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Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:31
The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

Blasts blamed on hash oil lead to federal charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:30
The chemical process used to make hash oil — a method so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making methamphetamine — has come under attack by U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.

Mariners lose 3-2 to Mets, drop home series

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:24
Mets starter Bartolo Colon retired the first 20 Mariners batters.

Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:16
Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring, the Seahawks confirmed. A ProFootballTalk.com report cited concussions as the reason for Rice's retirement at age 27.

A downside to ‘shared economy’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:33
The official line of Airbnb suggests a certain vagabond freedom. Isn’t it cool to live like a native — and outside motel chain conformity? Well, that depends on the native you’re boarding with, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: State’s wildfires a reminder of nature’s force

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:33
What lessons can we learn from the largest wildfire in state history?

Round-up: Sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone, UW and WWU named great places to work

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:31
Survey finds sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone (AP): The percentage of U.S. high school students who report using synthetic HGH at least once has more than doubled to 11 percent in the latest survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The substance is commonly sough

The keyboard and the app are mightier than the pen

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:31
With the rise of touchscreens, how much longer will we need to rummage around for pens in our purses and backpacks?

Helicopter crashes near Wenatchee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:19
The Associated Press

US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:28
The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:18
The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.

Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16
Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.

Primary election: Dave Reichert an important voice for the environment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16
As a proud local Republican who volunteers with Washington Trails and Puget Soundkeeper, I am pleased that The Seattle Times has once again endorsed U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn ["Re-elect Dave Reichert in 8th Congressional District," Opinion, July 15].

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:18
The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:15
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

Keyed in on music

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:10

Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:04
Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.

Mariners notebook: James Paxton bounces back fine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:01
First, some quick business: The Mariners will skip their fifth starter next week because of an off day on Monday. That means Hisashi Iwakuma will get the start on Tuesday, and it also means Taijuan Walker, Wednesday’s starter, will likely be sent back to Class AAA Tacoma after he makes his sta