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Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:01
The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

Genes of Port Orchard man key to Alzheimer’s research quest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:41
A Port Orchard man has a gene that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. But he apparently also has a gene that protects him from the bad gene — and medical researchers want to study him.

The Obama recovery

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:09
The alleged faults of Obamanomics had nothing to do with the pain we were feeling, writes syndicate columnst Paul Krugman.

Guest: A Seattle newbie asks, why did you let traffic get this bad?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:07
I ask myself, “How did traffic ever get to this?” writes guest column Gage Stowe.

Pac-12 Player of the Week: Stanford's Anthony Brown

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:07
Stanford's Anthony Brown won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award.

Editorial: To save money, provide quality pre-K, not incarceration

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:05
Washington would save money and help more children be successful if it invested more in early learning instead of paying higher costs to jail some of them later.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:04

Pinterest opening its boards to ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:02
On New Year’s Day, the company plans to start selling ads on the site to any marketer, sounding the call that Pinterest is open for business and that it wants to compete for ad dollars with the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook.

Seattle punter Jon Ryan has busy Sunday --- punts in game, then gets engaged

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:46
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan had a busy day Sunday, punting for the Seahawks in the afternoon, then getting engaged comedian Sarah Colonna at night.

Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:46
While President Barack Obama hasn't ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.

Maryland diocese: bishop at wheel in fatal hit-and-run

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:46
An Episcopal bishop who was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore was charged four years ago with drunken driving and marijuana possession, court documents show.

Scaffold collapse at top Beijing school kills 10

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:40
A scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing's most prestigious high schools on Monday killed 10 construction workers and injured four others, officials said.

Let's not make too much of a possible nine-win UW season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:01
Friday, the Washington football team is part of a bowl season that will be winding down, playing Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl. The Huskies are 8-5, and should get to 9-5, and that's going to be spun in some quarters as a pretty big season on Montlake. For example, it will be noted that Chris Pe

Differences between MH370 and AirAsia incidents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:54
The disappearance of an AirAsia passenger jet soon after takeoff inevitably brings back memories of the mystery behind Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared nearly 10 months ago and is yet to be found.

Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:54
Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar.

20 New Year’s Eve parties in the Seattle area

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:46
A list of things to do in the Seattle area on Dec. 31, 2014, including concerts, DJ shows, comedy and more.

Roundup: Garfield's Black Student Union finds renewed purpose; ex-UW student deported

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 05:46
Garfield's Black Student Union finds renewed purpose: Garfield High School's Black Student Union has been around since the 1960s, but student and staff leaders say the group has found a renewed purpose amid the national outcry over recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City.&nbs

Xbox outages, IRS lawsuits, and other drama you missed last week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 05:31
One holiday-shortened week gone, another arrived. Here's a rundown of the Microsoft-flavored news you missed if you had the good fortune to unplug last week:

‘Empire’ rocks on Fox, clichés and all

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 05:31
The nighttime soap, created by Lee Daniels, isn’t great television, but it’s pretty good, according to one TV critic.