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Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination '

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 20:31
Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

The wasted life of Fred Phelps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 20:16
The passing of Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and its despicable brand of activism, has stirred hateful comments. For columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., Phelps’ wasted life evokes a ‘dull pity’.

Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 18:31
Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child.

Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact, preview and prediction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 17:16
Sounders FC (1-1-0) at Montreal Impact (0-2-0)

Colorado beats Portland Timbers 2-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:46
Vicente Sanchez and Deshorn Brown scored on penalty kicks two minutes apart in the second half to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 2-0 Major League Soccer victory over the Portland Timbers.

Paper or pixel? Don’t burn those books just yet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:41
At a Starbucks near my house this month, I saw a man reading a newspaper, a woman reading a book and another woman, near them, reading a magazine.

Los Angeles Dodgers start season with a sweep in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:37
Clayton Kershaw gave up one run in 62 / 3 innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1 in Sydney, Australia, in the first major-league baseball game of the season. The Dodgers proceeded to complete a sweep of the Diamondbacks by winning the second game 7-5.

Survivor tells of loud crack, wall of mud, house ‘in sticks’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:34
Survivors of Saturday’s mudslide near Oso describe a harrowing scene when a hillside broke free and slammed into several homes, killing three and injuring nearly a dozen.

3 die in mudslide east of Arlington, 6 homes destroyed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:33
Mud slammed Saturday into homes near the Snohomish County town of Oso and cascaded over state Highway 530, into the Stillaguamish River, which is backed up by debris.

Northridge won’t be scared vs. top seed South Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:31
CSUN started the season at 2-7, needing a five-game win streak and a Big West conference tournament championship to secure its first NCAA berth since 1999.

Decades of toxic waste dredged from the Duwamish

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:16
Waste from industry is being dredged up from the Lower Duwamish Waterway, dumped on barges, then onto rail cars, then moved to a disposal site in Klickitat County. By 2015, enough muck will have been hauled away to fill nearly 95 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Oregon St. women’s basketball revival is a story worth cheering

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:16
If you want a benchmark for how far the Oregon State women’s basketball program has come, from near oblivion to the Big Dance, there are almost too many from which to choose.

Storm forward Alysha Clark back in town as Middle Tennessee assistant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:16
Storm guard Alysha Clark transitioned to coaching this WNBA offseason as a first-time assistant at Middle Tennessee State. A two-time Sun Belt Conference player of the year for the Blue Raiders, Clark knew what was expected of the team. And could easily relate as a recent graduate (2010).

Guest: Promises broken by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:01
As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska on March 24, recall the history of previous industry promises made and broken, writes guest columnist Richard Steiner.

Sounders FC ready to play after snow day in Montreal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:01
Seattle will be without Clint Dempsey, who will start serving a two-game suspension

Arizona’s Kaleb Tarczewski and Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski will be a key matchup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:01
With the Wildcats and Bulldogs set to do battle for the last spot in the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 on Sunday, the team’s centers will prove crucial.

Saturday’s prep lacrosse results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:51
High school lacrosse results for Saturday, March 22

Slippery numbers make it hard to grade state’s health coverage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:46
When the dust settles, how will Washington — one of the most successful states in enrolling residents in health insurance plans through its exchange — show that it has accomplished its goal?