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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:46
The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Week 7 in MLS: Power rankings and other thoughts from Alan Hinton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:35
In a weekly feature that we'll continue throughout the season, local legend Alan Hinton, who coached the old NASL Sounders and did broadcast work recently for the MLS team, has offered to provide his thoughts on the action leaguewide.

Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
Apparently Code.org's successful "Hour of Code" event in December was just a warm-up act.

Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
Apparently Code.org's successful "Hour of Code" event in December was just a warm-up act.

Mayor’s panel fails to reach consensus on wage recommendations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
The committee considering a $15 minimum wage in Seattle was supposed to announce a deal between business and labor to reach that goal.

Mayor’s panel fails to reach consensus on wage recommendations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
The committee considering a $15 minimum wage in Seattle was supposed to announce a deal between business and labor to reach that goal.

Butter’s comeback is churning big sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
U.S. butter consumption has hit heights not seen in 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef shows. It has become a natural food darling

Trufant signs 1-day Hawks deal, will retire Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:31
Marcus Trufant, who started 125 games in a Seattle career that lasted from 2003 to 2012, has signed a contract with the team so he can then officially retire as a Seahawk on Thursday.

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:30
The founder of Russia's leading social media network -- a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg -- has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:26
Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

Health exchange sign-ups cheered by state officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:26
In a near final count for the state’s performance under the Affordable Care Act for 2014, almost 600,000 people have signed up for insurance or expanded Medicaid coverage through the state’s insurance exchange.

Blazers win at Houston again, lead series 2-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:26
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Trooper injured when patrol car struck on I-405

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:17
A Washington State Patrol trooper sustained minor injuries when her patrol car was struck while she was responding to a disabled vehicle blocking southbound traffic on Interstate 405 tonight.

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:16
A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone.

Soldier accused of killing unarmed boys in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:16
A hearing opened Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a former soldier accused of killing two young Iraqi brothers without cause.

Boeing CEO defends job transfers, but experts question rationale

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:16
As Boeing announced strong earnings, Chief Executive Jim McNerney defended planned transfers of thousands of engineering jobs out of the Puget Sound region. Aviation-industry experts questioned that move.

Coordinated Care adds Seattle Children's to network

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:28
Coordinated Care Health, whose "Ambetter" plans are sold through the Washington Healthplanfinder, has added Seattle Children's to its network of providers.

Michael Phelps explains comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:23
Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.