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Key dates in US relations with Cuba

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:16
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

Hau'oli Kikaha becomes Huskies' sixth unanimous All-American in school history

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:15
Hau'oli Kikaha has been named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America first team, making him the sixth unanimous All-American in Washington football history.

Hau'oli Kikaha becomes Huskies' sixth unanimous All-American in school history

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:15
Hau'oli Kikaha has been named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America first team, making him the sixth unanimous All-American in Washington football history.

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:40
The trade that was debated, discussed and fretted about is done.

Thanks for the sales tax deduction, but what about fixing the tax code?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:31
In another example of Congress kicking the can down the road, lawmakers approved a one-year extension of a sales-tax deduction on federal income-tax returns.

Fed promises ‘patient’ approach to rate hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:31
Federal Reserve stands pat on keeping key interest rate near zero for considerable time. And, it lowers inflation forecast for 2015.

Seahawks injury updates and Pete Carroll video

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:27
There's still a chance that left tackle Russell Okung could play Sunday when the Seahawks take on Arizona in an NFC West showdown.

Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:20
He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.

Take our poll: Should all travel to Cuba be opened up?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:16
There's a shakeup in the travel world, as President Obama has announced an easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba, part of a general thawing of relations with the island nation.

American released from Cuba was 'trusting fool'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:16
Alan Gross has called himself a "trusting fool" for going to Cuba in the first place. Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument.

Unclaimed ashes to be scattered on Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:31
The Associated Press

District Council approves plan for new D.C. United stadium

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:31
It's announcement that has been years in the making, one that many times looked unlikely to ever come: D.C. United is getting its own soccer-specific stadium in the District of Columbia.

Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:31
A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

Here's the ultimate weapon against communist Cuba | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:22
Oh, crap... — the ghost of Karl Marx.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill says weather playing a game on eastside fishing options

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:39
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:39
The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:37
Cuban President Raul Castro told Cubans Wednesday his nation has agreed to restore relations with the United States, 53 years after diplomatic ties were broken.

R&B Superstar R. Kelly to play XFINITY Arena | Ticket alert

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:31
Grammy Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly will perform Saturday, Feb. 7, at XFINITY Arena at Everett. The singer is known for his hits "I Believe I Can Fly," "Ignition (Remix)," and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet." Tickets, which cost $58-$203, are on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec.19 at X

US consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:31
Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.