UPDATE - 09:47 PM
Three people with Seattle ties share remembrances of Nelson Mandela.
UPDATE - 09:26 PM
Get ready for the cold. High temperatures forecast for the Seattle area in the next several days are at or below freezing, and low temperatures for the nights could be in the teens.
Snohomish homeowners won’t have to pay fees left behind by developers, but those who have already paid won’t be reimbursed.
Authorities say one child has died and four others were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying elementary school students in a small southwestern Idaho city.
UPDATE - 09:17 PM
Seattle artist Morgan Dusatko’s “left:behind” is an interpretive tour of the former INS building near the Chinatown International District, offers visitors an emotional, often dark look at the history of a facility where thousands of immigrants were once detained.
Emergency crews have recovered the body of a feed mill worker who was buried Monday under tons of spilled corn at a collapsed grain silo, a fire chief said late Wednesday night.
UPDATE - 09:57 PM
University of Washington football player Austin Seferian-Jenkins talked to about 600 Ballard High School students Thursday about the dangers and consequences of driving drunk.
UPDATE - 10:23 PM
Union activists and fast-food workers rallied Thursday at Seattle City Hall for a $15 hourly minimum wage after a march from SeaTac.
Costco's sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent in November, missing Wall Street's expectations for a period that included the critical Black Friday holiday shopping weekend.
Seahawks fans, always a formidable force at home, have been a growing presence at away games this season. Excitement is building for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.
Seattle Times journalist Carole Carmichael recalls her life-changing trip to South Africa in 1993, the year Nelson Mandela would receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
In a long and varied legal career, one of Mr. McBroom’s biggest cases led to safety changes in the Seattle Public Schools football program.
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.
UPDATE - 10:08 PM
In the third entry in a special series as the Seahawks’ 2013 season unfolds, columnist Jerry Brewer says the team isn't surprised that a sweep of their past four games leaves them 11-1 and atop the NFC. “We already know what we can do,” says cornerback Richard Sherman.
UPDATE - 10:04 PM
NEW - 09:51 PM
The Bellevue High School football star and the state’s top recruit, Baker has received both inspiration and a cautionary tale in his brother, who has been in prison for four years.
NEW - 09:03 PM
The Wolverines, who have won 53 consecutive games, are competing for their sixth-straight state championship game Friday night, but they haven’t shied away from facing top-tier teams nationally, either.
UPDATE - 10:34 PM
Stanford plays Arizona State for Pac-12 title, Missouri and Auburn meet in SEC showdown, and Ohio State tries to beat Michigan State in Big Ten to secure a spot in the national title game.
More Pacific Northwest ski and snowboard resorts are opening for winter operations, including the White Pass Ski Area.
The Seahawks are 11-1 and were dominant in the third quarter of the NFL season.
The Crusaders’ trio of talented sophomores give them serious reason for optimism beyond this weekend’s state championship against Bellevue.
Sandy Ringer and Josh Liebeskind provide a breakdown of every state final this weekend, from 1B to 4A.
UPDATE - 09:46 PM
Free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano was in Seattle on Thursday to meet with the Mariners. Multiple sources have reported that the Mariners have offered Cano $225 million for nine years.
Doug Baldwin has stepped up since Sidney Rice was lost for the season.
UPDATE - 10:32 PM
Seattle University outscored Cal State Northridge 15-5 over the final six minutes, using offensive rebounding and solid defense to pick up its first road victory of the season 58-53 Thursday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City’s eight-game winning streak with a 111-104 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Towering over his fellow protest leaders, Vitali Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.
UPDATE - 09:10 PM
Boeing documents say its 777X facilities will require total investment of up to $10 billion, but states are invited to provide the site and facilities at “no cost, or very low cost.”
A comment from a Ford board director about Alan Mulally’s plans to stay at the auto company through 2014 touched off another round of speculation over whether Mulally will become Microsoft’s next CEO.
In a series of experiments, researchers found that people liked an “eco-friendly” labeled cup of coffee better than a regular cup when both cups were brewed from the same batch of arabica beans.
In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
UPDATE - 09:43 PM
The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50.
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Featuring a lowered roof height and widened track, the sixth-generation Mustang will be available late next year.
Sens. Maria Cantwell and Mark Begich spend time with maritime leaders talking about the importance of the fishing industry to the economy.
Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.
The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency, asking it to disclose efforts to stop municipalities from using eminent domain to bail out underwater homeowners and make its dealings with the financial industry more transparent.
Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.
Kroger's net income fell nearly 6 percent during the third quarter, partly on the costs from the pending acquisition of Harris Teeter.
Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
The median price of a single-family home in November was up 7.5 percent from a year earlier. The number of homes for sale rose, but inventory remains tight.
The European Commission has fined a group of major global banks a total of 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) for colluding to profit from the manipulation of key interest rates.
Microsoft shares fell after Ford CEO Alan Mulally said there is no change in his plan to stay with the automaker through the end of next year. That is dampening some investors' hopes he would take over the software giant soon.
U.S. factories received fewer orders in October, as aircraft demand fell and businesses cut back on computers. The decline suggests companies were hesitant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows companies are laying off fewer workers.
German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than 700,000 euros ($950,000) in an investigation of computer fraud.
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
Authorities in North Carolina have arrested two men in a pair of shooting deaths near Wingate University that prompted a campus lockdown.
As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on! Please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
The U.S. State Department identified the slain teacher as Ronald Thomas Smith II.
UPDATE - 10:34 PM
It was 1995. The Rugby World Cup final, rugby’s biggest game. And yet it was much more. It was nation-defining for South Africa, a transcendent moment in the transformation from apartheid to multiracial democracy.
Djamel Ameziane and Belkecem Bensayah fear they will be targeted by extremists or persecuted by Algeria’s notoriously harsh security forces.
A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Idaho Department of Agriculture spotted moldy yogurt during a routine inspection at a Chobani facility in Twin Falls two months before the company issued a voluntary recall.
NEW - 09:08 PM
Even though he rebelled against his status as an icon, Mandela was complicit in the narrative that was stripped of the warts and all, a mythmaking process that had its origin in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Retired electrician Herb Weatherwax is one of four former servicemen who lived through the Pearl Harbor bombing and now greet people at the historic site. A teacher said that her students were ignited with a desire to learn more after meeting him.
The Russian diplomats and their spouses obtained the Medicaid benefits for pregnancies, births and first-year-of-life medical needs, generally applying at the same New York hospital, which was not identified.
NEW - 10:07 PM
Onyango “Omar” Obama faced a deportation hearing this week in Boston after a drunken-driving arrest. During the hearing, he said the president had lived with him while he was a student at Harvard.
"Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
UPDATE - 10:24 PM
Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied allegations in newly released court documents that he offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.
Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.
UPDATE - 10:24 PM
Vice President Joe Biden says changes in Asia are remaking the world. He says we're at a rare inflection point where we have a chance to bend history.
Pope Francis on Tuesday responded to complaints that he has largely ignored the clerical sex abuse scandal, agreeing to assemble a panel of experts to advise the Holy See on protecting children from pedophiles and helping abuse victims heal.
NEW - 10:15 PM
Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child’s mother, who is the daughter of one of Pope Francis’ top advisers.
Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a complaint concerning a ghost hunt that went bust after a police officer mistakenly thought it was a burglary in progress.
A police official says a suicide car bomber, targeting two pick-up trucks carrying Puntland Marine Forces in northern Somalia, has killed nine people and wounded 37 others.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40 in an attack underlining the persistent threat to the stability and security of the impoverished Arab nation, military and hospital officials said.
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted in court Wednesday that she had taken cocaine, but denied being a habitual user. She accused her ex-husband of trying to "destroy" her, during a lacerating day of testimony that laid bare a materially affluent but deeply troubled marriage.
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol -- an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East.
Congress should take advantage of rare bipartisan agreement over the importance early learning and pass a bill universal pre-K law.
China’s claim to a group of tiny islands northeast of Taiwan should be subject to a negotiated settlement.
Lance Dickie / Times editorial columnist
Practical investments in heavy polar icebreakers must be made to represent long-term U.S. interests in a changing Arctic environment.
I am among millions who are getting a much worse deal under the Affordable Care Act, writes guest columnist Andrew Reding.
A three-star review of “Out of the Furnace,” a tale of two brothers in a hard-luck town, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck.
Director Sini Anderson’s documentary “The Punk Singer” chronicles Kathleen Hanna’s rise from spoken-word poet to feminist icon by way of her bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin.
UPDATE - 10:11 PM
Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community.
A charming new musical based on Roald Dahl’s beloved story runs at Seattle Children’s Theatre through Jan. 5, 2014.
A 3.5-star review of Frederick Wiseman’s unique higher-education documentary, “At Berkeley.”
A 3.5-star review of ‘Let the Fire Burn,” a documentary made entirely of archival footage of a 1985 police action in Philadelphia.
Sophia Caruso, 12, learned she got the part in the NBC live broadcast while acting in “Secondhand Lions” at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre.
With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after it was illuminated for the first time this holiday season in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.
TV picks for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, include “The Sound of Music Live!” on NBC, “Glee” on Fox and “Scandal” on ABC.
A three-star movie review of “Commitment,” a smart, sometimes elegant action story about a North Korean teen (played by Choi Seung-hyun) pressed into service as an assassin.
Fit & Fun
On every first Friday of the month in Seattle, and on the third Friday each month in Bellevue, Stone Gardens offers a women’s only climbing class.
Activities for the weekend of Dec. 6-8, 2013, include the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, Swans of the Skagit and Urban Craft Uprising. Films opening include “Out of the Furnace” and “The Punk Singer.”
Seattle hosts plenty of holiday choral music for early-music fans in December, kicked off by esteemed Boston group Blue Heron, and including The Tudor Choir and Medieval Women’s Choir.
Someone was willing to pay big bucks for an early glimpse of what would become the Boss' "runaway American dream."
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
NEW - 10:05 PM
A movie review of “Caught in the Web,” a story of cyberbullying in China. Though harboring flinty truths and staffed with popular stars, it’s a messy collision of strained portrayals, semi-comic incidents and tear-jerking tactics.
At a Theater Near You
Seattle-area screenings and events this week include a 25th-anniversary celebration at Scarecrow Video, “An Evening with Auntie Mame” at Pacific Place and an array of London productions at several venues.
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris recommends two flowering evergreen trees and explains the benefits of eggshells in the garden.
The once lowly pooch poop-scooping business is now cataloging canines across the country and using dog DNA to track down owners who break property rules.
NEW - 05:30 AM
Carolyn Hax: Invest in productive things you do control — knowledge, better habits, good causes, new adventures — as you wait for him to fully get over his last relationship.
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