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Taking an injury timeout from the blog

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:05
Jayda Evans, The Seattle Times reporter covering the Storm and college women's basketball, has to take a timeout from the Women's Hoops Blog because of an injury. Jayda suffered leg injury last weekend and will be taking time off for a couple of weeks.

Amsterdam tourists warned of deadly drug

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
Two British tourists found dead, likely from white heroin being passed off as cocaine.

Round-up: Nyland apologizes for signing off on Gates grant, Oregon charter enrollment hits 5 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
Seattle schools chief apologizes for signing off on Gates grant: Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland apologized last week for breaking district policy and signing off on a $250,000 grant from the Gates Foundation before the school board had voted on the matter. Nyland said he did not know he was sup

Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:01
PORTLAND — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports that they were having seizures.

Ski report: Mission Ridge, 49 Degrees North open for weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:51
Washington ski areas Mission Ridge and 49 Degrees North will be open this weekend, with Mount Bachelor and Mount Hood open in Oregon.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:46
A final stern, sober look at the state of Pac-12 football:

Crew docks at International Space Station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:46
A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.

Seahawks move up in national media power rankings, but guess who's right behind?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:31
The Seahawks made a major move in most NFL power rankings after their convincing 19-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but guess who's right over their shoulder?

Sheriff: Dog, not a child, was spotted in Cedar River

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:01
UPDATE WITH CORRECTION at 12:39 p.m: The King County Sheriff's Office now says a child was not swept into the Cedar River Wednesday morning.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch "had a really good week'' but Cooper Helfet will miss 49ers game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:46
The Seahawks are off the field following their final practice before flying down to the Bay Area for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:46
Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts.

2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:42
A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

Be thankful you’re not flying in Russia (and pushing plane)

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:35
Passengers try to help move plane at airport near Arctic Circle after it gets stuck on tarmac amid the deep-freeze cold.

At a glance: Ski areas open Thanksgiving weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:34
Are slopes opening for the holiday weekend? Here's what's been announced as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Click on the links for latest updates.

EPA’s new ozone limit splits industry, environmentalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:10
The regulation, which would target smog caused by power plants and factories, particularly in the Midwest, is the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.

Guest: How the Legislature can help empower teachers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:06
The most volatile period of my 35-year career in education is happening now. Across the country, teachers have begun to react to downgrades in their status, credibility and authority.

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:57
President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.

Big eyes and a big pile of detritus: Mr.’s ‘Japanese Neo-Pop’ at SAAM

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:46
A review of an enormous installation of trash — symbolizing the detritus left by the 2011 tsunami — and the brighter pieces of anime/manga by Japanese artist Mr., now on show at Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:46
The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.