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Postgame wrapup: Washington comes up short against Gonzaga’s big front line

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:28

The Huskies succumb to the Bulldogs' massive inside attack during an 80-64 defeat in the Bahamas. They've lost nine of the past 10 meetings with their cross-state rival.

As you get older, let your pet carry some of the load

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it. The movement to improve care for older pets has been going on for some time. But the idea of training pets to help out aging baby boomers is relatively new. Between 1946 and 1964, […]

Chicago officer who shot teen amassed 18 civilian complaints

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:24

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show. Complaints against police are not uncommon. But the number filed […]

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:21

LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he’s an American Indian over the decades he’s lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe. “Every day at school they’d beat me up, bloody me up, […]

Heading to the movies this Thanksgiving weekend? 8 options from serious to silly

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:21

With "Creed," "The Good Dinosaur," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" and more, the theaters have options for everyone in the family this holiday weekend.

Seattle police to pay UW student $100K in beating claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:07

A UW student says he was taken to ground and beaten with fists, batons and flashlights by Seattle police after videotaping the arrest of his friend during a party.

Online real estate keeps sprouting new startups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:56

Local entrepreneurs are hatching a slew of new online startups aimed at real estate and development, seeking niches that aren’t already occupied by bigger web operations like Zillow and Redfin.

Reader’s Lens | Tunneling into autumn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:49

Seattle Times reader William Schaefer’s photo of a Thurston County bike trail carpeted with colorful leaves.

Frank Gifford’s family says CTE found in his brain

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:43

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death. In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family said he had “experienced firsthand” symptoms associated with CTE but did not offer […]

Body found during search for missing North Bend hunter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:42

A body believed to be that of a missing North Bend man has been found west of Royal City

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch has sports hernia surgery, could return in 3-4 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:40

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had surgery Wednesday to fix a sports hernia issue but could return to the team in 3-4 weeks, coach Pete Carroll said.

Nearly 60 and going strong, Chipmunks have new musical

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:36

Perennially popular since 1958, Alvin and the Chipmunks have new TV shows, movies, and now a new musical touring to the Paramount Theatre.

Police: Man threatened students learning to parallel park

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:17

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man with a gun threatened a driver’s education instructor and three students as one was attempting to parallel park near his car. Police say the 17-year-old student driver began parking between two vehicles on Tuesday in Manchester when a man knocked on the window and […]

UW Huskies suffer first loss of season, fall to No. 10 Gonzaga

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:17

The Huskies struggled to find any offensive flow and fell to the Zags, 80-64, in their first meeting since 2006. Guard Andrew Andrews and Dejounte Murray each had 21 points and 11 rebounds for UW.

Police search for mother after baby left in nativity manger

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:13

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are still searching for the mother of a newborn baby who was left in a Christmas manger inside a New York City church two days ago, his umbilical cord still attached. Police said Wednesday that investigators are canvassing the neighborhood around the Holy Child of Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, […]

Court OKs sale of 10 local Haggen stores back to Albertsons

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:07

Haggen has received bankruptcy court approval for the sale of 47 stores, including 30 that will go to industry powerhouse Albertsons, the beleaguered Bellingham-based grocery chain said Wednesday.

Teen, one of 14 siblings, finally gets to be a kid

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:00

Treehouse, a nonprofit agency in The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, supports some 8,000 foster children each year by helping them stay in school and providing important childhood experiences, such as summer camp and driver’s education.

UW coach Chris Petersen on WSU’s underrated run game, Huskies’ Thanksgiving plans and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 03:54

Chris Petersen on WSU's defense: "I’ve said all along, this defensive line is extremely disruptive, and for whatever reason everybody always talks about offenses and in Washington State’s case rightly so; but their defense is really good. And I think this team is playing as well as anyone in our conference right now.”

Washington high school football state semifinal preview capsules

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 03:23

A look at the state semifinal football games this weekend in Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A. Will Eastside Catholic get to the 3A final again? Who will emerge from the Skyline-Lake Stevens matchup in 4A?

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slides to 3.95 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 03:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week after they climbed recently on expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.95 percent from 3.97 percent a week earlier. The key […]