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Seattle Housing Authority puts rent changes on hold

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 07:10
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has shelved its controversial plan to raise rents for thousands of tenants.

Officer shoots at fleeing suspect in Centralia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 07:10
The Associated Press

Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:10
As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters.

Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:09
South Korea's transport ministry said Korean Air Lines Co. will face sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a government probe into the nut rage fiasco that highlighted the tyrannical behavior of a top Korean business family.

Senate confirms Obama immigration nominee

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:20
A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Quotes from around the world on Pakistan attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:20
Reactions from around the world to the deadly Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday.

Shots fired at would-be intruder in Lynnwood

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:19
An occupant of a Lynnwood-area home opened fire on a man who was trying to break in Tuesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.

Matchups set for first annual football bowl series

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:18
The pairings are set for the Burger King State Champions Bowl Series at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., and the two Washington schools in the first annual event have their matchups for the Dec. 27 event.

Vatican signals new tone on US nuns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:16
An unprecedented Vatican investigation of U.S. women's religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago ended Tuesday with a report signaling a softer approach under Pope Francis.

Video: Mike Anderson on Grambling State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:16
Here's Mike Anderson talking about No. 16 Washington's game against Grambling State on Wednesday.

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:16
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

Video: Lorenzo Romar on Grambling State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:20
Here's coach Lorenzo Romar talking about No. 16 Washington's game against Grambling State on Wednesday.

A couple more thoughts on Seattle's playoff odds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:18
The point may be obvious now --- Seattle pretty much needs to win just one more game to get a playoff spot, and with two will get a first-round bye and has a great chance at getting home field advantage through the playoffs.

Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:16
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular video game of the same name.

UW's Danny Shelton, Hau'oli Kikaha, Shaq Thompson named to AP All-America first team

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:16
For the first time in school history, three Huskies have been named to The Associated Press All-America first team.

UW junior star Shaq Thompson says he's undecided about entering NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:14
A potential first-round NFL draft pick, Washington junior star Shaq Thompson says he will talk with his family over the Christmas break before making any formal decisions about whether to enter the draft after this season.

Derek Kilmer tries to strip campaign cash provision from spending bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:19
WASHINGTON -- President Obama hasn't signed it into law yet. But that didn't stop U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer Tuesday from trying to strip a controversial provision inserted into the 2015 federal spending bill allowing wealthy donors to give vastly larger sums to national political pa

Court reveals why Arias wanted testimony private

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:18
An appeals court on Tuesday revealed some of the reasons Jodi Arias refused to testify in an open courtroom during the penalty phase of her trial, including purported death threats she is getting in jail.

Seahawks morning links and notes: Playoff scenarios, and a few other links

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:16
As I wrote in a story for today's paper, the Seahawks' playoff picture only got brighter over the weekend.

Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:16
The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.