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Huskies fall camp observations, Day 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
Notes and observations from Washington’s fall camp at Husky Stadium:

Obama’s breezy words for post-9/11 torture

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
The thinking seems to be that sometimes fear makes our values too heavy to uphold. Actually, it is our capacity for fear that makes them more critical to uphold, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

King County home prices up 7.8 percent for the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
The number of active listings in King County increased, slightly reducing the frenzy of homebuying that has been causing bidding wars all spring and summer, but brokers say the new listings tend to be in less sought-after areas and won’t make much of an impact.

Insurer pays off lawsuit with thousands in coins

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.

Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:16
Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against a train car to free the man whose leg slipped between the platform and the train.

3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint.

Franchise group seeks injunction to block $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
The International Franchise Association today asked a federal judge to issue an injunction to immediately block portions of Seattle's  $15 minimum wage law from taking effect in April.

$50,000 in marijuana stolen from Seattle dispensary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
Someone cut a hole in the wall at a Georgetown medical-marijuana dispensary and made off with $50,000 worth of pot this morning, Seattle police said.

Abandoned bike prompts search of ferry in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
A ferry from Seattle to Bremerton was delayed this morning after someone abandoned a bicycle.

Former UW coach Jim Lambright a no-show for assault arraignment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:16
From Seattle Times reporter Steve Miletich:

Mariners minor league report, August 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:16
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.

Ex-UW coach Lambright a no-show for assault arraignment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:14
MONROE -- Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright was a no-show this afternoon for his arraignment on a fourth-degree assault/domestic violence charge.

Otter suspected in Pilchuck River attack spotted

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:01
The Associated Press

Columbia Gorge fire: 70 households told to flee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:17
The Associated Press

Seattle man accused in ax killings to undergo evaluation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:11
A 45-year-old Seattle man accused of killing his mother and stepfather with an ax last month is being sent to Western State Hospital to undergo a mental-health evaluation.

Mother-son firefighters hurt, killed in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:02
Jonathan French was among the first to answer the call for help, as usual, when a van was ablaze along an interstate in the middle of the night. The third-generation firefighter was working alongside his mother, another volunteer firefighter, when they were struck by a tractor-trailer early Wednesday, killing the son and injuring his mother, police said.

Vet uses overdose reversal drug to revive kitten

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:20
A Pennsylvania veterinarian has used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin.

Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:18
Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin's army, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

Wednesday practice notes --- Norwood has bone spur surgery, could be back soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
The Seahawks are off the field following their last practice before their preseason opener with Denver.  The Seahawks are now loading the buses and will soon be off to Denver.