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Rant & Rave: Keep roads and freeways clean

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:31
Readers thankful for lost cellphone returned at UW Library, upset about litter on roads and highways.

Starbucks to test delivery service this year in Seattle, New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:31
The delivery service, to be deployed in the second half of 2015, is the next frontier for Starbucks’ rapidly growing mobile ecosystem, which is tightly tied to the company’s loyalty program.

Fat bikes are perfect for cruising Northwest beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:31
Oversize tires with low pressure make sand-cycling a snap (and you may never be a beach hiker again).

Domestic-violence call prompts North Bend standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:01
A SWAT team has surrounded a North Bend home where a domestic-violence suspect, possibly armed, is holed up with his wife.

Breast biopsy results may not be accurate, UW study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:01
Pathologists across the U.S. being tested for accuracy got the same answers as an expert panel only 75 percent of the time, much higher for invasive breast cancer but far lower for cases of atypia, in which abnormal cells are detected.

Moisture Festival 2015: Forecast calls for comedy and burlesque

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:55
A look ahead to the 2015 Moisture Festival, which runs March 19-April 12 in and around Seattle.

Apple said to plan limited, low-cost streaming TV service

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:01
Apple has held talks with a number of leading television groups to offer an Internet-based TV service for its iPhone, iPad and Apple TV set-top box, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.

Netanyahu expresses alarm that Arab voters could help unseat him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:46
His remarks on Tuesday came amid assessments that Israeli-Arab citizens, whose turnout has been historically lower than Jewish citizens in previous elections, were voting in larger numbers

Secret Service wants fake White House to protect the real one

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:44
Joseph P. Clancy, the director of the Secret Service, on Tuesday urged the House Appropriations Committee to give him money to build a detailed replica of the White House to aid in training officers and agents to protect the real thing.

Whole Foods spice products recalled due to salmonella risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:16
The recall affects spices and mixes sold under the Simply Organic and Whole Foods brands, containing organic garlic powder made by Frontier Co-op.

Man, 22, wounded in Everett shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:16
A 22-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Everett on Monday night.

Modest Mouse in a rut on ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:16
Issaquah band Modest Mouse’s new album, “Strangers to Ourselves,” is just more of the same, says rock critic Charlie Zaillian.

Bike Yellowstone with no cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:46
Some roads open to non-motorized use in Yellowstone National Park, but bicyclists need to be hardy, self-sufficient

Advance visas now required to visit Egypt

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:31
Individual foreign tourists must get in advance; tour groups still can buy visas at arrival airport.

Seattle drive-by shooting victim dreamed of success, friends say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:31
Friends of Robert Robinson Jr., a 17-year-old boy who was the victim of a fatal drive-by shooting in Beacon Hill, say he was determined to be a success after graduating from high school.

Quirky European sights, from Lennon ‘love wall’ to salt mines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:16
Europe travel specialist Rick Steves recommends offbeat sights, from a John Lennon graffiti wall in Prague to Polish mine tour and Italian human-skeleton chapel

Affordable housing: Pressure mounts on Mayor Murray

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:46
Business people and activists are pushing in opposite directions on several issues, including a proposed fee on developers and local rent control.