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Fred Couples hoping for hometown victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:38
Seattle native Fred Couples will play in the Boeing Classic this week at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, hoping to win the tournament he has finished third at twice.

Six things to watch for in Seahawks’ game against Bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:38
The Seahawks’ starters will play into the third quarter in the exhibition game Friday against Chicago at CenturyLink Field.

Bernhard Langer looks to continue his great year in Boeing Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:36
This year, Langer, 57, is a runaway lock for the Champions Tour player-of-the-year honors with five victories and a huge lead on the money list with $2.6 million in earnings. No one else is above $1.9 million.

Prep football teams open up fall practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:23
The first official day of fall practice is considered by every program as more of a conclusion than a beginning. The three weeks or so of fall camp completes a nearly yearlong process for these programs.

City, federal monitor move to dismiss suit by SPD officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:22
Attorneys for the city of Seattle and a federal monitor asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by more than 100 Seattle police officers, who are seeking to block new use-of-force policies imposed under court-ordered reforms.

Questions and answers about use of force by police

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:16
Although officers aren’t technically under orders to shoot to kill, they are instructed to shoot the largest surface area on the body they can target.

Obituary: Seattle television and arts writer John Voorhees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:16
John Voorhees, who covered the arts and television for The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer for almost 50 years, died on Aug. 15 at 88. He brought a vast knowledge of the arts and a sometimes “curmudgeonly” wit to his coverage of the Seattle arts scene.

Suspect in Kent slayings once threatened driver with handgun

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:11
Update at 3:59 p.m.: One of the victims of Wednesday's double homicide in Kent was identified Thursday as David Christianson, 52. The King County Medical Examiner's Office has classified his death as a homicide.

Cougars have no shortage of receivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:34
Washington State has its top eight receivers back this season, plus talented freshman Calvin Green.

Boeing’s Conner takes Ice Bucket challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:33
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner has joined the parade of executives and celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Eastside punk, South End rap - something in common? | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:31
Ten years ago, a raucous post-hardcore quintet from the Eastside suburbs called The Blood Brothers was making local music history, gaining a national following and spawning a legion of sound-alike bands. On Friday, the band is performing at the Showbox — its first local show since 2007.

Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:31
The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:31
Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

Seattle schools to review policies after alleged sexual assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:24
Seattle Public Schools will review policies on sexual harassment and discrimination in response to concerns over how it handled an incident during a 2012 high-school overnight field trip.

Jack White brings his unmistakable sound to Paramount | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:16
There may not yet be a clear winner for “song of the summer,” but 2014 has not been wanting for entire albums with a definitive sound.

Seattle Children's and BridgeSpan still at odds over network

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:16
Seattle Children's is pushing on with its case against the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, contending it illegally approved BridgeSpan Health's 2014 individual plans for sale in Healthplanfinder, Washington's online exchange marketplace.

Freshmen Brayden Lenius, Dante Pettis expected to contribute for UW's receiving corps

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:16
At 6 feet 5, 217 pounds, freshman Brayden Lenius brings an element of size and sure-handedness any program covets in a wide receiver. His addition is a particularly welcome one to a Washington receiving corps in need of another true outside option.

The Day-After Report: All about Oba

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:16
Chad Barrett supplied the finish to Seattle’s lone goal in its 1-1 home draw against San Jose on Wednesday night, but Obafemi Martins created it.

Record drought saps California honey production

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:40
California is one of the country’s largest honey producers, but the lack of rain has ravaged native plants and forced farmers to scale back crop production, leaving fewer places for honeybees to forage.