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Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:19
Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

Nation slips as taxpayers must pay what CEOs avoid

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:16
A comparison to other countries shows our greater tolerance for inequality comes with costs for middle- and low-income Americans.

Seahawks 2014 schedule released --- Some quick thoughts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:26
Okay, so Seattle's 2014 regular season schedule has been announced. Here it is, with some quick thoughts of my own:

Richard Sherman, NFL players talk about race at Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:23
Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

Woman said to be among 4 under consideration as SPD chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:21
No names have surfaced, but one woman and three men are being strongly considered for police chief, according to two sources familiar with the search.

Reign FC vs. Washington, live thread

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:26
Welcome to Memorial Stadium where it's a wet Wednesday. Reign FC is looking to start the NWSL season with a 2-0 record as it hosts the Washington Spirit (1-1).

Beer me in Belltown, and other reader questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23
Where to get a good craft beer in Belltown, where to go on a date anywhere but Belltown, and searching for scotch among the skyscrapers.

Richard Sherman talks about rant, race at Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:21
“I wanted to educate the uneducated,” Richard Sherman said in a discussion at Harvard.

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:21
Jodie Foster is a married woman.

Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:16
The militant Islamist Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which controls the West Bank, have failed repeatedly to overcome differences. Because of that history, the unity announcement was greeted with wide skepticism.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:16

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, wife divorcing after 2 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:15
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Wednesday that he “made the difficult decision to file for divorce” from wife Ashton, according to a statement through the team.

Erasmo Ramirez might be moved out of Mariners’ rotation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:13
Ramirez is 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in five starts, and he has drawn criticism for his control issues.

Report: Seahawk personnel executive McCloughan leaving team to tend to family matter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:11
In a series of Tweets tonight, Jason La Confora of CBSSports.com reports that Seattle senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan is leaving the team for personal reasons.

Kyle Seager breaks out in dramatic fashion for the Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:09
Seager took one powerful swing at a first-pitch fastball in the ninth inning, and the burden was lifted, at least for now.

Medal of Honor nominee recounts deadly Afghan attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:06
Sgt. Kyle White, the former Bonney Lake resident who is to be awarded the Medal of Honor next month, says he suffered from PTSD, and he urges others with symptoms to seek help.

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:23
The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian -- if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

Franklin headed back to the Rainiers?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:21
Nick Franklin sent out a tweet after Wednesday's 5-3 win which indicated that he is headed back to Class AAA Tacoma. The Rainiers begin a road trip in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Proposition 1 defeat still clear, despite tiny gain in votes today

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:16
New ballot counts Wednesday afternoon show tiny percentage gains and an insurmountable deficit for Proposition 1, the King County measure to increase sales tax and car-tab fee, to fund buses and roads.

Fatal birth defect is higher in 3 Washington counties

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:16
A higher-than-expected number of cases of the fatal birth defect anencephaly have been recorded in recent years in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties, and health officials are puzzled as to why.