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Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:31
Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:31
The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:31
Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

Rain delays Burning Man voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:01
Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino.

Southeast Ukraine shelled on possible new front

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:34
Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine's far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage.

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:34
The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown -- recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

List of winners from the 66th Emmy Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:32
List of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams at Emmys

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:32
Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine."

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:31
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:16
John G. Sperling was in his teens -- illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness -- when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read.

It’s not so much a homecoming this week for Seahawks QB Terrelle Pryor as a final audition

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
Terrelle Pryor expected to see plenty of action in Oakland, where he played the past three seasons

Artsy wide angle of Boeing’s work

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
Crews are adhering thousands of panels to create giant aerospace-themed murals on the factory doors at Boeing’s Everett plant.

Taijuan Walker hit hard in Rainiers’ loss to Iowa

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
Right-hander Taijuan Walker allowed nine hits and five runs over six innings in the Tacoma Rainiers’ 8-0 loss to Iowa on Monday night.

Ex-Redmond police chief dies in crash; called ‘visionary’ leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
Steve Harris, a former longtime Redmond police chief, was one of two people killed in a head-on collision Sunday night near Redmond.

Goalkeeper Gurveen Clair leads Washington State to a 0-0 tie with No. 17 Brigham Young

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
WSU now has five consecutive shutouts going back to last season

Health-care issues spur gay-marriage court cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
Couples are challenging Indiana’s and Wisconsin’s gay-marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday. One issue is medical emergencies: Same-sex couples say powers of attorney and domestic-partner registries don’t guarantee they could make end-of-life or lifesaving decisions.

San Francisco moves Tim Lincecum out of starting rotation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:31
Lincecum, who has lost four of his last five decisions, will go to the bullpen and will miss Thursday’s start as Yusmeiro Petit takes his spot.

Is Thursday Terrelle Pryor's last audition for Seattle's backup QB job?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:31
Terrelle Pryor was an obvious focus of media attention today as the Seahawks returned to practice in preparation for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

Mariners suffer their 15th shutout, losing 2-0 to Texas at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:28
Rangers’ young pitcher controls Seattle’s bats