Art from Microsoft founder Paul Allen sells for $1.5 billion

Works by artists including Cézanne, Seurat, and van Gogh sold for a record-breaking $1.5 billion during the first part of Christie’s two-day auction of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s masterpiece-heavy collection.

Word from the NFL owners meetings is Seahawks will (of course) stay in Seattle

Not that there was much cause for concern, but word from the NFL owners meeting Wednesday is that the Seahawks are going to stay in the wake of Paul Allen’s death earlier this week.The fall league meeting just happened to fall this week in New York, as Seahawks fans were mourning the sudden death of the team’s longtime owner.While many seem to think the team will be sold, every public comment indicated the team is in Seattle for the long haul.

Pete Carroll remembers Paul Allen: 'He wanted to do special, unique, extraordinary things'

RENTON, Wash. –Pete Carroll reflected on Paul Allen's life on Tuesday, saying his former boss was “a good dude” who gave him “a life’s experience” as coach of the Seattle Seahawks and “stood up for the place he loved” when the bought the team.Carroll spoke at the VMAC as the team broke for the bye week, one day after Allen died of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.“I’m going to miss the spirit of his vision,” Carroll said. “Look what he’s stood for.

As Seahawks fans mourn Paul Allen, many wonder about franchise's future

SEATTLE – Even as Seattle Seahawks fans mourned the death of longtime owner Paul Allen on Monday, many were left wondering what it meant for the future of the franchise.Allen bought the team from Ken Behring in 1996, shortly after Behring's failed attempt to move the team to L.A..

Seahawk players, CEOs react to Paul Allen's death

People from the worlds of sports, business and the public sector have been reacting to the news of Paul Allen's death. Allen died Monday from complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 65.

Rams wearing green ribbons in support of Paul Allen's cancer battle

SEATTLE – At the end of the day, football is still just a game.The Los Angels Rams are paying tribute to the Seattle Seahawks’ owner during the teams’ game Sunday at CenturyLink Field.The Rams announced they’ll be wearing lime green ribbons in support of Paul Allen, who announced last week that he’s battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma for the second time.“We send our well wishes to Mr.

Billionaire Seahawks owner Paul Allen contributes big to GOP ahead of midterm elections

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul Allen, the billionaire Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers owner and Microsoft co-founder, made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics this year by donating $100,000 to a group seeking to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House.The Seattle Times reports that the June 14 donation, disclosed in mid-July, went to Protect the House, a committee headed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.It's the biggest check Allen has ever sent to a federal political candidate or committee, according to a review of Federal Election Commission filings.Protect the House is a joint fundraising committee, a type of group that lets wealthy donors make a single large contribution which is then divided among candidates and political-action committees, or PACs, across the country.FEC records show the largest chunk of Allen's $100,000 went to the National Republican Campaign Committee, which received $33,900.

Paul Allen announces $1 million donation to initiative regulating assault-style weapons

SEATTLE – Paul Allen said on Twitter on Monday that he’s donated $1 million dollars to an initiative that will attempt to reduce assault-weapon violence in Washington.The Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner came out in favor of I-1639, the so called safe schools, safe communities initiative.The initiative’s backers say it will “address many of the root causes of recent tragedies,” by:

#ThanksPaul: How Paul Allen saved the Seahawks and built a dynasty

Editor's note: We're re-sharing this article Q13 News put together with Vulcan Productions last year celebrating Paul Allen's 20 year history with the Seattle Seahawks franchise.Paul Allen died Monday at the age of 65.Allen was the co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, as well as the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, part-owner of the Seattle Sounders and founder of the Museum of Pop Culture.Read more: ‘A giant in Washington history’: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of Seahawks, dead at 65

USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later by Paul Allen-led expedition crew

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis.The ship played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea.