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David Carr: Does Amazon's purchase of Twitch make sense?

"After surfing around for 90 minutes, I couldn’t help asking, is this really a thing?"

Apple teams with credit card giants on iPhone payment function

Via partnerships with Visa, Master Card and American Express, Apple plans to make the next iPhone a mobile wallet.

BLOOMBERG NEWS

4 geniuses struggle to save world from progress

Some dangers worrying cosmologist Martin Rees and friends are immediate; some other threats, like Artificial Intelligence run amok, could be just 20 years away.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Paul Krugman: Surprise, Medicare and Obamacare costs are manageable

In fact, the easing of health care cost rises in the programs shows what good governmental policy can achieve.

NEW YORK TIMES

David Horsey: Sure, give the girl a gun

The 9-year-old girl in an Arizona shooting tragedy was described as "mature." Well, perhaps more mature than the parents who saw an outing to a gun range as a treat.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Beijing quashes Hong Kong's right to choose leader freely

The central government said it would be too "chaotic" to allow the public to nominate candidates in a 2017 election for chief executive.

WASHINGTON POST

Danny Westneat: Ideology and Labor Day

A new level of unreality was reached in a right-wing group's attack on Labor Day.

SEATTLE TIMES

Tim Egan: New American West is urban, high-tech and eco-friendly

It's exactly the opposite of the vision of the Koch brothers, who run a Montana ranch but fail to boss around the politicians of the region.

NEW YORK TIMES

Op-Poetry: A collection of opinionated poems

The Los Angeles Times picks the best from among submissions by nearly 1,000 of its readers for its second annual collection of Op-Ed poetry.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Race and deadly force: No stats available

Michael Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson suggests that cops are more likely to use deadly force against black suspects. But we don't know for sure because comprehensive stats about police homicides don't exist.

NEW YORK TIMES

2 California counties petition to form 51st state

Two northern California counties (Modoc and Siskiyou) petitioned the state for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson.

KOMO-TV

Valve's Dota 2 tourney: big crowds, big money

This summer's popular tournament, put on by Bellevue-based Valve Corporation, showed that video gaming is now a lucrative, and global, spectator sport.

NEW YORK TIMES

NFL push to prevent domestic violence could be a big deal

The big question: Is Commissioner Roger Goodell as serious as he says about preventing abuse?

SALON

Football and faith linked at some southern universities

Are faith services really optional when the coach is all in for Jesus?

WASHINGTON POST

Nicholas Kristof: Ferguson exposes white cluelessness

How clueless? One study found that whites believe they are doing so well on race relations that discrimination against them is a bigger problem than discrimination against blacks.

NEW YORK TIMES

All-out war in Europe: Not farfetched with Putin

Is Russia headed to total war, including the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Eastern European opponents? The Russian Army has twice practiced for using the nuclear option.

NEW YORK TIMES

Portland to FCC: Block Comcast-Time Warner deal

The city is joining Los Angeles County and three other counties in a new petition to the federal agency.

THE OREGONIAN

Rams cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday as teams trimmed squads to 53 players.

NEW YORK TIMES

Meet Paul Pitre, first WSU-Everett dean

He started out operating a teleprompter at KOMO-TV before opting for a career in higher ed. His vision for the new Everett WSU? "Growth."

HERALD (EVERETT)

Westneat: Right wing protests Labor Day

The Olympia-based Freedom Foundation, a business supported think tank, believes Labor Day celebrates the power of unions, which are to blame for America's decline.

SEATTLE TIMES

Fred Barnes: Democrats go 'four Pinocchios' phony in Arkansas

The candidate who appears to strike fear in the Democrats' hearts is a small-town native who graduated from Harvard Law School and served in combat.

WEEKLY STANDARD

6 strategies Obama could use with Islamist extremists

A summer of rampage by militants must be met with concerted action. Experts offer their ideas.

POLITICO

Joel Connelly: Tim Eyman promises to roll back $15 minimum wage

The for-profit initiative promoter lowballs the restaurant and hospitality with a $1.1 million starting figure for what would be a nasty and divisive campaign to stop cities from setting their own minimum wages.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Second Ave crash kills woman cyclist

A truck was making a left turn, just the type of accident a planned new protected bike lane is designed to prevent.

MY NORTHWEST

The view from inside Blue Angels' cockpits

A new video compiled of footage shot inside the fighter jets during this summer's foray over Lake Washington has been released.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Mike Bloomberg gives $1 million to WA gun control campaign

"The I-594 advocacy group Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is getting a $1 million donation from Everytown for Gun Safety, the umbrella organization driven by dollars from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg."

SEATTLE TIMES

Sitting while black: An arrest in St. Paul

A man gets tased while waiting to pick up his kids from a nearby school. He declined to identify himself to police, something that's perfectly legal in Minnesota. 

TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET

Minnesota man tased and arrested for "sitting while black"

Video has surfaced of a man arrested while trying to pick up his kids from school in St. Paul, Minnesota.

THE ATLANTIC

Ballmer vows to bring NBA to Seattle

The former Microsoft CEO told SportsRadio KJR that - Clippers purchase aside - he'll do everything he can to bring pro hoops back to Seattle.

SPORTS RADIO KJR

The Ferguson-related artwork pulled from Bumbershoot

A Bumbershoot exhibit that highlighted local men-of-color extrajudiciously shot by police has been removed from the music festival's first-ever all-Native American art exhibit.

THE STRANGER

Super yacht in Seattle

One of the world's biggest yachts slipped into Seattle Thursday night - from Ketchikan. The 394-foot "A" dropped by Harbor Island for a fill up (more than $500,000 for a full tank of gas). It will tie up at pier 90 in Elliott Bay.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

David Brooks: Mental virtues and moral strength

"It's possible to be heroic even if you're just sitting alone in your office."

NEW YORK TIMES

Nearly a dozen U.S. citizens identified as fighting in Syria

Some are with ISIS, officials said.

NEW YORK TIMES

ACA's expansion of mental health care stresses system

A patient finds help with a therapist whose workload has doubled.

NEW YORK TIMES

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