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I-90 crimp: Day 1 smooth, but Tuesday brings Obama visit

4 hours 24 min ago
Half the westbound drivers on I-90 stayed away Monday morning, which kept slowdowns to 15 minutes or less despite losing three lanes.

Deal to sell Russia warships puts France in a bind

4 hours 24 min ago
Russian sailors arrived last month in Saint-Nazaire, a city on the Atlantic coast southwest of Paris, to begin training on the first of two warships built for the Russian navy by France.

Marvin Williams, Rodney Stuckey, Isaiah Thomas adjust

4 hours 25 min ago
Marvin Williams of Bremerton, former Eastern Washington standout Rodney Stuckey and ex-Washington Huskies guard Isaiah Thomas each will be adjusting to new NBA teams this season.

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

4 hours 25 min ago
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

4 hours 26 min ago
"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

4 hours 26 min ago
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel.

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

4 hours 26 min ago
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

4 hours 26 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support as he pushes for a Mideast cease-fire, but he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution.

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

4 hours 26 min ago
A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

4 hours 26 min ago
Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

4 hours 26 min ago
Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

4 hours 26 min ago
Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

4 hours 26 min ago
A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.

WNBA Talk: A weekend of ups and downs for Gail Goestenkors

4 hours 26 min ago
Assistant coach named to Hall of Fame, and then resigns position with the Sparks

US working on case against Russia on downed plane

4 hours 27 min ago
Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

4 hours 27 min ago
The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.

Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

4 hours 27 min ago
Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

Fred Couples-Steve Ballmer and Rick Neuheisel-Mitch Levy will compete in Snoqualmie Showdown

4 hours 27 min ago
Four local celebrities will golf for charities at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

4 hours 27 min ago
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

Seahawks repeat: Tickets already sold out again

4 hours 27 min ago
The Seahawks’ last regular-season tickets sold out within a few hours after they went on sale Monday morning.