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Los Angeles won't require skyscraper helipads

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:50
New skyscrapers will no longer be required to have rooftop helicopter landing pads under a change in city rules allowing alternative safety measures that will enable architects to design buildings with something other than the flat tops mandated since the 1950s.

Are Pac-12 quarterbacks conference’s best class ever?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:50
From Marcus Mariotta to UCLA’s Brett Hundley and WSU’s Connor Halliday, Pac-12 includes QBs with Heisman potential, NFL possibilities and gaudy numbers.

Oakland, Kansas City play in AL wild-card game Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:48
Jon Lester of Oakland and James Shields of Kansas City are the starting pitchers for Tuesday’s AL wild-card game. Lester, 30, was a standout at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma.

Microsoft previews Windows 9

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:46
SAN FRANCISCO _ Microsoft is expected to provide an early look at the next version of Windows at an event for press and analysts Tuesday morning.

King County Council sets aside further bus cuts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:43
Noting improved sales-tax revenue, the King County Council has canceled plans for more bus-service cuts, despite months of warnings that severe cuts were inevitable.

Driver killed after fleeing sheriff's deputy in Covington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:48
A driver suspected of stealing from a Covington store was killed and three other people were injured in a crash Monday night that occurred after a pursuit by sheriff's deputy.

Toyota recalls 690,000 pickups to fix rear springs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:46
Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire.

New parking meters, time-of-day rates on the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:46
The Seattle City Council on Monday signed off on money to start replacing or refurbishing all 2,200 of the city's parking pay stations, a project that will allow the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to begin setting rates that change based on time of day.

Boeing delivering 747-8 to Air China

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:45
Boeing is delivering a 747-8 Intercontinental to Air China on Monday in Everett.

Lynnwood skydiver killed on Cape Cod a ‘speed freak’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:41
A Lynnwood man who died in a tandem skydiving accident on Cape Cod over the weekend was known as a daredevil.

California approves landmark 'yes means yes' law

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:36
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:31
The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.

Airlines look for an edge in weather radar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:12
New weather-radar systems for planes help pilots make flights safer, smoother while cutting fuel costs, too.

Jim Harbaugh says reports of 49ers’ discord: ‘a bunch of crap’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:47
San Francisco coach disputes claim by Deion Sanders that players have turned on him.

Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers coach, praises team owner Steve Ballmer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:47
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers loves talking about basketball. And with the scandal involving former Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

Major League Soccer player salaries released

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:46
So much for a slow news day with the Sounders taking their second straight day off from training at Starfire.

Quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:46
Here's the transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:

Mariners activate Jesus Montero from suspended list

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:41
With season over, club had to reinstate Montero from suspended list. Seattle designates Corey Hart for assignment.

With costs up, mayor wants to roll back Seattle waterfront plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:39
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city needs to scale down the waterfront plan because of rising costs.

Jeb Bush says GOP Senate would 'fix a few things'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:34
Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and "fix a few things" in Washington.