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Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:01
Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness, and performing one blindfolded.

Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:10
You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

Republicans mull strategy if they control Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:08
Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern.

Mary Ewald makes a fine, female Hamlet at New City

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:04
A review of “Hamlet” at New City Theater, which admirably focuses on the words of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Chicken wings take flight as a culinary obsession

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:03
Chefs are booking their wings on round-trip flights to Manila, Memphis, Tennessee, Mexico City and Bangkok — sometimes at the same restaurant.

Sears, Kmart add Thanksgiving shopping hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers.

Publicis to buy Sapient of US for $3.7 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
French advertising group Publicis said Monday it is to buy Boston-based marketing, communications and consulting firm Sapient for $3.7 billion.

A globetrotter urges people to go nowhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:10
Author and world traveler Pico Iyer praises the benefits of slowing down, staying put, in his new book “The Art of Stillness.“

Week 10 matchups (2A, 1A)

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:03
Here's what we know.

Hundreds welcome students returning to Marysville high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:59
UPDATE, 10:55 a.m. | "It feels really good to be back at school. People are upbeat. Not in a happy way, but just in an appreciation of each other's company," said Jordan Reynolds, 15, a sophomore at Marysville-Pilchuck high school where students returned Monday morning.

November snow surprises Southeast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:55
A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines.

Bette Midler coming to KeyArena in 2015 |Ticket alert

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:04
Bette Midler will perform June 1, 2015 at KeyArena. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 24 and are available at the KeyArena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone toll free at 800-745-3000.

Seahawks: National media weigh in on Beast Mode II, Russell Wilson's struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:01
For once, the national media agrees on one thing: Marshawn Lynch is a beast.

Deputies respond to an explosion in Redmond school parking lot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:10
A sheriff's bomb squad is heading to the parking lot of Emily Dickinson Elementary in the 7000 block of 208th Ave. N.E. in Redmond where a combination of dry ice and carbonated drink exploded.

Pakistan border bombing death toll rises to 60

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:07
Pakistanis mourned on Monday for the victims of a massive suicide bombing near the border with India as the death toll from the explosion the previous day rose to 60, police said.

Pace of US factory activity picks up in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:03
U.S. factories were busier in October, a sign that manufacturing is on sound footing despite growing concerns about the global economy.

US construction spending down for second month

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:03
U.S. construction spending fell for a second straight month in September as a slight rebound in housing was offset by further declines in nonresidential building and in government projects.

Five Seattle Comedians vying for a chance to appear on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:01
NBC's "Last Comic Standing" has selected five Seattle comedians for call backs in Los Angeles on Nov. 3-4. The five were among 44 Northwest comedians that performed at a showcase at Seattle's Parlor Live on Sunday, Sept. 28. I spoke to all five Seattle comics about the experience. Additionally, Port

State Patrol car rear-ended on I-5 in Everett Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:59
EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper suffered a minor injury when her patrol car was rear-ended as she slowed on Interstate 5 at Everett Sunday night to check on a pedestrian.

Afghan attacks kill 5, including a deputy governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:51
Attacks across Afghanistan, including the fatal shooting of a provincial deputy governor, killed five people as the country marked a major Shiite holiday, authorities said Monday.