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WNBA talk: Checking in with Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:17
Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week she speaks with Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus, who’s led the Lynx to two WNBA championships in the past five years. Augustus, 31, married LaTaya Varner, 27. The couple lent their celebrity to campaign for marriage equality in Minnesota, but Augustus is a native Louisianan, which didn’t recognize same-sex unions until the Supreme Court ruling Friday in favor of marriage equality.

Ben Wattenberg, Author and Commentator, Dies at 81

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:17
Mr. Wattenberg was a self-professed neoconservative who vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was moving to the left.









Puerto Rico’s Bonds Drop on Governor’s Warning About Debt

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:16
After Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that $72 billion in debt was “not payable,” the price of some bonds fell as much as 12 percent.









Early, weighty choices in 'Frontline' doc 'Growing Up Trans'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:15

This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel, formerly Ian, in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it. (Frontline/PBS via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.


21-year-old Kenmore man found dead in Snohomish River, officials say

NBA - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:14
A 21-year-old Kenmore was found dead after being submerged in the Snohomish River about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
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21-year-old Kenmore man found dead in Snohomish River, officials say

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:14
A 21-year-old Kenmore was found dead after being submerged in the Snohomish River about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
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21-year-old Kenmore man found dead in Snohomish River, officials say

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:14
A 21-year-old Kenmore was found dead after being submerged in the Snohomish River about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:12

This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows NTSB investigator Brice Banning examining the sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All eight passengers and the pilot were killed. The plane was on its way back from the Misty Fjords National Monument when it crashed. The passengers were on the floatplane side trip from a cruise ship, sold through the cruise company Holland America. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said Monday.


F.B.I. Opens Investigation Into New York Prison Where 2 Escaped

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:11
The investigation, which is focused on drug trafficking and other possible criminal conduct, is likely to raise the scrutiny of prison officials and the apparent lack of oversight before the escape.









Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:11
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot.

Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:10

The passenger apparently poured oil over his head before setting himself on fire

       

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:02

FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. On Monday, June 29, 2015, The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


The Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council Position No. 4

NBA - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Ryan McIrvin is a strong choice to take over an open seat on the Renton City Council.
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The Times recommends: Shelley Kloba for Kirkland City Council Position No. 2

NBA - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Kirkland voters should re-elect Shelley Kloba to the City Council’s position 2.
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The Times recommends: Julie Wise for King County Elections director

NBA - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
The Times editorial board recommends Julie Wise for King County elections director
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The Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council Position No. 4

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Ryan McIrvin is a strong choice to take over an open seat on the Renton City Council.
Categories: Sports Center

The Times recommends: Shelley Kloba for Kirkland City Council Position No. 2

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Kirkland voters should re-elect Shelley Kloba to the City Council’s position 2.
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The Times recommends: Julie Wise for King County Elections director

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
The Times editorial board recommends Julie Wise for King County elections director
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The Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council Position No. 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Ryan McIrvin is a strong choice to take over an open seat on the Renton City Council.

The Times recommends: Shelley Kloba for Kirkland City Council Position No. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Kirkland voters should re-elect Shelley Kloba to the City Council’s position 2.