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Shock, sadness after teen's arrest in terror case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:01
She was a memorable figure in this western Denver suburb, a teenager wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf and dress, sitting alone on a park swing or walking into a Christian church with a backpack and notebook.

How the national anthem has unfurled over the years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:48
Only in the past century has “The Star-Spangled Banner” become inextricably connected to Francis Scott Key’s lyrics, and the lyrics to the sturdy patriotism of baseball and flag raising.

Louis Zamperini, Olympian and ‘Unbroken’ war survivor, dies at 97

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:46
An athlete who stayed trim his entire life, Louis Zamperini gave up skateboarding at 81. Ten years later, he gave up skiing. In May, he was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Greyhound starting to hit its stride again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:46
In this, Greyhound’s 100th year in business, the company continues to put a new shine on the old dog with leather seats, Wi-Fi and a growing focus on shorter, nonstop routes.

Mukilteo dog walkers may help take bite out of crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:46
The Mukilteo Police Department’s new Paws on Patrol program enlists dogs and owners to be on the lookout for crime.

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:46
Japan took a tentative step toward improved relations with North Korea on Friday by agreeing to lift some of its sanctions, as North Korea announced the details of a new probe into the fate of at least a dozen Japanese believed to have been abducted by North Korean agents decades ago.

Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:34
The first dust storm of the summer blasted Phoenix Thursday night with strong and blinding winds that forced the cancellation of holiday plans, knocked out power to thousands, and grounded numerous flights.

Reeling Giants drop out of first place

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:31
The Giants are looking for something, anything, to give them a spark after a second consecutive losing homestand dropped them out of first place in the NL West.

New wildfire burning near Ellensburg

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:31
ELLENSBURG — A new wildfire has burned across about 2,000 acres of sagebrush south of Ellensburg in central Washington, temporarily closing a nearby section of interstate highway.

King County home prices up 6 percent over year

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:31
Median prices rose to $630,000 on the Eastside and $499,000 in Seattle.

A new flare for Seattle’s classic fireworks show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:16
Seattle’s Seafair Summer Fourth will feature activities at parks on the north and south shores of Lake Union, as well as skydivers with sparklers on their feet, building to the night’s fireworks display.

Federal Way woman held in husband’s stabbing death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:16
A judge found probable cause Thursday to hold a Federal Way woman for investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of her husband.

Taking stock of the All-Star chances for Kyle Seager, Fernando Rodney

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:16
Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano seem to be a lock to be on the American League’s roster for the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. But what about Kyle Seager and Fernando Rodney?

Tennessee man claims $259 million Powerball prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:53
A man with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee, and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts.

City Light CEO Carrasco regrets distraction of recent controversies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:46
After weeks of bad publicity, Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco apologized Thursday for controversies that caused him to lose a $60,000 raise.

In time, Russell Wilson will settle the ‘elite’ debate on his terms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:46
Russell Wilson is the new benchmark for what an NFL quarterback can accomplish by age 25. He has no true historical peer. The Seahawks begin training camp in three weeks, and amid the boredom of this calm period, a period of manufacturing conversation has commenced.

Sparks knock off Storm, 70-56

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:45
Playing without leading scorer Camille Little, Seattle is unable to match up well with the Sparks’ size down low in a 70-56 loss.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:44

Miami defensive end Dion Jordan is suspended for four games

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:39
Defensive end Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for a stimulant prohibited under the NFL’s policy on use of performance-enhancing substances. Jordan, a former Oregon standout, was the third player drafted last yea