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Sounders defender Damion Lowe and S2 forward Oalex Anderson called into U-23 camps for Olympic qualifiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:57
Sounders defender Damion Lowe and S2 forward Oalex Anderson have been called into the Jamaica and St. Vincent U-23 national team camps, respectively, ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers for next summer’s Games in Brazil. Lowe, the eighth pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, has yet to play in an MLS game with the […]

Costco purchases land in southeast Redmond for long-delayed project

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:57
Costco Wholesale has bought a big chunk of land in southeast Redmond, signaling that plans to build a warehouse there could be moving forward after being on hold since 2009.

Former governor to lose pension based on a law he signed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:48
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s pension benefits can be taken away based on a law he signed while governor, according to a legal opinion issued Friday by Attorney General Mark Herring. A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie […]

Guillermo racing in Pacific, remains far from Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:29
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo is racing west-northwest but remains far away from Hawaii in the Pacific. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Guillermo is still about 1,430 miles (2,300 kilometers) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The Category 2 hurricane had maximum sustained winds near 105 mph (150 kph). Guillermo could become a major […]

Game thread: Mariners at Twins — July 31

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:27
This is the live thread for Friday's game between the Mariners and Twins from Target Field in Minnesota. With the trade deadline over, the M's boast a new look as they look to recover from a disappointing first half.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor and first day of Seahawks’ practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:16
Here are highlights of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll said to the media following the first practice of training camp on Friday. OPENING COMMENT: “It takes such a long time to get back to this day. So much has happened. All of a sudden it’s a first-time experience again. Fans and players being out, coaches […]

Dozens of Clinton emails censored for security reasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecure home server contain national security information now deemed too sensitive to make public, according to the latest batch of records released Friday. In 2,206 pages of emails, the government censored passages to protect national security at least 64 times in 37 messages, including […]

Salmonella cases tied to pork jump to 90

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:02
At least 90 people in Washington state have been sickened by salmonella infections apparently tied to eating pork, health officials said Friday. A team from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is coming to help investigate.

Actress Valerie Harper out of hospital, resting with family

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:52
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper is resting with her family after falling ill before a performance. A statement released Friday by the Ogunquit (oh-GUHNG’-kwit) Playhouse says the 75-year-old actress, who has battled cancer, is at an undisclosed location and is looking forward to getting back on stage. She […]

Wilson agent Mark Rodgers: Four years key to getting the deal done

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:42
While there was a lot of talk about the bridges the two sides needed to cross for Russell Wilson to sign an extension with the Seahawks, Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said the biggest might have been agreeing on just a 4-year contract.

Seahawks training camp: July 31, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:35
Photos from Seahawks training camp: July 31, 2015

Ex-Everett firefighter who sought sex with teen sentenced to 8 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:20
A former Everett firefighter who arranged online to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl received an eight-month jail sentence Friday following a guilty plea last month.

Clintons paid 35.7 percent federal tax rate between 2007-14

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal tax returns released by Hillary Rodham Clinton show she and former President Bill Clinton paid an overall 35.7 percent tax rate on tens of millions the couple earned between 2007 and 2014. In a statement released by her campaign Friday, the Democratic candidate for president says the couple has paid nearly […]

Sarkisian, USC spark Pac-12’s power shift South

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:16
The former UW coach has his Trojans favored in the Pac-12 this season.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:56
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with wages as much as 60 […]

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner on contract talks: ‘Now. That’s my deadline’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:54
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said he is ‘hopeful’ that he and the Seahawks can reach an agreement on a new contract. When asked if he has a deadline or if he is OK with the talks extending into the season, Wagner replied,” Now. That’s my deadline.” When asked to clarify or expand, Wagner declined. “If […]

Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:46
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. Police reported three deaths — two men shot […]

Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:44
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what’s seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas. Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who lost his medical […]

Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that the program allows indigenous residents from both sides of the Bering […]

Quick notes from first Seahawks practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:41
The Seahawks’ initial training camp practice is over. And it could hardly have been more eventful with Russell Wilson getting his deal done shortly befoer it began. Here are some quick notes: — Pete Carroll said afterward that Earl Thomas, Tharold Simon, Jeremy Lane and Paul Richardson are all on the PUP list (Physically Unable […]