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Michele Roberts is picked to head National Basketball Players Association

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:42
The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts — a Washington, D.C., trial lawyer — as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American union in a major sport.

As Marshawn Lynch holdout continues, fines could begin to pile up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:38
Besides the $30,000 for each day Marshawn Lynch misses, the Seahawks could begin to fine a percentage of his $1.5 million bonus over the next several days.

How does your garden grow? Send us your harvest photos

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31
This summer's sunshine is making for some terrific gardens in Washington: tasty tomatoes, a bounty of beans and squash to share with every house in the neighborhood.

EA testing game subscription plan on Xbox One

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31
It's not quite Netflix for games, but Electronic Arts may be heading that direction with a new subscription service announced today.

Walla Walla winery makes Martha Stewart weddings list

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31
Three Rivers Winery scores as one of “10 Vineyards Outside of California Where You Can Get Married,” according to maven Martha

Coconut water: What’s in it?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31
The typical coconut water has 30 to 70 milligrams of sodium and 9 to 12 grams of sugar per 11.2-ounce container — saltier but much less sweet than most fruit juices.

Earshot Jazz Festival makes early announcement

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:50
Saxophonists Pharaoh Sanders, Joe Lovano and Miguel Zenon, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Jacky Terrasson are some of the headliners announced this week by Seattle jazz non-profit Earshot Jazz for its annual festival, which runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 11 at various venues around the city.

GOP: Democratic Senate candidate too Republican

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:50
It must be opposite day on the campaign trail. Or maybe it's just GOP strategists working overtime to keep the Majority Coalition led by Republicans in control of the state Senate. That would explain why a GOP independent expenditure group is saying that a Democrat Senate ca

Daily Rant & Rave: Thanks, Monty Python fans!

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:47
RAVE To the wonderful group of people I happened to meet last Sunday at the Pacific Place 11 movie theater. They had an extra ticket to see the live broadcast of the Monty Python reunion show. They gave me that ticket. I will never forget their generosity and the great time I had. Thank you all for

Officials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:46
A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.

Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:50
A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.

Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:46
A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Heading for the wilderness? Heed these cautionary tales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:33
Unprepared hikers and climbers can be subjects of rescues — or fruitless searches for a body

Tuesday's pregame notes and lineups for Mariners at Indians

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:46
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Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy could be out with Achilles injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:46
Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy, who is battling for the backup job this season, injured his Achilles tendon during Tuesday's practice, according to coach Pete Carroll.

In enthralling ‘Great Society,’ LBJ’s victory lap is cut short

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:46
A review of Tony-winning Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society,” the second half of his two-play cycle about President Lyndon Johnson’s time in the White House, now being staged at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:46
Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey.

Paccar’s 2Q profit climbs nearly 9.5%

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:49
The Bellevue truck maker said the results reflect improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services worldwide.

Growth slows for local home prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:49
The average price of existing single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties was up 1.4 percent from April, a month in which the average price gained 2.3 percent over March.

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:48
A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.