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WSU Cougars links: Arizona game on Oct. 24 set for 1 p.m. kickoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:57

Don't look now... But the Cougars have played their way into some national pundits' bowl projections.

Court orders restitution from man who redirected river

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:57

A judge has ordered a man to pay restitution after being found guilty of altering the course of the Tahuya River.

California governor bans Redskins name at public schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:36

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four California schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation barring public schools from using the Redskins name for sports teams. It was one of three sports-related bills Brown recently approved. He also signed a measure that bans using or possessing smokeless tobacco on the playing […]

Madoff-related investment case heads for trial in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:10

A group of Washington state investors in a fund tied to Bernard Madoff’s huge Ponzi scheme are going after the fund’s accountants in a Seattle courtroom, in what may be the only Madoff-related case in the U.S. to make it all the way to a jury trial.

Florida man sentenced to 885 years in child porn case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:05

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused in a plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a vacant home, kill the child’s family members and then videotape himself raping her has been sentenced to 885 years in prison on child porn charges. The judge on Monday ordered 31-year-old Shawn Thomas to serve 15 years […]

Michelle Obama celebrates International Day of the Girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is grooving to the tunes of Beyonce, Demi Lovato and Esperanza Spalding as she celebrates the International Day of the Girl. The first lady tweeted Sunday a link to her “girl power” music playlist on the streaming music platform Spotify. The U.N. has designated Oct. 11 to promote awareness for […]

U.S. airdrops small arms ammunition to Syrian Arab groups

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cargo planes have dropped small arms ammunition to Arab groups in northern Syria. That’s according to a spokesman for the U.S. military command spearheading the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the U.S. military in Kuwait, said Monday the airdrop was conducted Sunday […]

Autumn is prime mountain-biking season in Central Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:59

Growing trail systems near Bend benefit from damping down and cooler weather of fall.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Steve Sarkisian: ‘It breaks my heart’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:55

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Steve Sarkisian's situation 'breaks my heart,' and also provided some injury updates during his regular day-after-game radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle.

U.S. competitiveness remains strong | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:52

The United States scores surprisingly well in a comprehensive examination of national economies. China is another story.

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:50

October 11, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Armeni Ramp 20 37 2 9 1 0 0 Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor 6 7 0 3 1 0 0 Big Beef Beach 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 Boston Harbor Ramp/Marina 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 Concrete […]

Modern Sky Festival split personality divides crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:25

With its odd combination of Chinese pop bands and American indie rockers, the Modern Sky Festival at Seattle Center Sunday, Oct. 11, was weird, but a historic first.

Huskies have another late kickoff at Stanford on Oct. 24

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:04

The game will air on ESPN.

Zimbabwe official: US dentist not wanted for killing lion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:00

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil, a Cabinet minister said Monday. Palmer can now safely return to Zimbabwe as a “tourist” because he had not broken the southern African country’s hunting laws, Environment, Water and […]

Seattle Seahawks’ grades from Pro Football Focus: Wilson with high marks, Chancellor struggles in coverage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:54

Pro Football Focus had good marks for Russell Wilson but not so good for Kam Chancellor and others in the secondary for Seattle's loss at Cincinnati Sunday.

Seahawks Morning After: Are Seattle’s days as a dominant, feared NFL powerhouse over?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:52

Seahawks are 2-3 after a sobering overtime loss in Cincinnati and looking very fallible. Is Seattle falling from champion into the NFL’s teeming middle class?

Dell buying EMC in $67 billion deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:48

NEW YORK — Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, a move that will transform the PC company into a major player in the data storage market. The acquisition shifts the focus at Dell, once a pioneer in the personal computer business, away from hardware like PCs […]

Former American POWs visit Japan, recount memories

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:45

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nine former American servicemen who were held as prisoners during World War II were in Japan on Monday to revisit some of the places where they were held seven decades ago and recount their memories. The men, all in their 90s, opened their tour with a memorial service for their fellow […]

Jewish, Muslim groups raise temperature at contested shrine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:40

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested Jerusalem shrine at the heart of the current violence. Each side has accused the other of causing provocations, as religious activists become more organized. Israel pins much […]

Does traveling make you ill? Help for motion sickness

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:39

Up to 30 percent of travelers have experienced motion sickness — but there are ways to combat it.