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Cubs ace Jake Arrieta challenges Pittsburgh fans in his tweets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:04

Jake Arrieta is just having fun. At least that’s what the Chicago Cubs’ ace said when he was asked about his recent trolling of Pittsburgh Pirates fans on Twitter. The Cubs and host Pirates meet Wednesday in the NL wild-card game.

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:57

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when […]

Homicide victim found on hiking trail with hurt dog on leash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:57

FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — Detectives say they are looking for three persons of interest in the killing of a man on a Northern California hiking trail. Marin County sheriff’s investigators on Tuesday evening released surveillance video that shows two of the three people they want to question in the shooting death of 67-year-old Steve Carter. […]

California governor to sign aggressive climate change bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is doubling down in its fight against global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected on Wednesday to sign an ambitious climate change measure to increase California’s renewable electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. “We have the technological means and now we have […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:52

Wednesday Major League baseball playoffs TV Radio 5 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh TBS 6 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, joined in progress 710 NHL hockey 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN Pro golf 7 p.m. Presidents Cup GOLF College volleyball 7:30 p.m. Women, Arizona at Washington […]

Seattle Seahawks’ day-after review: Kam Chancellor’s impact, record sack rate, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:33

Our usual morning-after review of some Seahawks notes, stats and numbers is a little delayed due to the Monday night game and all that that entailed. But better late than never as we look at Kam Chancellor's impact so far, the sack rate totals, and more.

Deputies say 12-year-old brought gun to school in Granite Falls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:28

Officers booked the middle-schooler on suspicion of possessing a firearm on school grounds.

A socialist proves democracy at work in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:18

When you find out who just broke the record for the richest campaign in Seattle City Council history, it might change your view on whether we really need to get “big money” out of city politics.

Sen. Karen Fraser announces run for lieutenant governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:10

Sen. Karen Fraser announces run for lieutenant governor.

Neighbors turning up heat on Indonesia over forest fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:01

Big corporations set fire to forests every year to clear land speedily so the peaty soil can be planted with trees that will be eventually harvested for paper pulp and palm oil, whose plantations earned $18.5 billion in Indonesia this past year.

Owners expected to talk about possible franchise moves to Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:59

Rams, Chargers, Raiders all have shown interest in relocating to L.A. No decision on actual move can come before 2016.

California tackles pay gap between genders

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:57

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill aimed at eliminating the pay gap between men and women in California as supporters touted it as the strongest equal-pay law in the nation.

Myles Jack, injured UCLA linebacker from Bellevue High, leaves college to focus on draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:51

Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, a former Bellevue High standout, has dropped out of school and intends to enter the NFL draft next year.

Seattle-area teen loved football, says grieving father

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:27

Evergreen football player Kenney Bui died three days after a traumatic brain injury suffered during a game, his father said Tuesday. The loss of the 17-year-old is “catastrophic,” Ngon Bui said.

Mariners never recovered from 2-9 homestand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:17

The Mariners’ 2015 season took a turn for the worse when they went 2-9 on an 11-game homestand that began in late May. “That really defined our season,” manager Lloyd McClendon said.

UW running back no longer eluding media as if they were tacklers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:12

Thanks to some persistent urging from his mom, Telecia Williams, tailback Dwayne Washington recently relented to interview requests. He still would prefer to avoid cameras, but the interviews, he admitted, aren’t so bad. “I’m getting more comfortable,” he said.

What you should know

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:57

Microsoft is doubling down on hardware, announcing its first laptop and a range of other devices. Here are the gadgets it will be promoting through the holiday season. Surface Book $1,499-$2,699, available Oct. 26 Microsoft’s first laptop targets the high end of the market (they’re looking at you, Apple). The silver, brushed-metal device is powered […]

Pilloried Seattle landlord giving free month’s rent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:54

A South Seattle landlord pilloried by City Council members for hiking rents at a rundown building said Tuesday he won’t charge rent this month. But a demonstration against him is still planned for Wednesday.

Join Seattle City Council candidates Sandy Brown and Debora Juarez for a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:54

Got questions for Seattle City Council candidates? Ask them anything on Reddit.

Amid drought, Rattlesnake Lake reveals its roots

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:53

There are no rattlesnakes at Rattlesnake Lake just south of North Bend. Before there was a lake, there was a town. And the area was filled with camas plants. When the flowers were done, and their seed pods dried out and the wind blew, it sounded like rattlesnakes, according to the Cedar River Watershed Education […]