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Wildfire experts testify at congressional hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:17
Stopping catastrophic wildfires will require federal budget reforms, smarter homebuilding, and better thinning or controlled burns on forestlands, experts told a Senate panel in Seattle.

Quevyn Winters not returning to Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:16
Quevyn Winters, a 6-5 senior guard, will not return to the Washington men’s basketball team and plans to end his college career. The latest news from the Huskies continues a transitional offseason for a team that’s lost six players from last season’s team due to reasons other than graduating while making great strides in recruiting […]

8 people injured in Bellevue wrong-way crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:07
Eight people, including a pedestrian, were injured Thursday in a multiple-car crash in Bellevue.

Game thread: Mariners at White Sox — Aug. 27

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:05
Follow along live with Ryan Divish as the Mariners open up a four-game series against the White Sox in Chicago.

Vancouver Energy terminal: good for Washington and nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:56
Job creation and the economic benefits of Vancouver Energy provide the tipping point that makes the proposed terminal essential.

Fire danger closes Wenatchee River Ranger District north of Highway 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:26
Public barred from vast region of Central Cascades; predicted rain not expected to quell hazard.

Mariners trade Fernando Rodney to the Cubs for cash considerations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:11
The Mariners have traded closer Fernando Rodney, who was designated for assignment to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.

Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:07
DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. At issue is a Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses. The nation’s largest contact lens companies — Alcon Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and Bausch & […]

sprint-directv

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:05
The bold move comes as the carrier drops to the No. 4 position among the nation’s wireless carriers. AT&T, which owns DirectTv, pooh-poohs the offer as an act of desperation.

The Seattle Times recommendations for the November 2015 general election

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:04
Since May, Seattle Times editorial board members have been interviewing candidates in select races in our region. Here are our recommendations for selected races in King and Snohomish counties for the November 2015 general election.

4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:55
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, knocked out power and water supplies on Dominica as it […]

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in Magnolia Bridge beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:49
Allen Pulphus, suspected of beating a woman to death under the Magnolia Bridge on Monday, has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Quoting Carroll: Seahawks’ coach talks about third game of preseason and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:45
Here's what Seahawks' coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media following practice Thursday.

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright works to improve coverage in red zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:43
By his admission, Wright’s problems last season dealt mostly with a lack of awareness. He didn’t always play the odds he spent all week cultivating, and offenses burned him for it.

Environmental groups appeal ruling on Shell lease at Port of Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:32
The coalition argues that an environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was necessary because mooring Shell’s Artic oil rigs at Terminal 5 changed the use of the terminal.

‘Digging for Fire’: A mystery, marital rift fuel this tale

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:05
Movie review of “Digging for Fire”: After finding a human bone, a housesitter (Jake Johnson) turns detective and his marital status is threatened. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

‘7 Chinese Brothers’: a gentle slice of slacker’s life

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “7 Chinese Brothers”: In this slice-of-life indie, Jason Schwartzman plays Harry, aimless and disaffected, who tries to amuse himself while stuck in a dead-end job. The movie doesn’t quite gel, but there’s a gentleness to it. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Zipper’: Thriller gets caught up in sensual, political desires

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “Zipper”: Patrick Wilson and a very interesting Lena Headey star in this political thriller about a federal prosecutor whose bright future is sabotaged by his addiction to an escort service. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

‘Turbo Kid’: Post-apocalyptic tale runs on no-budget thrills

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “Turbo Kid”: This no-budget kiddie version of “Mad Max” is swimming in gore and feels like amateur hour, but for fans of low-rent thrills it’s kind of fun. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.