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Putin urges all to fight Islamic State, backs Syria’s Assad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:09
MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise meeting with Syria’s foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. The war in Syria, which began with protests in March 2011, has killed more than 220,000 […]

Joni Mitchell rep says she had aneurysm, but recovering well

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:09
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell’s friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital in March. Conservator Leslie Morris acknowledged the aneurysm in a statement posted on Mitchell’s website on Sunday, providing the first significant details on Mitchell’s health status in the months since an ambulance was […]

Plane crashes into home, killing 3 aboard; residents escape

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:09
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed into the house at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, said Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration. It had taken off […]

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer’s patients are women

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors? Finding […]

Rainier Beach makes prime time, and not for sports

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:05
Time for your close-up, Rainier Beach. The long-maligned high school gets national television coverage for a turnaround-in-progress.

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, post-match quotes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:36
Here is the post-match quote sheet from Seattle’s 4-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Sunday at Providence Park: MLS POST-GAME QUOTES Portland Timbers FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC June 28, 2015 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.) Final: Timbers 4, Seattle Sounders FC 1   Portland Timbers Quotes Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter His […]

Without Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey, the Seattle Sounders are looking for new ways to win

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:00
There are no quick fixes for all the problems the Seattle Sounders are facing but the team is looking for ways to win without its pair of star forwards.

Support for Confederate flag fell quickly in South Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:57
After the Charleston massacre, calls, petitions, letters and social media led to the collapse in support for the 150-year-old symbol of the South.

Fiat Chrysler issues urgent SUV recall

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:55
Fiat Chrysler is telling the owners of about five dozen Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicles to immediately stop driving them.

LeBron James plans to be a free agent Wednesday, but is likely to stay put

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:54
Superstar LeBron James intends to opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. If he does, he will be an unrestricted free agent for the third time in six years.

Portland Timbers dominate Seattle Sounders, 4-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:53
The Portland Timbers’ extra-time goal capped a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders, the team’s second loss in a week to its bitter rivals.

Puerto Rico’s governor says it can’t pay $72 billion in debt

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:52
Puerto Rico’s governor says the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions.

Top websites put escape hatches into privacy policies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:49
If a company ever is sold or goes bankrupt, some provisions act as a sort of data fire-sale clause.

Patrick Kivlehan’s walkoff homer lifts Rainiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:17
Justin Germano threw a five-hit shutout as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 2-0 Sunday in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.

Swimmer rescued from Stillaguamish

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:15
A 21-year-old-man was pulled out of the Stillaguamish by bystanders Sunday evening after he had been underwater for 15 minutes.

Seattle Pride Parade revelers celebrate marriage equality

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:14
Joyous cheers and disco music marked a Seattle Gay Pride parade held in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country.

U.S. team is glad Carli Lloyd didn’t follow her impulse to quit in 2003

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:05
U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd has scored in each of the team’s last two matches at the Women’s World Cup.

First Hill streetcars running another month behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:01
The First Hill Streetcar has fallen another month behind schedule, due to the complexity of Seattle’s new high-tech trains.

Here’s a warning to get ready for robots who’ll take our jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:00
Author Martin Ford is pretty sure that robots will replace a variety of white-collar jobs in the next decade or two.

Tech Spotlight: Topia Technology

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:00
Topia Technology’s chief product, Secrata, was developed in government environments to become an ultra-secure file-encryption system