Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and charge the state’s biggest polluters drew a big, sharply divided crowd Tuesday to its first hearing in Olympia.
Super Bowl Media Day let Seahawks fans enjoy their favorite players off the field.
There is a way to stop all the shootings involving kids getting their hands on guns. But it’s bogged down in toxic gun politics — something a Seattle activist hopes to change.
A $10 million claim was filed against the Island County Sheriff’s Office this month on behalf of five women who were allegedly sexually abused by their swim coach in the mid-1990s.
Covering return postage for the state’s all-mail balloting would cost about $1 million for a presidential election and about $2.7 million for the next two years, a Senate committee was told Monday.
Mary Schile celebrates National Pie Day with a fundraiser at the Salmon Bay Ballard Eagles; Shirts Across America raises money to send local high-schoolers to help in New Orleans, still rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.
Fickle sands and groundwater in Sodo? Not contractors’ fault, a newly released dispute-review-board opinion explains.
Passengers were delayed by a “security concern” on two arriving flights Sunday, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Coach Lorenzo Romar says “emotional” loss of one of team’s best players will be tough task as Huskies prepare for Stanford.
With four regular-season contests left, Issaquah has a three-game advantage on second-place Inglemoor. It also owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Vikings by way of sweeping the two-game season series.
The 92,000-square-foot, 19 million-pound surface at University of Phoenix Stadium was custom ordered by the NFL for the big event and last weekend’s Pro Bowl.
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A jury convicted two former Vanderbilt players on Tuesday of raping an ex-student, rejecting claims they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.
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A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid. “I never lied to anyone,” he said.
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Frederik Andersen had to make a mere 17 saves for the third shutout of his career as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0.
Unlike the NBA, which uses a Spalding ball for all games, the NCAA has no uniform brand for regular-season basketball games. It simply requires the home team to provide the game ball.
Super Bowl XLIX media day was all about scale, and for one day at least, it overshadowed the deflated-ball allegations against the Patriots.
The New England running back says the NFL’s top defense is “not immortal” entering Super Bowl XLIX.
The executive says the Seahawks would have to rely on the draft because of free-agency limitations related to the quarterback’s likely big contract extension.
Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell buckled down this season after being challenge by a coach, and he’ll reap the rewards after becoming a free agent in the offseason.
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten Jr., a former Washington Husky who is sidelined by a knee injury, said, “I’m not really down. I’m not really feeling bad for myself.”
The Cougars name Eric Mele as special-teams coordinator and Brian Odom as defensive quality control coach.
Seahawk Michael Bennett unleashed his personality at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day on Tuesday, and please try not take it personally.
To fulfill his NFL-mandated media obligation Tuesday, the Seahawks running back uses a variation of the same line — “I’m here so I won’t get fined” — to answer every question.
The Seahawks, back for a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, were prepared for the absurdity this year, though for some players like Keavon Milton, it was a moment he wanted to remember.
As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in Britain.
Dog lover was attending a funeral and was on his way back to Arizona when he found out five of his six dogs died after an air conditioner malfunctioned at a boarding facility.
When Pac-12 basketball play began 26 days ago, we thought Oregon State and Washington State might have trouble winning a game, even when they were playing each other.
The two Super Bowl coaches are a study in contrasts. The Patriots’ Bill Belichick is dour and stone-faced, while Pete Carroll is all smiles and enthusiasm. Those qualities were on display at media day, but the two coaches have more in common than you think.
The game is a VIP and celebrity event and Phoenix-area airports have been preparing for the arrival of hundreds of luxury private planes.
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American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.
The boost in private jet traffic for the Super Bowl is a sign of how the big game has increasingly become a VIP event, from the many celebrity parties to tickets running several thousand dollars.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is looking at huge expansion options to accommodate the expected boom in passengers over the next 20 years. But designing and funding the projects won’t be easy, if Tuesday’s meeting about the plans is any indication.
Home prices in the Seattle area were down in November for the third month in a row, but they remained up for the year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday.
A report concludes that in Washington and and 16 other states, all the income growth from 2009 to 2012 went to the top 1 percent.
That rise in jobless rates in most of the state’s counties was expected, as the number of new jobs being created is outpaced by the increasing number of people entering the job market now that prospects seem brighter.
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt.
Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.
The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.
Some commercial fishermen have won a temporary court order blocking Pacific Seafood Group from taking over Westport, Washington-based Ocean Gold Seafoods.
Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.
Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.
Apple has set records with each new version of its iPhones, and bigger screens are one reason. Apple had resisted when other companies such as Samsung began introducing smartphones with bigger screens.
The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy.
U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.
After a top ratings agency cut Russia's credit grade to "junk" status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.
Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.
Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare.
As recently as Friday the administration was defending the proposal, which would require people to pay income taxes when they withdrew money from college-savings plans under section 529 of the tax code.
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The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency.
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For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.
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A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.
The virus is now so rare that medical schools don’t dwell on it at length. Lack of familiarity can make medical providers, the vast majority of whom have never seen a sickened patient, slow to recognize the potentially deadly, and highly contagious, disease.
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When doctors and parents attempt to discourage teens from using marijuana, they run up against the fact that nearly half the states permit medical pot and 4 states allow recreational use.
An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.
A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America's second-most populous state when he carried out a veto threat.
Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.
An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."
As Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Ricky Hernandez was being lowered from a helicopter to inspect an abandoned car in rugged terrain, his team spotted a bear on the ground.
A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.
Add Chris Christie to the list of prospective candidates for president now taking donations, a group of Republicans that might ultimately top two dozen.
The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slime to hopefully smooth out some wrinkles and otherwise give me a younger-than-my-age look.
Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.
For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.
The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.
Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.
A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago.
French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq, the interior minister said.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a payment of nearly $3 million to the family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room.
The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.
The drone-control debate has hit uncomfortably close to home for the White House, thanks to an apparently hapless operator who sent his quadcopter crashing inside the presidential compound.
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated.
Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.
Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held by the militants, activists and officials said.
Authorities say a 3-year-old boy left alone in a day care van has been found wandering on a New York street.
A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.
A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.
President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.
Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.
Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.
Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system.
Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle -- a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition.
Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.
Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen.
President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.
Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.
A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.
The Woodland Park Zoo should work with Seattle city officials to find a safe, humane home for Bamboo and Chai.
State parks get 33 million visitors a year, yet funding cuts have them operating with “bailing wire and duct tape,” write guest columnists John R. Floberg, Mark O. Brown and Jim van Loben Sels.
An interview with Allen Galli, a longtime Seattle actor who plays Sancho Panza across from Tom Skerritt’s Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
The Seagull Project’s pained and hopeful “Three Sisters” plays at ACT through Feb. 8.
New books by Seattle-area authors include a history of First Hill; the story of chief Seattle’s sculptor; a history of the Mount St. Helens eruption; and teen fiction by a Bellingham author.
The sax man’s newest album, the pop-tinged “Brazlian Nights,” is not what you might expect, writes critic Paul de Barros.
Ranger brings old-growth forest to life; gun owner can’t keep his firearm holstered in the store.
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Jan. 27, include the World War II tank drama “Fury”; the animated feature “The Book of Life”; “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall; and the thriller “Before I Go to Sleep,” with Nicole Kidman.
Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" in a Woody Allen production on Sept. 12, the opening night of the Los Angeles Opera 2015-16 season.
TV picks for Tuesday, Jan. 27, include “Sirens” on USA, “The Flash” on The CW and “Justified” on FX.
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