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Earl Thomas has adventurous first game as Seahawks’ punt returner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:38
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas returned punts against Green Bay on Thursday. His second attempt resulted in a fumble that set up the Packers’ first touchdown.

Seahawks unviel Super Bowl banner before game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:31
The Seahawks officially unvieled their Super Bowl championship banner before Thursday night's game against the Packers at CenturyLink Field. There was plenty of pomp and circumstance befitting the franchise's first Super Bowl title.

Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:31
For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous -- that they could become the militants' next target.

Taliban hit Afghan government HQ in east, kill 12

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:31
The Taliban struck a government compound in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday in a dawn attack that included two suicide truck bombings and left at least 12 people dead, including 10 policemen asleep in their quarters nearby.

Seahawks fans, concertgoers, commuters pack buses and trains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:30
UPDATE, 6:02 p.m. | Waves of pedestrians flooded downtown shortly after 5 p.m. as Pharrell/Soundgarden concertgoers made their way to sports bars and toward home.

Huskies’ Danny Shelton reaches ‘whole new level’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:29
Washington senior defensive lineman Danny Shelton made 12 tackles in the Huskies’ season-opening win at Hawaii. He also sacked the qaurterback twice, proving he’s more than just a 339-pound run-stuffer.

Guest Guesser: Seattle Times football contest is still spry at 75

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:39
BY BILL KOSSEN / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF

U.S. men beat Ukraine in FIBA Basketball World Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:33
James Harden of the NBA Houston Rockets scored 17 points to help the U.S. team beat Ukraine 95-71 in a FIBA Basketball World Cup game in Bilbao, Spain. The Americans improved to 5-0.

GET tuition plan has fully recovered, actuary says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:31
The state's prepaid college tuition is no longer underfunded, and has fully recovered from the recession.

Net neutrality: Government needed to keep Internet open

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:31
There is a core assumption from guest columnist and academic Brent Skorup that the government is evil and that commercial operations such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Comcast are better [“The Internet is not like an electric or water utility,” Opinion, Aug. 31]. His assertions that we

Guess what: Seattle Times pigskin picks contest lives on

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:30
The Seattle Times started the Guest Guesser contest in 1939 and 75 years later readers are still predicting the winners of college and pro football games.

Ruling over Deepwater spill could cost BP $18B in fines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:27
By finding that BP was, in legal parlance, grossly negligent in the disaster, not merely negligent, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier opened the possibility of $18 billion in new civil penalties for BP.

Game thread: Mariners at Rangers -- September 4, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:31
Greetings from a balmy Globe Life Park in Arlington where the temperatures are in the mid 90s with some humidity. The Mariners open a four-game series with the Rangers tonight. It will be a matchup of lefties. Rookie Roenis Elias will get the start for Seattle, while Robbie Ross will go for Seattle.

Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:31
A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order during a tabletop demonstration about the mechanics of tornadoes, officials said Thursday.

King County home prices in August up from year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32
Fewer homes in King County sold in August from previous month in what real estate leader calls normalizing sales market.

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
The Associated Press