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Police say 19-year-old suspect in Vegas killing was gunman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:49
Police made an arrest Thursday in the mysterious road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother, apprehending a teenage neighbor who had a history with the family before the shootout.

'Parks and Recreation' writer-producer Harris Wittels dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:49
Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," was found dead Thursday of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 30.

Half-million of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:49
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.

Judge rules against American Express in antitrust suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:43
American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Tokyo stock rise as other Asian markets closed for holidays

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:43
Asian trading was quiet with most markets closed for the Lunar New Year holidays Friday, and Tokyo shares continued to rise on recent optimism about an economic recovery.

Perez gives 2 sides in West Coast port talks Friday deadline

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:43
The nation's top labor official ratcheted up pressure on the two sides haggling over a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, telling them if they don't reach an agreement by Friday, they'll have to leave California and negotiate in Washington.

State wrestling at a glance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:20
Five story lines and top wrestlers to watch.

New king doles out giant bonuses to Saudis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:18
Since Salman took the throne last month, he has swiftly taken charge, abolishing government bodies and firing ministers. But no measure has caused as much buzz as the giant payouts he ordered to a large chunk of the Saudi population.

Kyle Wiltjer starts early, finishes strong to score 45 points in Gonzaga’s 86-74 victory over Pacific

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:18
Zags’ 6-foot-10 junior forward hits 15 of 22 shots, including 7 of 10 from three-point range

Education Lab has moved

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:16
The blogs at SeattleTimes.com have moved. You can now find all the latest Education Lab content at seattletimes.com/education-lab.

Federal Way rolls to West Central 4A District title game / Boys basketball

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:01
Second-ranked Eagles gets 25 points from Viont’e Daniels for 72-45 semifinal victory over No. 8 Curtis.

U.S. Muslim leaders battle extremist recruiters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:01
Muslim leaders in the U.S. and elsewhere have started organizing or expanding prevention programs and discussions on countering violent extremism, often with assistance from law-enforcement officials and trained counter-recruiters.

Seahawks hope to resolve Marshawn Lynch situation sooner than later

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:01
GM John Schneider, speaking at the NFL combine, said the team has yet to hear from the running back about whether he plans to play in 2015.

Kevin Garnett, Isaiah Thomas among those traded

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:59
Point guards moving quickly made this trade deadline a transition game.

Arizona drubs USC as expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:51
Kaleb Tarczewski scored 15 points, Stanley Johnson added 13 in another strong all-around game and No. 7 Arizona jumped on USC early in an 87-57 rout Thursday night.

Bertha’s punch to repair pit lifts hopes for tunnel progress

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46
Bertha’s slow and successful breakthrough into its repair pit Thursday raises hopes that the push toward South Lake Union could resume by late summer.

State makes offer to florist in gay-marriage case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers a $2,000 settlement to the owner of a Benton County flower shop found to have discriminated against a gay couple.

Sounders take positive preseason step with exhibition rout

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46
Seattle hammered host FC Tucson 6-0 on Wednesday night in its opening match of the 2015 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz.

Rebels capture 32 Syrian troops and allied gunmen in Aleppo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the two sides try to grab new territory ahead of a possible truce, activists said Thursday.