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In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:46
Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

Runaway barges drift about 11 miles in Snohomish County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:35
Two runaway barges that had drifted about 11 miles in the water off Snohomish County before beaching themselves on a breakwater were towed away by tugboat Thursday morning.

Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:21
Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:21
Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

Pac-12 predictions: Washington should cruise to Wooden Legacy title game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:13
Washington received a favorable draw in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.

Seahawks pre-game links and notes:

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:32
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day quotes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:16
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hopefully you enjoy some football, eat great food and have time with your family. But if you need some time away from the madness of the holiday, here is what local football players are saying about the playoffs.

Huskies hoops links: UW one of two unbeaten Pac-12 teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:01
There's just two unbeaten teams in the Pac-12: No.3 Arizona (6-0) and Washington (3-0).

Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:01
Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Spots are filling up for Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Feb. 5-7

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:46
There are still 60 spots left for the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational held Feb. 5-7 on San Juan Island.

Seattle to consider naming Nyland permanent schools superintendent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:16
Seattle School Board members plan to vote next week on putting interim Superintendent Larry Nyland in the top post permanently.

Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:16
The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

Huskies morning links: If Apple Cup comes down to a kick, UW has confidence in Cameron Van Winkle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:46
In his first season as the Huskies' place-kicker, Cameron Van Winkle is first in the Pac-12 Conference in converting 86 percent of his field goal tries. His 19 field goals (on 22 attempts) is tied for seventh in the nation and also ranks seventh in UW history.

Oil trains: Imaginable tragedies are inevitable

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:16
Thank you for publishing the opinion piece from Peter Goldmark and the tribal leaders regarding the dangers of oil transport through our state [“Unacceptable risks from oil trains,” Opinion, Nov. 20).

The Georgian: Sumptuous fare in ‘Downton Abbey’ luxury

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:31
Seattle Times restaurant critic Providence Cicero revisits The Georgian at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Don’t be afraid of Naples

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:46
The Italian city is chaotic, crime-ridden but captivating and shouldn’t be missed, says European travel specialist Rick Steves. And, yes, get a pizza in the city where it originated.

San Juans welcome holidays with new art museum (and bright lights)

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:46
Need a pre-Christmas getaway to rest up after a big Thanksgiving family gathering? The San Juan Islands have a full slate of holiday events, with an added cultural bonus: opening of a shiny new art museum in Friday Harbor next week.

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving movie?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:31
Christmas movies get all the attention, don't they? In today's paper, I listed a half-dozen Thanksgiving-themed movies worth a holiday peek (and confessed that yes, I have never seen "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," and I know that's pretty lame). Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving movie? If so, c

Jingle Ball to light up Moore Theatre | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:31
The eclectic lineup for KISS 106.1 FM’s Jingle Ball includes Mary Lambert (shown here), Lindsey Stirling, Fences, Jake Miller, Rixton and Magic! But Lambert will be the belle of this ball, particularly now that Fall Out Boy, originally scheduled for the show, has canceled.