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If chess boss runs for FIFA job, would it be a diagonal move?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 09:24
If the president of the World Chess Federation runs for FIFA president, he might pledge to be nobody’s pawn and always be above board.

Game thread: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez goes for 18th win against Angels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 09:15
"King Felix" takes the mound for Seattle as the M's host Los Angeles in the second game of their three-game series at Safeco Field. Follow our live coverage.

Nonprofit looking to move ‘Up’ house still seeking donations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 09:09
The nonprofit overseeing the fate of the Ballard home originally hoped to raise $205,000 by Tuesday. It’s about 10 percent of the way there.

Opening loss shouldn’t sway Seahawks to give in to holdout Kam Chancellor’s demands

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 09:06
With an even more problematic game at Green Bay looming, the Seahawks could very well start the season 0-2; that would increase the pressure on them to accede in some way to Chancellor’s demands.

N.Y. frat members misled investigators in fatal hazing, authorities say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 09:03
Authorities describe a painstaking investigation into the death of Chun Hsien Deng, stitching together dozens of interviews to determine what happened and working to determine the level of culpability of the people who were there or might have otherwise been involved.

Google hires top neuroscientist to lead mental-health project

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:53
The director of the National Institute of Mental Health will join Google to explore how its life-sciences team can contribute to understanding, diagnosing and treating mental illness, the company said.

Judge: Assault with broomstick part of football hazing culture at Juanita High

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:51
A judge said the assault of an 18-year-old special-needs student by Juanita High School football players in 2014 was part of a culture of hazing.

Injuries have tested Sounders in a big way this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:43
Of greater long-term concern for the Sounders is preventing the wear-and-tear-type of afflictions that have dogged them from the beginning of this season, the groin pulls and oh-so-many hamstring strains.

3 getaways for this weekend, from Rainier Fest to Portland’s Comic Con

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:34
Welcome autumn in your own way with one of these weekend road trips.

Huskies’ Pac-12 opener vs. California on Sept. 26 to kick off at 2 p.m.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:34
Game to be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks

Haggen plans broad retreat from costly expansion, filing shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:26
Haggen expects to shed most of the locations acquired in its ambitious 146-store deal, bankruptcy documents show.

Seahawks opponents can take cue from Rams, find motivation in Russell Wilson clichés

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:24
NFL players spend a lot of time looking for motivation while trying to avoid firing up an opponent, but motivation always can be found. Even in a cliché. Just ask the St. Louis Rams, who have inspired the following tongue-in-cheek guide.

Hood Canal Bridge could be closed to vehicles as long as 3 hours Wed. morning

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:24
Bridge could be closed for up to 3 hours due to continuing drawspan problems.

Study: Crime risk increases in youth on antidepressants

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:14
Data from Sweden show that young adults who had filled prescriptions for the drugs were more likely to be convicted of a homicide, assault, robbery, arson, kidnapping, sexual offense or other violent crime when they were taking the medications than when they weren’t.

Safety measures OK’d to keep kids from eating laundry pods

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:12
The new standard calls for manufacturers to add a bitter taste to the soluble film encasing the detergent, to deter children who put a pod in their mouths, and to make the film take longer to dissolve once wet.

Blue Origin to create rockets, jobs on Florida’s Space Coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:52
Blue Origin will invest $200 million in Florida and create 330 jobs as it makes the Sunshine State its base of manufacturing and launch operations. The company will keep designing its rockets in Kent.

The Joe Biden formation story

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:51
Last month I wrote that Joe Biden should not run for president this year. The electorate is in an anti-establishment mood, and as a longtime insider, Biden, I argued, would suffer from the same disadvantages Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are now enduring, without any of their advantages. It would end badly. But then came […]

Breaking the ice on Arctic policy: enough heel-dragging

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:50
In the Arctic, climate change is rechanneling commerce, international politics and national security. The United States needs a comprehensive Arctic policy before it falls further behind the rest of the world.

Army identifies JBLM soldier who died in parachute exercise

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:49
The soldier who died during a parachute training operation last week in Mason County was a young officer who recently joined Army Special Forces.

The U.S.-trained pied piper of Chechen recruits to the Islamic State group

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:45
Abu Omar al-Shishani, a former American-trained noncommissioned officer in the special forces of the nation of Georgia, is now the most important non-Arab figure in the Islamic State group hierarchy.