U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to a packed crowd of 1,200, mostly students, at the UW campus Monday.
Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold
At the Pike Place Market Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Nicole Brodeur runs into Brandi Carlile, whose wife is expecting a baby in June. Carlile remembers her early days playing for change at the Market.
So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there's little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.
The Seattle area saw big gains in public transit ridership last year, as more people boarded buses, trains and subways nationally than at any time since the 1950s.
Several hunger strikers at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have said they were questioned and told they would be force-fed if the strike continues. Officials say they won’t do so unless it’s medically necessary and court-ordered.
Pramila Jayapal, long a powerful advocate in the area of social justice, particularly for immigrants, has announced she plans to seek the 37th Legislative District Senate seat being vacated by Adam Kline.
UPDATE - 11:06 PM
Brief closures of the Alaskan Way Viaduct are expected in the weeks ahead so that state workers can repair new cracks discovered during an inspection March 1.
Newly passed bills concerning human trafficking and past convictions for prostitution were sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature on Monday.
Public health officials in Port Angeles are warning people away from waters of Port Angeles Harbor after heavy rains sent about 6 million gallons of combined rain and raw sewage into the harbor.
A system set up to send emergency alerts to thousands of cellphone users warning them of natural disasters and missing children has experienced problems during its rollout in Washington state, the News Tribune reported Sunday.
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Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
A leaguewide debate on artificial turf was sparked Monday when Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen said his lineup decisions against the Sounders could be affected by what he called “a bad artificial field” in Seattle.
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David Stockton scores 21 points, Gary Bell handles the defense
C.J. Wilcox makes the second team, not the 10-player first team, despite being the fourth-leading scorer in the conference
Point guard David Downs is among career leaders in scoring and assists for the Falcons.
Gonzaga built an 11-point halftime lead, then turned back a rally by Saint Mary’s in the second half Monday, winning 68-60 in Las Vegas. Gonzaga will play in the WCC tournament championship game Tuesday.
Senior averages 14.9 points for Redhawks
Michael Bennett’s versatility – he can stop the run and rush the passer, and he can play anywhere on the defensive line – is what makes him so valuable to the Seahawks.
Defensive lineman Michael Bennett chose to stay with the Seahawks, agreeing to a deal with Seattle before he became eligible to sign with other teams.
Defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who was expected to be one of the most sought-after players in free agency this year, re-signed with the Seahawks on Monday, agreeing to a four-year, $28.5 million deal.
Barry Bonds, baseball’s home-run king, will serve as a San Francisco hitting instructor for a week.
UPDATE - 11:27 PM
Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars collapsed during a game against Columbus. He was stabilized, transported to a hospital and in good condition. The game was postponed with the Blue Jackets ahead 1-0 in the first period.
A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has posted a $400,000 bond.
UPDATE - 11:28 PM
In a year marked by dangerous conditions, the final stages of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were coming down to either a record-tying number of titles or the first woman to claim victory in 24 years.
The number of police officers patrolling this year's Boston Marathon will be doubled to over 3,500, one year after two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
President Barack Obama is honoring college athletes from across the country in a White House ceremony.
Top-ranked Connecticut beat No. 3 Louisville 72-52 to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament in Uncasville, Conn.
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Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend.
High school lacrosse results for Monday, March 10
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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program.
The game is expected to be a blockbuster akin to “Halo” or “Call of Duty” — so much so that Microsoft hopes it will help boost sales of its Xbox One console in a big way.
These wingtip extensions have become prevalent in recent years and have saved airlines billions of dollars in fuel costs.
A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency.
Stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish Monday as investors sifted through a blend of discouraging economic data from China and Japan as well as ongoing uncertainty over Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help -- but no booze.
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With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.
Yes, they have more bananas.
Airlines are still tallying up the damage from this winter's storms, but solid demand for travel means they are likely to weather the rocky start to 2014 in good shape.
Consumers no longer depend on dealers to learn about cars, and automakers are trying to sell more directly to consumers. The pace of that change is only accelerating.
Happy 5th birthday, bull market.
Happy 5th birthday, bull market.
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
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In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend what his son did -- an act that "couldn't get any more evil" -- and how he now wishes that his son had never been born.
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Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder -- but not actual murder -- in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag #dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a car full of teens at a convenience store.
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Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
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The first study of its kind found that 7 million people in the United States are living with a total hip or knee replacement. That the number is expected to grow — due mainly to arthritis, obesity and active baby boomers — as it raises serious questions about cost and reliability.
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.
On a chilly morning last weekend, a 57-year-old Japanese man adjusted his diving mask before heading out to sea from the tsunami-hit northeast coast.
A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
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Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.
Two 16-year-olds are accused of targeting and killing a classmate in what may have been a dispute over a girl, after police in Texas say they were caught trying to dump the other boy's body.
A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face.
Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez played dead for more than three years, putting on one of the greatest performances in drug-trafficking history.
Air travel security flaw highlighted amid search for Malaysian jet; 40 million passports and other travel documents listed as missing on database.
A skydiver injured when a small plane crashed into him near Tampa, Fla., says he'll jump again as soon as he feels safe.
The Taliban threatened voters Monday and warned they will "use all force" possible to disrupt Afghan presidential elections next month, posing a crucial test for the country's security forces seeking to show they can bring stability as the West prepares to end its combat mission by the end of the year.
An elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease lived with her husband's body for a month after he died not realizing what happened, authorities said Monday.
In late December, President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events with lawmakers at the White House.
Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a man with killing his live-in boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet near the Hollywood sign two years ago.
Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is an outwardly unremarkable document.
Defense lawyers for an Army general facing sexual assault charges say they plan to press his primary accuser on inconsistencies in her story.
The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.
Dozens of ships and aircraft have failed to find any piece of the missing Boeing 777 jet that vanished more than two days ago above waters south of Vietnam as investigators pursued "every angle" to explain its disappearance, including hijacking, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Monday.
With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory.
El Salvador's too-close-to-call presidential runoff election has raised competing claims of victory from a former fighter for leftist guerrillas and the once long-ruling conservative party that fought a civil war from 1980 to 1992.
Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez had two lives.
A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damages.
It’s time to reform an import tax that diverts cargo from Puget Sound to Canada and subsidizes ports in other parts of the country.
The Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal looks at a new way to pay for fighting wildfires, a change that reflects their role in climate change.
Without the threat of the death penalty, the Green River killer might never have shared the extent of his crimes, writes U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. Gov. Jay Inslee’s moratorium removes an important law enforcement tool.
E.J. Dionne / Syndicated columnist
If conservative rethinkers have more than rhetorical and tactical differences, they have yet to prove it, writes syndicated columnist
Reviews are positive for “All the Way,” now playing on Broadway, starring Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame as the coarse, wily Lyndon Baines Johnson. It was written by Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
A Q&A with Bainbridge Island author Carol Cassella (“Oxygen,” “Healer,” “Gemini”), who is also a practicing anesthesiologist and a parent of two sets of twins.
Haroon Ullah’s new book, “The Bargain from the Bazaar,” shows the extraordinary hardships and moments of happiness experienced by a contemporary Pakistani middle-class family. Ullah appears Tuesday, March 11, at Town Hall Seattle.
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television.
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HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
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With their abs aglow, the fighters of "300: Rise of an Empire" dominated the box office with $45 million in the movie's opening weekend.
TV Picks for Monday, March 10, 2014, include “Those Who Kill” on A&E, “The Bachelor” on ABC and “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS.
The good news? Miranda Lambert has completed her much anticipated, though somewhat overdue, fifth album. The bad news? You have to wait until June 3 for "Platinum," a full two years and eight months since her last LP.
Screen stars Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench saw their stage work rewarded Monday with nominations for Britain's Laurence Olivier theater awards.
Wearable devices to track biometric activity are increasingly popular with humans, so it’s not surprising that people are also putting them on their dogs.
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Mom seems overly fearful of upsetting anyone — not unusual for a victim of longterm abuse, Carolyn Hax writes.
Mushers and their dogs are chipping away at the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as volunteers and city crews prepare for the coming onslaught of dog teams and spectators at the finish line in Nome.
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