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Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:01
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:58
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.

‘Noah’: from devastation to hope

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:20
A three-star review of ‘Noah,’ an original take on the Bible story by director Darren Aronofsky.

It's 'somber out there': Tough, rainy day ahead for searchers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:18
Of all the descriptions offered of the debris field confronting rescuers at the site of the Oso-area mudslide, Washington National Guard Capt. Brad Sanders' was perhaps the most apt:

Former defense secretary James Schlesinger dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:16
Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired -- and dismissed -- by presidents of both parties.

Seattle turns in strong metro population growth | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:20
The Census Bureau today released its population numbers from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue ranked No. 10 in numeric growth, adding 57,514. No. 1 was metro Houston, at 137,692, followed by New York, Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles.

Boxer adds to calls for Calif. lawmaker to resign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:20
Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling on a Democratic California state senator to resign from office following his arrest on public corruption and firearms charges.

Indie rock and rumble at the Tractor | Concert review

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:19
The Tractor Tavern billed its Wednesday show as "Indie Night," which isn't quite descriptive enough for our purposes. Sonic earthquake would be more accurate.

Sounders' Clint Dempsey on his suspension: 'Disappointed. I don't agree with it.'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:18
Sounders FC star Clint Dempsey was made available to reporters after Thursday's practice, his first interview since receiving a two-game suspension last week for a below-the-belt smack on Toronto's Mark Bloom. Dempsey is halfway through the suspension and will complete it by sitting out Saturday's h

Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:08
One was a fitness enthusiast who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings and planned to run the race himself this year. The other was a father of three young children who had firefighting in his blood.

The War on Drugs’ retro-futurist rock | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:08
From songwriting savants (Kurt Vile) to psych-pop troupes (Dr. Dog), punk stalwarts (Pissed Jeans) and noisy newcomers (Purling Hiss), Philadelphia’s music scene — at least from afar — seems to be having a moment.

Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:06
The families of Detroit's Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community's future will be like the cleared landscape -- a blank canvas.

Mariners season preview chat at noon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:01
Larry Stone and I will be conducting a live chat to answer all of your questions about the Mariners, including the starting rotation issues, what line-ups I will use daily, the usage of Willie Bloomquist, why Christine Michael isn't activer, er, wrong sport. Basically anything you want to ask about

Police probe baggage thefts at Los Angeles airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:20
Six arrested in investigation of LAX baggage handlers

‘Cesar Chavez’: a noble portrait of the civil-rights leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:18
A three-star movie review of “Cesar Chavez,” a quietly inspiring and well-acted tale of a humble farm laborer who set out to be an agent of change.

Boeing wins lion’s share of ANA order against Airbus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:18
Boeing kept a firm grip on its biggest Japanese airline customer with a massive order Thursday for 40 widebody jets from All Nippon Airways (ANA), valued at about $7 billion at estimated discount prices.

Tornadoes touch down in Northern California

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:16
Tornadoes touched down during storms in Northern California, including one twister near Sacramento that damaged a dozen homes and left a path of debris about 300 yards long.

Contracts to buy US homes fell in February

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:17
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales will likely slow over the next few months.

Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:16
The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad.

SeaTac wage law faces test as ex-worker sues parking firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:14
A former employee is suing Extra Car Airport Parking in what is believed to be the first legal test of the enforcement mechanism under SeaTac’s new pay ordinance.