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Man swims 55 miles of Duwamish River, finds it’s ‘still alive’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:38

Mark Powell swam the Duwamish, Seattle’s only river and home to an ongoing Superfund cleanup. He finished his 55-mile journey of discovery Wednesday.

Woman relieved by fugitive’s arrest in Mexico decades later

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:20

Idaho woman expresses gratitude for the arrest of a fugitive she says raped and tortured her.

Developers buy Antioch property for two Denny Triangle towers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:09

A pair of local developers on Wednesday acquired a half block near Amazon’s new three-tower Denny Triangle campus, where they intend to build two 400-foot-high apartment towers with as many as 950 units.

Washington volleyball puts unbeaten record on line against ranked Los Angeles schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:57

The Huskies face No. 11 UCLA on Friday and second-ranked USC on Sunday in Los Angeles.

What the Oslo accords, cornerstone of peace process, accomplished

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:50

The Oslo accords divided the West Bank into three sections: Area A, the major cities where Palestinians were to have full control; Area B, where Israel would be in charge of security while Palestinians handled civilian matters; and Area C, under full Israeli control.

A message of hope in fight for justice for all

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:47

Activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson has some advice for making the world more just.

Abbas’ declaration on accords draws Palestinian skepticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:46

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, accused Israel of violating the Oslo accords, which form the basis for governing much of daily life in the occupied West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority is based.

Curtis vs. Rogers swim meet results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:45

Curtis placed first in 11 of 12 events at their swim meet against Rogers on Wednesday.

Exhibit puts growth into motion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:14

A motion-activated art installation created by Umpqua Bank will be available to the public for viewing, free of charge, until Oct. 4. The exhibit is meant to engage communities through shared experience and inspire conversations around human potential, growth and finances.

Parties, discounts to mark start of pot sales in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:09

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Discounts on pot, free food for folks with the munchies and live music will usher in a historic day for Oregon and for marijuana advocates across the country Thursday, as recreational sales of the drug that is still illegal under federal law begin in the state. Oregon is one of four […]

With Hope Solo in goal, it’s hard for me to get excited for Reign’s title match

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:06

Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo has never publicly addressed domestic-violence accusations made against her. That fact poses a dilemma as Seattle plays for the NWSL championship Thursday.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:00

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 2-8, 2015.

Seattle Reign hopes to cap dominant season with win in NWSL title game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:49

Seattle has won two consecutive regular-season titles by a combined 23 points. On Thursday night in Portland it can cap its recent spell of dominance and win the NWSL title in a rematch of last year’s title game against FC Kansas City. Kansas City won 2-1 last year.

Friendly rivals Tahoma, Kentwood meet in key early SPSL game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:46

Tahoma enters unbeaten and rival Kentwood is 3-1 heading into their game Friday at French Field. Both teams and their coaches know each other well.

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:45

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday that the NCAA’s use of college athletes’ names, images and likenesses in video […]

Denny Hill in the process of being removed in 1929

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:37

Denny Hill was removed to give way to Belltown and the Denny Triangle neighborhoods.

Microsoft set to open massive Manhattan store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:26

The store, in the heart of the city’s high-end shopping district, is being touted as Microsoft’s flagship store, with more than five times the square footage of the store in University Village.

Boeing risks losing $1.1B jet order on Ex-Im shutdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:25

South Africa’s Comair may have to drop $1.1 billion in Boeing jet deliveries due to begin in October after struggling to line up financing without U.S. government assistance.

Airbus A320neo engine damaged in flight tests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:19

Airbus Group said an engine on one of its revamped A320neo jets was found to have suffered damage following flight trials in hot-weather conditions, the latest setback for the Pratt & Whitney-manufactured turbine.

UW football works with Atavus on data-driven tackling methods

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:33

Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some rugby drills in the past, adopted them wholly last year, too.