T-Mobile Field? Report says Mariners have stadium naming-rights agreement with

Magenta and the Mariners? It could be the new combination in the Sodo district starting next season. A report from Maury Brown of Forbes stated that the Mariners have reached an agreement with T-Mobile for the naming rights of their stadium, which had been known as Safeco Field since its construction and opening in 1999. …

'Widows' review: An unconventional heist thriller so good I wanted to marry it

“I have a business proposition,” says Veronica (Viola Davis), in tones so cool they practically crackle. It’s a classic heist-movie line, in a not-so-classic heist-movie setting: Veronica, wrapped in a white towel, is in a sauna with three other similarly clad women (Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Carrie Coon), making them an offer they can’t refuse. …

Edward Hopper's painting 'Chop Suey,' once promised to SAM, instead sells for

Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey,” a 1929 oil painting of two women talking closely in a New York restaurant that had long been publicly promised to Seattle Art Museum, instead sold at a Christie’s auction Tuesday for $91.9 million. That amount represents an auction record for the artist; the previous high mark for a Hopper painting …

Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced earlier this fall. The company, under pressure to accelerate sales growth and in the midst of a multiyear changeover of its top leadership, spent the …

Washington Senate Democrats choose Andy Billig of Spokane as new majority leader

OLYMPIA — Washington Senate Democrats have chosen state Sen. Andy Billig as their new majority leader. Billig, who represents Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, replaces retiring Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island. Democratic senators selected him in a leadership race that took place Monday in Tukwila. Nelson announced her retirement this spring, after leading Democrats …

WSU Cougars flying mile-high as magical season continues in blowout of Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. – Washington State’s magical season continued Saturday 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains. The 10th-ranked Cougars played a complete game on defense, forcing three turnovers in the second half and quarterback Gardner Minshew accounted for three touchdowns and 335 passing yards as WSU rolled over the Buffaloes 31-7 at Folsom …

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she’s likely to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to …

Snubs and injuries aside, Sounders playing for their playoff lives in must-win

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei wasn’t about to end what could be his team’s final practice of the year Wednesday dwelling on near misses. Frei instead deflected questions about finishing runner-up to Zack Steffen of the Columbus Crew in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting and focused on how his team can survive this playoff round. …