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Seahawks fans join in the madness of Media Day

Jason and Wendy Rose had no reservations about pulling their three young daughters out of school Tuesday to get a glimpse of their beloved Seattle...

Puyallup residents Marty Ehnat, left, and Josh Kinyon flaunt their allegiance at Media Day in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Ehnat has been asked repeatedly on the streets why he's wearing Tom Brady's number 12 jersey as a Seahawks fan.

Man, 19, dies in crash near Lake Tapps

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday identified a man who died Monday night in a crash near Lake Tapps as a 19-year-old Bonney Lake resident.

Plane that crashed into Hood Canal registered to Fox Island man

Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in the Hood Canal.

University Place man charged with killing his roommate

A 29-year-old man who called 911 to report his roommate’s death now has been charged with second-degree murder.


Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

So many people signed up to testify on Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases that Tuesday's public hearing on the bill was...

FILE -- In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airplane to be delivered to Air China is moved into position from Boeing's assembly facility to Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The commercial airplanes factory is among those likely to be affected by Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters that is being heard Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released.

Seven flights from Sea-Tac casualties of winter storm

Sea-Tac Airport flights to the East canceled early Tuesday, but resume later

South Sound unemployment rates largely unchanged in December

Pierce County unchanged at 7.2 percent; Thurston County inches up a tenth of a percent to 6.5 percent.


Media day end run: Marshawn Lynch’s latest, 'I’m here so I won’t get fined'

Marshawn Lynch entered U.S. Airways Center like a boxer Tuesday morning on the way into the ring for a huge title fight, meandering through the massive...

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch grins and offers a thumbs up for a photo in a brief required appearance at Media Day in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. He stayed for about five minutes and answered every question with the same answer, "I'm here so I won't get fined."

Huskies must adjust quickly to life without Robert Upshaw

Washington (14-5, 3-4) has to navigate the rest of its schedule without the best shot-blocker in school history. They’ll begin that difficult journey with an 8 p.m. game Wednesday against Stanford at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Dave Boling: MVP Malcolm Smith returns to Super Bowl under the radar again

Malcolm Smith made big plays on the way to Super Bowl win last season, but now he’s mostly in the role of reserve and special-teamer

In this Feb. 2, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) reacts as he returns an interception for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. Slowed by injuries since the offseason, Smith returns with Seattle to the Super Bowl still a bit under the radar.

‘Wicked storm’ drops 2 feet of snow on New England

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy ...

A car is nearly submerged in a snow bank in Hull, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday.

AG nominee to cast herself as departure from Holder

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new...

In this Dec. 2, 2014, photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch arrives for a meeting with fellow New Yorker, Demoncratic Sen. Charles Schumer, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get under way as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general.

Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for...

Israeli soldiers treat a wounded soldier near the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed many Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month. The violence was the deadliest Hezbollah attack on Israel since a 2006 war between the two sides.

Judge tosses convictions of famed civil rights protesters

Judge tosses convictions of nine S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter.

In this March 5, 2009, photo, the Rev. W. T. "Dub" Massey, right, and Willie McLeod, left, pose at the counter where they were among the "Friendship Nine" who were jailed during 1960s civil rights "sit-ins" at what is now called the Old Town Bistro in Rock Hill, S.C.

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Jordan said it is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists, but made no mention of Japanese...