pete Carroll says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:28

Carroll said Graham, who was injured Nov. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is in Florida, his offseason home.

Seahawks’ Russell Okung still representing himself in free agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:20

The left tackle will be a free agent for the first time. "It’s going to be a really interesting experience," he said.

Bruce Irvin might accept less money to remain with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:12

The free agent to be said he might be willing to take a $3 million to $5 million less in his total deal, though “probably three.”

Jan. 18 TV Picks: ‘War & Peace’ on History, Lifetime and A&E

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:11

Also airing Monday, Jan. 18, 2016: “The Bachelor” on ABC and “Superstore” on NBC.

Bernie Sanders courts voters in Alabama on King Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:04

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With polls showing him running well in Iowa and New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took aim at what might be unusual territory for a self-described democratic socialist: the Deep South. Yet a crowd of more than 5,000 packed into Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Monday night to hear the […]

Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls expects to be ready for start of season, says ankle is pain-free

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:03

His health is especially important considering the Seahawks are expected to cut ties with running back Marshawn Lynch.

Family celebrates big contract with Dee Gordon of Miami Marlins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:03

Dee Gordon signed a $50 million, five-year contract with the Miami Marlins as more than a dozen relatives watched at a news conference. “My family stuck with me through the hard times,” Gordon said. “I’m glad they’re here for the good times.”

MLK Day protesters block 1 span of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:43

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of demonstrators caused the shutdown of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Members of the group stopped vehicles in all the westbound lanes at about 4 p.m. Monday. They chained themselves and the cars together […]

Pete Carroll: Seahawks can be ‘really good’ next season, even with expected roster changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:34

RENTON — It was a season that left Pete Carroll and the Seahawks wanting more. But it also was a season, he said when meeting the media for the final time Monday, that left him thinking more is just around the corner. “We come out of the game with an interesting mentality,’’ Carroll said after […]

China confirms missing Hong Kong publisher in mainland

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:28

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say they have received confirmation from Chinese security officials that a bookseller whose disappearance three weeks ago raised international concern is in the mainland. Hong Kong police said late Monday that they received notice from Guangdong province’s public security department that Lee Bo was “understood” to be in […]

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: ‘Very high hopes for the future’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:23

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he thinks the team has a bright future despite the disappointing ending to the 2015 season.

Bellevue swimming, Mikayla Pivec highlight Top 10 performers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:21

Bellevue swimming put on an impressive performance against Issaquah and Mikayla Pivec scored big to lead Lynnwood, highlighting this week’s Top 10 performers.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:10

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ABDUCTION OF 3 AMERICANS RAISES BAGHDAD SECURITY FEARS The kidnapping comes at a time of deteriorating security in and around the Iraqi capital after months of relative calm. 2. WITH SANCTIONS GONE, IRAN PLANS MORE OIL EXPORTS […]

Recapping Seahawks’ locker clean-out day and looking ahead to 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta talks about the end of the Seahawks' 2015 season and looks ahead to 2016.

Police shoot man dead at Sydney police station

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say they shot a man dead at a Sydney police station. Police said in a statement the man was shot during a confrontation on Tuesday at the Quakers Hill police station in northwest Sydney. Police provided no other details. There was no mention of whether the confrontation might be linked to […]

China economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent last quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged down to 6.8 percent in the final quarter of 2015, dragging the full year’s growth to a 25-year low of 6.9 percent. Chinese leaders are trying to steer their economy to more sustainable growth driven by domestic consumption and services to replace a worn-out model based on trade […]

Cruz super PAC prepares for millions of dollars in TV ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — A well-funded outside group helping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fight for the Republican presidential nomination has purchased $2.5 million of television advertising time — an investment that catapults it to the top tier of spenders in the 2016 race. Keep the Promise I, one of more than half a dozen Cruz-themed super […]

Top 10 Seattle Seahawks plays of the 2015 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:03

The Seahawks didn't make it to a third consecutive Super Bowl, but their 2015 season certainly featured plenty of highlights. Here are our staff picks for the top 10 plays of the year.

China’s economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent in final quarter of 2015; full-year growth at 6.9 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:01

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent in final quarter of 2015; full-year growth at 6.9 percent.

Cruz’s high-powered spouse a rainmaker willing to sacrifice

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:00

A well-connected fundraiser and by far the most active spouse in the Republican presidential field, Heidi Cruz is a high-achiever who has put her Goldman Sachs career on hold to help her husband.