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All lanes of southbound I-5 in Tacoma open after crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:21
Update at 3:50 p.m.: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Fife are open, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The backup is eight miles.

Mariners announce the signing of Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:29
The Mariners officially announced the signing of outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invites to Major League spring training.

Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Linebackers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:24
A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Linebackers. Tuesday: Secondary.

2 small planes run out of fuel, crash-land off Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:23
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute.

AT&T buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:20
AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt.

Canada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:29
Canadian health authorities said Monday they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China and suspect a man who travelled with her also had it.

ISIS calls on Muslims in West to commit more attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:27
The spokesman for the Islamic State group called on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of blood" should do so.

Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:24
Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage -- a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal.

26 years of prison urged for shipwreck captain

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:31
Prosecutor demands long sentence for Capt. Francesco Schettino who ran the Costa Concordia aground in Italy with 32 fatalities.

Man accused of hate-crime attack on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:31
Police arrested a man for a suspected hate crime after he threatened three men with a knife and yelled derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation.

Former Seahawk Brandon Browner tells ESPN he wants teammates to try to injure Thomas and Sherman

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:31
In case you missed it, former Seahawk Brandon Browner had some, well, interesting things to say about his former team in an interview with ESPN released today.

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:31
The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:30
One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:30
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S.

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:27
A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk.

Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 04:31
Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 03:31
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.

Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 03:22
A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs.

Low inflation likely to keep Fed 'patient' about a rate hike

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 02:30
The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while.