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A few quick thoughts on offering Kyle Seager a contract extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:31
I mentioned this briefly in my notebook for today's paper. But I wanted to get into it a little more when I had some more information.

Snowden honored with 'alternative Nobel'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:31
Edward Snowden was among the winners Wednesday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs.

Actress Hyland gets restraining order against ex

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The ex-boyfriend of actress Sarah Hyland was ordered to stay away from the "Modern Family" star after she said he choked and threatened her.

Report: Treasury OKs big pay raises for GM, Ally

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:29
The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top executives at General Motors and its former consumer finance arm, both of which received taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis, a new government report says.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:39
Five people were arrested and two law enforcement officers were hurt in Ferguson after protests over the death of Michael Brown again intensified, authorities said Wednesday.

Dengue-blocking mosquito released in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
Brazilian researchers have freed a batch of mosquitoes infected with a dengue-blocking bacteria they hope can combat the tropical disease naturally.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 tickets for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
A Seattle Municipal Court judge has dismissed 100 tickets for public use of marijuana, many written by a police officer described as having a political agenda.

Obituary: Christopher Hogwood, conductor, early-music advocate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Using period instruments resulted in, among other things, a lighter, clearer sound considered by some to better represent what the composers intended.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Protesters have returned to Ferguson streets hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson.

Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:32
Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy Project is creating a new committee in the state and hopes to put a measure on the 2016 ballot.

At this local festival, Washington cheese stands alone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:31
Some of the purveyors featured at the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival are local household names like Beecher’s in Seattle, or well-known by aficionados, like Kurtwood Farms on Vashon Island.

Man shot at Second and Yesler; 2 suspects sought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:31
Update at 12:17 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole called this morning's shooting "tragic."

Woman gets jail in tattoo of girl who spent night

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:23
A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to four months to two years in jail for helping the man she lived with tattoo a smiley face and a derogatory word on a 12-year-old girl who spent the night at their home.

Lawsuit: Inmate not allowed to worship Satan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:22
A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren't allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars.

NYPD probes treatment of pregnant woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:22
New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday.

Turks leave for "family-friendly" IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:28
Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria.

Jimmy John's says customers' card data stolen

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:10
Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.

19-story Tukwila project will be S. King County’s tallest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:01
Groundbreaking is scheduled Thursday on Washington Place, a $120 million, 19-story tower that will consist of 370 apartments and a 189-room hotel.

Snowboarders lose legal fight for access to Utah resort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:01
Federal judge rules that snowboarders don’t have constitutional right to practice their sport at a private resort; boarder had sued for access to Alta ski area. .