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Mariners frustrated after dropping game, and series, to Phillies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:12
A series of mistakes on Wednesday cost the Mariners in a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. Seattle lost two of the three games in the series.

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:02
This year’s topic at the economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is on labor markets so Fed Chair Janet Yellen is sure to spell out her latest assessment on the U.S. job market.

Franchise association blasts Seattle minimum wage law in radio ad

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:01
The International Franchise Association, which represents franchise owners like those who own most McDonald's restaurants, is taking to the airwaves to criticize an aspect of Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law and unions that backed the measure.

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:55
Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points.

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:55
UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Mariners’ Mike Zunino leads AL in getting hit by pitch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:50
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has been hit by pitches 14 times this season, the most in the American League and only five from tying the club season record.

Stryker Phd is 5-to-2 favorite in 79th running of Longacres Mile

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:30
Trainers Sharon and Larry Ross won the Longacres Mile 29 years ago with Chum Salmon. They have a chance to win the Mile for the first time since then with Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old gelding who is the morning-line favorite.

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Pre-match lineups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:24
Plenty of changes to the Sounders lineups for tonight's match against San Jose Earthquakes at CenturyLink Field -- no Clint Dempsey in the starting 11, while Kenny Cooper is listed in the midfield

UW men’s basketball announces nonconference schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:21
Considering what’s ahead – the much-anticipated return of cross-state Gonzaga in 2016 or 2017 – you might understand why Washington men’s basketball fans aren’t overly excited about the 2014-15 nonconference schedule.

Storm will find out Thursday where it will pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:20
The Storm was just 12-22 this season, finishing out of the playoffs. The good news is Seattle has a chance to win the No. 1 spot in the draft. The draft lottery will be held Thursday.

State’s women-owned firms missing out on SBA loans, federal contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:18
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, live chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:16
Join the conversation during Wednesday night's Sounders-Earthquakes match at CenturyLink Field. Chat opens a few minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff.

Lawmakers: FEMA should reconsider aid denial for Washington wildfire victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:22
WASHINGTON - Four members of Congress from Washington state are urging the federal government to reverse last week's decision to deny direct assistance to families affected by wildfires that scorched the state for nearly a month beginning July 14.

More from Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin: "Things are coming to me real fast right now''

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:18
Here's more of what Seahawks WR Percy Harvin had to say to the media today, including his chemistry with Russell Wilson, his role in the offense, and more:

A primer for the new college football playoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:18
The college game has finally succumbed to the prolonged, anguished cries for a playoff, and it’s here, albeit in abbreviated four-team form. It won’t be like the full-blown chaos of basketball’s 68-team March Madness, but it’s a step toward rewarding competition.

Look into my crystal ball

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:16
Seattle Times reader Dale Johnson’s photo offers a new way of looking at the Discovery Park lighthouse.

San Diego State, Oklahoma highlight Washington's 2014-15 nonconference schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:16
Washington released it's 2014-15 nonconference men's basketball schedule, which includes a home game against San Diego State and a trip to Las Vegas to play Oklahoma. Both two teams advanced to the NCAA tournament last season.

Man dies in construction accident at Swedish Edmonds hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:30
A man died after he was electrocuted while working on a construction project at Swedish Hospital’s Edmonds campus Wednesday afternoon.

Phillies 4, Mariners 3 - lost opportunities for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:25
Here's some quick video of Lloyd McClendon postgame.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:21
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but on these pet-friendly sites, you’ll get more than just puppy love.