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S’Kallam hallowed ground makes Washington historic register

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:19
An area of spiritual significance to the S'Kallam people has been added to the Washington state register of historic places.

Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:19
NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the […]

Throwback Thursday: The suitcase you’ve been missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:16
Suitcase unfolds to become a table and an ironing board. It’s this week’s vintage travel photo.

Fire on Beacon Hill destroys one home, damages another

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:11
One home was destroyed and another heavily damaged in a Thursday night fire on Beacon Hill, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Hot-air balloon hits tree, catches fire at Utah festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:51
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A witness says a pig-shaped hot-air balloon crashed into a tree and caught fire at a balloon festival in Utah, cutting the pilot’s face. Kevin Auernig was at the America’s Freedom Festival Balloon Fest in Provo early Thursday when he saw the balloon coming down fast and land in a fenced […]

Pot now legal in Oregon; Vancouver shops reap benefit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:25
When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:15
NEW YORK (AP) — You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. People […]

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:08
COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and summer steelhead is open between the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the OR/WA border. Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. The Bonneville Pool is open to the retention of white sturgeon Friday July 3 – Sunday July 5, 2015. […]

Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash in northwest Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:55
Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash near Newberg, Ore.

Google apologizes after app tagged black people ‘gorillas’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as “gorillas.” A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both […]

Entre Amis: In friendly confines, effortlessly stylish French fare

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:41
A small kitchen overperforms on Queen Anne.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entering 2016 presidential race

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:33
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher’s son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said. The 47-year-old Walker planned to file the paperwork for his long expected candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, and kick […]

Despite reports, no shots fired at Washington Navy Yard, federal law enforcement official says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say that they’ve completed their search of the building where gunfire was reported at the Washington Navy Yard, but there is no evidence of a shooting and no sign of injuries. Police say a call was placed from a building inside the naval installation about possible sounds of […]

Group urges courtesy in setting off fireworks around war veterans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:11
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. A group called Military With PTSD is distributing red, white and blue signs nationwide that veterans can put on their lawns or place on their homes. […]

Group urges courtesy in setting off fireworks around war veterans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:11
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. A group called Military With PTSD is distributing red, white and blue signs nationwide that veterans can put on their lawns or place on their homes. […]

Republicans aiming to register voters at NASCAR

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:59
Spectators at this weekend’s NASCAR races in Florida will be encouraged to register to vote. RNC supporters also are said to be organized for a slew of parades and fireworks displays in the Midwest, as well as airshows in the Northwest.

Republicans aiming to register voters at NASCAR

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:59
Spectators at this weekend’s NASCAR races in Florida will be encouraged to register to vote. RNC supporters also are said to be organized for a slew of parades and fireworks displays in the Midwest, as well as airshows in the Northwest.

Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:46
BERLIN (AP) — A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game. Niantic Labs says players of ‘Ingress’ can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites. The German weekly Die Zeit reported […]

Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:46
BERLIN (AP) — A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game. Niantic Labs says players of ‘Ingress’ can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites. The German weekly Die Zeit reported […]

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:45
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 […]