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Can I wade into the dating pool without looking silly?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:15
A 30-year-old is coming around to the idea that life could be about more than just work. But how to begin?

Rant & Rave: Son needs your attention, Dad

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
Readers thanks stranger for paying for toddler’s ride, criticize absent dad

‘Uprooted’: the spellbinding power of truth

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:03
Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel “Uprooted” features Agnieszka, a young woman whose special skills give her an edge against evil spells.


Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 15:00
Run, rate, run! Q: What’s a “run rate”? A: It’s a way to get a more realistic view of a company’s performance. Imagine that Carrier Pigeon Communications (ticker: SQUAWK) is growing rapidly. If you want to estimate its annual level of sales, you could add up the last four quarters’ worth, but that would clearly […]

Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed the House earlier in the week. Authority to spend money from the […]

Friday’s prep lacrosse results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:47
Ian Klimisch and Jack Johanneson both scored three goals as Overlake topped White River 9-8 to advance to the Division II state tournament semifinals.

Suspect in University District sexual assaults investigated in new cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:47
This comes after investigators discovered suspicious videos on the suspect's cell phone in a warrant search.

Inquiry into GM ignition defect said to find criminal wrongdoing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:27
As investigation draws to a close, prosecutors are said to be negotiating a penalty that is likely to eclipse the $1.2 billion paid last year by Toyota.

Cavaliers take control of East finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:27
LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

David Scott’s goal lifts Ballard into Class 3A state semis, 1-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:17
David Scott, a senior midfielder, caught the Lakeside defense off guard and hammered in a 35-yard blast in the 46th minute and the Beavers bounced the defending Class 3A state champions, 1-0, on Friday night in the state quarterfinals at Interbay Stadium.

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family’s slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:15
A court document said authorities believe the killings “required the presence and assistance of more than one person.”

Auburn Mountainview advances to West Central District 3A softball semifinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:08
The young Lions (14-6-1), who start just two seniors and one junior, play Kelso (20-2) at 11 a.m. Saturday and are hoping for another shot at SPSL-rival Enumclaw, which beat them twice in the regular season – but by only a 3-1 count the last time around.

Rangers rebound to knot up series heading home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:04
Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers.

Yik Yak’s frat-bro founders shrug off growing pains

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:57
Two fraternity brothers are riding a growth wave with this social-media site, directing a business reportedly worth $400 million after less than two years.

UW women’s golf in sixth in NCAA championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:56
Senior Jennifer Yang shot a 1-over-par 73, leading the Washington women’s golf team to a tie for sixth-place before play was suspended in the NCAA championship at Concession Golf Club in Brandenton, Fla.

CANNES WATCH: ‘Arabian Nights’ canine named Cannes’ top dog

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:45
CANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes’ best performance on four legs. The maltipoo — a cross between a Maltese terrier and a poodle — was awarded the Palme Dog at the film festival on Friday for a sparky performance as Dixie the dog in Miguel […]

Kevin Na alone in the lead as rain plays havoc at Colonial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:45
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert. Not even that could dampen Na’s second round that gave him the lead halfway through the soggy tournament. Na took the […]

New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the “interests of justice” would best be served by one. On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys withdrew their opposition to a […]

El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:41
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday’s ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin’s bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. It is the first step toward possible canonization, although many of the […]

Brewers’ Will Smith suspended eight games for rosin on arm

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:22
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta.