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What’s next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:20
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit. Without a deal on more bailout loans, the heavily indebted country faces looming financial hurdles in the coming days. If it stumbles, it could leave the shared currency in a […]

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:50
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams watched her opponent’s shot land beyond the baseline on match point. She did not let out a shout, pump a fist or even crack a smile. This was no time to celebrate — not with older sister Venus at the other end of the court. Serena trudged slowly to the […]

Starbucks prices here to rise 3.5 times as much as nationwide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:47
In the greater Seattle area, the price of brewed coffee will increase between 10 and 20 cents, depending on size. Lattes and mochas will increase by 30 cents.

2 hydroelectric projects in Snoqualmie Valley get fed approval

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:42
Federal energy regulators have approved two small hydroelectric projects proposed for the Snoqualmie Valley in east King County.

Washington woman is new national PTA president

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:41
A former Washington state PTA president is the new leader of the national organization.

Video posted of federal judge’s concerns with SPD review-board

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:39
Video has been posted of last week’s federal court hearing in which U.S. District Judge James Robart lambasted efforts to expand the authority of a citizen police-review board without the court’s approval.

Sears’ REIT goes public as others consider similar moves

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate spinoff of Sears Holdings Corp., made its debut Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and estimated that it had raised about $1.6 billion from the offering. Sears, which is dealing with slumping retail sales, formed the real estate investment trust to extract more revenue […]

New Spokane NAACP head wants to repair damage, move forward

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:17
The new president of the Spokane NAACP says she wants to focus on repairing the damage from the recent Rachel Dolezal controversy.

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:14
July 5, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor 15 42 7 0 0 22 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 37 82 53 0 0 19 0 Gig Harbor Ramp 8 16 1 0 0 0 0 Olson’s West Docks 7 15 10 2 […]

Big trouble in big China? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:03
China's stock-market swoon is a sign of much deeper troubles in the economy. If things head south, the world will tremble.

It may be hot, but you can still eat well with cool cooking and dining gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:57
These summer-inspired cooking and dining pieces will make the most of your tomato harvests, picnics, barbecues and farmers-market trips.

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:52
VIENNA — A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast power and influence. Speaking on the eve of an already-extended target date […]

Flight returns to Denver after problem during takeoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:50
DENVER — Southwest Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles returned to Denver International Airport because of possible tire problems during takeoff. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery tells Denver news station KMGH-TV ( ) that Flight 2869 turned around Sunday. The airline said there were indications a tire had a “performance issue.” Passenger Paul Swatzel […]

Death toll from defective GM switches rises to 121

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:48
NEW YORK — The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors’ small cars has risen by two to 121. Victims’ families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year. Feinberg will also make offers to 251 people who were injured […]

Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:47
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city’s casinos started realizing they needed to offer more than just gambling if they still wanted visitors. They doubled down on expensive […]

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:44
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency. Army chief Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minima says they “have been investigated and found to be free of […]

More than 1 million gather for pope’s Mass in South America

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:40
Pope Francis is visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay because they are among the poorest nations in a region that claims 40 percent of the world's Catholics. He's skipping his homeland of Argentina to avoid papal entanglement in this year's presidential election.

US stocks slip after Greek ‘no’ vote; European markets sink

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:33
NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. slipped in midday trading Monday, while markets in Europe and Asia sank following a Greek vote that overwhelmingly rejected terms of the country’s latest bailout package. U.S. government bond prices rose as investors sought safe places to park money. Oil drillers and other energy companies fell as the […]

Photos of the Day: July 6, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:44
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Relive the top 5 Women’s World Cup moments for the United States

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:42
From near heartbreak to pure elation, relive the top five moments of the U.S. women's remarkable journey through the 2015 Women's World Cup.