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Yakima guaranteed at least 1 Latino council member

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:57
For the first time, a Latino candidate is guaranteed election to the Yakima City Council.

Zulily shares rise after better-than-expected results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:53
Revenue for the quarter ended in June rose to $297.6 million, up 4 percent from the same period a year ago and above the $294 million consensus estimate by Wall Street analysts. Earnings of 6 cents per share were also above expectations.

Seahawks Training Camp: Aug. 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:52
Photos from Day 5 of Seahawks training camp on Aug. 5, 2015.

Police investigate reports of shots fired in the Central District

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:47
Police are investigating reports of gunshots fired in the Central District. There were no immediate reports of victims.

Who are the stock market heavyweights?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — At $660 billion, Apple is the stock market’s heavyweight. Like a handful of other “big cap” companies such as Microsoft and Exxon Mobil, the iPhone maker’s market value means that when its shares move, so can the market. And these are the companies that influence your stock portfolio. “The combination of […]

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor still holding out with no end in sight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:24
Seattle safety Kam Chancellor is now in day six of his training camp holdout and comments from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider Wednesday indicated there's no immediate end in sight.

Family of dead Spokane man files claim seeking at least $6.5M

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:15
The family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail has filed a wrongful death claim seeking at least $6.5 million.

Officers rescue priest’s puppy stuck in 30-foot drain pipe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:45
A Montana priest has his 8-week-old mastiff back after officers pulled the shaking puppy from the inside of a 30-foot drain pipe.

Former president George W. Bush not chosen for Dallas jury

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:41
DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush may once have been commander in chief but that apparently didn’t help him Wednesday when he showed up for jury duty at a Dallas courthouse Wednesday. The 43rd president was not chosen for a jury but did have his picture taken with people before leaving after a few […]

Huge water slide won’t be coming to Seattle this summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:20
Slide the City, a company that rolls out 1,000-foot vinyl water slides, has taken Seattle, Spokane and the Tri-Cities area off its tour because the company didn’t obtain necessary approval.

Police: Suspect wielding hatchet, gun dead at movie theater

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:17
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect wielding a hatchet and a gun inside a Nashville-area movie theater died after exchanging gunshots with a SWAT team that stormed the theater, police said Wednesday. The suspect, who was not identified, was armed with a gun and a hatchet at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater in Antioch, said […]

Officials rescue 367 migrants off Libya; 25 bodies found

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:43
A fishing boat crowded with migrants overturned off Libya as rescuers approached. At least 367 people were saved, although 25 bodies also were found in the latest human smuggling tragedy.

Video: The crew of “Deadliest Catch” feels your pain, Seahawks fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:37
“Why did they throw it?” Those five words have eaten away at Seahawks fans since the gut-wrenching interception that sealed their fate in the Super Bowl against the Patriots. Those words also were the first echoed by the cast of Discovery Channel’s popular show “Deadliest Catch.” The crew, like all of us, witnessed as the […]

Microsoft increases paid leave for new parents

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:33
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says it will offer more paid leave to new parents and increase other benefits for U.S. employees, a day after Netflix announced generous new-parent benefits for its workers. Under its new policy, Microsoft Corp. will increase total paid leave for new mothers to 20 weeks, from a current 12 weeks […]

You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds. But the alternatives have drawbacks, including an inability to withstand power outages. The federal government is considering rules Thursday to make sure Americans aren’t […]

Game thread: Seattle Mariners seek sweep of Rockies in Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:20
Taijuan Walker, hot off a one-hitter in his last start, takes the mound as the M's look to sweep the Rockies in Denver. Follow our live coverage.

Federal charge filed in Seattle hate crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:19
A federal hate crime charge has been filed against a man accused of shouting anti-gay slurs as he threatened to stab a man in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Younger, more diverse Seattle City Council may be ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:09
Initial results from the primary election indicate the Seattle City Council may be younger, more female and more diverse next year.

Frontier Airlines, beset by customer complaints, to bundle some fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:44
Passengers on Frontier Airlines face a dizzying lineup of fees on everything from carry-on bags to sodas. The airline has heard the complaints. On Wednesday, Frontier announced that it will discount several common fees if the customer buys them all in a bundle. It’s a subtle but interesting shift at Frontier, which has bet its […]

Santa Fe Opera to commission production on Steve Jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:41
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Since his death in 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been the subject of documentaries, books, a film and even a graphic novel. Now the technology pioneer will be the focus of an upcoming opera. In front of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico, the Santa Fe Opera […]