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February 15, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist. Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an apartment building under construction in the South Lake Union neighborhood. On Friday, three days after the discovery, scientists carefully crated the 81/2 -foot-long fossil and sent it to a museum for study. In between, a steady stream of curious onlookers made their way to the giant hole across the street from an Amazon.com office building in hopes of getting a peek at the largest and most intact piece of prehistoric dentition ever discovered in Jet City.
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NATIONAL
February 10, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - Police arrested a former employee of a Jewish student center Monday after the man threatened to blow up the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at the University of Washington, authorities said. Police shut down streets surrounding the University District center after Hillel employees called to report that the man "threatened to mix toxic chemicals to cause an explosion in the building," according to the Seattle Police Department website. Rabbi Oren Hayon, the Hillel center's executive director, told the Los Angeles Times that "we're not concerned about any anti-Semitic overtones to the threat.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014
At the Broncos' official post-Super Bowl news conference, here was John Elway: "We got off to a slow start, got behind early and hung in there. We just played into their hand and were never able to get over the hump. " Here, now, is the post-massacre interview with Custer after Little Bighorn: "General, what happened out there today?" Custer: "Well, they showed us some packages we weren't familiar with and they jumped on us early. That's what they do. We really played into their hand.
NATIONAL
February 5, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - First came the Seattle Seahawks' blowout victory, one of the most lopsided final scores in Super Bowl history. Then the unofficial celebration burbled up, a little Sunday night mayhem in polite Seattle fashion - a few torched sofas, a damaged historic building, maybe half a dozen arrests. A Twitter hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) followed, with tweets mocking the ways a laid-back citizenry goes crazy when its home team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time: “Throw garbage in the compost-only bin.” “The Priuses are honking.” “Wearing sandals without your socks.” Tuesday, the president called.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Oh c'mon, of course Seattle is still celebrating. Anyone who wants in on the craziness that erupted after the Seahawks victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday should head to Seattle for the big doings. The Welcome Home Victory Celebration Parade is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, where an expected 250,000 fans and spectators will be able to see the players and celebrate. The parade will start on 4th Avenue south of Denny Way and continue all the way down 4th until it heads west and south to end at the city's CenturyLink Field , according to the city.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - There was a lot to celebrate  - and a lot to clean up  - Monday morning, the day after the Seattle Seahawks brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time and the vaunted "12th Man" fan base went a little crazy in response. Devotees of this Super Bowl-winning team are known as the loudest in the National Football League, ear-splitting enough that the NFL instituted a noise rule in 1985 in response to the Seattle pandemonium. But after the Seahawks' lopsided victory Sunday night, the 12th Man did more than just yell.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Gary Klein
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Malcolm Smith tries to keep a low profile, doing the grunt work for a Seattle Seahawks defense that is the best in the NFL. Staying under the radar might not be possible after Sunday night when the third-year linebacker from USC returned an interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and was voted the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLVIII. Smith also made nine tackles as the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, at MetLife Stadium.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin sat out most of the season after having hip surgery. Then he suffered a concussion and was not allowed to play in the NFC championship game. So how the Seahawks might deploy the speedy Harvin was something of a mystery going into Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Harvin made an immediate impact by carrying the ball twice for impressive gains and catching two passes in the first half.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire and Martin Beck
The Seattle Seahawks lowered the Legion of Boom on the Denver Broncos, easily rolling to a 43-8 victory in Super Bowl 2014. The Seahawks' menacingly nicknamed defense was dominant, holding the Broncos without a first down until the 20th minute of the game, and Seattle continually made Denver pay for its sloppy play, which included four turnovers. It was the first Super Bowl championship for the Seattle franchise, which was making its second Super Bowl appearance. The Seahawks struck quickly in each half, scoring points at the 12-second mark in each.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Seahawks run offense vs. Broncos run defense In playoff games against New Orleans and San Francisco, two rock-solid defenses, Marshawn Lynch ran for 249 yards in 50 carries with three touchdowns. The Seahawks will look to hammer away at Denver, even though the Broncos have been difficult to run against in the postseason. Watch for Denver's safeties to be nosey - quick to come up and react to the run - which sets up the Seattle's play-action passing game. EDGE: Seahawks Seahawks pass offense vs. Broncos pass defense The return of Percy Harvin is key here, because he gives the Seahawks an explosive-play threat they've sorely lacked.
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