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Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:10
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:05
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

New labor movement needed to regain our democracy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
A revived labor movement is needed to counter economic and political inequality.

Salmon fishing remains strong

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
The salmon dance continues up and down the coast for kings and coho, and some ocean migrating coho finally showed up in Puget Sound.

Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.

Baby found unharmed after SUV stolen outside W. Seattle store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:00
A man was arrested Wednesday after an SUV was stolen from outside a West Seattle convenience store. A 10-month-old baby was inside the vehicle.

Royals manager beseeches fans to come to ballpark

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:56
Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.

A 9-year-old with an Uzi learns a deadly lesson

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:05
The images of the girl losing control of the Uzi spread online and on television, setting off a debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering why parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

Port of Seattle chooses business executive as next CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:04
Tacoma native Ted J. Fick was picked to succeed Tay Yoshitani, who is retiring. Fick has a manufacturing background but has not worked in the maritime or aviation industries.

Like vintage planes? They will be on display in Mukilteo

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
Vintage Aircraft Weekend, Aug. 29-31, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo.

Federal deficit shrinks but outlook still dim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
At $506 billion for fiscal 2014, the federal deficit is much smaller than those of recent years and is 2.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), down from a high of 10 percent of GDP in 2009 during the Great Recession.

Fox Sports agreement with Dish avoids blackout for WSU opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:05
Washington State’s opener Thursday against Rutgers will be aired on Fox Sports 1 on Dish after the sides reached agreement.

6-year car loans fuel accelerating auto sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:01
Four-year car loans used to be the norm, which then became five-year loans. But from April through June of this year, 41 percent of new-car loans were for financing largely about six years, according to data from the credit-analysis firm Experian.

Scientists switch bad memories for good ones in mice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10
Using a technique in which light is used to switch neurons on and off, neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology appear to have unlocked some secrets about how the brain attaches emotions to memories and how those emotions can be adjusted.

Where we walk to work: Would you believe Bellevue?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:09
If you could walk to work, would you?

Let students sleep in

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:09
More sleep leads to better education

‘Black Comedy’: A blackout, laugh-in ’60s farce

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:00
Strawberry Theatre Workshop ends its residency at Capitol Hill’s Erickson Theatre with an unevenly funny retro-romp from the 1960s, “Black Comedy.”

Report: PC sales surging, best year since 2010?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:57
Apparently people are still buying a lot of PCs.