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'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:30
Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does -- including his own charity.

9th Circuit tosses child-porn evidence, cites Navy snooping

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:17
9th Circuit judges say Naval Criminal Investigative Service has routinely probed the computers of civilians in Washington and elsewhere looking for evidence of crimes.

From donors to research, state has key role in Ebola fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:39
From nonprofit organizations mobilizing health workers and prevention campaigns to hospitals sending supplies, foundations securing grants for drug development and individual nurses volunteering on the ground, the Pacific Northwest is stepping up in the fight against Ebola.

Millions expected in state pot taxes through mid-2019

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:38
The state’s legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million in taxes to state coffers through the middle of 2019, according to an economic forecast released Thursday.

Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL's nonprofit status

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:35
WASHINGTON -- Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term "redskins."

Unsung Scott Eansor could be key to T-birds’ season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:31
The Seattle Thunderbirds open the Western Hockey League season at Portland on Friday, then play host to Everett on Saturday in the Silvertips’ first game.

Alibaba logs in to big time with $21.8 billion IPO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:31
Though it did not claim the title of biggest initial public offering ever, Alibaba will still lay claim to having held one of the biggest stock sales on record, surpassing offerings from Facebook and General Motors.

Police search causes lockdown at Phoenix airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:31
The busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as police searched for a suspect in a shooting in nearby Tempe before making the arrest.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to admit women

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:37
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club voted overwhelmingly to admit its first female members.

State audit report faults historical-society spending

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:37
Documents released in the past week detail how the society’s loose policies led to employees buying laptops and cellphones with state money — and an Amazon Prime membership.

About 100,000 reasons to hate the Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:31
A man picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend, but came up short for a windfall.

Murray plan would ensure work goes to poor, jobless in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:40
Mayor Ed Murray is proposing an ordinance that would reserve a percentage of work on projects of $5 million and more for people who live in local ZIP codes with high concentrations of poverty and unemployment.

KING 5 TV station close to Sodo move

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:40
KING 5’s owner is close to signing a long-term lease that would move the television station’s headquarters from South Lake Union to the Sodo neighborhood across from Safeco Field, say real-estate sources.

International search continues for missing boy, 9

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:39
Officials in a joint investigation believe that a 9-year-old boy who has been missing since late August may be traveling with his father on a sailboat somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, the FBI said on Thursday.

Seahawks perspective? TV’s Jim Nantz brings plenty to Broncos showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:38
Jim Nantz, CBS’s longtime announcer, has plenty of Seahawks and Seattle sports history, thanks to being Fred Couples’ former college roommate.

Thursday Memo: Pot-store problems ... Cross-country dog ... Armpit fire ... M's poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:38
You need a good business plan, people: OK, a lack of preparedness by applicants isn't the only reason there's only one pot store operating in Seattle, but the retail marijuana biz isn't going smoothly due to a number of factors, including a lack of supply, limited locations, and red tape.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on prehabbing, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:36
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson  met the media today. And when he did, I asked him about a statement he makes the video below, which is a promotional video for his recent Men's Health cover.

Inner-tube robber now free, warning about life of drugs, crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:34
Remember the guy who was nicknamed “D.B. Tuber” after he knocked off an armored car in Monroe and escaped via inner tube? He’s out of prison and telling his story of addiction and crime in the hopes it will help others.

Concur sold to SAP for $8.3B

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:32
In the deal, the 21-year-old Bellevue company brings its travel-expense software and cloud presence to one of the largest business software companies in the world.