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Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:35
Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

Kissinger drew up plans to attack Cuba, records show

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:31
Kissinger was so irked by Cuba’s military incursion into Angola that in 1976 he convened a top-secret group of senior officials to work out possible retaliatory measures in case Cuba deployed forces to other African nations.

Okanogan County video captures bear 'dancing' against tree

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:51
Got an itch you just can't scratch?

Boeing exec has harsh words for SPEEA chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:47
At the Governor’s Aerospace summit in Everett, Boeing senior vice president Tim Keating declared the jetmaker is committed to Washington state but launched an attack on the company’s engineering union and its leader.

2 drivers who struck girl in Rainier Valley sought

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:43
Police are searching for two drivers who hit a young girl in Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening and then fled.

Seattle women’s dating app aims to filter out creeps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:37
Local women Susie Lee and Katrina Hess have designed Siren, a dating app aimed at making the online singles scene more inviting to women. lt faces fierce competition.

Mandrell Worthy commits to Montana State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:46
Eastside Catholic senior guard Mandrell Worthy committed to Montana State during an event at the school on Tuesday afternoon.

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:46
A former King County sheriff's deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court.

Girl struck by 2 cars in Rainier Valley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:43
Update at 7:35 p.m.: The Seattle Police Department now says officers are searching for two vehicles that struck a girl in Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening.

Hong Kong’s young — fed up with high rents, few jobs — drive protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:35
One reason why young people on the streets of Hong Kong are risking clashes with police and the Chinese government is that many have few job prospects, rents are so high they live with parents, and they feel little kinship with the Chinese mainland.

Grenade found in Belfair trash bin

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:48
The Associated Press

911 services restored in Darrington, Oso

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:47
Update at 6:42 p.m.: Emergency 911 services have been restored to Darrington and Oso. The outage was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Seattle home-price gains slow again

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:46
Seattle-area home prices gained ground in July, but the rate of annual appreciation slowed for the fifth consecutive month, S&P/Case-Shiller data show.

Editorial: Public officials give up some privacy on personal cellphones

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:31
An official cannot choose to use a cellphone or home computer to conduct public business and then deny access on grounds of personal privacy, according to guest columnists Brian Sonntag and Rob McKenna.

Democrats should be nicer to the South

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:31
If the Democratic Party wants to establish a healthy dialogue in the Southern states, H. Brandt (Brandy) Ayers told me, it has to first say, “We like you,” writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: The Times recommends Ross Hunter, Joan McBride and Cyrus Habib in the 48th District

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:31
Ross Hunter and Joan McBride are the best choices for the 48th Legislative District state House positions. Cyrus Habib is the best choice for the state Senate.

Chambers Bay prepares to host U.S. Open golf tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:28
Chambers Bay has begun limiting play to make sure the course is in top shape in June when it hosts the U.S. Open. “I have absolutely zero concerns about the golf course,” said Danny Sink, the 2015 U.S. Open championship coordinator.

Uncle Ike's becomes second licensed pot retailer in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:00
Finally, Seattle has a second pot store.