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March 28, 2014 | By August Brown
Last week, the Seattle Police Department released two unseen photos of the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. After intense public interest in the images, the department has published 35 additional photos from the scene. The original two images, though haunting, didn't reveal much new information about the incident. These new photos, however, might add visual detail for fans interested in Cobain's last hours. They contain shots of Cobain's suicide note in its original location (inside his greenhouse, on top of a planter and held down by a pen)
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NATIONAL
March 19, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Investigators trying to determine why a news helicopter crashed in downtown Seattle upon takeoff Tuesday were scheduled to examine the engine and sift through videos from surveillance and cellphone cameras in hopes of finding an explanation for the fatal accident. "There are a number of scenarios, and we're looking into all of them,” Dennis Hogenson, acting regional deputy chief for the National Transportation Safety Board, said during a televised news conference Wednesday. The agency expects to release a preliminary report about the crash by the end of the week.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Troubled by an "unacceptably high number of helicopter accidents" during the last decade, the National Transportation Safety Board in recent weeks has asked the helicopter industry to take extra care when inspecting and fixing helicopters. Officials have also suggested that pilots spend more time training on simulators. The deaths of a pilot and a photojournalist in a fiery helicopter crash in downtown Seattle on Tuesday are likely to bring more urgency to that safety campaign . Already, Seattle's mayor has said he wants to reexamine the city's regulations about helipads.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Seattle 10, Angels 6 AT THE PLATE: Matt Long is a longshot to make the team, but he's making a good impression. The outfielder followed a four-hit game Monday with a three-hit, two runs-batted-in game and is batting .542 (13 for 24) this spring. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the second, the speedy Trout turning what appeared to be a single to left-center into a double. Erick Aybar drew his team-leading seventh walk of the spring. ON THE MOUND: Reliever Kevin Jepsen had a rough sixth inning, allowing two runs and two hits, walking two and balking a runner from first to second.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires. The topic: once again, instant replay. The discussion Tuesday was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of numerous spring-training challenges involving the Angels that was changed. With the bases loaded and one out, Angels second baseman Andrew Romine dropped the ball while making the glove-to-hand transfer on a double-play attempt. The play was initially ruled a force out. Seattle Manager Lloyd McClendon challenged, and after a 2-minute, 20-second review, umpires determined Romine did not have possession of the ball.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- Coming into spring training, the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation appeared to be Josh Beckett's to lose. And if he has many more outings like the one he did Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, that could be exactly what happens. In his second Cactus League start, Beckett was pounded for five runs and six hits - three of them long home runs - in a three-inning, 52-pitch outing in which he fooled nobody. "The game plan was to throw heaters," said Beckett, who struck out three batters in two scoreless innings in his first spring outing a week ago. "I didn't know those guys were in [our]
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC last played in the NCAA women's basketball tournament in 2006. It's a streak of frustration that first-year Trojans Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke intends to end, but it might take another season unless the Trojans can put together an impressive run in the Pac-12 Conference tournament that begins Thursday at KeyArena in Seattle. Fifth-seeded USC, which finished the regular-season 18-12, plays 12th-seeded Arizona (5-24) in a first-round game at 2:30. Cooper-Dyke, who played for USC national championship teams in 1983 and 1984, acknowledged that her team is "right on the bubble.
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
PHOENIX  - The question of whatever happened to Chone Figgins will be answered Wednesday afternoon. There will be a first pitch of Arizona spring training thrown in three parks, and Figgins will be facing one of them. Yes, we are talking about that Chone Figgins, once an Angel from Anaheim who, in retrospect, wishes he had never left. Figgins is a Dodger now, a Dodger with his fingers crossed. He is 36, sat out all of last season and is at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch on a minor league contract.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | Chris Erskine
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
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