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  • Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

    May 14, 2015 5:57 PM

    SEATTLE - A 400-foot-long Arctic oil drilling rig pulled by tugs has arrived in Seattle waters despite environmentalists' protests and the city's opposition to letting it dock here. The Polar Pioneer drilling rig arrived in Seattle waters Thursday afternoon and was headed to Terminal 5. The Polar Pioneer is one... more »
  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    April 15, 2015 10:28 AM

    SEATTLE - For some companies, Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law isn't doing enough to help workers. The CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, told his employees this week that he was taking a pay cut so they would earn a base wage of $70,000.... more »
  • Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle

    March 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN , the Saints will trade Graham to the Seahawks for center, Max Unger, and multiple draft picks. At least one... more »
  • Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

    January 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s,... more »
  • Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    December 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a... more »
  • Seattle company bringing more tech jobs to BR

    December 16, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Seattle software testing company announced plans Tuesday to relocate from Seattle to the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Qalytics's move will create 34 new permanent jobs at the tech park with an average salary of $27,000. Louisiana Economic Development estimates it will also create... more »
  • In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

    November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    SEATTLE - As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in... more »
  • Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

    October 28, 2014 4:36 AM

    SEATTLE, WA - Police say a man shot and killed his adult daughter and teenage granddaughter in their South Seattle home before turning the gun on himself. The man's 10-year-old grandson was not harmed, and phoned 911 to report last night's shooting. The child said his grandfather had waved a... more »
  • Police: Student gunman died of self-inflicted shot

    October 24, 2014 3:19 PM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - Police in Washington state say the student who opened fire in a high school cafeteria died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials say one other person died and four others were wounded in the attack on Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located about 30 miles north... more »
  • Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

    October 7, 2014 3:08 AM

    LANDOVER, MD - Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown Monday night, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame more than a dozen penalties - including three that wiped out apparent touchdowns by Percy Harvin - in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. Wilson completed 18 of... more »
  • Seattle man sentenced in child porn network

    October 2, 2014 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Seattle man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for downloading videos of underage boys performing sex acts from websites that were part of an online child pornography ring run out of Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Nicholas Saine is... more »
  • Angry over "Angry Birds"

    August 5, 2014 7:42 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- An artist who designed a line of toys for pets called "Angry Birds" sued the company that sold them because she claims she got cheated out of millions. Juli Adams says she reached a deal with a company in Finland that makes the popular video game with... more »
  • Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

    July 9, 2014 11:09 AM

    SEATTLE - It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture. Police say a woman in the home called 911 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday while her husband grabbed a baseball... more »
  • Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

    June 21, 2014 12:13 PM

    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Police say U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo has been arrested at a suburban Seattle home for assaulting her sister and nephew. Officers say they responded just before 1 a.m. Saturday, after receiving a 911 call that a woman at the Kirkland residence was hitting people. Police... more »
  • Amazon unveils its entry into the smartphone fray

    June 18, 2014 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE - The company that introduced the Kindle announced on Wednesday that they are planning to tackle the smartphone market with a new device called the Amazon Fire Phone. Amazon has dropped hints about the device on the web, but they officially unveiled the Fire Phone around noon at... more »
  • Marching through a record-breaking rainfall in Seattle

    April 1, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As reported in the media, there's no question that rainfall totals in the month of March for western Washington were high. Many locations throughout the state flirted with record rainfall, if not completely shattering prior records. This is what helped initiate the terrible mudslide in the town... more »
  • News helicopter crashes near Space Needle; 2 dead

    March 18, 2014 10:14 AM

    SEATTLE - A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board and badly injuring a man in a car. The chopper was taking off from the KOMO-TV station Tuesday morning when it went down on Broad Street and hit... more »
  • Seattle Dominates Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII Win

    February 2, 2014 10:03 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Denver Broncos came into Super Bowl 48 touting the top-ranked offense in the league, but they were shut down at every turn by Seattle's dominant defense, as the Seahawks won in a rout 43-8 on Sunday night. In a season in which Broncos... more »
  • Saints fall to Seahawks in NFC Playoffs, 23-15

    January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win. The Saints could never fully... more »
  • Saints ready for physical road test check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2014 10:09 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December. What did the Saints learn? The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers. The key to beating the... more »
  • Seahawks RB Lynch fined by league

    January 5, 2014 6:47 PM

    The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

    SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
  • Bridge fails, falls into river with vehicles and people

    May 23, 2013 10:11 PM

    NEAR SEATTLE, Wash.- Cars and people are reportedly in the water after a bridge over a river collapsed Thursday evening. An unknown number of people were injured when the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River apparently failed. Authorities said the bridge fell sometime before 7 p.m. (Washington... more »
  • Flynn eager for new beginning in Oakland

    April 2, 2013 4:44 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - Going from a playoff contending team in Seattle to the rebuilding project in Oakland doesn't seem to bother Matt Flynn much. If anything, the Raiders' new quarterback is embracing his new surroundings - and his new role. With Carson Palmer having been traded to Arizona in a... more »
  • Raiders acquire former LSU QB Matt Flynn from Seahawks

    April 1, 2013 1:04 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - The Oakland Raiders have traded for Seattle backup quarterback Matt Flynn in the team's latest change at the game's most important position. The deal announced by the Seahawks on Monday signals the end to Carson Palmer's tenure in Oakland. Palmer is expected to be dealt to Arizona.... more »
  • Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    January 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    HONOLULU - The actor best known for playing the TV character Gomer Pyle in the 1960s has married his male partner of 38 years. Hawaii News Now reports Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15. Gay marriage became... more »
  • Final 8 are set in NFL playoffs

    January 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    UNDATED - Following yesterday's victories by the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks, the final eight in the NFL playoffs are set. Here are the matchups for next weekend. The Ravens, who delayed the retirement of their 17-year veteran linebacker Ray Lewis with a 24-9 victory over Indianapolis yesterday, now travel... more »
  • Rescuers lead 2 snowboarders off Mount Rainier

    November 13, 2012 4:00 PM

    SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm are on their way down. National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook says the two are snowshoeing out with rescuers who reached them Tuesday morning. Lee says 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale... more »
  • Stinky ride in Seattle

    October 19, 2012 7:51 PM

    There will be no discipline for a Seattle Metro Transit bus driver who kicked a woman and her baby off her bus because of a stinky diaper. The transit system did apologize but says the driver did the right thing by acting for the comfort of other passengers. The mom,... more »
  • Godell apologizes to fans for replacement games

    September 27, 2012 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is apologizing to fans for having to use replacement officials during a lockout of regular refs. The impasse led to three weeks of questionable calls - and one that cost the Green Bay Packers a win. Goodell made his comments Thursday during a... more »
  • Seahawks get controversial win

    September 25, 2012 10:48 AM

    SEATTLE - The furor over the work of the NFL's replacement referees has been stoked by last night's game-winning play at the end of the Seahawks-Packers matchup. Seattle beat visiting Green Bay 14-12 on Russell Wilson's disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the game's final play. Tate appeared... more »
  • Washington state's first 'zombie bees' reported

    September 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    SEATTLE - Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn in Kent found that his bees are infected with a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until they die. The Seattle Times reports it's the first time the bee infection has been found in the state, according to... more »
  • Flynn to get 2nd straight start for Seattle

    August 14, 2012 3:19 PM

    RENTON, Wash. - Former LSU quarterback Matt Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seattle Seahawks with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half on Saturday in Denver. Coach Pete Carroll made the announcement on Tuesday when the Seahawks returned to practice following their preseason... more »
  • Former Tiger Flynn to start for Seahawks

    August 8, 2012 10:42 AM

    SEATTLE - For this week and the preseason opener, former LSU Tiger Matt Flynn is the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback. Beyond Saturday night against Tennessee, coach Pete Carroll is keeping it a mystery. "You'll have to wait and see," Carroll said. "Wait and see. Taking one week at... more »
  • Alaska Airlines wing note

    August 7, 2012 7:30 PM

    Alaska Airlines says a note left on the wing of a plane bound for Seattle "was not appropriate and did not follow company procedures." A passenger looked out the window and saw what appeared to be a damaged area on the wing with a handwritten note saying. "We know about... more »
  • Seattle car vandal takes nothing, leaves tortillas

    May 17, 2012 12:39 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle police are scratching their heads about this one. A car prowler shattered a window of a parked Jeep, stole nothing and left behind a little something for the car's owner - a dozen tortillas scattered across the floor. The crime happened last week near the University of... more »
  • Asteroid Mining

    April 24, 2012 7:19 PM

    Experts are skeptical about a project to extract gold and platinum from asteroids backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron. The plan was announced Tuesday in Seattle. The outside experts say it would require untold millions or billions of dollars and huge advances in technology. The first... more »
  • 'Barefoot Bandit' to be sentenced in federal court

    January 27, 2012 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE - Colton Harris-Moore - the notorious "Barefoot Bandit" - is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning in a Seattle federal court for his infamous two-year international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced for his state crimes. Federal... more »
  • Anxious Passenger

    September 5, 2011 7:11 PM

    A man is in custody after he rushed the exit door and fought with crew of an Alaska Airlines plane as it was taxiing to a gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Other passengers and the crew subdued the man, who was apparently anxious to get off the plane. He bit... more »
  • Mayor Loses his Ride

    February 24, 2011 7:25 PM

    The bicycling mayor of Seattle has some explaining to do to his wife after he borrowed her bike and it was stolen. Mayor Mike McGinn frequently commutes by bike and often rides to events and meetings. He borrowed his wife's bike because he had donated his to charity and hers... more »
  • 'I'm robbing you sir:' "Polite" robber arrested

    February 8, 2011 12:54 PM

    SEATTLE - Authorities have made an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery that a Seattle store owner found remarkable for the robber's politeness. Sgt. John Urquhart, of the King County Sheriff's Office, says officers quickly identified a suspect from tips received after surveillance video of Saturday's robbery "went... more »
  • Cutler leads Bears to NFC Championship

    January 16, 2011 5:01 PM

    CHICAGO -- Football's oldest rivalry has a grand new prize: a spot in the Super Bowl. The Bears' 35-24 dismantling of overmatched Seattle on Sunday sets up the biggest game in their 90-year series with the Packers. Chicago and Green Bay will play for the 182nd time next Sunday,... more »
  • N.O. mayor settles playoff bet

    January 11, 2011 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has settled up with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. They had a bet on last weekend's playoff game between the Saints and the Seahawks. Seattle won the wild card game 41-36 to advance to a Sunday matchup against Chicago. A Tuesday news release... more »
  • Seahawks lead Saints at half

    January 8, 2011 5:06 PM

    Vegas oddsmakers put the Saints as a 10 point favorite entering today's wild card matchup with the Seahawks. Perhaps they forgot to account for New Orleans' lack of running backs. With Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory sidelined for the rest of the season, the Saints find themselves trailing the... more »
  • Long trip, short week among Saints' challenges

    January 3, 2011 6:44 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton says the Saints' playoff opener at Seattle presents challenges both on and off the field. The Saints coach says the defending champs' schedule is compressed because they play on Saturday afternoon and they also have to travel across two time zones. The Saints will... more »
  • Bad gifts may be history with Amazon's idea

    December 29, 2010 12:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - For some, it's the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it's the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a reason to cheer. The online retail behemoth that's the source of many presents - may they be... more »
  • Bucs stay alive in playoff race

    December 26, 2010 10:55 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wilting under the pressure of the NFL playoff race. Josh Freeman kept the NFL's youngest team in contention for one of two NFC wild-card berths with a near flawless performance that propelled the Bucs to a 38-15 rout of the... more »
  • Tons of power in the NFC South

    November 22, 2010 4:57 PM

    The Saints are rolling, yet making little progress in the powerful NFC South. New Orleans won its third straight game Sunday, beating Seattle 34-19 as Drew Brees became the Saints' all-time completions leader, throwing for four touchdowns. The victory lifted the defending Super Bowl champions to 7-3. All... more »
  • Bush to play Sunday versus Seahawks

    November 17, 2010 5:27 PM

    Reggie Bush, who has missed the past seven games due to a broken fibula, plans to play Sunday against Seattle, according to a source familiar with the situation. Bush has been targeting Sunday's game for Seattle for a while now. He recently returned to practice and some thought he... more »
  • New Brew at One Starbucks

    October 18, 2010 7:22 PM

    One Starbucks in Seattle offers a new brew, beer and wine. Its the first in the chain to offer alcohol and was just renovated and reopened Monday. The beer and wine go on sale after 4 p.m. with the idea to offer drinks and a wider variety of food that... more »
  • Homeless Man gets Ticket Home

    July 1, 2010 8:20 PM

    A hairdresser in Hawaii helped send a homeless man back to Seattle to be with his ailing father. Denise Sakai answered a call for donations to send Gregory Reese back home. Instead of a partial donation, she bought him a $299 ticket because she says she was touched he wanted... more »
  • Seattle line plans cruises on Mississippi River

    June 21, 2010 5:27 AM

    A Seattle cruise line plans Mississippi River excursions next year, with routes between New Orleans and Memphis, and between Memphis and Nashville. Cruise West says the 207-foot Spirit of America will leave New Orleans on March 19, 2011, for an eight-day trip to Memphis. The ship will leave Memphis for... more »
  • Washington refinery fire kills 3, 4 critically injured

    April 2, 2010 7:28 AM

    Update: Three people dead, four critically injured after oil refinery explosion and fire in Washington. Tesoro Corp. says one person died in an early morning fire at its refinery in Anacortes, Wash., and that emergency responders are looking for three missing workers. The company says in a news release... more »
  • Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings

    December 1, 2009 7:01 AM

    The man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by Seattle police early Tuesday. Maurice Clemmons was shot to death in a working-class south Seattle neighborhood after police tracked him down using possible hiding spots supplied by Pierce County investigators. Authorities... more »

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