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FBI chief calls ‘dark’ devices a hindrance to crime solving

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:34
FBI director James Comey appeared to have few answers for critics who have argued that any portal created for the FBI and the police could be exploited by the National Security Agency or Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies or criminals.

Patriots hold on to beat Jets on game’s last play

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:32
Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play.

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:31
Former state Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter, who served on the high court for 23 years until he resigned in protest over the court’s handing of death-penalty cases, has died. He was 84.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:31

Navy’s electronic-warfare training plan not flying in Forks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:32
The Navy didn’t see what the big deal was — training Growler jet crews in electronic warfare over the Olympic National Forest. No thanks, say Forks townspeople.

U.S. meets with Syrian Kurds in sign of shifting allegiances

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:31
The direct talks with a group linked to terrorists are a sign of the shifting alliances created by the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Nepal trekker’s agonizing choice: risk freezing in shack, or walk into blizzard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:26
An Israeli hiker describes the spur-of-the moment decision made during a freak blizzard that likely saved his life.

Kevin Durant has surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:39
The Oklahoma City Thunder said star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.

Walkoff home run by Federal Way’s Travis Ishikawa sends Giants to World Series

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:38
The San Francisco Giants will face the Kansas City Royals in the World Series starting Tuesday.

Seahawks working to expand Percy Harvin’s impact

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:37
The deep ball has never been a huge part of Percy Harvin’s repertoire, and that remains the case with the Seahawks. Harvin has largely been used as a quick-hit receiver and nontraditional running back.

Sawant blasts Seattle City Council spending on business conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:36
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says the city shouldn't be spending thousands of dollars in public funds for several councilmembers to attend a business conference at a mountain resort this week.

Snohomish County shooting suspect will be charged once he’s out of the hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:33
An investigation into what appeared to be an anti-police shooting rampage in three Snohomish County cities is likely to take several days and be “incredibly complex,” a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said.

Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:32
If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

Amar’e Stoudemire turns wine into a winning formula

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:31
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire says his surgically-repaired knees are feeling rejuvenated after six months of taking baths in red wine at a spa.

Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:25
Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. But the game-changing new product may be Apple Pay, which puts Apple in the middle of a wide range of consumer transactions.

‘Kerry Air’ grounded again, this time in Vienna

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:18
For the fourth time this year — and the second time in three months — Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to fly home commercially when his aging Air Force Boeing 757 was grounded with a mechanical problem, this time in Vienna.

Good soccer reads: Thursday evening links

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:16
It's been a slow news day in Sounder land, so here are some good soccer reads from around the world to keep you occupied before this action-packed weekend:

Los Angeles schools superintendent resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:16
Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation's second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board.