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EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.

Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 58 min ago
Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks.

Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 28 min ago
Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.

PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 28 min ago
Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

Decatur leads after first day at Hammerhead Invitational

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 43 min ago
Decatur leads at the Hammerhead Wrestling Invitational in the boys division after the first day of action with Olympic close behind. Finals take place Saturday in Bremerton starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tahoma in fourth place heading into Day 2 of Tri-State wrestling tourney

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 13 min ago
Tahoma is sitting pretty in fourth place at the Tri-State Wrestling Tournament, a premier high school invitational that features wrestlers from Washington, Idaho and Montana. The event started Friday and continues Saturday with semifinals in the championship bracket and matches in the cons

Klobuchar manages to cross Senate’s partisan divide

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 28 min ago
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of the most polished, tireless politicians in Minnesota and among the top hobnobbers in Democratic politics nationally. She is already experienced at working with Republicans, who take over Senate leadership in January.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 28 min ago
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Dec. 20.

New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 21 min ago
A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.

Prep Wrestling Previews

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 25 min ago
A look at prep wrestling, with information provided by coaches. Are we missing your team? E-mail us your info: sreyner@seattletimes.com.

Prep girls basketball: Curtis 55, Kentridge 42

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 40 min ago
Kaelin Williams-Kennedy scores 20 points in first half to get Vikings rolling

Prep boys basketball: Garfield 91, Franklin 55

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 39 min ago
Jaylen Nowell has 34 points, seven steals for Garfield.