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Recalls this week: Baby floats, snowmobiles, golf cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:56
A line of inflatable baby floats with a bad seam that can leak air are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other recalled consumer products include faulty snowmobiles and golf cars. Here’s a more detailed look: INFLATABLE BABY FLOATS DETAILS: Otteroo inflatable baby floats. The floats are inflatable round rings made of clear and blue […]

Reign midfielder Kim Little voted NWSL Player of the Month

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:50
Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little, the reigning National Women’s Soccer League MVP, has been voted the league’s Player of the Month of June by the media, it announced Thursday in a release. Little tallied three goals and one assist in June, helping Seattle to a spotless 3-0-0 record that has lifted it into second place […]

Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques in Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:49
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense fighter said Thursday. The attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came the day after the Islamic extremist group attacked a village […]

Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:47
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said Thursday. The British Foreign Office, meanwhile, raised the death toll of British tourists killed in Friday’s attack from 27 […]

Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:47
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — An Islamic State sympathizer’s deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics. This time the attack seems to have backfired, at least […]

Head to Oregon for tribal tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:46
Museums/cultural centers are scattered across Oregon and give visitors a glimpse of Native American life. Here’s a sampling.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination. Webb says in a message on his website that the nation “needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us.” Webb was the first Democrat to form an exploratory […]

Gregg Allman keeps Allman Brothers flame alive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:24
Gregg Allman continues the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band, despite the death of his brother Duane in 1971 and the disbanding of the ABB last year. Allman performs at Chateau Ste. Michelle Friday. July 3.

Stone Foxes kick off holiday weekend at Crocodile

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:22
The San Francisco sextet dishes out the manic, expertly calibrated and disciplined orchestral guitar landscape you might associate with Television or Sleater-Kinney.

Mortgage rates hit high for 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:13
The average interest rate for a conventional 30-year mortgage rose to 4.08 percent this week, its high point for the year.

Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. “Straight up, we made some mistakes,” said co-CEO Walter Robb, as he stood beside co-CEO John Mackey in […]

Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:56
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty. Greece’s rescue lenders have halted negotiations on […]

Packers replace Seahawks as Bovada Super Bowl favorites

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:56
The Green Bay Packers are now the Bovada favorites to win the Super Bowl, supplanting the Seahawks.

Students did better on new tests than state had predicted

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:50
A “sneak peek” at state test scores released Thursday suggests more students passed new computerized exams than state officials had predicted, but high school juniors struggled with the math portion.

Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:47
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15. However, the plaintiffs […]

Michael Bradley replaces Clint Dempsey as U.S. national team captain for Gold Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:47
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, who wore the armband throughout the U.S. national team’s run to the knockout stages of last summer’s World Cup, has been replaced as USMNT captain by Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley ahead of this month’s Gold Cup. In an interview posted on the U.S. Soccer website, national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann also […]

Undetected measles led to woman’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:15
A Clallam County woman in her 20s has died from pneumonia caused by measles, health officials said Thursday. The last confirmed measles death in the United States was in 2003.

Patient found dead in portable toilet at Western State Hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:14
A patient at Western State Hospital was found dead inside a portable toilet on Thursday morning.

The ports dispute and weak first-quarter growth | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:03
Many were quick to blame the labor troubles that slowed trade through the West Coast with the stunning slowdown in output early this year. The reality is more complicated.

Our flag, used as a symbol of pride and protest, tells a lot about who we are

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:03
The flag points the way to who we are, even as it complicates what it means to feel for one’s country. The U.S. flag is America’s symbol, but it’s also a cipher, layered with meanings and messages.