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Earshot Jazz Festival makes early announcement

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 min 55 sec ago
Saxophonists Pharaoh Sanders, Joe Lovano and Miguel Zenon, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Jacky Terrasson are some of the headliners announced this week by Seattle jazz non-profit Earshot Jazz for its annual festival, which runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 11 at various venues around the city.

GOP: Democratic Senate candidate too Republican

Seattle Times Headlines - 22 min 27 sec ago
It must be opposite day on the campaign trail. Or maybe it's just GOP strategists working overtime to keep the Majority Coalition led by Republicans in control of the state Senate. That would explain why a GOP independent expenditure group is saying that a Democrat Senate ca

Huskies to open three fall-camp practices to the public

Seattle Times Headlines - 23 min 52 sec ago
Washington just released its full schedule for fall camp, and three practices will be open the public: Aug. 9, Aug. 13 and Aug. 16.

Daily Rant & Rave: Thanks, Monty Python fans!

Seattle Times Headlines - 24 min 51 sec ago
RAVE To the wonderful group of people I happened to meet last Sunday at the Pacific Place 11 movie theater. They had an extra ticket to see the live broadcast of the Monty Python reunion show. They gave me that ticket. I will never forget their generosity and the great time I had. Thank you all for

Officials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform

Seattle Times Headlines - 26 min 39 sec ago
A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

Seattle Times Headlines - 26 min 39 sec ago
A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers and government officials as insurgents and political factions struggle for power ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces by the end of this year.

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Seattle Times Headlines - 27 min 38 sec ago
The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 6 sec ago
Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 8 sec ago
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

Stocks end lower ahead of economic data

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 9 sec ago
The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors waited for a batch of big economic reports later this week.

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 10 sec ago
Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 13 sec ago
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 16 sec ago
Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 19 sec ago
The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.

Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 20 sec ago
President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 22 sec ago
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Seattle Times Headlines - 32 min 23 sec ago
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Seattle Times Headlines - 35 min 26 sec ago
Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

Seattle Times Headlines - 35 min 27 sec ago
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.