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Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 13 min ago
A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa.

Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 13 min ago
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 43 min ago
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, underscoring the overwhelming challenges facing the divided nation.

Report: Coal trains planned for state carry issues, bring jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 58 min ago
Puget Sound politicians call for investments in overpasses to keep traffic moving in the event 18 daily coal trains pass through the area someday.

Bellevue BNSF site is choice for Sound Transit rail yard

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 58 min ago
Sound Transit decided its preferred location for a light-rail maintenance facility is in Bellevue, across the street from the planned mixed-use urban village known as The Spring District.

Federal Way man accused of threatening Obama to stand trial

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 58 min ago
A federal judge says Anton Caluori has been restored to competency and can stand trial for allegedly threatening President Obama and assaulting a Secret Service agent with a loaded shotgun.

Chuck Knoblauch charged with assaulting wife

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 58 min ago
Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assaulting his wife, and as a result will not be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame on Aug. 23.

2 critically injured in shooting outside bank in Central Area

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 10 min ago
A bank security guard and a 30-year-old man were critically injured Thursday morning during a fight over the guard’s handgun in a hallway outside a Bank of America branch in Seattle’s Central Area.

Investigator: Children’s hospital ex-hearing judge was untruthful

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 13 min ago
A report says an administrative judge in the state insurance commissioner office was untruthful and misleading about events that led to her suspension; her lawyers say the investigator cherry-picked facts and wrongly castigated Patricia Petersen for standing up for judicial independence.

Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 13 min ago
There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.

Sen. Pam Roach paying back some expenses she charged to state

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 13 min ago
Under scrutiny over expenses she charged to state government, state Sen. Pam Roach this week paid back $680 and promised to give up her Senate-paid phone and mailbox, according to a report in The News Tribune of Tacoma.

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 13 min ago
Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

Rainiers knock off 51s, 5-4, with sixth-inning rally

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 53 min ago
Ty Kelly’s go-ahead home run in the sixth inning powered the Tacoma Rainiers to a 5-4 victory over the Las Vegas 51s at Cheney Stadium on Thursday night.

Storm drops season-high fourth straight, falls to Liberty 84-80

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 54 min ago
Temeka Johnson, filling in for an injured Sue Bird, gets 13 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the Storm’s first-ever triple-double, but the Liberty prevails in overtime.

Mariners suffer third consecutive loss, fall 4-0 to Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 55 min ago
Delmon Young hits a three-run homer and Baltimore scores all of its runs in the third inning to shut out Seattle.

Vincenzo Nibali adds to lead by winning 18th stage of Tour de France

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 58 min ago
Astana cyclist Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the 18th stage to add to his overall lead in the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris.