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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy failed his physical

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:45
The Seahawks placed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on Injured Reserve last week, ending his season, and in his place signed former Colts cornerback Louchez Purifoy. But Purifoy's signing was pending a physical, and coach Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Purifoy failed his physical, meaning he won

Items on the agenda of the lame-duck Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:40
The lame duck Congress reconvened Monday with a stacked agenda and little time to accomplish it. Top items include:

Man hospitalized after car strikes Georgetown building

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:58
A 50-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition after his car apparently struck a building in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.

US Air Force pilot killed in crash in Mideast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:55
A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed late Sunday night while returning to its base in the Middle East.

PNB’s ‘Nutcracker’ comes to life — for one final season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:47
A review of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 31-year-old rendition of “Nutcracker,” choreographed by Kent Stowell and designed by Maurice Sendak. A newly designed production will debut in 2015.

Jesse Jackson tells Kent students that education can end tech disparity

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:46
In a speech marked by long call-and-responses with a crowd of middle and high school students, The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday emphasized education as a way to end racial disparities in high-paying technology jobs around the nation.

Gun violence: Parents should take steps to protect children from guns in homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:46
Whenever tragedies like last week’s unintentional shooting of a Lake Stevens 3-year-old occurs, we ask ourselves, "How this could have been prevented?" ["Parents of Lake Stevens boy shot in mouth had argued about guns in home," Local News, Nov. 24]

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:00
Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington on Monday facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Congress convenes in January and a Republican takeover is complete.

Bill Cosby and the power of internet shaming

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:59
One positive result of the recent attention to Ferguson, Mo., is that the news flowing out of that city drowned out stories about rape allegations against Bill Cosby in my social media feeds.

Justice Ginsburg on bench for Monday arguments

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:54
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to Supreme Court bench Monday, questioning lawyers in her usual exacting fashion five days after she had a stent implanted to clear a blocked artery.

Kayaker drowns in river near Granite Falls

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:54
The Snohomish County sheriff's office says a search and rescue team with a helicopter recovered the body Monday of a kayaker who apparently drowned Sunday afternoon in the South Fork Stillaguamish River near Granite Falls.

Moody's lowers Amazon outlook

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:54
Moody's Investors Service on Monday lowered its outlook for Amazon.com after the online retailer indicated it is planning a notes offering.

Daily Rant&Rave: It's the dog's fault she's frantic, disheveled

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:01
RAVE For the kind gentleman who saw a frantic, disheveled lady trying to chase down her little escape-artist mutt who was out on an unauthorized walkabout. The man drove slowly through our neighborhood, on the lookout; his kindness was so very appreciated. The mutt, not in the least chagrined, found

Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:01
Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why.

Ryanair finalizes 737 MAX 200 Boeing order

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 03:59
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has finalized an order with Boeing Co. for 100 737 MAX 200s, which Boeing says were designed to respond to the needs of low-cost carriers.

Janay Rice tells 'Today' show: Goodell not honest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 03:51
Janay Rice says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn't being honest when he said Ray Rice was "ambiguous" about hitting her in a casino elevator.

As climate warms, more outbreaks of disease for sea life

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 03:00
It’s not clear if a virus wiping out millions of sea stars is being influenced by climate change. But scientists say rising temperatures likely will make ocean disease outbreaks more problematic in the future.

Items on the agenda of the lame-duck Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 03:00
The lame duck Congress reconvened Monday with a stacked agenda and little time to accomplish it. Top items include:

New 'Star Wars' teaser: No Benedict Cumberbatch

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:59
Just in case anyone missed this: the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," due in theaters in December 2015, is out. And, for the record, that is not Benedict Cumberbatch's voice. "I am not the voice of the 'Star Wars' trailer, nor am I the hooded character with the rather cool new l