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WNBA playoffs most-viewed postseason since 2007, according to ESPN

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:31
Not only did Phoenix reset the record books during its championship season, it drew a few more television viewers along the way. Here are some highlights of the Mercury's Game 3 win in the WNBA Finals. Below is a release from ESPN about the increased viewership.

Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco on his love for the sport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:31
Mitchie Brusco of Kirkland is one of several high-profile skaters who will be at EZRocks –Skate for the Cure kickoff event Friday (Sept. 19) from noon to 1 p.m. at Highland Community Park/Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Go here for more details.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ is a sad story, prettily told

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a tragic couple. 3 stars out of 4.

‘Skeleton Twins’: a fleshed-out tale of siblings’ bond

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play siblings in “The Skeleton Twins,” a well-done dramedy made by Bellingham native Craig Johnson. 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Life of Crime’: Sluggish kidnap caper picks up at the end

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Life of Crime,” a flat crime caper that features an ensemble cast skilled at juggling dark humor with drama. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Great White Shark 3D’ cuts the fear factor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Great White Shark 3D,” an IMAX documentary about people who swim with sharks. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Second Opinion’: a look back at cancer-therapy dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Second Opinion,” a documentary about a man who blew the whistle on what he believed was an attempt to cover up research he claims showed the benefits of the anti-cancer treatment Laetrile. It got 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘I Dream of Wires’: Synthetic-music tale takes narrow focus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:16
A review of “I Dream of Wires,” a documentary on the modular synthesizer. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.

Lorenzo Romar on Robert Upshaw, Ray Rice and starting Sept. 25

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:40
Had a chance to talk to Lorenzo Romar about several topics, including Robert Upshaw.

Marchex stock battered as big client cuts back

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:36
Shares of Seattle-based Marchex, a mobile advertising company, fell almost 46 percent Thursday after the company lowered its annual revenue outlook because of a revised agreement with Allstate, one of its five top clients.

Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:31
Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Denver No. 1, Seattle drops in most NFL power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:31
Some of the major NFL power rankings are out, and the Seahawks dropped out of the top spot after their loss to the Chargers on Sunday. In all but one poll I found, the Denver Broncos are No. 1, and the Seahawks are No. 2 in many of the rankings.

Percentage of American women getting free birth control rises rapidly

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:31
More American women are getting free birth control in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most private insurance plans to pay for contraception with no co-pay or other out-of-pocket costs.

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman gets a laugh out of on-field challenges, off-field insults

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:31
“It’s really funny,” Sherman says of chatter after the loss at San Diego, when Keenan Allen caught five passes. “Especially when you have little guys like the Chargers guys talking about how they exposed something.”

Pregame notes and lineups - Mariners vs. the ... ahem ... Angels

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:30
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State's income stagnant in 2013, poverty rises | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:24
First the good news: Washington's median household income remains above the national average. The bad: It barely moved from 2012 to 2013. This information comes from a Census Bureau data dump today that also showed Seattle with the largest rent increase among major cities.

Desperate tourists airlifted out of Los Cabos, including on Alaska planes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:40
Tourists are being evacuated from the  hurricane-devastated Mexican resort of  Los Cabos on military and commercial planes, including some Alaska Airlines planes. It's estimated 8,000 people will be airlifted out Thursday from the airport which is open only for emergency flights.

Goodbye, cheddar bunnies? Backlash to Annie's buyout

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:37
Was it really that surprising that General Mills purchased organic-focused Annie's Homegrown, producers of bunny-shaped cheddar crackers and a preservative-free mac 'n cheese? After all, the giant corporation already owns major "natural" foods brands like Cascadian Farms and Muir Glen.

Pooch found in Portland gets ticket home to Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:33
PORTLAND  (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:31
Oracle’s Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive officer of the software maker he founded. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, currently co-presidents of Oracle, were both named CEO to replace Ellison, who will become chairman and chief technology officer.