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Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' host

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:16
Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow's future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than "The Late Late Show." Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show.

A ‘Messiah’ delivered with strength and verve at Seattle Symphony

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:51
A review of Seattle Symphony’s 2014 presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” led with finesse by guest conductor Cristian Macelaru, and notable for contributions by cellist Efe Baltacigil and soprano Jennifer Zetlan.

Beginning fly-tying class offered by Washington Fly Fishing Club next month

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:16
%%%45973469914455481209744b0110451d%%%Registration is open for a Beginning Fly-Tying Class taught by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club which begins in January.

Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:46
Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the "hermetically sealed society."

Seahawks Saturday links

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:01
The Seahawks are heading to Arizona in a few hours and so are we.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:42
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.

Pac-12 bowl picks -- Las Vegas: Utah-Colorado State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:31
Saturday marks the first of eight bowl games involving Pac-12 teams -- the Las Vegas bowl, featuring Utah and Colorado State. The betting line has dropped from the four-point spread favoring the Utes to 2.5; no doubt Utah's (8-4) skittish offense has something to do with that. CSU (10-2) quarterback

Scouting report: No. 15 Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:01
Scouting report: No. 15 Oklahoma.

Cuba: U.S. policy was a waste of money

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:01
As a CIA operations officer in the late-’80s and throughout the ’90s, many of my colleagues and I used to wonder why we were still wasting time, money and energy focusing on Cuba [“No quick end to embargo on Cuba,” Nation & World, Dec. 19]. The obvious alternative seemed

Referee for Seahawks-Cardinals: Walt Anderson

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:31
The referee for the Seattle-Arizona game Sunday night is Walt Anderson, according to FootballZebras.com.

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic entry spots filling up fast for Feb. 5-7 event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:16
%%%16ce323ebee79200bc2a3ef0d50d1fcd%%%Just 10 entry spots remain for the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational held Feb. 5-7 on San Juan Island.

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 00:57
A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.

After barren years in Somalia, signs of growth in bananas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
After years of warfare that decimated an industry that was once the largest in Africa, the banana is making a tentative comeback in Somalia. Farms are stepping up production and eyeing overseas markets that have been dormant for years.

Attacking ISIS, from a U.S. aircraft carrier

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
About one-fourth of the 1,200 total airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria so far have been flown off a carrier, an enduring symbol of American power in the Middle East.

‘Archie’ comics getting a makeover

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
Archie Andrews, for 75 years the redheaded Romeo of Riverdale High in the comic books, will be getting a new look and an edgier tone in 2015. He will also be heading to Fox with a TV series and will launch an apparel line.

Turkey’s religious schools rise as Erdogan exerts sway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
Education has become the latest front in Turkey’s cultural wars, pitting the country’s tradition of secularism against the religious mores of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist allies, who are determined to reshape Turkish society.

Questions linger in 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
The 1961 death in Africa of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold has never been fully examined or explained, and Sweden, his home country, has asked the U.N. General Assembly to reopen the investigation of the plane crash en route to his meeting with Congolese separatists.

Winterfest, Native art holiday sale | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Dec. 20-21, 2014, include Seattle Center Winterfest, Native Art Mart Holiday Sale, Snowflake Lane and Model Train Festival.

Daily Rant&Rave: Dogs aren't allowed on Seattle beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the two gentlemen who saw my car keys fly two floors down the outdoor staircase at REI at night, in the dark. The keys had landed in the mud, and the gentlemen pointed the spot out to me and offered to climb over the railing to retrieve them. It was my goof, so I climbed over and got th