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After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson.

Records reveal divide on Ferguson police tactics

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Newly released emails, sent to and from Missouri's top public-safety officials, show that the state police captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death was both vilified and praised for attempting to replace authorities' militarized approach with one more sympathetic to protesters.

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films and plays, dies at 83

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.

Metro income growth hits the brakes | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:45
Growth in per-capita personal income (PCPI) for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue slowed to 1.1 percent last year after turning in a blistering 6.3 percent rise in 2012. We ranked 223 out of about 370 metros, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The national average was a 2 percent increase.

'X' marks spot: Man scouted cliff where wife died

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:48
A suburban Denver man charged with pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park could not explain to investigators why he had a park map with an "X'' drawn at the spot where she fell.

UW's Beta Theta Pi fraternity disbands following reports of hazing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:46
The University of Washington chapter of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi has been disbanded after reports of hazing this fall, a spokesman for the university said.

Russian website streaming feeds from hacked home, baby cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:46
A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

Showdown looms between US gov't, air bag maker

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:46
A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in the middle.

Nominee for auto safety chief faces uphill climb

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:46
Mark Rosekind is a nationally known expert in human fatigue. He may soon inherit a government agency that's been criticized for nodding off at the wheel.

Mariners receive philanthropic award

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:44
The Mariners received the 2014 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence on Thursday for their "Refuse to Abuse" campaign, which is a domestic violence prevention program across the state of Washington.

Former Seattle Mayor McGinn takes new job, says he won't seek return to elected office

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:43
Nearly a year after leaving City Hall, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has settled on a next act. And it's not in electoral politics.

US consumer prices unchanged in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:42
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.

Woodland Park Zoo closing elephant exhibit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:47
Woodland Park Zoo will phase out its elephant exhibit, saying its two remaining Asian elephants need a larger social group. The move comes after several years of criticism over the zoo’s small, aging exhibit and the quality of the elephants’ lives in captivity.

Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:46
Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films and plays, dies at 83

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:37
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Marshawn Lynch, the passing game, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:50
Here's what Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say Wednesday about Marshawn Lynch, the passing game, and more:

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Marshawn Lynch, the passing game, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:50
Here's what Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say Wednesday about Marshawn Lynch, the passing game, and more:

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:50
The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.