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UPDATE - 10:50 PM
Worldwide rallies call for action now on climate change
In Seattle, New York and around the world, people took to the streets Sunday, urging policymakers to address conditions they say threaten the survival of future generations. The grass-roots demonstrations came just before the start of the U.N. Climate Summit.  Sun, 9/21


 
Was 4.0 quake on Seattle Fault? Geologists say it probably was
A recent small earthquake will help scientists better understand the fault that unleashed a powerful quake and tsunami 1,100 years ago in the Seattle area.  Sun, 9/21
 
City Attorney Holmes to seek dismissal of all pot-use tickets
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will announce Monday that he will seek dismissal of all citations for public pot use during the first seven months of the year, reacting to one officer’s campaign to write citations for public marijuana use and out of fairness to everyone who was cited.  Sun, 9/21
 
Jerry Large
Fighting a quiet, nearly invisible brand of systematic racism
Duke professor says a new social movement is needed to combat racism. Sun, 9/21
 
Oregon starts preparing before state votes on legalizing pot
Agency leaders meet and prep before Oregon pot vote. Sun, 9/21
 
Startup helps new college grads prep for that first real job
A Seattle startup aims to help new college graduates get their first jobs by helping them with networking and business skills. Sun, 9/21
 
UW research on brain activity delivers lessons on how kids learn
Scientists at the UW are figuring out what happens as children learn — and how to assist those who struggle. Their discoveries are already helping parents and schools. Sun, 9/21
 
Defendant asks judge to throw out double-murder charges
A man accused of killing a Quilcene couple is asking a Kitsap County judge to dismiss the charges against him because jail medical staff stopped giving him his antipsychotic medication during the trial. Sun, 9/21
 
The Wrap / Ron Judd
Is KING courting Sodo with its vision of must-see TV?
The Wrap by Ron Judd Sun, 9/21
 
Nordstrom opens first store in Canada
The Seattle retailer’s international debut in Calgary is its first step into a country whose consumers have shown they like Nordstrom, but also bring high expectations that have badly stung some U.S. merchants. Sun, 9/21
 
Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. Sun, 9/21
 

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Nation & World

3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base
Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:18 PM
Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help
An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday. Sun, 9/21


 
Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot
Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:29 PM
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:18 PM
NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year
NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. Sun, 9/21
 
Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide
A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:18 PM
Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods. Sun, 9/21
 
SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. Sun, 9/21
 
Checkpoints around White House may be coming
The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:07 PM
Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. Sun, 9/21
 
Chinese naval ships make first visit to Iran for joint exercises in Gulf
The exercises are to focus on rescue missions, Iranian news media reported. China has been expanding the areas where its navy operates, recently joining the effort to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia. Sun, 9/21
 
County sheriff touts grenade launcher as key tool
Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 10:45 PM
Close-up
Mexico makes route north tougher for migrants
Under pressure from the United States and Central American nations, Mexico in recent weeks has taken a rare step toward stemming the flow of migrants, sweeping them off trains, adding checkpoints and raiding hotels where they gather on their journey north. Sun, 9/21
 
More drought forecast next year across West
Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:29 PM
Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said. Sun, 9/21
 
Turkish security forces clash with Kurds
Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group. Sun, 9/21
 
UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists
A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week. Sun, 9/21
 
NEW - 10:04 PM
US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff
A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains. Sun, 9/21
 
Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX
A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned. Sun, 9/21
 
CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. Sun, 9/21
 
Potential push for Obama to expand military effort
President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. Sun, 9/21
 
Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Sun, 9/21
 
Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs. Sun, 9/21
 
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:18 PM
32 structures destroyed in California wildfire
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. Sun, 9/21
 
Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down
Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:29 PM
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. Sun, 9/21
 
Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:18 PM
Global marches draw attention to climate change
Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth -- in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Sun, 9/21
 
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Sun, 9/21
 
Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect
The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors. Sun, 9/21
 
Secret Service boosts security outside White House
The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. Sun, 9/21
 

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Business & Technology

Brier Dudley
Q&A: Takei talks about life, cool tech, his dream trek
As Commander Sulu in the old “Star Trek,” George Takei was part of a cast that inspired a generation of current space and technology figures. Now, Takei has become something of a technology advocate for older people. Sun, 9/21
 
Food Babe challenges companies on fast-food ingredients | In Person
Food Babe is the nom de blog for Vani Hari, a 35-year-old banking consultant turned food activist, who has built a loyal online audience by calling out companies from Starbucks to Chick-fil-A for ingredients she deems harmful. Sun, 9/21
 
Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users
Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 246-year-old company, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. Sun, 9/21
 
Oracle promotion vindication for new co-CEO Hurd
Mark Hurd’s promotion last week to be co-CEO of Oracle marked the culmination of a comeback for the former Hewlett-Packard chief, who was unceremoniously ousted from the computer maker. “This is a vindication of Mark’s performance ... ,” said a former HP board member. Sun, 9/21
 
NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year
It's show time at Mars. Sun, 9/21


 
Les Reardanz named CEO at the Port of Everett | On the Move
Notable hires and promotions Sun, 9/21
 
Monday Memo
A look at business events during the week Sun, 9/21
 
Sunday Buzz
Spurlock, Vulcan vow exciting econ series
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock are behind a series of short films that aim to educate Americans about the economy. Also, the Providence system puts $150M into a health-care venture fund. Sun, 9/21
 

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Sports

Bud Withers
Close as WSU came against Oregon, Mike Leach knows it’s not good enough
Oregon escaped with a 38-31 win over WSU. Considering where these two programs have just come from, this was consummate moral-victory stuff, but that was clearly a path coach Mike Leach wasn’t going down. No matter how enjoyable it might have been for fans, it was a stinging loss. Sun, 9/21


 
UPDATE - 09:45 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma struggles again in Mariners’ loss to Astros
Mariners’ playoff hopes take a hit Sunday with 8-3 loss to the Astros in Houston. Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma didn’t make it out of the fifth inning.  Sun, 9/21
 
Bud Withers
Pac-12 conference play starts with controversy, excitement
In a mere four Pac-12 league games in 2014, there has been controversy and some exciting finishes. Sun, 9/21
 
Throw the ball more, says Huskies receiver Kasen Williams
UW, ranked last in Pac-12 in offense, plays No. 16 Stanford Saturday. Receiver Kasen Williams says he’s not OK with the production from the wideouts, himself included.  Sun, 9/21
 
2014 prep boys golf preview
Interlake seeks its fifth consecutive state title in the spring.  Sun, 9/21
 
2014 prep girls golf preview
As a junior, Ingraham’s Sarah Rhee secured second place in the Class 3A state golf tournament. Sun, 9/21
 
3 former Huskies are headed for top Tours
Three former Washington Huskies are headed for the top level of the sport. Nick Taylor and Alex Prugh secured PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season and Sadena Parks clinched her 2015 LPGA Tour card. Sun, 9/21
 
Arizona rallies past Niners, leads NFC West with 3-0 record
Cardinals outscore Niners 17-0 in second half and lead NFC West heading into bye week. Sun, 9/21
 
Broncos’ defense was hit and miss, but more competitive than the Super Bowl
Denver’s revamped defense, which includes three high-priced free-agent additions, performed much better against the Seahawks on Sunday than it did the last time it faced Seattle – a 43-8 defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. But it still fell short in overtime, 26-20. Sun, 9/21
 
Goin to the Window wins Emerald Downs feature
Goin to the Window rallies past stable mate Blueberry Smoothie in final career start for both. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 09:45 PM
Grading the game: Seahawks get passing marks in 26-20 victory over Broncos
A look at how the Seahawks did in Sunday’s game Sun, 9/21
 
Jameis Winston returns for top-ranked Florida State
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of last season. Sun, 9/21
 
NEW - 09:39 PM
Joey Logano wins NASCAR race in New Hampshire
Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Sun, 9/21
 
NFL’s overtime rules are stupid: Both teams should get to touch the ball
All Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense could do was sit and watch as the Seahawks won the coin flip, then the game. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 09:19 PM
Return to form (almost) for the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom
Other than a last-minute touchdown and two-point conversion that tied the game, the Seahawks did a nice job against Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-powered offense.  Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 09:28 PM
Ricardo Lockette scores a touchdown, prevents another
Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson, and a heads-up play probably prevented a Broncos interception and touchdown.  Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 09:56 PM
Larry Stone
Russell Wilson, Seahawks prove overtime is the right time
After a poor second half that included a costly interception, Russell Wilson came up with a moment in overtime that turned out to be another one of those that will define him: A beautiful drive in which he out-Manninged Peyton Manning to pull the victory back to the Seahawks. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 11:07 PM
Jerry Brewer
Seahawks prove themselves in narrow escape against Broncos
The Seahawks made it hard on themselves in this Super Bowl rematch but then proved they were the better team by winning the game in overtime.  Sun, 9/21
 
Seahawks’ defense successful in turning Broncos into a one-dimensional offense
Shutting down the Denver running game proved to be key for Seattle in 26-20 victory Sunday.  Sun, 9/21
 
St. Louis clinches playoff berth
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season. Sun, 9/21
 
UPDATE - 10:18 PM
U.S. women’s basketball team loses to France
Sandrine Gruda collected 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women’s national team 76-72 in an exhibition game in Paris.It was the first loss for the Americans in an international game since they bowed to a team from the Czech Republic in 2011. Sun, 9/21
 
Why is Mariners’ Iwakuma going through a rough stretch? He says it’s his delivery.
He gave up four runs in 41/3 innings Sunday. Sun, 9/21
 
Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash
Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. Sun, 9/21
 
Monday Night Football: Bears vs. Jets
A quick look at Monday’s matchup Sun, 9/21
 
Emerald Downs results
Racing results for Sunday, Sept. 21 Sun, 9/21
 
On the Air
 Sun, 9/21
 
Washington State throws everything it has at second-ranked Oregon, loses 38-31
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota spectacular in leading Ducks to tight victory Sat, 9/20
 
Statewide prep football scores
Football scores for the week of Sept. 15 Sat, 9/20
 
Friday’s prep water polo results
Water polo results for Friday, Sept. 19 Sun, 9/21
 

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Entertainment

Book review
‘Robert Peace’: the tragic trajectory of a gifted young man
Jeff Hobbs’ nonfiction book “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” tells the story of Robert Peace, an academic prodigy who rose out of poverty to a dazzling academic career, only to have his life cut short by a drug-related shooting. Sun, 9/21
 
Book review
‘The Paying Guests’: illicit love an invitation to disaster
Sarah Waters’ new novel, “The Paying Guests,” is the page-turning tale of two women in post-WWI London whose secret love for one another beckons disaster. Waters appears Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. Sun, 9/21
 
Fall TV: More shows that everyone can watch together
Even as TV moves further into its Age of Exploration, pushing past the historic boundaries of content, form and delivery, the new fall season strengthens the broadcast networks’ noticeable return to their roots: family-inclusive programming. Sun, 9/21
 
Jacques d’Amboise helps lift PNB dancers to ‘a higher place’
An interview with famed dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who worked closely with George Balanchine at New York City Ballet, and is now coaching Pacific Northwest Ballet’s dancers in the season-opening “Jewels.” Sun, 9/21
 
Book review
‘Dr. Mütter’s Marvels’: bringing medicine out of the dark ages
In “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels,” Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz tells the story of Thomas Dent Mütter, a dedicated American physician who helped advance humane practice of medicine in the 19th century.  Sun, 9/21
 
Book review
‘Excellent Sheep’: creating a corps of academic zombies
Ex¬Yale professor William Deresiewicz’s book “Excellent Sheep:The Miseducation of the American Elite,” is a condemnation of eliteAmerican colleges and universities and their role in shaping students intowhat the author fears are hyper¬focused academic drones with a cookie- Sun, 9/21
 
Quick takes on 23 new fall TV shows
A roundup of some of the new television shows premiering this fall on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other networks.  Sun, 9/21
 
Sept. 21 TV Picks: Téa Leoni on the new ‘Madam Secretary’
TV picks for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, include the season premiere of “Madam Secretary” on CBS, “The Strain” on FX and “Masters of Sex” on Showtime. Sun, 9/21
 
Sunday Best: Courtroom chic on ‘The Good Wife’
A look at the sartorial style of CBS’ legal drama “The Good Wife,” which returns for its sixth season on Sept. 21.  Sun, 9/21
 
The List: 10 songs with ‘fall’ in the title
 Sun, 9/21
 
‘Personal’ and ‘What If?’ top best-sellers lists
Lee Child jumps to the top of best-selling list with “Personal.” Sun, 9/21
 
‘The Long Way Home’ top seller at Parkplace Books
Louise Penny and Daniel James Brown have brisk sellers at Parkplace Books. Sun, 9/21
 
The Week Ahead: Sam Smith, David Mitchell, and Bug Blast
The week of Sept. 21 brings singers, artists, Antonin Dvorak celebration. Sun, 9/21
 

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Living

Transistor Sister remakes vintage computer parts as circuit chic
At the hands of Seattle’s Transistor Sister, vintage computer parts get a new life as tech-chic jewelry. Sun, 9/21
 
Waist trainers mark return of the corset, for better or worse
Women in search of hourglass shapes are foregoing personal comfort and donning corset-like devices that supposedly whittle their midsections, despite numerous reports that they can bruise internal organs or cause breathing problems.  Sun, 9/21
 
On Nutrition
7 steps to an anti-inflammatory diet
Nutritionist Carrie Dennett offers tips for minimizing chronic inflammation — including satisfying your sweet tooth with small amounts of dark chocolate.  Sun, 9/21
 
The People's Pharmacy
Acetone breath from a high-fat ketogenic diet
People’s Pharmacy on a side effect of a high-fat diet; memory loss and cognitive impairment as possible statin-related side effects; and coconut oil as a personal lubricant. Sun, 9/21
 
Fit & Fun
Celebrate the first phase of the Yesler Swamp Walkway
Free festivities will feature a Cajun band, food and guided walks of the early stages of the connection to a trail system along the Lake Washington shoreline. Sun, 9/21
 

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Travel & Outdoors

The big paddle along Kauai’s coast
An all-day kayak trip along the Hawaiian Island’s wild Na Pali coast.  Sun, 9/21


 
Kayaking ‘up the lazy river’ on Kauai
Get a taste of rural Hawaii on an easy paddle along the Hanalei River. Sun, 9/21
 
Surf and ‘ocean scooter’ on Oahu
Surf and ocean-scooter  Sun, 9/21
 
4 Hawaiian islands, 4 big fall events
Visitors can head to surfing competition, slack-key guitar festival, coffee festival, and an all-local food/crafts festival.  Sun, 9/21
 
Airlines crack down on ‘mileage runs’
Some travelers take very long flights on low-priced tickets to earn frequent-flier miles and elite status.  Sun, 9/21
 
GeoQuiz: What seas does South Korea border?
 Sun, 9/21
 
Seeing Seoul: Museums, temples, markets and excellent food
Exploring the historic and old-fashioned side of Seoul along with the ultra-modern side of the South Korean capital.  Sun, 9/21
 

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Opinion

Editorial: King County Metro Transit heeds the voters’ call on efficiencies
King County Metro is now doing the work it have before asking voters in April for a tax increase. Sun, 9/21
 
Guest: What to ask state candidates about education
With every election and every legislative session, we the voters are responsible for getting the schools we want for Washington’s students, writes guest columnist Lisa Macfarlane. Sun, 9/21
 
The myth about public schools
It’s hard to pinpoint why perceptions of national school quality seem to depart from reality, writes syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell. Sun, 9/21
 
Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
What is and is not child abuse
I don’t believe all spanking is abuse, writes syndicated columnist  Sun, 9/21
 


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