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Iraqi troops take 2 towns from Islamic State group

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:33
Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State group militants after fierce clashes, officials said Monday.

Gonzaga dropped out of AP Top 25 poll; UConn slipped to No. 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:31
Many thought then-No. 6 Stanford upsetting then-No. 1 UConn last week, snapping the Huskies' 47-game winning streak, was good for the women's basketball season. Well, that was just the beginning.

Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:40
Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries.

Don’t believe all the Black Friday-CyberMonday travel deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Early shoppers will likely get some good bargains, but some promotions are more about getting noticed.

Video: UW's Hau'oli Kikaha, DiAndre Campbell preview the Apple Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:37
UW seniors Hau'oli Kikaha and DiAndre Campbell met with the media after practice Monday:

Snow close, but Crystal can't quite open yet for skiing, boarding

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:37
Crystal Mountain, Washington's biggest ski and snowboarding area,  can't set an opening day yet because of  warmer temperatures, howling winds and rain forecast for this week.

Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:31
It's that time of year again, folks. The beloved Apple Cup. A time where Washington is divided between crimson and purple in the state's longest-standing rivalry. It's also a time Coug and Husky fans alike get to dust off old jokes, jabs and one-liners at their respective in-state foes.

Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:38
More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.

UMO’s ‘Fail Better’ succesfully channels Samuel Beckett

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:37
A review of UMO Ensemble’s “Fail Better: Beckett Moves UMO,” which played recently at ACT Theatre.

North Cascades, Chinook, Cayuse passes closed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
The Associated Press

Sawant says she's voting "no" on Seattle budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
There will be a rare "no" vote Monday when the Seattle City Council adopts the city's new budget for 2015 and 2016.

Scientology documentary coming to HBO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
This should be interesting, to say the least: Busy documentarian Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for "Taxi to the Dark Side," is completing a documentary that examines the Church of Scientology and its Hollywood connections, based on the 2013 book "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright. The film, also calle

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

Driver fatigue may have caused California crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:40
Authorities say the driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued.

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele named MLS rookie of the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:39
Just as the holidays are nearly upon us, so Major League Soccer award season has begun: FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has been voted the 2014 MLS rookie of the year by the league's media, players and club management.

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:38
The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.

Navy to decommission 2 more ships in Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:37
The Associated Press

Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:32
USGS scientists think they’ve discovered the fault responsible for an 1872 quake that was one of Washington’s largest. The find holds clues about future risks.