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HBO chief: ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 3 more seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:43
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga’s end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said Thursday that the drama series’ producers are leaning toward three more seasons after the just-concluded season five. “I’m always hoping they’re going to change their minds, but […]

Greece’s Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:41
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency. Syriza’s governing central committee early Friday backed a proposal by Tsipras to hold an emergency party conference in September, after […]

GOP criticizes ‘offensive’ posts of NC elections appointee

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:40
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down. Malcolm “Mac” Butner was sworn in as chairman of the Rowan County Board of Elections earlier this month after […]

Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency. Clinton […]

Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: ‘We’ve all talked trash’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:37
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, told a TV critics’ meeting Thursday that the remarks didn’t match his personal history with Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. “I’ve known Terry for […]

Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher’s license suspended

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:35
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to “deal with it yourself” before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended. New Mexico Department of Health investigators are looking into the actions of Matthew Sanchez and will present the […]

Ohio State voted No. 1, suspends 4 players

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:36
Defending national champion Ohio State, voted No. 1 Thursday in the first coaches’ poll, dropped a bombshell at Big Ten media days.

400 tons of polluted soil to be removed at former Olympia Dry Cleaners site

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Cleanup has resumed at the former Olympia Dry Cleaners site in an effort to remove decades’ worth of pollution.

Minnesota gets to J.A. Happ in 9-5 victory over Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Happ allows three home runs and lasts just 31/3 innings as Seattle loses its fourth in a row.

Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:23
A BNSF Railway spokesman says one woman has died after a northbound commuter train struck her vehicle in the Puyallup area.

Psychologist as jail warden? It makes sense in Cook County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:16
As Congress embarks on a rethinking of the criminal-justice system, jails and prisons are confronting myriad problems in dealing with the mentally ill.

High rate of homelessness among King County’s LGBTQ youth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:54
Homeless LGBTQ youth and adult supporters alike know a fix is needed for the high level of LGBTQ youth who are homeless, compared with the population’s size.

Tom Brady’s lawsuit sent to federal court in New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:53
Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

Anchorage population more diverse than you might think

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:50
Modern Anchorage enjoys a surprising amount of ethnic diversity, posing a challenge to the city’s culture, identity and services.

Experts: It’s tough to pinpoint where jet debris started journey

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:36
The length of time since the crash and the complex dynamics of ocean currents and fickle sea winds make it impossible to determine with precision where the object entered the water.

Microsoft says Windows 10 on 14 million devices after first day

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:36
Windows 10 was installed on more than 14 million computers and tablets after the software’s first day on the market, Microsoft said. The latest version of the Redmond company’s operating system began downloading onto users’ computers early Wednesday, and had broken the 14 million mark on Thursday, Yusuf Mehdi, the executive who oversees marketing for Windows, said in a blog post. Microsoft […]

Kam Chancellor only Seahawk not to report as team readies for first practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:35
Kam Chancellor was the only Seahawk not to report on Thursday, the day before the team will open training camp for the 2015 season.

Seahawks enter training camp with different drama, same goal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:28
Despite some lingering contract issues for several players — including safety Kam Chancellor, the only Seahawk who did not report to the team facility Thursday — one thing remains the same for the Seahawks: high expectations.

Band of U.S.-trained insurgents kidnapped inside Syrian border

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:06
The abductions illustrate the challenges confronting the Obama administration as it seeks to marshal local insurgents to fight the Islamic State group, which it views as the biggest threat in the region.

Steve David trying to make an impact as chairman of H1 Unlimited

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:01
Steve David was a successful hydroplane pilot, most recently for Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison. He returns to Seafair this year in a different role, as the chairman of H1 Unlimited, the sport’s governing body.