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Capital-punishment weighed again in Carnation slayings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:11
For the third time the state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on a question of capital punishment in the case of Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, who are accused of killing six members of Anderson’s family in Carnation on Christmas Eve in 2007.

Tiger Woods shoots 74 in return from surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:30
Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt “fantastic.”

Justices’ decision opens fresh debate on limits of presidential power

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:29
The court for the first time recognized a president’s right to make appointments without Senate consent when Congress is in an extended recess in a two-year session. Justices said Obama couldn’t make appointments during pro forma sessions with absent senators and no business being done

HBO film explores marriages from their start

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:23
As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his "112 Weddings" documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk -- at great length -- about the state of her marriage.

Logan Morrison finds his swing by keeping things simple

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:20
The Mariners’ Logan Morrison has 11 hits in his past 34 at-bats, including a two-home run game earlier this week. Morrison missed a long stretch early in his first season with the Mariners because of a hamstring injury.

High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:18
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of protesters.

New reprints from WWI: the plight of the common soldier

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:08
New reprints of books about World War I, including works by Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain, Gabriel Chevallier and others feature a soldier’s eye view of a bloody, terrible, seemingly never-ending war.

Guest: What life is like for children on the other side of the border

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:01
I can’t stop thinking about why 400 kids are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border by themselves every day, writes guest columnist Cesario Lobos Fajardo.

Skagit Valley berry farm: Limiting housing hurts many low-wage pickers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:16
I am confused by the actions of Skagit Valley berry grower Sakuma Brothers Farms regarding farmworker housing [“Sakuma Brothers berry growers to pay $850,000 settlement,” Local News, June 12]. Newspaper reports credit Steve Sakuma saying that they began offering housing for farmworker fa

Obama’s weakness, or ours?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:01
Obama’s penchant for muddling along on foreign policy, with restraint, is hurting him politically. But that’s our weakness more than his, writes syndicated columnist

Editorial: Vigilance by the Supreme Court for a healthy planet

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:01
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a decision to expand a Pacific Ocean preserve combine to keep environmental protection pointed ahead.

Four favorite L.A. bars, from Hollywood glamour to hipster

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:01
Take your pick of places all over the city that serve craft brews, boutique wines, cocktails.

Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:21
Investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced another shift in the search area for the jet.

SPD officer relieved after force used on handcuffed woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:19
A Seattle police officer has been relieved of duty after a use-of-force incident involving a handcuffed woman, the department announced tonight.

SPD officers dispute claim of related use-of-force case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:18
The officers, who are suing to block reforms to curtail excessive force and biased policing, filed court papers in response to the city’s contention that there is a related case before another judge.

Belgium beats South Korea 1-0, wins Group H

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:17
Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup.

Hey Mick: Just stick to betting on the wild horses

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:16
Mick Jagger can’t get no soccer satisfaction, either.

World’s tallest water slide stalled by mechanical glitch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:16
Problems with conveyor system delays sneak preview of 17-story water slide in Kansas City; may delay Sunday opening.

Ex-cop charged in deaths of women in suitcases

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:16
A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to police and a criminal complaint.

A series of classic comedies; ‘Lady Be Good’ jazz film

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
Tickets are now on sale for a series of American comedy classics at SAM (July 10-Aug. 14); and the documentary “Lady Be Good,” which follows the musical contributions of American women in jazz, will show Saturday, June 28, at Rainier Valley Cultural Center.