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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:07
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.

Maureen Dowd look-alike featured in ad campaign about edibles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:05
In Colorado, the Marijuana Policy Project advocacy group plans to put up a billboard to caution consumers on edibles, according to a report from the Associated Press. The billboard notably features a Maureen Dowd look-alike. Dowd, a New York Times editorial columnist, has become something of a cauti

4.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Puget Sound area early Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:57
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in Western Washington this year, shook the Puget Sound area early Wednesday.

Natural gas alone isn’t magic weapon against climate change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:46
Natural gas is no long-term fix in the effort to shield the world from the most severe effects of climate change or meet the difficult goal set by world leaders to keep global temperatures from rising no more than 2 degrees Celsius.

UW's Deontae Cooper: “You know me: looking good, feeling good, trying to play good”

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:38
Here's what UW senior running back Deontae Cooper had to say after Wednesday's practice:

UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith on Georgia State and backup QB situation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:20
Here's what UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith had to say after Wednesday's practice:

Combat troops in Iraq? Obama says firm 'no'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:20
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18
The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.

North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18
One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

Using your freezer to preserve summer’s produce bounty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18
From purées to pestos, there are many ways to revisit summer flavors deep into fall and winter.

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18
The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

School police stock up on free military gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:17
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

Video: Sounders Top Union in U.S. Open Cup final

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:16
The Times' Matt Pentz and Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald recap the Sounders' 3-1 extra-time victory over the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night in Chester, Pa.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:31
Wherein we take a stern, serious look at the state of football in the conference:

Disney World hot for “Frozen”

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:31
New attraction under construction is inspired by the wildly popular film.

With Boeing, SpaceX, American spaceflight downshifts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:30
It's one small step for a space program that has taken so many giant leaps backward.

Eastside Catholic's Thybulle nearing college decision

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:28
Eastside Catholic small forward Matisse Thybulle took an official visit to Gonzaga last weekend and apparently is moving closer to making a college decision, according to Scout.com.

Bus service cuts not quite as bad as predicted

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:28
King County Metro Transit has found enough savings to cut 400,000 bus service hours per year instead of the 550,000 hours predicted earlier, General Manager Kevin Desmond said in a news conference this morning.

A bunch of Seattle-Denver odds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:26
You want some odds and betting props on the NFL and the Seattle-Denver game Sunday? Well, Bovada's got 'em, and we're passing them along: