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Jefferson’s iconic U.Va. Rotunda undergoing $58M face-lift

33 min 39 sec ago
Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is ensnared in scaffolding for a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site.

Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

37 min 30 sec ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — Police have identified the man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel as Tomorio Walton. Chuck de Caro and his wife, Lynne Russell, both formerly with CNN, were in the room. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier says Walton, 27, had […]

Senate budget breakdown over 1-1351: Get back to work

1 hour 2 min ago
The Senate should try again to bring the 2015-17 budget into balance by deferring implementation of Initiative 1351.

Everett’s star-spangled manor

1 hour 4 min ago
Sketched June 30, 2015 Judging by the faded glory of the paint job, it’s been a perpetual Fourth of July celebration for years at this little Everett house. Red and white stripes cover the clapboard facade from side to side, and stars brighten the concrete porch. Other signs that a patriot lived here are everywhere: […]

San Francisco hotels now world’s priciest, says survey

1 hour 5 min ago
Average price is $397 a night, says a Bloomberg survey, with hotel prices driven by tech boom, lack of new hotels.

World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

1 hour 12 min ago
Investors are awaiting the outcome of a weekend referendum in Greece on whether to accept more budget cuts in exchange for new bailout loans. Markets in Asia will get the first chance to react to the result of Sunday's vote.

Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

1 hour 14 min ago
The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers.

Official sued in landmark marriage case reads at gay wedding

1 hour 16 min ago
Ohio's health director, whose refusal to list a gay man as the surviving spouse on a death certificate led to last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, has delivered a Bible reading at a gay wedding.

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

1 hour 31 min ago
Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

Lake Washington sockeye building, but a far cry from any possible fishery

1 hour 56 min ago
The Lake Washington sockeye return continues to climb upward, but still nowhere on pace to have a summer fishery. Through Tuesday, June 30, the sockeye figure has jumped to 9,032 at the Ballard Locks fish counter. Single-day counts began on June 12 with 87; June 13, none; June 14, 61; June 15, 46; June 16, […]

Foods of the future: wine ice cream, Broccoli Bites?

2 hours 5 min ago
Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.

Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Return of Chaos’ serves up superheroic antics

2 hours 50 min ago
Monorail Man and the Space Needler are just two of the cartoony characters in the dinner-cabaret outfit’s new show.

Home viewing: ‘Danny Collins,’ ‘Get Hard,’ ‘Downton Abbey: Season 5’

2 hours 50 min ago
A list of titles available for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, July, 3, 2015.

Steve Albini’s Shellac to bring minimalist rock to Seattle

2 hours 50 min ago
Steve Albini is best-known in Seattle as the producer of Nirvana’s “In Utero,” but he’s also the leader of a minimalist rock trio, Shellac, that hits the Tractor on Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7.

Go that extra step to keep firearms away from children

2 hours 50 min ago
Gun safety; guiding children musically; recovering alcoholic’s advice when offered alcohol; parents’ powerful influence; envy of someone doing well.

2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

3 hours 45 sec ago
Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Friday.

Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted 10,000 cases

3 hours 2 min ago
Newly released documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.

Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 50

3 hours 4 min ago
Rescuers on Friday were winding down the search for survivors and bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port.

Seattle Sounders vs. D.C. United, what to watch for

3 hours 4 min ago
The Sounders will attempt to snap a three-game Major League Soccer losing streak when they welcome league-leading D.C. United to CenturyLink Field on Friday night. Here’s what to watch for: Last time out: Sounders 1, United 0 on June 28, 2014, at RFK Stadium — Sounders forward Chad Barrett scored the game’s only goal in […]

Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015

3 hours 4 min ago
Chinese authorities have closed some polluting factories in the region, stepped up law enforcement of polluting industries and limited carbon emissions.