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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
Hampered by gale-force winds and high waves, a Greek navy frigate was slowly towing a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants to safety on the southern island of Crete Wednesday.

Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
Cleveland police are ready to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

World stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:16
World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China.

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:16
France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

Skin in the Game, 5: Teacher meetings aren't only for the kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:01
I don’t know what I expected -- an inquisition about my parenting style? The discovery that my 5-year-old was a secret sociopath? A misfit genius? Whatever I imagined this bogeyman to be, my first parent-teacher conference was nothing close.

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:01
The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world.

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision.

Tough to make a case against police in shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:46
A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:01
The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

Wednesday morning links and notes: 49ers game coming quick

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:31
Little time to waste this week with a game Thursday night.

Quotes and video: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Here is some video and some quotes from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's meeting with the media today (no cardboard cutouts here):

Western Washington men smash Multnomah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Jaamon Echols scores 20 points and Jeffrey Parker has 19 and a career-best 15 rebounds in the Vikings’ 108-75 rout.

Justin Forsett finds his niche with Baltimore Ravens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Justin Forsett, a former Seahawk who is playing for Baltimore, is third in the NFL in rushing and leads all running backs in yards per carry.

Cougars’ Toni Pole hopes he gets one more chance in Apple Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Washington State senior defensive lineman Toni Pole missed last week’s game because of a foot injury but hopes to play against the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday.

Richard Sherman and cutout Doug Baldwin criticize NFL policies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, with Baldwin speaking from behind a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself, were critical of NFL policies on Tuesday, particularly the league’s $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch.

Theater of the absurd: Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin stand up for Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin held a mock news conference Tuesday to rage against the machine — in particular, the NFL and the $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.

UPS holiday recruits learn perils of package delivery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:31
United Parcel Service is on a hiring binge, determined to perform better than last year, when harsh weather and a surge in last-minute online shopping orders caused more than a few packages to be delivered after Christmas.