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Google exec yields to concerns, will sell Portland home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:35
Here's a follow-up to a news item from Tuesday:

US Soccer will soon talk to Hope Solo about arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:32
U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said the federation plans to speak with Hope Solo and her representatives by Thursday afternoon regarding the goalkeeper's weekend domestic violence arrest in the Seattle suburbs.

Channing Tatum goes Gene Kelly-ish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:31
Well, we knew he had moves; based on both "Magic Mike" and that smooth little waltz he did with Charlize Theron at the Oscars in 2013. Anyway, this entire post could fall under the category of Movies That Sound Like They Might Be Almost Too Good To Be True, So Don't Get Too Excited Yet: The Coen bro

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:31
An 82-year-old steel truss bridge featured in the opening credits of "The Sopranos" and in Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds" is now the second bridge for which Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation.

Seattle City Light wants refund on image-boosting effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:29
Seattle City Light’s work with consulting firm Brand.com was geared heavily toward exalting the reputation of utility CEO Jorge Carrasco, according to newly released records. The $17,500 effort was a mistake, his top aide says.

Crime fears, rumors of refuge draw children to US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:27
Five years ago Gladys Chinoy's mother left Guatemala for New York City, where she went to work in a restaurant and saved money for the day when she could bring her daughter north.

US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:40
The government is considering suing banks and other mortgage servicers over alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions, according to an internal federal report.

100th anniversary of WWI: 65 million of our grandfathers fought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:39
It's not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I.

U.S. forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:36
Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

Oldman apologizes for defending Gibson and Baldwin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:30
Gary Oldman has apologized for defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their controversial remarks about Jews and gays.

Judge: Warrantless bulk surveillance is legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:29
A federal judge has affirmed the legality of the U.S. government's bulk collection of phone and email data from foreign nationals living outside the country -- including their contact with U.S. citizens -- in denying a man's motion to dismiss his terrorism conviction.

Eight teachers, eight struggles with measuring student growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 01:34
Take eight certified teachers, all with a prestigious advanced teaching credential, and ask them to tell stories about how they measure student growth in their classrooms — a requirement of the state’s new teacher evaluation system.

Here's Sherman's Madden cover --- and Lynch about to be uncovered

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 01:33
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hoped he could get the entire Legion of Boom on the cover of the Madden 15 video game.

Seahawks to sign former UW receiver Kevin Smith

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:40
That is one of my favorite game photos from last season, Kevin Smith extending off-balance at full speed to make a finger-tip catch. Great play. And great focus, from the player and the photographer, Dean Rutz.

Ferry survivors return to school amid tears, grief

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:33
As parents of the dead wept, more than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of their schoolmates walked in a somber procession Wednesday to their first classes since the April disaster.

Judge lifts New Mexico village's ban on criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:40
A federal judge came down hard on a New Mexico village after officials tried to ban residents from saying anything negative at Council meetings.

Seattle City Light's PR campaign is working

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:35
Seattle utility customers are paying for contracts with public-relations consultants to enhance the image of Seattle City Light’s management capacities. The campaign is working. No one is talking about utility director Jorge Carrasco’s $120,000 pay raise anymore.

Man says his drone alarmed Seattle woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:31
The Associated Press

Man, knife in back, walks into NYC McDonald's

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:23
New York City police say a man has been treated for a non-life-threatening injury after walking into a McDonald's fast food restaurant with a kitchen knife still stuck in his back.