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Ex-NSA fugitive Snowden seeks extension for Russian visa

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:03
Fugitive Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches.

These books are must-reads for Vashon neighbors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:01
Vashon writer weaves personal stories of island residents into books that build community.

Former Overlake ER director was downed Cessna's pilot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:01
The King County Medical Examiner has identified the small aircraft pilot who was killed Tuesday in Fall City as Dr. John Ciliberti, a former medical director of the emergency department at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.

Mystery surrounds three skulls found in Goodwill donation bin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:01
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating three human skulls found last month among the donations to a Goodwill thrift store.

Microsoft's "Flight Simulator" returns, sort of | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:01
A British game company is re-releasing Microsoft's late, great "Flight Simulator" game under a licensing deal announced Wednesday.

Seattle Schools seeks to revive federal waiver lost by state

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:01
The Seattle school district wants the U.S. Department of Education to reinstate for the district a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Law that was revoked statewide in April.

Germany’s rout of Brazil in World Cup beat Twitter record from Seahawks’ Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:57
The social media company says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil.

Lloyd McClendon: caring, passionate and funny

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:55
McClendon has described himself as a man fully at peace with himself as he embraces his second crack at managing, nine years in the waiting. And as this Mariners season unfolds, far exceeding the success many of us predicted, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Mariners are a team in his

Yankees’ Tanaka has elbow inflammation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:09
Rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who has 12 wins, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation.

5 best Seattle food favorites for out-of-town guests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:08
We round up five new food destinations for out-of-town visitors, along with five classic culinary spots.

Exploring Vashon Island by kayak

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:04
Rent a paddlecraft in Quartermaster Harbor for a quiet wander or get adventurous and circle the island.

First customer shows off Boeing’s 787-9

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02
Painted black with white wings and a traditional fern design on its tail, the first delivered 787-9 Dreamliner was unveiled Wednesday by Boeing and Air New Zealand.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:01
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 11-17, 2014.

Sockeye delivery is delayed to Baker Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:01
It looks like the local sockeye returns are arriving later than expected, which is good news, especially for those planning trips to Baker Lake in Whatcom County, open to fishing through Sept. 7.

K-9 patrols sniffing near White House

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:09
The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night.

Human skulls discovered at a Bellevue Goodwill store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:07
Three human skulls turned up last month in a donation to a Goodwill store in Bellevue.

Mariners shuffle pitching staff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:48
Tom Wilhelmsen will start Thursday’s game, and Taijuan Walker will be sent to Tacoma so he can continue to pitch on his normal schedule during the All-Star break. Reliever Stephen Pryor was recalled from Tacoma.

Seattle school district asks for reinstatement of No Child waiver

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:47
The Seattle school district is asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to reinstate a waiver from the federal education law that Duncan took away from the state as a whole in April.

Oculus VR boss on Carbon deal, Seattle expansion | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:46
Oculus VR is scoping out a larger presence in Seattle after last month's acquisition of the Carbon Design Group.

Fire trucks, helicopters at Sea-Tac - but don't worry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:46
Don’t be concerned if you see more than 175 emergency vehicles and eight helicopters — plus 300 accident “victims” — at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday morning.