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Pipe transfers moved off 520 bridge after mishap with bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:58
After a bus was hit by a highway sign knocked loose as a big pipe was unloaded from a truck on the 520 bridge, the contractor has found a new, safer place to unload pipes.

Michigan State team told to get the heck off Twitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:56
Michigan State worked hard all week on blocking out — social media, that is.

Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley gets to meet UCLA one more time

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:52
Byron Wesley is Gonzaga’s transfer from USC. He spent three years as a Trojan, where his teams won only 31 games, then got his degree last summer and transferred to GU, hoping to be part of March Madness. He went 1-6 against UCLA while at USC.

Gonzaga vs. UCLA NCAA tournament breakdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:49
A closer look at the Gonzaga-UCLA matchup in a South Regional semifinal game in Houston.

As Gonzaga-UCLA game nears, a case of trading places

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:37
Everything about this Sweet 16 game between Gonzaga and UCLA is a little unusual. One program has won 11 national titles and the other hasn’t been to a Final Four, and hardly anybody figures the first team, which is UCLA, will win.

Apps are changing how we tip

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:31
Could tipping soon be a thing of the past?

Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:20
The Legislature must act on new marijuana laws or risk the legalization measure dying on the vine.

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence can’t save ‘Serena’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:16
A movie review of “Serena”: A Depression-era timber baron (Bradley Cooper) crosses paths with a flinty, forest-wise woman (Jennifer Lawrence) in this flat melodrama. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

March Madness? More like maddening nonstop TV breaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:01
The TV breaks during the NCAA tourney are stretched to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, a good half-minute longer than the regular season. And that doesn’t include the 20-minute halftimes — five minutes longer than usual.

HBO plans major expansion of Seattle office

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:46
The premium cable network has inked a lease for 112,000 square feet at Hill7, about four times its current office space in Metropolitan Park North.

New passport app to help speed travelers through Sea-Tac

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:39
The Mobile Passport Control app, introduced Thursday at Sea-Tac Airport, will help international travelers navigate through Customs and Border Protection checks more quickly.

How West Coast mogul Geffen became a major NYC philanthopist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:16
Some ask whether David Geffen’s gift for Avery Fisher Hall is large enough to warrant the renaming of the building, and concerns linger about whether Lincoln Center’s promise to never remove Geffen’s name from the building was shortsighted.

Man who stabbed ex-wife 72 times pleads guilty to murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:15
A man who stabbed his ex-wife 72 times in her Bellevue home in 2013 while their son was at school has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The Sonics’ garage rock still ferocious, 50 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:01
The members of the legendary Northwest “garage rock” band the Sonics thought their careers were over after the 1960s, but they now have a legacy career. They are celebrating the release of a new album Thursday, April 2.

5 things you should know about Young Thug

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:01
Young Thug may already have supplanted Lil Wayne as the most important rapper out there. He plays Showbox SoDo Tuesday, March 31.

Shopping with a strong dollar in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:53
As dollar approaches best exchange rate with euro in a decade, it may be time for a European trip and shopping spree

Elusive figure in federal probe has long history with state auditor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:46
Amid an ongoing federal criminal investigation into State Auditor Troy Kelley and his prior business dealings, Jason Jerue has emerged as a central figure. And he’s hard to find.

Record number of U.S. air travelers in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:31
47 million passengers flew last year, up 2.5 percent from prior record. Atlanta was busiest airport in U.S.

Crash again raises issue of real-time flight monitoring

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:31
Cost is a factor in limiting the streaming of flight data, the Germanwings crash highlights the limits of existing technology.

Eat, sing and play in New York’s Koreatown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:16
Business travelers can enjoy an evening along Manhattan’s “Korea Way.”