November 15, 2012 |
DOVER, Fla. - He's been dubbed the "shirtless FBI agent" - a rogue investigator so smitten with a pretty socialite that he sent her a bare-chested photo of himself and pursued her complaint about harassing emails all the way to Congress. The facts emerging about Frederick Humphries - until now perhaps the least-known figure in the David H. Petraeus adultery scandal - offer a different portrait. The chain reaction initiated by Humphries continued Thursday, as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta ordered a review of ethics training for Pentagon brass and the CIA began an "exploratory" investigation into the conduct of Petraeus, the agency's former director.
October 24, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Just when it looked like the race for governor in Washington state couldn't get any more contentious - polls show Democrat Jay Inslee running dead-even with Rob McKenna, the Republican attorney general - the local newspaper decided to weigh in. Not just with an editorial. The Seattle Times in June endorsed McKenna, much the way hometown newspapers across the country usually pick sides during election season. But since last week, large advertisements touting McKenna's "new direction for Washington" have been appearing in the Times.
September 27, 2012 |
Golden Tate now admits he committed pass interference in the end zone on the final play of Monday night's football game between Seattle and Green Bay. How could the Seahawks receiver say otherwise? That play has been shown over and over since the replacement officials working that night credited Tate with a game-winning touchdown catch, a result that the NFL has since determined was incorrect because Tate clearly shoved Green Bay defender Sam Shields to the ground before going after the Hail Mary pass.
September 24, 2012 |
Six boys, ages 14 and 15, broke out of a maximum security juvenile detention facility near Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday night after knocking out a female staff member, authorities said. Police recaptured them on Sunday after spotting them in a nearby woods from a helicopter. The boys had been locked up on charges of assault, possession of firearms and burglary, the King County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press; now they'll face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and escape.
September 24, 2012 |
SEATTLE - He was a child prodigy, taking computer classes at Seattle Pacific University at the age of 13 and finishing in the top third of the Junior Olympics in fencing. But Dinh Bowman was earning a different kind of recognition over the weekend, appearing before a judge Saturday in Seattle on suspicion of killing a 42-year-old local man in what detectives believe was a case of road rage. Bowman, now 29, was arrested after an anonymous tipster suggested he was the man driving a silver BMW convertible who opened fire with deadly precision on a fellow motorist Aug. 31 in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood, inflicting fatal wounds before driving off. The victim, Yancy Noll, a popular supermarket wine steward, was stopped at a red light in a line of traffic when the silver BMW pulled alongside his car, came to a halt, and its driver fired several shots, three of which struck Noll in the head.
August 14, 2012 |
I got back from Seattle dead tired from the flight. I know, I know, it's just 2½ hours, but I was seated in front of a family traveling with at least four screaming kids. (And I was unlucky enough to have been on the same flight with them going out as well!) I was starving. I set down my bags and pulled out the loaf of bread I'd bought at Sitka & Spruce , which my friend Roberta claimed was the best in the city. Must be, because the four of us devoured an entire loaf before dinner at her house.
June 1, 2012 |
In a city known for its post-hippie vibe -- street fairs, vegan cafes and politics so earnestly committed to consensus that almost nothing gets done -- Seattle's violent spring has been a rough awakening. This glacier-rimmed city that sees itself as an emerald refuge at the corner of a troubled country has been caught in a wave of often random gun violence that has claimed 21 lives since the beginning of the year--as many as in all of 2011. Wednesday's rampage by a troubled gunman, which left four people dead in a northeast Seattle cafe and a fifth in a downtown parking lot, was the worst and latest.
April 9, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- For the city of Seattle, Amazon.com has long been the 500-pound gorilla. But it isn't on fine display at the zoo, where the city can preen and show off the $48-billion-a-year company to visitors. Rather, the company is more like King Kong in the jungle, a powerful, largely invisible and vaguely threatening presence. Started in 1994 in the Seattle suburbs, the online retailer is one of the city's biggest downtown tenants, spread across a dozen buildings in the city's up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood.
April 4, 2012 |
Max Browne, a highly regarded high school quarterback from Washington, announced Wednesday that he would attend USC, according to the Seattle Times. Browne, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior, reportedly chose the Trojans over Oklahoma, Washington and Alabama. Browne passed for 45 touchdowns last season at Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash. "As more and more offers came in, I was able to evaluate schools, talk to a bunch of coaches and meet some great ones but, at this point, I've seen enough," Browne told the Seattle Times.
May 17, 2011 |
SEATTLE — It's no wonder that stores post-recession are working harder to keep themselves at the forefront of shoppers' minds. Gone are the days of easy credit and soaring home values. Today's price-minded shoppers aim to spend within their means, and they scour the Web for deals. So if you're Walt Disney Co., and you want to increase the amount of time and money spent inside your stores, you sell the same popular merchandise as before but try to make it an experience. Take, for example, Disney's new store in Seattle.