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Damage to businesses but no injuries in Belltown shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:39
Police say an early Sunday morning barrage of gunfire in Belltown caused damage to several businesses near the intersection of  3rd Avenue  and Bell Street, but there were no reported injuries.

Priest Rapids Pool fall chinook fishery opens two day earlier than expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:01
The fall chinook fishing season at Priest Rapids Pool will open sooner than expected that will allow anglers a chance to fish during the three-day Labor Day weekend.

Mental health: Some worthy legislative fixes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:46
The problem of a shortage of care is particularly challenging for community-health clinics, which are experiencing major increases in patient demand as a result of Medicaid expansion this year ["What's troubling mental health," Opinion, Aug. 17].

Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:34
Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub.

Husky coach Chris Petersen is a perfectionist with a personal touch

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:34
He is intensely driven and hypercompetitive, but it’s Petersen’s personal connection with his team that separates him as a head coach, according to those close to him.

Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:33
Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:32
Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:31
Ukraine's president announced plans Sunday to boost his country's defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:01
People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

Game thread: Mariners at Red Sox -- August 24, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:46
The Mariners will conclude this nine-game, 10-day road trip today at Fenway Park as they go for first ever three-game sweep at Fenway Park. This is the sixth chance they've had for one. Hisashi Iwakuma will start for Seattle, while right-hander Allen Webster will go for Boston.

Mariners minor league report, August 24

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:46
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Inside Doug Baldwin's mind, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:31
The Seahawks have the day off before returning to practice on Monday and what will be a short week, with a game at Oakland on Thursday night.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill seeks out Icicle River rainbows

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:31
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Huskies morning links: College football preview section out today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:16
Our annual college football preview section is out today, and I encourage everyone to pick up a hard copy. Many of you probably saw the stories and packages rolled out online over the last few days, but there's always something special about having all the pieces come together in one jam-p

What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:01
Seattle travels down to Portland for the final Sounders-Timbers match of the regular season Sunday at Providence Park, one with Supporter's Shield implications for the former and playoff stakes for the latter.

Give people with mental illness a chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:16
I can’t begin to tell you how many friends turned away from me when I tried to tell them of my struggles ["Mental illness does not mean your life is over," Opinion, Aug. 18.] My family refused to discuss it at all. If people could shift from “mental illness is automatically scary”

Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:15
Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient -- a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.

From fort to desert in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:46
Exploring the ancient city of Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert in India’s Rajasthan.

Travel company can change its mind. You can’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:31
Airlines, hotels, cruise lines can change schedules, but travelers usually have to pay penalties for changes. Columnist Christopher Elliott says that’s a one-sided, unfair system that should be changed.

Cruising through the Northwest on Columbia, Snake rivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:31
Columbia and Snake river cruises take passengers through dramatic scenery and lots of history.