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1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 44 min ago
An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without direct Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony at a remote site.

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 45 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.

AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 45 min ago
To say that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country.

Weekend preview: 5 ways to escape Christmas craziness

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 55 min ago
Is the relentlessly merry-merry hustle-bustle of the season wearing you down? Here are five ways to recharge.

Ford House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 55 min ago
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.

2014 Seattle Times Reader Photos of the Year

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 16 sec ago
Here are 10 photos we love from hundreds of great images Times readers submitted this year, including the grand-prize winning shot of a gull stretching its wings.

T-Mobile settles cramming case for $90 million

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago
T-Mobile will pay at least $67.5 million in restitution to customers around the country, including an estimated 230,754 Washington customers.

Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 43 min ago
The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.

2 killed, 3 hurt in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 43 min ago
An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 48 min ago
Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 48 min ago
Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.

Least productive Congress? Not this one, barely

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 51 min ago
It turns out that this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of President Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 52 min ago
A teen boy from Thurston County is among some 28 people so far sickened in a multi-state outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to prepackaged caramel-coated apples.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: National media picks roll in, and it's almost a shutout

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 47 min ago
The Seahawks are on the road Sunday night facing the Arizona Cardinals, the team with the best record in the NFL.

Vote: Your job situation in Washington | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 48 min ago
Earlier this week, the state reported that November unemployment rose to 6.2 percent even though an average of 7,200 jobs have been created this year.  The reason given: More people are re-entering the improving labor market.

Seahawks sign defensive end Cliff Avril to four-year extension

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 41 min ago
The Seahawks are taking even greater steps to keep their vaunted defense together, today signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28 million --- $16 million guaranteed, according to, the league's official website. League sources have confirmed the deal.

From the archives: A Russian's take on a Seahawks-Cardinals game

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 43 min ago
This is a repost of a Dec. 11, 2012 Take 2 column. Ivan Yurchenko, a 27-year-old journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda, a Moscow newspaper, visited the United States on a one-month internship with The Seattle Times. Ivan gained experience with the media in America, and also tried to look into the sou

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 43 min ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 49 min ago
It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.

Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 50 min ago
A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.