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Turn a boring bedroom into a comfy retreat

Seattle Times Headlines - 20 hours 6 min ago
To do the job well, it’s important to understand that bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping. They serve many purposes. Televisions and Internet connections make this room well-suited for a secondary media screen or as a home office.

FedEx, UPS move to avert Christmas delays

Seattle Times Headlines - 20 hours 6 min ago
Last December, the delivery giants were caught off-guard by bad weather and a surge in last-minute online shopping. Preparations on under way to not go through that again.

Shell work may take time in the repair pit for Bertha

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:58
It will be at least a week before archaeologists can begin sifting through a deposit of shells near Elliott Bay discovered about 20 feet into excavation to the immobilized tunnel-digging machine Bertha.

U.S. women qualify for 2015 World Cup in Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:53
Carli Lloyd scored two goals for the United States in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico, securing a trip to next year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada and a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final Sunday against Costa Rica.

Unease about Oregon first lady stalks governor’s re-election

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:49
With ethical questions surrounding the conduct of his first lady, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is campaigning to win an unprecedented fourth term. The controversy chips away at the reputation of one of the Northwest’s most prominent politicians of the past generation.

Football rival offers up division title to Marysville-Pilchuck High

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:47
Oak Harbor High School extends offer of the division football title to its rival as show of support after Pilchuck’s deadly shooting.

Junior Ngauamo leads Kennedy Catholic past Foster, 49-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:10
Junior Ngauamo rushed for 167 yards and scored three touchdowns as 10th-ranked Kennedy Catholic defeated Foster, 49-0, in a Seamount league matchup Thursday night at Highline Memorial Stadium. Kennedy must now beat Hazen on Oct. 31 to clinch a playoff spot in Class 3A.

Ebola fallacies spread more readily than the virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:08
Flu viruses and Ebola viruses take different routes to the same biological goal: get into new hosts and replicate.

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:08
The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

What’s with all the mysterious art on Denny Way?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:03
All Rise, a 14-month rotating installation of public art on Denny Way in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, looks to engage passers-by.

Coming up: events across the region

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:01
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

From sharp plunge to sharp rise; market ends strong week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:01
Volatility and sell-offs seen last week often provide a base for another move higher in stocks, market observers say.

New Apple tablets impress, but aren’t must-haves

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:01
Apple’s new iPads, the iPaid Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, are the best tablets on the market today. Expensive, too.

Weekend traffic: football, futbol, freeways and Mercer madness

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:01
Cr0sstown traffic will be slow this weekend as travelers navigate an overnight closure on Interstate 5 in Tukwila, crowded streets surrounding a Sounders FC match and a Husky football game on Saturday, some I-405 restriping and more construction on Mercer Street.

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:10
A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

Joe Maddon opts out of his contract as manager of Tampa Bay Rays

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:07
After discussions on a new deal with the Tampa Bay Rays bogged down, manager Joe Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. He guided the low-payroll Rays to the playoffs four times in his nine seasons.

Guest: Dispelling the myths of ageism ­— older workers are highly employable

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:01
Urge Congress to place ageism on par with discrimination based on race, gender and religion, writes guest columnist Tony Provine.

Russell Henley gets his putter going, takes a one-shot lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:01
Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend.

‘Vanya and Sonia ... ’ gives Chekhov a twist at ACT Theatre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:46
A review of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, at Seattle’s ACT Theatre.