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Northwest consumers spend more freely than those in most other regions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:38
Washingtonians spent more overall than many of their counterparts in the nation in 2012, the latest year for which figures are available. The Evergreen State ranked among the top 10 states for total personal expenditures.

Wind, rain, massive surf for Big Island as hurricane nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:37
Here's what the Big Island of Hawaii faces Thursday afternoon and evening as Hurricane Iselle makes landfall, with sustained winds of about 75 mp expected along with torrential rain and high surf/storm surge. This advisory below is from the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Pregame notes and lineups: White Sox at Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:33
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Torture: Don't criticize unless you've served on the front lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:33
Leonard Pitts Jr. seems a bit sanctimonious himself, in taking Presidents Bush and Obama, not to mention the CIA, to task over the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" ["Obama’s breezy words for post-9/11 torture," Opinion, Aug. 6].

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:40
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.

Broken Bells to ring at the Moore | Concert Preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:32
Broken Bells, a collaborative effort from James Mercer (lead vocalist and guitarist of indie-famous rock band The Shins) and Grammy award-winning producer Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton, who has worked with Jay Z, Cee Lo Green, Beck, and The Black Keys, among others), will be performing

Video: Derrick Brown talks about dropping weight, gaining confidence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:31
Washington tight end Derrick Brown had one of the funniest lines after Thursday's football practice when he said 'No more McDonald's for me.'

Video: UW receiver John Ross

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:35
Washington sophomore receiver John Ross after Thursday's practice:

A new stage for Arcade Fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:32
Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire plays the Gorge Amphitheatre Friday, Aug. 8, singing tunes from its hit album, “Reflektor.” Win Butler speaks out about the band’s high profile and new directions.

Oregon woman revives reptile with CPR

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:32
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Q & A with Soulja Boy, who makes first Seattle appearance Friday | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:31
In early 2007 a 16-year-old from Atlanta named Soulja Boy Tell Em made a simplistic steel-drum snap beat on his computer, rapped over it, made up a dance to go with it, and put a video on YouTube. Months later he had a Billboard Chart-topping, multi-platinum single in “Crank That (Soulja Boy),

Video: John Ross and Marvin Hall on infusing speed into Washington's offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:37
John Ross and Marvin Hall share many similarities.

FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:35
Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.

Police: Slaying suspect dead; 2 boys safe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
Two children taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and the children's father, a suspect in the killing, was later found dead, authorities said.

Airport security devices can be hacked, says researcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
Device used to detect trace amounts of drugs, explosives, called vulnerable.

China tightens grip on instant messaging services

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information.

Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:28
One of China's best-known rights lawyers and a bold government critic whose accounts of torture drew international criticism of Beijing was released from prison Thursday but appeared to be under close supervision by the authorities.

Child's body found near home of missing East Bremerton girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:26
Update at 12:15 p.m.: Searchers have found the body of a child near the home of a missing East Bremerton girl, investigators said Thursday afternoon.

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:16
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

Aug. 7 TV Picks: Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘The Honorable Woman’ on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:02
TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, include “The Honorable Woman” on Sundance, “Working the Engels” on NBC and “House Hunters International” on HGTV.