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Seahawks training camp: Five things to watch for

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:26
All 32 NFL teams open training camps this week with their own unique story line. The Seahawks, who begin training camp on July 31, have some subplots worth watching, including contract situations and the debut of Jimmy Graham.

Hair dresser faces voyeurism charges in Arizona cities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:20
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The U.S. Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff. Hickey is wanted on 14 […]


Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:17
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton. Today’s question: Could there really be a battle for the backup quarterback job? Preseason NFL games are often most interesting to watch […]

Keep pressure on state lawmakers to fund basic education

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:02
The state Supreme Court should keep the pressure on the Legislature to solve education inequities of its overreliance on voter-approved local levies.

Fiat Chrysler trucks to be recalled as door slams set off air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:37
After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration insisted a recall was necessary, the 2013-15 models of Fiat Chrysler’s Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 will be fixed and properly calibrated.

Change of Hearts: Defying odds, 8-year-old is thriving after her third transplant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:27
Aiyana Lucas, 8, of Spanaway, is one of only three kids in her age group in the country to receive three heart transplants. Her family is rejoicing, even as her case highlights the hard decisions surrounding scarce organs.

Trump slams Walker as governor leads in early voting Iowa

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:16
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble. It’s the latest broadside against a rival of the outspoken New York billionaire. Last week, Trump went after […]

Search underway for missing Yellowstone worker from China

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:15
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A search is under way in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went missing Thursday while swimming. The park says that 21-year-old Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang of the Hubei province was backpacking with four friends. He disappeared while swimming in the Yellowstone River near its confluence […]

Lost cat found in Honolulu traced to Detroit family

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:15
HONOLULU (AP) — When a family moved from Hawaii to Detroit, Michigan, more than a year ago, they thought they had lost their cat forever. Bogie, a Siamese cat, was supposed to move with the family, but he escaped his kennel on a United Cargo flight, nonprofit Hawaii CatFriends told KHON-TV ( ). Bogie was […]

Indiana girl, 12, arrested in stepmother’s fatal stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:14
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A 12-year-old Elkhart girl fatally stabbed her stepmother after the woman confronted her about starting a fire in the family’s apartment following an argument, police said. Elkhart Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Snyder declined to say how many times the 50-year-old woman was stabbed, but said her injuries were so severe she […]

New Orleans police: Suspect shot by officer dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man driving wildly down his New Orleans street, hitting other cars and homes after having an argument with his wife, was shot to death Saturday by a police officer, a police spokesman said. Tyler Gamble said the man was shot after getting out of his car and getting into a […]

Huskies get commitment from three-star tight end Jacob Kizer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:38
West Salem (Oregon) High School prospect is seventh known recruit to commit to UW for 2016.

Photos of the Day: July 25, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:24
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:34
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire at a high-rise hotel swimming pool sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip but left most guests unscathed Saturday. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze that broke out on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas […]

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120 in Yemen coastal town

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:04
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen late Friday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. The airstrikes hit workers’ housing for a power plant in Mokha, flattening some […]

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:55
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, […]

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:50
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington’s war. For months, Ankara had been reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition against […]

Man killed by shark while diving off Australian coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:49
HOBART, Australia (AP) — A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark on Saturday while the pair were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said. The adult woman had returned to their boat with scallops that the pair had collected then became concerned that her father, in […]

Judge: US violates agreement in detention of immigrant kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:35
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice’s current system of detaining children with their mothers after they’ve crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement. The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory for the immigrant rights lawyers who brought […]

Tunisia overwhelmingly passes anti-terror law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:34
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the country’s new anti-terror law after a pair of devastating attacks against tourists, but critics fear the new legislation may endanger the North African nation’s hard-won freedoms. Alone among the countries that underwent the 2011 uprisings of the Arab Spring, Tunisia emerged with a democracy, […]