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SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:16
The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, many more pictures.

Obamacare’s drug problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:13
Poor planning and unintended consequences of federal rules have created a “tsunami” wiping out local drug- and alcohol-treatment providers, Jonathan Martin writes.

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:03
An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:03
To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.

9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:03
As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

Counting down the Top 25 Seahawks draft picks of all time --- No. 16: RB Derrick Fenner

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:01
We'll continue our countdown with a late-round pick who paid off with one of the better scoring seasons in Seattle history.

Round-up: School bond measures fall short, Tulsa program helps kids by helping parents | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:01
Lake Washington, Everett bond measures fall short: Bond measures in the Lake Washington and Everett school districts failed to garner enough votes in the first round of results released Tuesday evening. Both proposals were scaled-back versions of earlier plans that were rejected by voters in Februar

Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:01
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

Twisp police chief’s dog brings home skull

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:46
The Associated Press

Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:46
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:20
Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:20
Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

Seattle property-tax initiative for transit to be filed this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:09
The group Friends of Transit will file a Seattle-only property-tax initiative by the end of this week, to raise money in for bus operations within the city, transit activist Ben Schiendelman announced today -- just hours after Tuesday night election returns showed a King County measure failing.

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:09
A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.

Live: Astros 2, Mariners 0

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:17
Chris Young (0-0, 3.27) starts today for the Mariners. Jarred Cosart (1-2, 7.36). The biggest question, though, is whether the Mariners offense will snap out of its funk; they've struck out 14 times in each of the last two games.

Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:16
The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.

Lawmakers decry Seattle Boy Scouts' action against gay leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:02
WASHINGTON -- Four Democratic members of Congress have expressed concern over  Seattle Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to kick out a church for hosting a troop lead by an openly gay scoutmaster.

Extra Bases: Another HOF for Jim Clem, a multitude of no-hitters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:01
A quick review of Jim Clem's accomplishments in high school baseball:

Frank to start in right field

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:01
Nick Franklin will start in right field for the Mariners today against the Houston Astros.