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Gas, housing costs push Seattle consumer prices up

1 hour 1 min ago
Consumer prices in the Seattle area rose in March and April, largely due to higher prices for gas and shelter, though the local CPI over the past 12 months still only rose 0.4 percent.

Arrest in Florida on child abuse charges from Washington

1 hour 13 min ago
A 43-year-old man has been arrested in Florida for suspicion of child rape following an investigation that began in Washington state.

Museum shows off first dino bone found in state

1 hour 16 min ago
Seattle’s Burke Museum unveiled the first dinosaur bone ever found in this state. The leg bone, 16.7 inches long and weighing about 15 pounds, belongs to a creature that was from the T. rex family, but smaller — around 36 feet long. (That’s still about the size of a city bus.) The fossil was found […]

Game thread: Mariners at Blue Jays — May 22

1 hour 16 min ago
This is the live thread for Friday's game between the Mariners and the Blue Jays. After a rough series in Baltimore, the Mariners look to their ace Felix Hernandez (6-1, 2.30 ERA) to right the ship as they take on Marco Estrada (2-1, 3.55 ERA) and the Jays.

Shana Cleveland of La Luz makes haunting solo debut

1 hour 20 min ago
Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles, ‘Oh Man, Cover the Ground’ (Suicide Squeeze) Does Shana Cleveland rock? You might not expect it — she’s an acoustic singer-songwriter. But on her solo debut, “Oh Man, Cover the Ground,” the Seattle musician shreds both guitars and emotions. Cleveland’s main band, La Luz, writes relaxed, summery songs. They emote […]

Tacoma police open fire on mental patient after assault, carjacking

1 hour 23 min ago
Tacoma police say a mental health patient assaulted three staff members, carjacked a woman and tried to run down two police officers, prompting one to open fire.

Adult dating site investigating possible breach of user data

1 hour 27 min ago
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it’s investigating a potential security breach, following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual preferences of up to 4 million members. Britain’s Channel 4 news outlet reported that hackers posted some of the information on […]

Irish vote to legalize same-sex marriage

1 hour 45 min ago
Ireland's electoral officers reported strong turnout at polling stations across the nation during Friday’s historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage. Ireland has no system for mail-in voting, so thousands of residents – many taking to social media using the hashtag #HomeToVote – returned home from around the world to cast their ballot.

Sigi Schmid: The U.S. Open Cup “ain’t working the way it’s going now”

2 hours 1 min ago
The Sounders will face the Timbers in the U.S. Open Cup for the second consecutive season on June 16, and that matchup no coincidence. The Open Cup is currently paired by geography to limit travel costs  — and Seattle coach Sigi Schmid thinks that format is limiting the competition’s reach. Below are Schmid’s comments in full […]

Roundup: State gives First Place more ultimatums; project gets Portland teens talking with police

2 hours 11 min ago
State gives First Place charter school a June 17 deadline: The Washington State Charter School Commission met Thursday, and some members called for revoking the charter for the beleaguered First Place Scholars school in Seattle. Instead, the commission decided to give the school another chance and issued a new list of ultimatums it must fulfill by […]

Coming up: Events beyond Seattle

2 hours 19 min ago
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.

S2 signs Brazilian midfielder Sérgio Mota Mello

2 hours 27 min ago
S2 has signed Brazilian midfielder Sérgio Mota Mello, the club announced Friday in a release, though, as per its policy, specific terms were not disclosed. Sérgio, 25, has played for seven previous clubs, including Brazilian powerhouse São Paulo. Sérgio has spent the last two years with Penapolense and Botafogo, making 19 appearances for the two clubs in […]

Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

2 hours 29 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices surged to a record on Friday, a month after bird flu was first detected in the chicken flock in Iowa, the nation’s leading egg producer. Midwest large eggs reached $2.32 a dozen. Rick Brown, a senior vice president for Urner Barry, a commodity market analyst says that’s a […]

Pet food spills across Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington

2 hours 31 min ago
Authorities say a Friday morning accident on Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington left pet food strewn across the road.

Public polling results: Seahawks? Very popular. Passing at end of Super Bowl? Not so much

2 hours 43 min ago
A new poll shows really high favorability ratings for a number of key Seahawks. But the decision to pass at the end of the Super Bowl? Most Washingtonians say the team should have run the ball.

Whidbey Island beach home is new and already full of memories

3 hours 4 min ago
Paul Schell and his wife, Pam, downsized to Langley’s working waterfront. Sadly, though, Seattle’s former mayor died just days before he and Pam had planned to move in.

Report: Microsoft, Salesforce were far apart on price in deal talks

3 hours 5 min ago
Microsoft and Salesforce.com held significant talks about the Redmond company purchasing its smaller rival, CNBC reported on Friday, the latest turn in weeks of chatter about a potential sale of the San Francisco company. The two sides failed to reach a deal and talks broke off, the financial news network reported. Microsoft was said to be […]

Shop for your salad in your own front yard: eat weeds

3 hours 7 min ago
Melany Vorass Herrera shows you how with her book ‘The Front Yard Forager.’

History Channel messed a little bit with ‘Texas’ history in miniseries

3 hours 12 min ago
Some of the events are accurately portrayed in the miniseries, but others are invented — not unexpected from The History Channel. The performances are mostly pretty good, from such actors as Bill Paxton and Ray Liotta.

Roussanne is hard to find, but it’s a white wine worth the hunt

3 hours 48 min ago
The Seattle Times readers tasting panel samples six, and here’s what they found.