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ACT Theatre in Seattle will celebrate its 50th season in 2014 with reprises of plays by Tennessee Williams and Tom Stoppard and contemporary works — including a world premiere.
The four-day closure of Highway 99 in Seattle will bring big slowdowns into and out of downtown, especially for detoured buses.
Mechanical problems, errors and personnel issues are prompting lawmakers and others to discuss how to fix the Washington State Ferries system.
In a preliminary vote, the Legislative Ethics Board in Olympia has voted to restrict legislators to 12 free meals from lobbyists per year. A final vote is likely later this year.
A panel of theater artists as well as more than 300 others took part in the Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility Forum in Seattle, organized in response to controversy around a local production of “The Mikado.”
About the last place to go looking for how to stop the riots in Missouri would be Seattle.
Before revealing his decision to give the Seattle Police Department nine months to seek proposals for a new computer system, U.S. District Judge James Robart said events in Ferguson, Mo., caused him concern over the delay.
In first full practice since ankle surgery, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith returns an interception for a touchdown.
Davis, who will pitch against Las Vegas on Wednesday in the Little League World Series, has become an overnight sensation, landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, talked about on social media and being coveted by fans and major media outlets.
The consuming sporting passion in Tucson these days — other than speculation over who will be the next all-planet basketball recruit to commit to Arizona — is debating who might win the Wildcats’ quarterback job.
Joshua Perkins and Darrell Daniels appear to be in the lead for the starting tight end job, but the Huskies will likely rely on a by-committee approach at the spot once occupied by Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
For 51-year-old John Riegger, last year’s Boeing Classic was his first victory on either the PGA or Champions Tour and it made him exempt for this season, something that was not a given when he came to the Boeing Classic last season.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he is not ready to pick between rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer for season opener against Pittsburgh.
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Updated scouting report on Derek Jeter: good hit, big field. The Yankee captain’s face is the subject of a 5-acre corn maze on VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J., and while it won’t make anyone forget “Field of Dreams,” it has a certain aura about it.
Washington football coach Chris Petersen became the last Pac-12 coach to join the social-media service Twitter. He joined on Monday and by Tuesday afternoon had almost 4,000 followers.
Matt Pentz ranks the MLS teams.
Islanders owner Charles B. Wang will sell team to Jonathan Ledecky, a former owner of a minority stake in the Washington Capitals, and Scott Malkin, a London-based investor. They will become majority owners in two years as team moves to Brooklyn.
Assistant pro fires a 69 at Wine Valley Golf Club
California’s Tyler Hilinski expects to graduate early, join WSU in the spring
Seattle second baseman presents his former coach with a Rolex
Quarterback reinjures right shoulder and will need surgery, dealing blow to Buckeyes’ Big Ten and national title hopes.
The Northwest Region champions from Edmonds and Lynnwood avoided elimination with a 7-5 win over Rapid City, S.D., on Saturday afternoon.
His decision to step down from the board of directors sheds the last of the former CEO’s management ties, ending a 34-year leadership role with the software giant.
Across the broad middle of the income spectrum, a bevy of indicators shows that ordinary Americans feel better about the economy and are loosening the purse strings.
Sprint’s double-the-data theme applies to its new everyday pricing that mimics the big carriers’ plans and a new promotion that lines up in many ways with one now running at T-Mobile.
The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that farmers estimate this year’s crop is down an average 30 percent from last year’s yield and slightly below the 10-year average.
Online diamond retailer Blue Nile is launching a site in Arabic for United Arab Emirates shoppers, as it pursues overseas growth.
The world's largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade -- and possibly economic growth -- is picking up.
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McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production poses a risk, but hitting the right moment could mean a serious payday for companies.
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
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Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.
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When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.
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Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in Syria and could easily be diverted to extremist factions.
A U.S. military medical examiner has concluded a federal autopsy and it will show six gunshot wounds in the body of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer, according to a government source.
A California man fell hundreds of feet to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.
The complexes in a small southeast corner of the Missouri city are a study of the slow encroachment of poverty and social distress into what had been suburban escapes.
Witnesses told police the man was yelling “Shoot me, kill me now,” during the encounter.
Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.
As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.
A study by the world’s leading elephant experts found that illegal killings have climbed from 25 percent of all African elephant deaths a decade ago to about 65 percent today.
Italian news reports say two Italian Tornado fighter jets have collided over eastern Italy during a training mission and crashed into a wooded area that caught fire.
Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.
Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner.
The push to retake Tikrit, best known as the home of former dictator Saddam Hussein, came a day after pro-government Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic State fighters from the strategic Mosul dam in northern Iraq.
For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful demonstrations.
A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.
A Utah woman whose 2-year-old son died after police say she inadvertently poured her methadone from a Gatorade bottle into his sippy cup will serve up to 15 years in prison.
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."
A government minister, Saad Rafiq, said the prime minister allowed the protesters to enter the sensitive area to avoid bloodshed. The Pakistani army warned the protesters against entering parliament or any other installation.
The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate and potentially volatile outrage.
On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
Japan's military showcased its ability to defend remote islands Tuesday, as its role expands at home and abroad under new defense policies instituted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that have divided the nation.
When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia.
Missouri’s governor has called on the National Guard to help restore order in the community rocked by violent protests after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen.
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Sheriff’s deputies in Florida say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him.
Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese.
A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.
The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.
The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
In the days since an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot to death by a white police officer on Aug. 9, an array of law enforcement authorities has swerved from one approach to another.
The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday.
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for negotiations.
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.
A local official and a resident say clashes have broken out between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit.
The incumbents of the 11th District, Reps. Steve Bergquist and Zack Hudgins, get the nod, but voters deserve more robust options.
What was promised in the state’s Mental Health Parity Act has not been delivered, according to guest columnists Sean Corry and Eleanor Hamburger.
There are perils to the current tenure talk: that it fails to address the intense strains on many teachers; that it lays too much fault on their doorsteps, distracting people from other necessary reforms, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni.
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John Voorhees, who covered the arts and television for The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer for almost 50 years, died on Aug. 15 at 88. He brought a vast knowledge of the arts and a sometimes “curmudgeonly” wit to his coverage of the Seattle arts scene.
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Aug. 19, include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”; the vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive”; and John Turturro’s “Fading Gigolo,” with Woody Allen.
New books by Seattle-area authors: a new bed-and-breakfast mystery by Mary Daheim; Elizabeth George’s “Just One Evil Act,” new in paperback; the final installment of Kat Richardson’s “Greywalker” series; and a collection of writing about race relations on the Paci
TV picks for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, include “Wizard Wars” on Syfy, “Finding Carter” on MTV and “Perception” on TNT.
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.
Looking for a new wine? Wines from Bulgaria, Moldova and Croatia are now turning up on wine lists as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates.
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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax on the end of a short marriage.
Adding kimchi gives tacos an Asian twist.
If you want glamour, grill a big, pretty rib-eye. But in the categories of succulence, taste and cost, skirt steak takes the crown, no contest.
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