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Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:46
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow.

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:46
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

Pac-12 basketball coaches pick Washington women to finish fifth

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:45
The Huskies were sixth last season and return Kelsey Plum, the freshman of the year, and three-time all-Pac-12 guard Jazmine Davis.

Blocks and books: Tutoring fullback helps Cleveland’s revival

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:45
Senior fullback Ramsey Castillo’s tutelage has the Eagles soaring again — on and off the field.

Cougars’ offensive line has been a strong point

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:40
The same offensive line combination has started every game for the Washington State Cougars this season.

Contractors worry about qualified worker shortage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:27
The Associated General Contractors released a report today where 83 percent of respondents said they were having trouble finding qualified craft workers as the industry recovery. The construction industry trade association's chief economist, Ken Simonson, said this was a consequence of the nation's

Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly expected to return against UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:25
Although UW’s new coaching staff has never had to game plan against Taylor Kelly, first-year UW coach Chris Petersen is very familiar with the ASU quarterback. “We were in on the Taylor Kelly sweepstakes at one point,” said Petersen, who spent the past 13 seasons at Boise State

Microsoft employees helped raise $112M for nonprofits last fiscal year; total company giving topped $1B | Pri0

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:24
Microsoft employees, with the help of the company match program, donated $112.2  million to 18,832 nonprofits worldwide in fiscal year 2014.

Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:46
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:45
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell "disappointed'' it didn't work out for Percy Harvin in Seattle, says Harvin never expressed disappointment in role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
When the Seahawks acquired Percy Harvin in March, 2013, one reason for optimism that it would be a good fit is that Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had also been the OC at Minnesota for Harvin's first two years in the NFL.

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:50
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

Golden larches and snow’s first dusting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Seattle Times reader Selvakumar Srinivasan’s photo of autumn color at Maple Pass in the North Cascades.

Columbia king fishery near Bridgeport still going strong

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Ebola and travel: You're getting nervous, changing plans, shows Times poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:46
Amid all the news about Ebola, Seattle Times readers are getting nervous about travel.

Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details.

Washington Supreme Court should not dismiss Backpage.com case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
Just because no case law yet holds Backpage.com responsible for exploiting children, that does not mean the classified ad site should always be immune from liability. The fact is Backpage.com and other sites like it create an environment where pimps can easily post ads every night selling girls (and

Microsoft reports fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
Microsoft is expected to report its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday.

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:46
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.