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Deep mission: Japan takes aim at the source of megaquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:20
The world’s biggest scientific drilling ship has the audacious goal of boring into the heart of an offshore earthquake fault much like one that threatens the Northwest.

We want your photos of Seahawks fanaticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
We know you're out there. You've had your car painted blue and green, or you've painted your face for the big game, or you've got a pet who shares your 12th man spirit.

Pierce County deputies find body linked to bloody items

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
The body of a man whose blood was found on carpet and other items dumped along an Auburn road last month was discovered Monday inside a home near Puyallup, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since late April while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
OLYMPIA (AP) — A state agency is being criticized for spending $600,000 on workshops for more than 2,000 state employees.

Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Some of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments are in southern France.

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.

Fall 2014 DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Welcome to Make a Newsprint Masterpiece, the 2014 Seattle Times DIY contest. For this one, all we ask is that you create something out of newsprint — yes, that paper that makes your hands black — and share it with us by Sept. 23.

Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:15
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Round-up: Seattle a hot spot for international students, 5 more schools get speed cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:14
Seattle a hot spot for international college students: The number of international students coming to the U.S. grew fivefold between 2001 and 2012, with Seattle serving as the 16th most-popular city for foreign students to study in. Though some critics say international students take away college sl

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:07
Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Sheep moved to protect them from wolves

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:19
SPOKANE  (AP) — A Stevens County sheep rancher has moved about 1,800 sheep to protect them from a pack of wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals this summer.

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:16
Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.

Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:20
Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International.

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:17
For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

Matisse Thybulle returns from Cal; Oregon and Zags next

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:10
This is a busy time for Matisse Thybulle.

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:10
Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:06
A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.