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Referee for Seahawks-Packers is John Parry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:28
The referee for tonight's Seahawks-Packers game will be John Parry. And as ESPN details here his crews have a reputation for calling things tightly in the secondary.

Huskies morning links: Chris Petersen continues to mine Bellevue High talent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:23
Shane Bowman, Budda Baker and, now, Henry Roberts.

Pac-12 picks, week 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:21
Rugged start to the season here (but not as rugged as it was for WSU and Colorado). But onward . . .

US trade gap narrows in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:31
The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level since January, as exports of autos, telecom equipment, industrial machines and semiconductors rose.

Skin in the Game, IV: Opening Day, for school and mom

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:16
Everyone expects crying on the first day of kindergarten — from the parents, mainly. But I saw not a single tear during opening day at Fairmount Park Elementary on Wednesday. Despite the dirge of bad-news stories about American education, the feeling inside this bright, airy, refurbi

Cyclist safety: Driver confused around cyclists

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:04
If bicyclists would decide to follow the rules for pedestrians or for vehicles, there would be much less confusion on the roads. There are many intersections in Seattle where, as a driver, I don’t know what to expect from a bike rider who is either beside me or across the street from me [&ldqu

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:38
The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

Nordstrom approves buyback of up to $1B shares

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:36
Nordstrom's board has authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of the luxury retailer's outstanding shares through March 1, 2016.

Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:35
Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:31
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall.

Mom who drove kids into ocean had low blood sugar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:26
A motion filed by an attorney representing a South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan says she was severely disoriented due to low blood sugar at the time.

US ground troops to train in Ukraine next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:17
The Pentagon says 200 U.S. soldiers will participate in an exercise in western Ukraine starting next week. It would be the first presence of American ground troops in Ukraine since the crisis with Russian-backed separatists began.

AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:08
The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

Islamic State: Obama's history of backtracking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:07
President Obama said earlier today that the U.S. will not be intimidated by the Islamic State (ISIS), the group responsible for the filmed beheadings of two American journalists [“Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen,” Nation & World, Sept. 3]. Of course, he followed that

Judge orders attorney to wear socks in courtroom

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions including possible fines if he shows up without them again in one Indiana courtroom.

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

Search on for deadly cobra loose in S. California

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Authorities warned parents to watch their children and keep them away from dark holes after a cobra was seen slithering through a Southern California suburban neighborhood this week.

Malaysia Airlines scraps 'bucket list' promo title

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Malaysia Airlines has scrapped the title of a competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list," acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year.

Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior.

Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 20:31
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.