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‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius gets 5-year prison sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:18
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from a sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal. He will have to serve 10 months in prison before he is eligible to be moved to house arrest, legal analysts say.

Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:17
With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.

Noche Flamenca troupe puts a Spanish spin on Greek tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:16
The acclaimed Noche Flamenca troupe unveils its flamenco treatment of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” at Meany Hall at the University of Washington Oct. 23-25, 2014.

Arena backer Hansen gives $20k to Seattle bus measure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:16
Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager who proposes a sports arena in Sodo, has donated $20,000 to support Seattle Proposition 1, a tax and car-fee increase for city bus service.

Police deny mistreating actress Misty Upham before her death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:09
Auburn police deny allegations by relatives of Misty Upham that officers mistreated the Native-American actress and didn’t take her Oct. 5 disappearance seriously.

Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:28
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:27
Wherein we take a stern, serious traditional look at the state of the league in football:

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:27
Wherein we take a stern, serious traditional look at the state of the league in football:

Don’t expect Pete Carroll to change form on reclamation projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:27
Despite not being able to get to Percy Harvin, you can expect the Seahawks coach to make sure he gets it right with the next recalcitrant player.

Doug Baldwin benefits from move back to slot position

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:24
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who played mostly outside to make room for Percy Harvin, was back in the slot against the Rams after Harvin’s trade. Baldwin caught seven passes for 123 yards at St. Louis.

Backpage.com asks high court to throw out lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:19
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit filed against Backpage.com by three underage girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website.

Backpage.com asks high court to throw out lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:19
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit filed against Backpage.com by three underage girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website.

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:16
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.

Seattle drivers seeing red — as bus-only lanes installed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:30
New red bus-only lanes are being installed in Seattle to keep car drivers from slowing transit.

Drivers Joey Logano, Danica Patrick make peace

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:29
Driver Joey Logano said he isn’t worried Danica Patrick will intentionally wreck him to ruin his chances to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Logano spun Patrick during an Oct. 11 race.

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:29
Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

In the Pac-12, South has risen

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:25
Teams in the Pac-12 South are 7-4 against the North this season, featuring Arizona State’s win over Stanford and Arizona’s upset of Oregon.

Search under way for missing Microsoft program manager

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:22
Officials are searching for a missing Seattle man who hasn't been seen since he left the Microsoft campus last Wednesday, police said

Port of Seattle cargo traffic down from year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:16
Port of Tacoma has handled 59.1 percent of container traffic between the two ports, while the Port of Seattle has seen the other 40.9 percent.

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:28
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.