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Mariners fire GM Jack Zduriencik: What are they saying?

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 31 min ago
Social media erupted Friday morning after the Mariners announced the firing of general manager Jack Zduriencik after nearly seven years with the team. Many fans were relieved at the move, while media members began speculating on potential successors.

Slain officer’s daughter gets special police escort to kindergarten

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 57 min ago
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer has received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten. Thirty-two-year-old Akron police Officer Justin Winebrenner was off-duty and unarmed in November when he was shot to death after helping get an unruly customer out of a pub. Officers from several […]

Kenyan sentenced to 15 years in prison in US terror case

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 8 min ago
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro imposed the maximum possible sentence Friday on 27-year-old Mohamed Said.

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
North Carolina state attorneys have decided against retrying a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man after his trial ended last week in a deadlock.

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 24 min ago
With the Mariners headed for another losing season – the fifth during his tenure – Zduriencik was relieved of his duties Friday.

More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islands

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
Modern technology has made Estonia grow by 112 square kilometers (44 square miles).

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 59 min ago
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.

Officials breach levee to open wetlands to salmon recovery

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 59 sec ago
Bulldozers have removed about 1,500 linear feet of a levee in the Snohomish River Estuary in order to reopen 350 acres of historic wetlands to threatened salmon.

Rick Springfield plays state fair after winning butt lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 10 min ago
The singer best known for his 1981 No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl" returned to the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds for the first time since he was sued after falling off the stage during a 2004 concert there. A New York woman said she suffered serious head injuries when Rick Springfield's buttocks hit her.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 11 min ago
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently relaxing atop the Portsmouth Abbey School’s wind turbine — as he often does — when a drone zoomed in. Video […]

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 28 min ago
Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

High marks given to Buoy 10 salmon fishery despite impending chinook closure

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 46 min ago
Here are more fun facts from Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Vancouver, about the Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the Lower Columbia River mouth. Fishing action has been nothing but stellar since the season opened on Aug. 1, and the last 10 days have been off the charts good. “The Buoy […]

US stocks edge lower early after sharp two-day surge

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 51 min ago
U.S. stocks drifted edged lower in early trading Friday, coming off two days of strong gains as the market closes out a wild week. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health of China’s economy. The market then rebounded over the next two days. Financial stocks […]

Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 57 min ago
A northern Virginia teenager has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group.

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 59 min ago
Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

No charges for police in fatal shooting of black man

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 13 sec ago
Prosecutors say the Portsmouth, Virginia, officers involved in a fatal shooting of a black man in March won't be charged.

Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 1 min ago
Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway.

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 62 wounded, authorities said Friday.

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
A Polish official says he has seen images made by ground-penetrating radar that seem to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi’s US trip

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.