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5 issues Obama sought to tackle on his own in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama had high hopes for 2014.

Late at night, Christie doing 2016 foreign policy homework

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:16
It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.

FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:16
Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.

Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:16
A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

New estimate of tunnel opening: August 2017

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:46
The lengthy task of fixing boring machine Bertha will delay the Highway 99 tunnel project an additional nine months. Combined with earlier delays, the project will extend far beyond its original completion goal of November 2016.

Coming soon to the U.S.: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:46
Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. But, with the embargo still in place, the rum won’t be flooding bars or the market.

Study: Reading from tablet before bed alters sleep cycle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:46
A study has found that reading from a light-emitting device, such as an e-reader, before bedtime can shift your body’s natural clock and delay the onset and characteristics of your sleep.

Game report: No. 13 Washington 66, Tulane 57

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:41
GAME REPORT – No. 13 Washington 66, Tulane 57

Student dies after reportedly letting himself get punched in face

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:16
Jarom Thomas died Sunday after he allegedly let someone punch him in the face during an argument. The student who allegedly punched him has been jailed on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter.

Seahawks’ offensive line stepped up on a record night

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:16
In a development that has to further frighten opponents, the Seahawks’ perceived weakness — their offensive line — helped pave the way for Seattle to gain a team-record 596 yards against Arizona.

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:16
An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in 2011 and triggering the Arab Spring uprisings across the region.

Young immigrants get Arizona driver's licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:13
They waited in line in the dark outside motor vehicle offices, cheered when the doors opened and celebrated again upon passing their driving tests.

Seahawks opponent outlook: The Rams

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:01
A first look at the Seahawks’ opponent in their regular-season finale, the Rams.

Seahawks Morning After: Beast Quake II rivals, but doesn’t surpass, Lynch’s original masterpiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:01
Marshawn Lynch’s marvelous 79-yard touchdown run Sunday was a thing of beauty and stands on its own as a work of gridiron art. But it still can’t quite beat Beast Quake I.

Cincinnati Bengals beat Denver, earn AFC playoff berth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:56
The Cincinnati Bengals beat visiting Denver 37-28 to earn a berth in the AFC playoffs for the fourth straight season.

A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:53
A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.

Forward Josh Smith is waived by Detroit Pistons

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:52
The Pistons waived forward Josh Smith, less than halfway through a $54 million, four-year contract he signed before the 2013-14 season. Smith is averaging 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists, but shooting a mere 39 percent from the field.

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:52
To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

Bishop Blanchet beats Edmonds-Woodway

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:24
Lee Erickson thought her jumper felt good in warmups. The Bishop Blanchet junior didn’t have much of an opportunity to use it during the first half, though.

Arizona’s Bruce Arians is leaning toward starting rookie QB Logan Thomas on Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:16
Arizona coach says, “We need to find out what he can do for the future and the playoffs, if it were to come to that.”