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Gun-rights activist pushes I-591 to curb background checks
Gun-rights activist Alan Gottlieb is leading efforts to pass I-591 to bar the state from enacting gun-purchase background-check laws. If it passes along with I-594, which would expand background checks, the issue could go to the courts.  Wed, 10/22

Noche Flamenca troupe puts a Spanish spin on Greek tragedy
The acclaimed Noche Flamenca troupe unveils its flamenco treatment of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” at Meany Hall at the University of Washington Oct. 23-25, 2014. Wed, 10/22
Complaints mounted against sheriff’s civilian watchdog
When Charles Gaither, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer turned police reformer, quit his job as King County’s first law-enforcement oversight director last month, his anger was evident. He alleges harassment; public records indicate others blame him for causing strife. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:28 PM
Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family. Wed, 10/22
US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment
U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends. Wed, 10/22
City Council votes to draft new affordable-housing plan
The City Council wants to charge builders to pay for affordable housing, but not all council members agree on the process. Tue, 10/21
Danny Westneat
Hey, we’re world class! For truly terrible traffic
Seattle’s got the traffic of a big-time city, but the spirit of a small town when it comes to doing anything about it.  Tue, 10/21
Monorail campaign stalling? Even named backers not along for ride
Citizen Petition No. 1 would impose a $5 license-tab fee on used vehicles inside Seattle to extend the monorail but it’s questionable whether Century Transportation Committee would be capable of carrying out its mission.  Tue, 10/21
Seattle drivers seeing red — as bus-only lanes installed
New red bus-only lanes are being installed in Seattle to keep car drivers from slowing transit. Tue, 10/21 asks high court to throw out lawsuit
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit filed against by three underage girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website. Tue, 10/21
Police deny mistreating actress Misty Upham before her death
Auburn police deny allegations by relatives of Misty Upham that officers mistreated the Native American actress and didn’t take her Oct. 5 disappearance seriously. Tue, 10/21

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 05:29 PM
2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves in meeting rooms. The gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Wed, 10/22

UPDATE - 05:22 PM
Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:22 PM
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Wed, 10/22
Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste
A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:51 PM
Swiss company apologizes for putting Hitler’s face on containers
Migros, a Swiss retail giant, said it did not know how the Adolf Hitler image came to be on the label. But it apologized for the “unforgivable incident,” and withdrew about 2,000 containers, some of which also featured the face of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Wed, 10/22
Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola
The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 04:16 PM
Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California
One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Wed, 10/22
Kenny G stirs controversy with visit to Hong Kong protest
After weeks of accusations in China’s state media that foreign forces were behind the protests, the sight of the popular American musician openly fraternizing with protesters prompted a stern warning from the Chinese government. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 03:33 PM
Man missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond
A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar
Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Wed, 10/22
6 dead babies found in locker; woman arrested
Police have charged a 40-year-old woman for concealing human remains after the bodies of six infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 03:19 PM
Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:08 PM
Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:24 PM
Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him. Wed, 10/22
Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service
A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:24 PM
Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:22 PM
Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
Social Security benefits get another tiny increase
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal
Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth. Wed, 10/22
Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. Wed, 10/22
Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner
A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage. Wed, 10/22
Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct
Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. Wed, 10/22
Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured
A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths
These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines -- prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical." Wed, 10/22
AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November
Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. Wed, 10/22
Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. Wed, 10/22
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Wed, 10/22
Czechs to compensate sterilized Gypsy women
The Czech government is working on a plan to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will. Wed, 10/22
Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'
The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation. Wed, 10/22
No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:29 PM
North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. Wed, 10/22
Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. Wed, 10/22
Suspects retract confessions to killing British tourists in Thailand
Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
Sweden scales back submarine hunt
Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 04:54 PM
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:22 PM
White House says immigration plans not final yet
The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. Wed, 10/22
Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos
The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend. Wed, 10/22
Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state
Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wed, 10/22
Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels
Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. Wed, 10/22
Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. Wed, 10/22
FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis
Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. Wed, 10/22
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. Wed, 10/22
HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits. Wed, 10/22
IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. Wed, 10/22
Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody. Wed, 10/22
NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views." Wed, 10/22
North Korea detainee due back in Ohio
News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight. Wed, 10/22
Obama pitches for votes on black radio
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person. Wed, 10/22
Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk. Wed, 10/22
Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses
Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Wed, 10/22
It’s health-care decision time for some big employers
Under the “employer shared responsibility” provision of the Affordable Care Act, businesses with 100 or more full-time employees or equivalents must offer affordable coverage to most of their workers by Jan. 1 or pay a penalty. Tue, 10/21
Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments
The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. Tue, 10/21
'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs
Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. Tue, 10/21
2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane
A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found. Tue, 10/21
China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown. Tue, 10/21
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. Tue, 10/21
S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe. Tue, 10/21
Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday. Tue, 10/21

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Business & Technology

UPDATE - 04:46 PM
Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details. Wed, 10/22

NEW - 05:05 PM
AutoNation pays $107M for Barrier Motors dealership sites
AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive retailer, paid nearly $107 million Wednesday for the Bellevue properties on which Jimmie Barrier operates the Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche dealerships, public records show. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 05:25 PM
Kirkland’s popularity means office space is tight
Kirkland now has one of the lowest office vacancy rates in the region, based on recent reports from commercial real estate brokers. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 04:36 PM
Online home broker Redfin acquires walkability data site
National real-estate brokerage Redfin has acquired Walk Score for an undisclosed sum, the two privately held Seattle companies announced Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 03:17 PM
Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 05:12 PM
Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains—not phones
AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 03:53 PM
Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach." Wed, 10/22
Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market
After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 04:42 PM
Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.  Wed, 10/22
EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. Wed, 10/22
FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. Wed, 10/22
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:12 PM
The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. Wed, 10/22
Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk
Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower. Wed, 10/22
AbbVie scraps $52B Shire deal after U.S. tax changes
The scrapped $52 billion deal between drugmakers AbbVie and Shire is the largest casualty yet of rules announced last month by the U.S. Treasury Department to make tax-inversion deals more difficult.  Tue, 10/21
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet. Tue, 10/21
Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat
Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Tue, 10/21
Yahoo's 3Q earnings soar on Alibaba windfall
Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years. Tue, 10/21
Boeing 777X to bring 10 percent more production jobs than today’s 777
Boeing broke ground in Everett on Tuesday for the new 777X composite wing facility and provided a few details on plans for highly automated production. Employment on the 777X line in Everett will be about 10 percent greater than on the 777 today. Tue, 10/21
Tesla Model S — is it a car or an iPad?
In tearing apart a Tesla Model S to see what it’s made of, researchers are finding that the electronic architecture of the sporty electric car is dramatically different from the approach of other automakers and their parts suppliers. Tue, 10/21

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Blocks and books: Tutoring fullback helps Cleveland’s revival
Senior fullback Ramsey Castillo’s tutelage has the Eagles soaring again — on and off the field. Wed, 10/22
Giants beat Royals in World Series opener
San Francisco wins World Series opener 7-1 after scoring three runs in first inning and making Royals’ playoff mojo vanish. Wed, 10/22

Huskies’ missed tackles were costly in loss to Oregon
Washington missed 30 tackles Saturday in its loss at Oregon, the most the Huskies have had in a game all season. The Huskies will hope to do better Saturday night against Arizona State.  Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:59 PM
UW’s Hau’oli Kikaha on the verge of some notable sack records
Washington’s senior defensive end/linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha is on the cusp of breaking the school’s all-time and single-season sack records. He could accomplish both feats on Saturday when Washington (5-2, 1-2 Pac-12) plays Arizona State (5-1, 3-1) at Husky Stadium. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 05:24 PM
Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings
The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:52 PM
Five prep football games to watch this week
Oak Harbor gets a challenge from fourth-ranked Marysville-Pilchuck. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:51 PM
Kennedy coach Bob Bourgette decides to stick around for 44th year | Prep notebook
The Kennedy Catholic football team was hoping to play on their new field, but it doesn’t have lights yet. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:59 PM
Prep football game of the week: Previewing Federal Way vs. Beamer
The SPSL 4A Northwest Division title is on the line. Wed, 10/22
Jerry Brewer
Don’t expect Pete Carroll to change form on reclamation projects
Despite not being able to get to Percy Harvin, you can expect the Seahawks coach to make sure he gets it right with the next recalcitrant player.  Wed, 10/22
NEW - 05:20 PM
On the Air
 Wed, 10/22
Doug Baldwin benefits from move back to slot position
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who played mostly outside to make room for Percy Harvin, was back in the slot against the Rams after Harvin’s trade. Baldwin caught seven passes for 123 yards at St. Louis.  Tue, 10/21
Bud Withers
In the Pac-12, South has risen
Teams in the Pac-12 South are 7-4 against the North this season, featuring Arizona State’s win over Stanford and Arizona’s upset of Oregon.  Tue, 10/21
Sumner takes control in SPSL 3a girls soccer
Seventh-ranked Spartans win 1-0, avenge earlier loss to No. 4 Ravens Tue, 10/21
‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius gets 5-year prison sentence
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from a sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal. He will have to serve 10 months in prison before he is eligible to be moved to house arrest, legal analysts say. Tue, 10/21
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly reportedly won’t be fined by league
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, last season’s AP league defensive player of the year, reportedly will not be fined for actions that led to his ejection from Sunday’s 38-17 loss at Green Bay. The Panthers host the Seahawks on Sunday. Tue, 10/21
Drivers Joey Logano, Danica Patrick make peace
Driver Joey Logano said he isn’t worried Danica Patrick will intentionally wreck him to ruin his chances to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Logano spun Patrick during an Oct. 11 race. Tue, 10/21
Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings
Matt Pentz ranks MLS teams.  Tue, 10/21
NCAA, Oklahoma State say Sports Illustrated allegations ‘fundamentally unfounded’
The Oklahoma State program escaped its “day of reckoning” nearly unscathed. The NCAA and school officials announced allegations of widespread misconduct outlined in a Sports Illustrated exposé last year were “fundamentally unfounded.” Tue, 10/21
Vancouver Canucks lose in Dallas
Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and the host Dallas Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3. The Canucks, who started the season 3-0, have lost their last two games. Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller allowed five goals on Dallas’ first 13 shots before being replaced by Eddie La Tue, 10/21
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
You could say he was driven to bring down his quarry
Olympic wrestler gets a little eager stalking a deer through a Lexus dealership. Tue, 10/21
Seahawks fan finds himself in a house divided
Not only does Patrick DeLorenzo live in 49ers country, but the pastoral associate is the only Seahawks fan among his wife and their four children. Tue, 10/21
Washington State men finish third in Bill Cullum golf invitational
Cougars shoot 3-under 861 to move up four spots and place behind USC and Arizona State. Tue, 10/21
Monday’s prep boys soccer results
Boys soccer results for Monday, Oct. 20 Tue, 10/21
Monday’s prep golf results
Golf results for Monday, Oct. 20 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep boys soccer results
Boys soccer results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep swimming results
Swimming results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep tennis results
Tennis results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep water polo results
Water polo results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21

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Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role
"Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner -- again. Wed, 10/22
Oct. 22 TV Picks: ‘Web Therapy’ season premiere on Showtime
TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, include “Web Therapy” on Showtime, “Nashville” on ABC and “Top Chef” on Bravo. Wed, 10/22
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 24-30, 2014. Wed, 10/22

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Seattle baker hopes for sweet victory in Pillsbury Bake-Off
An interview with Elizabeth Bennett, of Matthews Beach, who has made the finals of the national Pillsbury Bake-Off with a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels.  Wed, 10/22

Spices of the world, at your table | Books for Cooks
With its new cookbook, Pike Place’s World Spice Merchants bring the savory flavors of the globe to your kitchen. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Fig- and Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
A stuffed chicken breast or other meat is an elegant way to change up the dinner menu. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Pork Schnitzel with Quick Pickles
Where veal schnitzel is delicate and lean, pork schnitzel is full-flavored and fatty. It is also more economical and forgiving than veal. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Warm Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese
Goat cheese and lentils make a particularly good pairing; the little earthy-sweet legumes love a salty-umami complement, and goat cheese fits the bill. Here the combination is especially cozy, as the cheese melts into the warm lentils, bathing them in a creamy dressing. Wed, 10/22
Dear Carolyn
Unresolved grief over death of father paralyzes boyfriend
Is he using his father’s suicide as a “get out of jail free” card? Wed, 10/22

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Travel & Outdoors

NEW - 03:01 PM
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Golden larches and snow’s first dusting
Seattle Times reader Selvakumar Srinivasan’s photo of autumn color at Maple Pass in the North Cascades. Wed, 10/22
Rare ray of sun in Egypt temple — and tourism
Tourists head to Abu Simbel in remote, southern Egypt to see the sun align to light colossal statues deep inside an ancient temple .  Wed, 10/22
No laughing matter: Miami flights delayed, passenger charged after bomb hoax
Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Wed, 10/22

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NEW - 12:00 AM
Editorial: Elect Kimi Kondo and Damon Shadid to Seattle Municipal Court
Keep Kimi Kondo and add Damon Shadid to Seattle Municipal Court. Wed, 10/22
Guest: Halt turnover in school administration to improve education
Throw a better model of governance, not money, at the problem of school performance, says guest columnist Donald P. Nielsen. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 05:11 PM
Guest: Seattle’s Metro Prop. 1 is not the right measure for today’s realities
The Municipal League wants continuing discussion of Metro’s long-term transportation requirements, writes guest columnist Ben Stafford. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 04:03 PM
Capitalism’s suffocating music
While recording devices have liberated many of us from commercials on television, the rest of our lives are awash in ads, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni. Wed, 10/22

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