December 7, 2013 |
A 16-year-old boy died Saturday morning while aboard a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Atlanta. Shortly after taking off from Seattle at 8:25 a.m., Delta flight 128 made an unplanned stop in Spokane -- about 300 miles east of Seattle -- because of a medical issue with a passenger on the plane, Delta spokesman Michael Thomas told The Times. The flight, which touched down in Spokane at 10:20 a.m., was scheduled to arrive in Atlanta at 4 p.m. There were 258 passengers aboard the Boeing 767, Thomas said.
November 12, 2013 |
Bellevue, the tech-savvy bedroom community across Lake Washington from Seattle, has had a tremendous impact on UCLA football. The city is just a short drive over the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge from the University of Washington, but two of its favorite sons drifted south to Westwood. Jim Mora, the pre-Starbucks kid who played at Bellevue Interlake High, has created a football renaissance at UCLA. He has the Bruins back in the rankings at No. 13 and also in the Rose Bowl race.
November 6, 2013 |
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area. The company's Long Beach plant, which is now set for closure in 2015, had been rumored as a long-shot site for the work. But Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session that begins Thursday to pass a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
November 2, 2013 |
Is a taunt worth a touchdown? The NFL might think so. Dean Blandino, the league's head of officiating, said on the NFL Network this week that he believes the competition committee will weigh the merits of changing the taunting rules so that an offender might nullify a touchdown with a taunt. If a player commits a taunting penalty on a touchdown in college football, the score is taken off the board and a 15-yard penalty is enforced from the spot of the taunt. In the pros, taunting is a dead-ball foul, meaning the play counts and the penalty is assessed on the next play.
October 27, 2013 |
The Galaxy will open the MLS playoffs against Real Salt Lake after the Galaxy finished its regular season with a 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night. Seeking its third consecutive Major League Soccer championship, the Galaxy will open the two-leg Western Conference semifinals Sunday at StubHub Center. The second semifinal game would be the following weekend in Utah. The Galaxy was 2-1-0 against Real Salt Lake during the regular season. The Galaxy overall finished the regular season in third place in the conference with a record of 15-11-8 and 53 points, four points behind the first-place Portland Timbers (14-5-15)
October 26, 2013 |
Robbie Keane has been playing professional soccer half his life. Playing well, too, having scored more than 250 times for club and country while serving as captain for Ireland in World Cup qualifying, winning a league cup in the United Kingdom and capturing two Major League Soccer titles with the Galaxy. So if anyone has earned the right to knock off work a little early, it's Keane. Instead, he was the last one off the field after training last week, outlasting even the coaching staff.
October 26, 2013
GALAXY TONIGHT AT SEATTLE When: 6. Where: CenturyLink Field. On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 15-11-7, Sounders 15-12-6. Record vs. Sounders: 1-0-1. Update: This is the last regular-season game that will help decide the first-round playoff positions for the clubs, both of which have clinched postseason berths in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. The teams have met twice this season, both times at StubHub Center, with the Galaxy winning, 4-0, on May 26, and the teams playing to a 1-1 tie Sept.
October 26, 2013 |
It became known as the Wah Mee massacre: 14 people were bound, robbed and systematically shot in the head. Seattle police arrived and found the victims lying face down in pools of blood. One survived the Feb. 19, 1983, rampage, but 13 died. What happened at the Wah Mee Club -- the name means "beautiful place" in Chinese -- remains the deadliest mass shooting in Washington state history. And this week, the Washington Department of Corrections decided to release from prison a man convicted in connection with the Wah Mee killings.
October 24, 2013 |
A Seattle city review board has given the thumbs-up to an ambitious and unusual biodome design proposed by Amazon as part of its new downtown campus. On Wednesday, Seattle's Design Review Board approved the design by architectural firm NBBJ. According to Geekwire , the architects persuaded the review board that the design would be "engaging and inviting to the public passing by. " Amazon is just one of many tech companies pursuing a distinctive new campus design. Apple's spaceship campus was just recently approved by the City Council of Cupertino, Calif.
October 20, 2013 |
There was nothing for the Galaxy to celebrate until its game ended Sunday night. Seeking its third consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy played to a 0-0 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes at StubHub Center, good enough for the Galaxy to clinch another playoff berth. The Galaxy (15-11-7) is in third place in the MLS Western Conference with 52 points with one game left in its regular season, against the Sounders in Seattle on Sunday. The Portland Timbers lead the conference with 54 points and Real Salt Lake is second with 53. Those two teams, along with Seattle, have clinched spots in the playoffs.