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Seattle missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:46
The Free Methodist Church said in a statement on its website that it received a report Monday morning that the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, of Seattle, had been kidnapped from the Hope Academy compound in Nigeria.

Recent wave of sports deaths all too real for Sam Perkins

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:46
Former Sonic and North Carolina star has had many of his longtime basketball friends die recently, notably Tar Heels coach Dean Smith and former rival and teammate Jerome Kersey.

Chicago guard Derrick Rose needs knee surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:38
Oft-injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a medial meniscus tear of his right knee and will require surgery. It is the same medial meniscus Rose, the league MVP in 2011, tore in November 2013.

Artist to repair vandalized Native American murals

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:37
The artist of Native American murals in North Seattle says he will begin restoration Wednesday, and he invited people to stop by and help.

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton says $325 million contract hasn’t changed him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:35
Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton led the National League with 37 home runs. The Marlins gave him a record $325 million, 13-year contract, and all they want for their investment is more of the same production they have been getting from him.

Sporting KC players eager to forget about disappointing finish to 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:31
The 2013 MLS champions lost seven of their final 10 regular-season matches and were dumped out of the playoffs by the New York Red Bulls in the play-in round.

UW men’s basketball looks to continue winning momentum at UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:31
It’s been a season of streaks for the UW men’s basketball team: 11 wins to open the season, then four straight losses, followed by three straight wins before a seven-game losing streak hit. The Huskies look to build on Sunday’s win over WSU on Wednesday at UCLA.

Robinson Cano welcomes higher expectations for Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:31
The All-Star second baseman isn’t afraid to say what so many people also think: “We got a chance this year.”

Bike-riding suspect leads cops to chop shop in South Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:31
Police say a man who tried to flee the scene of a burglary on an orange bike inadvertently led police to a chop shop for stolen cars in South Park.

Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:30
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

How far left will the Seattle City Council go?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:31
Seattle politics are being shaken like a rug at spring cleaning. In the last month, three City Council members — Nick Licata, Tom Rasmussen and Sally Clark — with a collective 38 years in office called it quits. An astonishing 28 candidates have filed to take their spots and to challenge

Bellevue names 4 finalists for chief of police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:22
The city of Bellevue will consider four law-enforcement veterans, all from out of state, as its second search for a new chief nears an end. The finalists will meet the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Fact, not froth: Foam makes latte less spillable

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:16
Observations at Starbucks backed up in the laboratory, researchers report in scientific journal.

U.S. travel warning helps wash away Kenya tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:16
A blanket U.S. State Department warning against travel to Kenya’s coast could, ironically, help fuel violence.

Make passing school bond measures easier

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:02
More school districts in Washington could pass bond measures for much-needed buildings and facilities if the Legislature lowers the approval threshold for bond measures from 60 percent to a simple majority.

Foul smell, burnt pantyhose: Flight attendants remember smoky flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:59
The ban on smoking in airplanes began 25 years ago, and flight attendants tell what it was like on smoke-filled planes.

Boeing said to have buyers for early overweight Dreamliners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:31
Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said.

Grateful Dead reunion tickets will go to only 10 percent of those who ordered them

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:26
After receiving a deluge of more than 60,000 envelopes seeking tickets for three nights at Soldier Field on the Fourth of July weekend, the band’s ticketing office announced Tuesday that Deadheads have only a 1 in 10 chance that their requests will be honored.